Didn't Mean to Delete That? Here's How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on Your iPhone

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Didn't Mean to Delete That? Here's How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on Your iPhone

Postby Grace Liu » 13 Feb 2017 11:28

Did you know that text messages don’t really get deleted when you delete them? Unless you reset your iPhone to its factory settings — an action designed to erase everything on your iDevice — there is a way to retrieve those texts.

If you’re passing your iPhone on to someone else, or selling it, then performing a factory reset is the safest way to rid your iDevice of its precious data. If you’ve deleted some texts by mistake and want to recover them, however, there are ways you can do this. Let’s take a look at a few examples.

Restoring an iCloud backup is probably the easiest way to recover deleted text messages on your iPhone. Provided that you have iCloud Backup turned on, and your iPhone has been doing its scheduled backups, then your deleted texts should be backed up to iCloud. The service backs up messages sent via iMessage, SMS, and MMS, though it does require the SIM card that was in use when you made the backup.

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①Go to Settings > iCloud > Backup.
②Make sure iCloud Backup is turned on.
③After that, you will have to erase your iPhone by going into Settings > General > Reset.
④Choose Erase All Content and Settings.
⑤Once done, you’ll be asked if you want to restore your iPhone from an iCloud Backup.
⑥Choose Restore from iCloud Backup.

Once your backup is restored, you should be able to access any texts that were on your phone when you first made the backup.

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Re: Didn't Mean to Delete That? Here's How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on Your iPhone

Postby TaylorSims00 » 18 Jul 2017 14:53

You will have to sign into your iCloud account in order to be able to backup. When signing in ensure that you use your Apple ID and password. You should remain connected to the wireless connection in order for the process to complete.

These are the two simple steps to recover deleted text messages on iPhone from iCloud. The main disadvantage of this process is that you will have to overwrite all your current data in order to restore your lost data. The other disadvantage is that with this process you will not be able to retrieve specific messages.

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Re: Didn't Mean to Delete That? Here's How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on Your iPhone

Postby yuntaole » 15 Jan 2018 14:12

To recover deleted text messages on your iPhone, the easy way is using iOS Data Recovery tool. It helps you scan out deleted text messages and display them on program window. Then you can preview and recover them to computer via usb cable.

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Re: Didn't Mean to Delete That? Here's How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on Your iPhone

Postby Yilia1988 » 30 Jul 2018 19:41

To get your deleted text messages back to your iPhone, you can firstly turn to iTunes or iCloud backup for help if you have synced your phone with one of them regularly.
Given that you perhaps have no backup files, you can directly recover deleted text message from iPhone.
However, to protect your data files with 100% safe guarantee, you should select a data recovery, like Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery, as a media to do this job.
In addition to support 3 smart recovery modes, it can recover more than 20 kinds of data files from possible data loss situations. You can preview and selectively choose required data to restore as well.
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Re: Didn't Mean to Delete That? Here's How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on Your iPhone

Postby Wlee2060 » 31 Aug 2018 11:42

If you have a habit of backing up your iPhone data regularly, you can easily get your deleted text messages from your iTunes or iCloud backup files directly. But please be aware that by restoring iTunes/iCloud backup file, it will replace the newer data on your iPhone.
So, if you don't want your new data overwritten by the backup, you can make another backup in advance. Alternatively, you can try to use a professional and reliable third-party iOS data recovery tool such as Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery to recover deleted iPhone photos.
To learn the detailed step-by-step instructions on how to recover deleted text messages on iPhone, read the article:
Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone? Solved! Joyoshare

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Re: Didn't Mean to Delete That? Here's How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on Your iPhone

Postby xbvuip21 » 26 Sep 2018 16:02

It is easy to recover deleted text messages on your iPhone using TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery, which is a highly recommended tool that can restore deleted text messages on iPhone with the highest recovery rate. It can not only recover deleted texts directly from iPhone with no backup, but also extract iTunes/iCloud backups to retrieve the deleted messages for iPhone. All you need to do is taking three simple steps: choose data recovery mode, scan and preview the lost data, select and recover the desired files. Then you'll find all the missing data back to your devices.

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Re: Didn't Mean to Delete That? Here's How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on Your iPhone

Postby jojo » 23 Jan 2019 14:38

When you delete or remove text messages on iphone, they would be first moved to the trash bin and the device will mark these files as inactive. Actually, they still exist on your phone but are invisible and replaceable. And the system would not really erase them until you add some new files to cover them.
Now,you can use some data recovery tool to get them back,such as Mobikin Doctor for iOS,which has powerful scanning method to scan and retrieve deleted data on iphone.


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