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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. You can use it as iPhone SMS Recovery here. It can scan and analyze your iPhone and iPhone backup file to find the deleted text messages on iPhone or in iPhone backup file for you. You can easily retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone directly or extract SMS from iPhone backup files.

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Step 1. Run iPhone SMS recovery software

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

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Step 2. Scan your iPhone to find deleted SMS

Click “Scan” button on the interface, the 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 all the text message conversations in the SMS section from 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 retrieve and then click “Recover” button. This iPhone recovery software will recover all the selected text messages on iPhone and save them to your computer as soon as possible.

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 your computer. It includes all the data and settings of your iPhone, such as text messages, contacts, photos, notes, apps, etc. With this iPhone SMS Recovery, you can easily find the text messages you want to get back in your iTunes backup file and recover deleted iPhone text messages from iTunes backup easily.

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.

Tips:
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 scanning, this software will list all the data on the interface. You can go to “Messages” section to find the text messages you want to recover.

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

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Step 3. Recover text message from iPhone iTunes backup file

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

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

If you enable the iCloud service for your iPhone, it will backup the important data on your iPhone. Text message is included in your iCloud backup file. This iPhone Data Recovery software can download, scan your iCloud backup file on computer and recover iPhone text messages from iCloud backup 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. After entering your account, you will see all the iCloud backup files in your account on the interface.

iCloud backup list

Step 2. Download iCloud backup

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

Step 3. Recover iPhone SMS from iCloud backup

This iPhone Data Recovery software will list all the text messages in the “messages” section. Find the messages you want to retrieve and preview the contents of the message conversation. After selecting all the deleted text messages you want to get back, click “Recover” button. The software will recover all the selected iPhone text messages from iCloud backup file as soon as possible.

That’s all for recovering deleted text messages on iPhone. This iPhone SMS Recovery is your best choice when you want to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone. Besides SMS, it can also recover deleted iMessages, photos, videos, contacts, notes, Whatsapp messages/photos, calendars, voice memos, voicemails, reminders, call history and other deleted data from iPhone and iPhone backup file. Although you can use this iPhone recovery software to get back deleted messages and other data, we still recommend you to backup your iPhone data regularly.