How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone

“I deleted all my text messages on my iPhone 6S, but I didn’t mean to! Is there any way to recover it or get access to those messages again? Thanks!”

If you often use your iPhone to send or receive messages, you are likely to encounter the same trouble – accidentally deleting all text messages on iPhone. Many people realized the mistake they did afterwards and then ask for help to recover their deleted messages. Retrieving deleted text messages on iPhone can be difficult, but it is possible. Here we’d like to introduce two ways to recover deleted text messages from iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 6, 6 Plus, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, and 3GS.

Solution 1: Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone without Backup

If you have no backup, you will need to use a third-party tool to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone directly. Here Jihosoft iPhone Data Recovery is recommended. It works with iPhone 7 Plus/7/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS. It can recover iPhone videos, contacts, photos, notes, WhatsApp, and more. You can just plug your iPhone into PC and rely on this Text Message Recovery software to scan your device and get back all the deleted text messages.
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Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone without Backup

Click here to learn the detailed steps on how to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone.

Solution 2: Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone with Backup

If you have a previous backup saved with iTunes, you should be able to restore iPhone text messages from the backup.

  1. Open iTunes. Go to Edit > Preferences to disable automatic syncing.
  2. Use USB cable to connect your iPhone to computer and wait until it is recognized.
  3. Tap on your iPhone icon, and click “Restore Backup”.
  4. Select the backup in which the text is saved, highlight it and click the “OK” button.

Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone with Backup

Comparison of the Two Methods:

To avoid losing your important iPhone data, backing up regularly is really necessary and helpful. You are still able to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone by extracting them from iTunes or iCloud backups in case your iPhone got lost, stolen, broken or crashed. However, restoring your iPhone to previous backups means losing those new data like recently generated messages, contacts, and more.

Software is a better choice which enables you to access messages that have been deleted but not yet overwritten and you can selectively recover the data you want. Besides, you can combine Jihosoft iPhone SMS Recovery with iTunes backup. The software can access your iTunes backups and allows you to recover the messages from earlier backups without deleting the existing data on your iPhone.

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