Kik has become an popular instant messenger with over 270 million users around the world. It allows you to share your thoughts and send texts, photos, videos with complete freedom, which is one of the irresistible charming feature of the app. While some of the kik messages are just reminders, others are a little more important like a conversation with your loved one. However, lots of iPhone users may lose kik messages on their iPhone because of accidental deletion, failed jailbreak or iOS upgrade. Panic and frustration may sets in when your kik messages are deleted or lost. To ease your mind, two ways to recover deleted kik messages on iPhone will be introduced below.
Method 1: Get back deleted kik messages from your friends
It is quite possible that your friend who you have sent kik messages to still keep the conversation. So you can contact your friends and ask them to send you the deleted kik messages or screen shots. It is the simplest and completely free way to retrieve deleted kik messages, which is worthy of a try.
Method 2: Restore Kik messages on iPhone with Kik Message Recovery Tool
Jihosoft iPhone Data Recovery is your ultimate kik messages recovery tool to retrieve old kik messages. With the software, you can restore kik messages from your iPhone 6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/SE/5S/5/4S directly or extract kik messages from iTunes backup easily. Just download it and follow the steps below:
- Step 1: Install and launch the Kik Message Recovery program on your computer.
- Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the computer and click “Start scan”, the program will scan and analyze kik messages on your iPhone automatically. ( You can also skip the connection and click “Next” to recover deleted kik messages from iTunes backup.)
- Step 3: Click on “Kik Messages” and preview the deleted kik messages. Select the ones you want and click “Recover” button to save kik messages file on your computer.
Note: Turn on Airplane Mode on your iPhone after you lose kik messages in case any new data will overwrite the deleted kik messages and decrease the chance of recovery.
Ways to Back up Kik Messages on iPhone
Kik currently doesn’t have a “save” feature itself. You can only track 1000 messages in the last 48 hours and 500 messages that exist for more than 2 days on your iPhone, including both sent and received messages. There are many reasons why one wants to back up kik messages, For instance, 2 simple but useful way to backup kik messages on iPhone are shared below.
Option 1: Take a screen shot
If you just want to backup some specific kik messages, you can screenshot the chat and save the messages as a picture in the photo gallery on your iPhone. It is the easiest way to back up kik messages on iPhone.
Option 2: Back up kik messages via iTunes or iCloud
As for long conversation, you can backup your kik messages with iTunes or iCloud. It is the most common but useful way to backup iPhone data. However, the whole data on your iPhone will be backed up in this way and you are not allowed to preview the kik messages in the backup.