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How to Recover Deleted SMS from iPhone

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 by Elvira Sharma
Sometimes, text messages seem to mean a lot to us, as they may contain something important or has special significance to us. However, we usually realize that they are very important after removing them. How can we do at this moment? Don’t worry. With iPhone SMS recovery software, it is possible to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone.

iPhone Data Recovery is a data recovery tool designed for Apple users. The program support most of iOS devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. You can also select the appropriate rescovery mode to restore SMS or MMS depending on specific circumstances.

Now I will show you three methods of recovering deleted messages on iPhone provided by iPhone Data Recovery.
Download the free trial version on your computer first.

Part 1: Restore Deleted SMS Directly from iPhone 6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5C/5/4s

Step 1. Connect Your iPhone to PC
Install and launch the program, you can get the window as below. Switch the recovery mode to "Recover from iOS Device". And then, you need to plug your iDevice into the computer.
If you are a user of iPhone 6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4s, you just need to click the “Start Scan” button to scan your device.

Extract Deleted SMS from Your iPhone

If you are a user of iPhone 4/3GS, you’ll get the following window after connecting your device. You need to choose "Advanced Mode" at the corner of the window and then click "Start Scan".

Extract Lost iPhone SMS

Step 2. Extract Deleted Messages from Your iPhone
The program begin to scan your iPhone for all lost data. The scanning process may take some time. More data the device stores, more time it takes.

Undelete SMS from iPhone

Step 3. Preview and Restore Lost Text Messages on Your iPhone
After the scanning, all your phone data will be scanned out and listed in categories. Choose the category “Messages” and "Message Attachments", and you can have a look at the details of your text messages. Mark the items you need to recover and click “Recover” button, then your lost SMS will be back to your computer.

Restore Deleted SMS from iPhone

Part 2: Extract iPhone SMS from iTunes Backup File

Step 1. Scan iTunes Backup Files on Your Computer.
Launch iPhone Data Recovery and switch the recovery mode to "Recover from iTunes Backup File". The program will list iTunes backup files automatically. You need to select the right version of iTunes backup files first, and then you can click “Start Scan” to move on.

Get Lost SMS Back from iTunes Backup

Step 2. Preview and Undelete iPhone Messages from iTunes Backup
As the scanning finishes, you will get all data in the backup file listed in categories. Before recovery, you can preview the chat history one by one and mark down the SMS or attachments that you need. After that, click “Recover” to save them on your computer.

Extract iPhone Lost SMS from iTunes

Part 3: Download Text Messages from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Sign in to Your iCloud Account
Lanuch iPhone Data Recovery and choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode. Enter your Apple ID and password to get access to iCloud.

Download iPhone Lost SMS from iCloud Backup

Step 2. Download iCloud Backup File
After getting access successfully, the iCloud backup files will be listed automatcally. Click “Download” to download the appropriate backup on your computer.

Recover Deleted SMS from iCloud Backup

Step 3. Preview and Retrieve Text Messages from iCloud Backup
Switch to the category “Messages” and "Message Attachments", you are allowed to preview concrete details of each text messages. Tick the messages you want and click “Recover” to let the program save deleted items on your computer.

Undelete SMS from iCloud Backup

Just a few simple steps, iPhone Data Recovery help you get your lost SMS back from iPhone. What's more, the program can also recover iMessages from iPhone. Download the free trial version to have a try.

Tips: It is necessary to form a habit of doing backup frequently, which will help you a lot when you encounter data loss problem.

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