How to Recover Deleted iMessages from iPhone (iPhone 7 Plus Included)


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3 Ways to Recover iMessages from iPhone

Texting iMessage is pretty easy via iOS 9 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. However, accidentally deleting iMessages also happens all the time. Is it also so pretty to recover deleted iMessages? The answer is YES. There are three ways for you to retrieve deleted iMessage from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch by using Dr.Fone - iPhone Data Recovery.

Dr.Fone - iPhone Data Recovery

Provide three ways to recover deleted iMessages from iPhone

  • Retrieve iMessages directly from iPhone, iTunes backup and iCloud backup.
  • Recover deleted iMessages including text contents, attachments and emoji.
  • Supports iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s and the latest iOS 10. New icon
  • Preview and selectively recover iMessages in original quality.
  • Read-only and risk-free.
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Part 1: Directly Recover deleted iMessages, Simple and Fast

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and scan it

After downloading and installing the program, run it on your computer. Then the program's window will be as follows. You can simply click "Start" to scan it.

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Step 2. Preview and selectively recover deleted iMessages on iPhone

Just as the last step in the recovery mode above. It's the time to preview and check your previous data now. Just check one by one and click Recover to save them on your computer.

Note: Learn more about how to recover deleted messages from an iPhone (iOS 9 supported), you can go there: 3 Ways to Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone

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Part 2: How to Recover Deleted iMessages from iTunes Backup

As we all know that iTunes can automatically backup the data on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, when you sync with it. After losing data, you can directly restore the backup to your iPhone. Referring to recover iMessage from the iTunes backup, there are two ways for you to choose from: Selectively recover iMessages or recover the entire backup.

  Dr.Fone - 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.

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Step 1. Extract iTunes backup file

All backup files of your device type will be listed automatically after you enter this recovery mode (as the window shown above). Choose the one for your iPhone (usually the one with latest backup date if there are more than one), and click Start Scan to begin extracting it for your iMessage.

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Step 2. Preview and recover deleted iMessages from iPhone

When the extracting completes, the whole content of the backup file are displayed in details. Select Messages on the left side on the window, and you can preview detailed contents of your messages and iMessage. Mark those you want to recover and click "Recover" button on the top of the window, you can save them on your computer with one simple click.

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Part 3: How to Retrieve Deleted iMessages from iCloud Backup

To restore iMessage from iCould backup, you need to restore the whole backup by setting your iPhone as a new device first. If you don't want to do it in this way, you can also use Dr.Fone - iPhone Data Recovery. It lets you access to preview and selectively recover iMessages on your iPhone.

Step 1. Run the program and log in your iCloud

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

When running Dr.Fone on your computer, go to the recovery mode of "Recover from iCloud Backup File" on the top of the window. Then the program will present you a window for logging in your Apple ID. Just do it as it tells you. Wondershare takes your privacy seriously and won't keep any record of it.

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

Once you logged in, the program will automatically find all your backup files in the iCloud account. Choose the one you want and click to download it. Then you can scan it with another one click.

Note: The downloaded file is only located on your computer. There is no record in the program or any other place.

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Step 3. Preview and recover iMessage for your iPhone

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

The scan will take you some time. When it stops, you can read all found data in your iCloud backup. Choose the item of Messages and Message Attachments. You can select any one you want and save it on your computer by clicking on the Recover button.

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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 our iMessages. Could you tell us which way do you perfer?

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