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How to Recover Deleted iMessages from iPhone

Selena Lee

Feb 29, 2024 • Filed to: Manage Device Data • Proven solutions

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 sometimes. 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, Calendars, 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 messages 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 the iPhone without covering the original data.
  • Trusted by millions of users around the world and has received rave reviews.
Available on: Windows Mac
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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

After downloading the program, install it onto your computer. The following interface appears after it is launched. Connect your iPhone, then select ‘Data Recovery’ and simply click ‘Start’ to use it.

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The main interface of iOS data recovery

Step 2. Selectively recover deleted iMessages on iPhone

When the iMessages are scanned out, you can easily preview and check the iMessages and select which ones you wish to recover. Just have a click on the box next to the item, and click ‘Recover’ to save the messages to your computer.

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Part 2: How to Find and Recover Deleted iMessages from iTunes Backup

As you probably know, iTunes is a frequent tool to automatically backup the data on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. The backup is a normal process when connect your device to the computer. After losing messages, you can use iTunes to directly restore that backup to your iPhone to find them back.

You probably want to have a look at the advantages of using Dr.Fone toolkit to recover deleted iMessages.

  Dr.Fone - iPhone Data Recovery iTunes data restore
Devices Supported Any iPhone models Any iPhone models

Allow you to preview iTunes backup content;
Selectively recover any data from iTunes;
Original data kept not overwritten;
Easy process.

Easy to use.

Cons It is paid software, but the trial version available

You cannot preview what is inside iTunes
You can only restore the whole data.
Overwrites all the existing data on the iPhone.

Download Windows version, Mac version iTunes

How to retrieve deleted iMessages from iTunes backup

Step 1. Read and extract iTunes backup file

Already downloaded and installed Dr.Fone on your PC? Just start it up and select ‘Data Recovery’. The iTunes backup files for your device type will be listed automatically (see the screenshot below). It will usually be recommended to choose the most recent backup. Then click ‘Start Scan’ to extract 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 you can confirm that the extraction completes, the whole of the contents of the backup file is displayed completely. Select ‘Messages’ on the left side on the window, and you can preview the detailed contents of your text messages and iMessages. Mark those you want to recover and click the ‘Recover’ button at the lower part 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, iCloud can only restore the whole backup by setting your iPhone as a completely new device. All existing data on your phone will be lost. If you don't want to do it in this way to erase all the existing data, you can also use Dr.Fone toolkit - iPhone Data Recovery. It lets you easily preview and selectively recover iMessages on your iPhone.

How to retrieve deleted iMessages from iCloud backup

Step 1. Run the program and then log into your iCloud account

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

When you have Dr.Fone launched on your computer, go to the recovery mode of ‘Recover from iCloud Backup File’ from the left column. Then the program will show you a window for logging in to your iCloud account. Dr.Fone will take your privacy very seriously and keeps no record of your data.

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Step 2. Download and scan the iCloud backup

When logged into the iCloud account, the program will automatically detect all your backup files in the iCloud account. Choose the latest one, and click to download it. You can then scan it after that.

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Step 3. Preview and recover deleted iMessage for your iPhone

The scan will be complete within 5 min. When it stops, you can get back 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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Poll: Which method do you prefer to recover your iMessages

From the above introduction, we can get 3 ways to recover deleted iMessages. Could you tell us which way do you prefer?

Which method do you prefer to recover your iMessages

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