How to View Deleted Messags on iPhone SE/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5/4S/4/3GS

How do you view deleted message on an iPhone?

If you want to access and read deleted iPhone messages, you've come to the right place. Next, we'll walk you through how to access and view the deleted messages on your iPhone SE,iPhone 6S Plus,iPhone 6S,iPhone 6 Plus,iPhone 6,iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS. There are two ways for your choice: read deleted messages from the iPhone backup and read deleted messages directly on the iPhone.

2 Ways to Read Deleted Messages on iPhone

As you know, deleted messages have been disappeared. How can you view them on the iPhone? Technologically, when you deleted data on your iPhone, the data is only marked as deletion by the system and hidden, so that you can't see it. However, you can retrieve and read it with an appropriate recovery tool. Also, if you have an iTunes backup, you can extract it and view the text messages you deleted on the iPhone. Overall, you need to get an iPhone data recovery tool before you access and read the deleted messages. Have no idea about it? Here is my recommendation: dr.fone - Mac iPhone data recovery or dr.fone - iPhone Data Recovery. Either of them enables you to read deleted text messages on the iPhone in the two ways mentioned earlier. Download the trial version below to give it a try first.

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Solution 1: How to Access and View Deleted Messages Directly on iPhone

Step 1. Install and run the software

After downloading the program, install it on your computer. There are different languages for you to choose from. Just pick the one suitable for you. Once the installation is completed, simply double click the icon on the desktop to run it. Then connect your iPhone to the computer.

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Step 2. Scan your iPhone and find deleted messages

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Step 3. Check and view the deleted iPhone messages

The scanning will spend you a little while. As a matter of fact, you can begin previewing the found data on your iPhone during the scan. Choose "Messages" on the left side of the program. You can read the whole messages, inclusive of deleted messages and existing ones on your iPhone.

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Note: If you want to save them on your computer, please purchase a license to activate the program first. Then your can click the "Recover to Computer" button at the lower right corner to get them saved.

Solution 2: How to read text messages from iTunes backup

Step 1. Choose a recovery mode and a backup file

By using this way, you don't need to connect your iPhone to the computer. Click Recover from iTunes Backup File on the top of the main window after you run the program. Then all your iTunes backup files will be automatically found and displayed in front of you. Choose the one for your iPhone if there are more than one, and click the Start Scan button to move forward.

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Step 2. View the deleted iPhone messages

The scan will only take you a few seconds. After that, you can choose the category of Messages on the menu. Then you can read all the message content in the backup. Just as you read them on your iPhone.

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Note: You need to activate the program if you'd like to save the messages on your computer as a readable file.

Solution 3: Read deleted text messages from iCloud backup

Step 1. Choose recovery mode

If you use this way,the same with iTunes backup,you don't need connect your iPhone.Just click Recover from iCloud Backup File.

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Step 2. After you logged in your iCloud account sucessfully,all your iCloud backup files will be displayed of your account. Choose the one which you want if there are more than one, and click the Download button to move forward.

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Step 3. Choose the file type "Messages" and "messages Attachments" to download.Then click "next" to scan data.

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Step 3. When scan is completed,click "Messages" on the left,all the contents of messages will be showed here,you can view all the deleted messages of your iPhone here .

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If you want to restore these deleted messages to your iPhone or your computer,just choose all the messages and click button "Recover to Device" or "Recover to Computer".

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Aug 15,2018 20:10 pm / Posted by Selena Lee to Messages

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