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How to recover lost or deleted text messages on iPhone?

“Is there any way to retrieve deleted sms from iPhone?” “How can I recover deleted text message from iPhone?”

You can see many similar questions asked by iPhone users in everywhere, Apple forum, Apple discussion community, Yahoo Answers, etc. Recovering iPhone text messages is becoming the most common problem iPhone users may face. People delete text message on iPhone by mistake and want to retrieve iPhone messages badly.

In this article, we will show you 3 ways to recover lost/deleted text messages from iPhone with iPhone Data Recovery software. iPhone Data Recovery works for iPhone/iPad/iPod users to recover lost/deleted data from iOS devices. It can recover sms, contacts, photos, notes and many other important data for iOS users.

Part 1. Recover lost/deleted text messages from iPhone 7 plus/7/6s plus/6s/6 plus/6/5s/5c/5/4s/4

Step 1. Run iPhone SMS recovery software

Double click the icon on your desk, the software will hookup fast. Then you need to connect your iPhone to your computer. This iPhone data recovery software will recognize your iPhone automatically. If your iTunes pop-up, you can close it.

load iPhone

Step 2. Scan your iPhone to find deleted SMS

Click “Scan” button on the interface, the iPhone sms recovery software will scan your iPhone to find your lost/deleted text message and other data. When it finishes the scan, it will list all the data in next interface. You can find your entire text message in the SMS section on the left menu. The deleted text message is in red. You can easily find the deleted text message by using the filter “only show the deleted sms”.

show deleted text messages

Step 3. Recover deleted text messages from iPhone

The software will list all your deleted text messages on the interface. What you need to do is select the messages you want to recover and then click “Recover” button to recover the lost/deleted text messages on iPhone.

Part 2. How to recover lost/deleted text messages from iTunes backup files

By default settings of iTunes, every time you sync your iPhone with it, it will make a backup file for your iPhone. The backup files will be saved on somewhere on your computer. It includes many data of your iPhone, such as text messages, contacts, photos, notes, apps, etc. So you can find your lost or deleted sms from your iPhone’s iTunes backup file. The only condition is that you sync your iPhone with your iTunes and you did not change the settings of your iTunes.

Step 1. Run the iPhone data recovery

Choose the second option from the main interface – “Recover from iTunes Backup Files”. The software will find and list all your iTunes backup files on your computer. You need to find the latest backup file for your iPhone. Double click the backup file and the software will scan it.

1. The iPhone data recovery software will list all the iOS devices backup files on your computer. So just choose the latest iTunes backup file from your iPhone.
2. The speed of scanning depends on the size of your iTunes backup file (the size of your iPhone data). The larger your iTunes backup file, the longer it will take to complete the scan.

iTunes backup file list

Step 2. Select text message to recover

After completing the scan, iPhone sms recovery will list all the data on next interface. You can go to “Messages” section to find the text messages you want to recover.

You can use the “Search” function to find the content you want fast. You can also search one of your contacts, then you will get all the text messages you have with him.

recover messages from iPhone

Step 3. Recover text message from iPhone iTunes backup file

You can easily select the text messages and click “Recover” button to get your sms back to your computer.

Part 3. How to recover iPhone lost or deleted text messages from iCloud backup

If you enable the iCloud service for your iPhone, it will backup some data on your iPhone. Text message is included in your iCloud backup file. This iPhone Data Recovery software can recover your deleted sms from your iCloud backup file easily.

Step 1. Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup”

On the main interface, choose the last option “Recover from iCloud Backup”. You need to log in to your iCloud account from the software.

iCloud backup list

Step 2. Download iCloud backup

You need to download the iCloud backup file first and then scan the backup file to find your lost/deleted text messages from it.

Step 3. Recover sms

The iPhone sms recovery software will list all the text messages in the “messages” section. You can select the messages and recover them easily.

We introduce you the above 3 ways to recover your lost or deleted text messages from iPhone. You can easily retrieve your iPhone sms. While, we believe no one want to lost important text messages from iPhone. So in your daily use, please first make sure you do not always delete your important text messages. Second, backup your iPhone regularly. If you find you lost or delete text messages from iPhone, stop using your iPhone and try to recover it right away.