How to Recover Deleted iMessages from iPhone

3 Ways to Recover Deleted iMessages from iPhone

Texting iMessage is pretty easy via iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. However, accidentally deleting iMessages also happens sometime. Is it also pretty easy to recover deleted iMessages from iPhone? The answer is YES. There are three ways for you to recover deleted iMessage from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch by using dr.fone - iPhone Data Recovery. It can help you to recover deleted photos, Calendar, call history, notes, contacts, Voice Memos, etc.

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dr.fone - iPhone Data Recovery

Provide three ways to recover deleted iMessages from iPhone

  • Retrieve iMessages from iPhone, iTunes backup and iCloud backup.
  • Recover deleted iMessages including text contents, attachments and emoji.
  • Preview and selectively recover iMessages in original quality.
  • Selectively restore your messages or iMessages to iPhone without covering the original data.
  • Support all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
  • Trusted by millions of users around the world and has received rave reviews.
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Part 1: How to Recover Deleted iMessages from iPhone, Simple and Fast

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the recover deleted iMessages

Download and install dr.fone to your computer. Run the program and you will see the window shown below. Attach your iPhone, then select ‘Data Recovery’ and simply click ‘Start’ to scan it.

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The opening window – dr.fone’s dashboard.

Step 2. Preview and selectively recover deleted iMessages on iPhone

When the scan has completed, you can take the time to preview and check the iMessages and select which ones you wish to recover. Just put a tick in the box next to the item, and click ‘Recover’ to save the messages to your computer.

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Part 2: How to Recover Deleted iMessages from iTunes Backup

As you probably know, iTunes can be used to automatically backup the data on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The backup is a normal part of the process when syncing your device. After losing data, such as your iMessages, you can directly restore that backup to your iPhone.

We, of course, would like you to consider the advantages of using dr.fone toolkit in helping you to recover deleted iMessages.

  dr.fone toolkit - iPhone Data Recovery Restore via iTunes
Devices Supported For all iPhones, including iPhone 7 (Plus) For all iPhones

Preview iTunes backup content before recovery;
Selectively recover whatever you want from the backup;
No data overwritten on the iPhone;
Easy to use.

Easy to use.

Cons Paid software with a trial version.

No preview;
No selective restore;
Overwrites all data on the iPhone.

Download Windows version, Mac version iTunes

It is your choice. ‘Free’ always sounds good.

How to retrieve deleted iMessages from iTunes backup

Step 1. Extract iTunes backup file

If you have already downloaded and installed dr.fone, run the program and select ‘Data Recovery’. The backup files for your device type will be listed automatically (see the screen shot below). It will usually be the correct thing to choose the most recent backup. Then click ‘Start Scan’ to begin extracting your iMessages from the backup. iTunes cannot do this. Only dr.fone can extract just the messages.

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If there is more than one, it is usually best to choose the most recent backup.

Step 2. Preview and recover deleted iMessages from iPhone

When the extraction completes, the whole of the contents of the backup file are displayed in detail. Select ‘Messages’ on the left side on the window, and you can preview detailed contents of your text messages and iMessages. Mark those you want to recover and click ‘Recover’ button at the top of the window, you can save them on your computer, and with one simple click you can recover deleted iMessages.

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Part 3: How to Recover Deleted iMessages from iCloud Backup

To restore iMessages from iCloud backup, you need to restore the whole backup by setting your iPhone as a new device first. All existing data on your phone will be lost. If you don't want to do it in this way, you can also use dr.fone toolkit - iPhone Data Recovery. It lets you access, preview and selectively recover iMessages on your iPhone.

How to retrieve deleted iMessages from iCloud backup

Step 1. Run the program and log into your iCloud

Switch to the recovery mode of "Recover from iCloud Backup File" on the top of the program's window.

When you have dr.fone running on your computer, go to the recovery mode of ‘Recover from iCloud Backup File’ at the top of the opening, dashboard window. Then the program will present you a window for logging in your Apple ID. Be assured that dr.fone takes your privacy very seriously and keeps no record beyond your original registration with us.

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Step 2. Download and scan the iCloud backup to get data in it

Once you are logged in, the program will automatically find all your backup files in the iCloud account. Choose the one you want, probably the most recent one, and click to download it. You can then scan it with just one more click.

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Step 3. Preview and recover deleted iMessage for your iPhone

The scan will take a little while, typically 5 minutes. When it stops, you can read all the data found in your iCloud backup. Choose the item of Messages and Message Attachments, then select any messages you want and save it on your computer by clicking on the ‘Recover’ button. You can choose just a single file to recover if you like.

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All the data in your iCloud back up is available for recovery to your computer.

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