How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 5s/5c/5/4s/4/3GS
iPhone text messages are usually very important as they may have witnessed the of relationship between you and your boyfriend or girlfriend, have recorded an important time in your life, or even give evidence for some disputes.
In the iPhone forums and Yahoo Answers, I often meet people who want to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone. Here are two examples:
“I've run into an issue. A fellow coworker sent me some text messages that my boss needs to see, but I deleted them. The text messages were sent probably in May or so of this year. My last iTunes backup was in March. I looked online, and because I haven't backed up my iPhone since, the messages should still be there. I've been looking all over for a utility that will allow me to extract the messages, but I've yet to find one that can pull them directly from the phone, only from a backup file. I'm running iOS 5 and my carrier is Verizon if that makes any difference. If any of you know of any way for me to get those messages back, I'd be in your debt.”
“So I was on my iPhone today and I got a text message from a random person and I wanted to delete it. So I swiped my finger across the first entry in my Messages folder and hit delete. Then I looked at my screen and saw the same message, still there. Then I realized that I deleted the wrong one. I had deleted the entry for one of my friends who I've been texting for years now. I don't know how to get all our text messages back. Is there any possible way? Please tell me there is.”
Many of us may encounter the same trouble in our daily lives as Foxhound7 and charlenec123 do. Always losing iPhone text messages is caused by many different reasons:
- 1. Wrong operation, e.g. deleting text messages unconsciously;
- 2. iPhone Jailbreak;
- 3. iPhone factory settings restore by tapping on “Erase All Content and Settings” option;
- 4. iOS upgrade failure;
- 5. iPhone has been lost or stolen;
- 6. iPhone was damaged, broken, smashed or broken.
Trying to recover deleted text messages on iPhone? You’re at the right place. In this guide, 3 methods to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone will be introduced.
To start retrieving deleted text messages from iPhone, first free download the iPhone text messages recovery software, which is the best iPhone data recovery software on the market to get back 12 type data from iPhone or iTunes backup.
Method 1: Retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 & iPhone 4s.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone with your PC or Mac via USB Cable and launch the iPhone text message recovery software. Click the “Recover from iOS device” tab. Once you see the notice “Your iOS device is now connected”, click the green “Start” button to continue.
Step 2: The software automatically analyzes your iPhone 5s/iPhone 5c/iPhone 5/iPhone 4S.
Step 3: As the analysis finishes, the iPhone text message recovery app will start to scan all the data on your iPhone and all your lost text messages will be listed as a category on the left of the window. Simply preview the content of the found text messages, select the ones that you want to recover and hit the “Start” button. The select messages will be saved to your given path on the computer in a minute.
Method 2: Recover deleted text messages on iPhone 4 & iPhone 3GS under DFU mode.
Step 1: Link your iPhone with your computer and launch the iPhone data recovery software. Choose the “Recover from iOS device” tab.
Step 2: In this step, you need to activate the DFU mode of your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS by following the easy illustration guide on the software. To enter iPhone DFU mode, 3 steps are needed:
- 1) Hold your iPhone and press the “Start” button on the software;
- 2) Hold the “Power” and “Home” buttons on your iPhone for 10 seconds. The software will automatically count down for you.
- 3) When the countdown on the software ends, release the iPhone “Power” button but keep holding the “Home” button of your iPhone for another 10 seconds.
Then your iPhone will enter the DFU mode successfully and the software starts to scan the data on your iPhone.
Step 3: After scanning, all the found data including text massages will be list on the left sidebar. You can preview the messages, and select one or more to recover by clicking the blue “Recover” button. Soon, you may find the iPhone text messages at the specified location on your PC or Mac.
Method 3: Retrieve iPhone text messages from iTunes backups
NOTE: This method applies to iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.
It’s usually the best choice for the users who have lost or broken their iPhone since iTunes will automatically create backups of your iPhone when you sync iPhone with iTunes.
Automatic backups will be disabled if you have iCloud backup turned on. Of course, you can also manually back up your iPhone with iTunes by clicking the “File” menu and selecting “Devices” > “Back up”. It is recommended to back up your iPhone data regularly to minimize the loss in case something bad happens.
Follow the steps to get your iPhone text messages back from iTunes backups.
Step 1: Run the iPhone text messages recovery tool, and open the “Recover from iTunes Backup File”. All the backups of your iOS devices on the computer will be listed. You can easily sort all the backups by device name, last backup date and serial number and select the wanted one to “Start Scan”.
Step 2: When the scan finishes, all the data found will be listed by categories. Preview and select the text messages that you want to restore. Hit “Recover”, select a saving location, and in a short while, the text messages will be saved to your computer.
Since you are able to recover deleted text messages on iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS with the iPhone data recovery software, it’s highly recommended to back up your iPhone data timely.
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