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3 Ways to Recover Deleted Facebook Messenger Messages on iOS

Deleting messages by mistake from Facebook Messenger can seem like a disaster because FB does not have a recovery option. Relax! ... provided you are using an Apple device, the dr.fone toolkit – iPhone Data Recovery application can recover deleted Facebook messages quickly and easily.

..... Selena will show you how

To retrieve deleted Facebook messages you need a professional iPhone recovery software to help you. But if you have archived the messages, you will have no problem getting them back because they have merely been hidden in another part of your system’s memory.

In this article I will show you how to recover deleted Facebook messages as follows:

Part 1: How to recover deleted Facebook messages

To recover deleted messages from Facebook messenger on iOS device, you need to use a third-party data recovery tool, such as dr.fone toolkit - iPhone Data Recovery. It allows you to scan your iPhone/iPad to retrieve deleted data from it.

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Steps to recover deleted Facebook messages from iOS devices.

No matter how long it is since you deleted them, you can retrieve these messages in just a few simple steps provided your device is running on the Apple operating system (iOS):

  • • Open the dr.fone toolkit – iPhone Data Recovery application.
  • • Tap on Recover from iOS device.
  • • Under Deleted Data from the Device, check the "Messages && Attachments" box.
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  • • Tap "Start Scan".

During the scan the screen goes black. Don’t panic... this is normal. Once the scanning has finished you will be able to select the Facebook messages you want to retrieve.

As you can see, the next screen shows a complete list of what has been deleted from your device ... calls, photos, contacts, messages, calendar, reminders, etc ... down the left-hand side of the screen.

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  • • Click on "Messenger".
  • • Find the messages which you would like to restore.
  • • Select these messages by checking the related box.
  • • Tap "Recover to Device".

That’s it. Your messages have been restored.

Simple, isn’t it, thanks to dr.fone toolkit?

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Now ... 2 Bonus Tips ... I am going to show you how to archive messages in iOS and then how to retrieve them.

This will get rid of the need to recover deleted Facebook messages.

Part 2: How to archive Facebook messages on iOS

Rather than deleting messages you no longer want, you can archive them. The great thing about archiving is that you can retrieve archived messages at any time.

Here’s how you archive your Facebook Messenger messages on an Apple device:

  • • Tap the "Facebook Messenger" application to open it
  • • Select the "Messages" tab.
  • • Locate the message or conversation you want to archive.
  • • Tap on the message or conversation to select it.
  • • Tap "Archive" to send the message into the archives and delete it from your list of messages.

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As you have seen, archiving messaged on Facebook Messenger for Apple devices is super easy. And you can find them easily and retrieve them whenever you want.

Part 3: How to recover archived messages on Facebook Messenger

Provided you archived a message rather than deleting it, it will be in your archives.

You can find particular archived messages by typing your contact`s name in the search feature or by going to the whole archive itself. To search the archives:

  • • Under the "Messages" tab, tap "More".
  • • Select "Archived".
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  • • Now search for the name of the contact that you had a conversation with.
  • • Tap the name to open the "Actions" tab.
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  • • Tap "Unarchive".

Job done ... the messages of that conversation will appear once again in your Facebook Messenger list.

As you can see, archiving messages and retrieving them from the archives is a piece of pie. So why not make a habit of archiving messages rather than deleting them?

There you have it... in this article you have learned how to retrieve deleted Facebook messages using the dr.fone toolkit ― iPhone Data Recovery. You have also found out how easy it is to archive messages and retrieve them later.

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