How to Recover Deleted Text Messages/SMS on iPhone

What should you do if you mistakenly delete some important text messages when your are clearing the spamming messages? How to get them back? Here provides two useful solutions for your reference.


Text messages/SMS are closely related to our daily lfe. See, we almost send and receive SMS everyday. Of course apart from the useful messages, we may also keep receiving lot of spamming messages from unknown resources anytime and anywhere, so we always need to clean the mess. And it's very likely to choose the unwanted messages one time for deletion, and in most cases, I'm sure that the spamming messages are deleted but lnext minute you may be aware a few important ones being deleted too. Regrefully, In that way, is it impossible to recover the deleted text messages/SMS/MMS/iMessages on iPhone?

Well, I guess most of mobile users have the similar experience. Sometimes we receive meaningful SMS that we want to keep for future use, even we don't delete them accidentally, a wrong operation, a crash on iPhone, or a failed jailbreak can also result in the loss of text messages. If you haven't found any practical way to get them back, I recommend iPhone Data Recovery to you. It is a reliable and professional recovery tool for iPhone users to retrieve their lost messages in few steps.

The following post divides into 2 parts, which will show you 2 methods to recover deleted text messages/SMS/MMS/iMessages on iPhone, before starting tutorial, please download iPhone Data Recovery or get a pro verison for your PC (or Mac) firstly.

Part 1 : How to Recover Deleted Messages on iPhone without backup

Step 1After installing the program, run it on your PC or Mac. Then get your iPhone connected to your PC via USB cable.

Step 2 : As the picture shows, please select "Recover from iOS device" on the homepage of the program, then click your right arrow to scan your iPhone.

Step 3 : Next select "Messages and Message Attachments", then you can choose the contacts with messages that you want to recover. Also you can preview the deleted messages and attachments and select the items you want to get back. Lastly, Click "To Device" to retrieve them to your iPhone again.

Part 2 : How to Recover Deleted Messages on iPhone with iTunes Backup

If you have made an iTunes backup before you losing your text messagesd/SMS/MMS, you can get them back by extracting from iTunes backup, even your iPhone gets stolen or broken. Let's go ahead.

Step 1 : Install iPhone Data Recovery on your PC or Mac and run it.

Step 2 : Please pay attention to the second column on the homepage of this program, select "Recover from iTunes Backup", then click right arrow to start scanning your PC for listing all the iTunes backup.

Step 3 : After selecting the iTunes backup with messages you want to recover, just click right arrow to scan the selected backup.

Step 4 : In this part, you can select "Messages" and "Messages Attachments", tick the contacts with messages that you want to get back. Also, preview the deleted text messages and choose the items you want to recover. Lastly, what you need to do is click "To Computer" to get them back to your PC.

Tips you need to know

Though you can recover the deleted text messages from iTunes backup without connecting your iOS device, if you need to get recovered iPhone messages back to iPhone again, you should keep your iOS device connected to your PC when extracting messages from iTunes backup with iPhone Data Recovery. Otherwise, the "to iDevice" will be unavailable.

Actually, besides deleted text messages/SMS/MMS/iMessages, iPhone Data Recovery can also help to recover your lost photos, contacts, call logs, videos, notes and message attachment, etc. It's really an expert and considerate recovery tool that worth a try.

Any question, Please don't hesitate to let us know. Have a nice day!