Deleted messages can be restored from a backup, but backups may only go back a few days if you are automatically backing up to iCloud. And if you are using the new Messages in iCloud feature, then only messages that were backed up prior to turning on that new feature would be recoverable. To recover deleted messages that meet those criteria, you need to erase your device and then restore it to a backup that was made after the messages in question were received, but before you deleted them. Be aware that restoring your device to a backup will put that device into the same state it was in at the time of the backup. Any changes since that backup was made would be erased and overwritten by the backup.
But is it possible to retrieve erased iPhone text messages if no backup? The answer is definitely yes. All you need is a professional iOS data recovery tool. Here I’m going to recommend you that use iFonebox.
What is iFonebox?
iFonebox is a professional and reliable iOS data recovery tool which enables you to restore up to 17 kinds of missing data such as photos, voice memos, calendar events, call logs, texts, WhatsApp messages, WeChat messages, safari bookmarks, notes, etc. Besides, iFonebox is far more than that, it’s also an excellent transferring tool.
Advantages of iFonebox.
- It enables you to extract specific data from iTunes or iCloud backup to computer without data loss.
- All the existing data on your device will not be wiped out.
- Support data preview before getting them from device or backup.
- It’s ease of use and 100% security guarantee.
You’re allowed to download this advanced application from official website or click the icons here. iFonebox has two effective versions: Windows version and Mac version. Please make sure to install the right version for your computer. After the installation, I will show you the detailed steps to restore missing texts messages from iPhone itself.
Step one: Launch iFonebox
Connect your iPhone to the computer, in this interface, you'll see “Next” in blue area, click it to continue. It’s necessary to enable the flight mode and keep the USB cable connected stable during the progress.
Step two: Scan data
It will scan automatically after you click the “Messages” icon, the duration depends on the amount of your data so it might take your some time, please wait patiently.
Step three: Get back data
After the scan completes, a list of messages will show up on your program interface. Now you can recover them, choose the items you want and click the “Recover to pc”.