My wife deleted a text message off her Sprint iPhone 6 with the latest iOS 9. The iTunes backup is too recent to try and recover from and she doesn't have the iCloud backup for her messages. She mainly needs the phone number. I've tried some third party software but have only able to get a partial recovery and not able to get the phone number out. Is there any other program I can try? Bill Rudloff
It happens everyday when some important text messages from iPhone are deleted by mistake. Generally speaking, things get much more easier if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup for those deleted text messages on iPhone. You can directly restore the whole backup to your iPhone from iTunes or iCloud. However, problems also exist. What about no backup for those deleted text messages just as the above user? When restoring from iTunes or iCloud backup, your iPhone will be overwritten by data from your previous iTunes or iCloud backup, which means you may lose other data on iPhone. So, the question is how to recover deleted text messages from iPhone without backup safely? Is there any way to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone no backup? Keep reading here. Tips are shared and introduced below.
In order to recover deleted text messages from iPhone without any iTunes or iCloud backup, what you need is the help from professional iPhone data recovery software which enables you to retrieve iPhone deleted text messages even if there's no iTunes or iCloud backup. iFonebox is just one of the similar software.
As is known that iFonebox is a powerful iPhone messages recovery tool which can not only get back deleted messages from iPhone directly, but extract and restore them from iTunes or iCloud backup selectively without wiping any data on your iPhone. Plus, under the help from iFonebox, you can transfer recovered text messages back to iPhone directly. So cool. Other data like contacts, notes, wechat data, etc, can also be recovered so long as having help from iFonebox.
Before that, it is necessary to download and install iFonebox on your computer. There are two versions accessible: Windows version and Mac version.
How to recover deleted text messages from iPhone without backup?
Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iOS Device mode. Please connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable so as to scan and retrieve messages back to it. Once connected successfully, your iPhone will be detected by iFonebox. Click Next button to begin.
Scan messages from iPhone. Click on Messages item to start scanning and analysis process. It may take some time to scan if you get a larger data for text messages on iPhone.
Preview and select messages to retrieve to iPhone. Now you can select those deleted messages and then, click Recover to Device button. Once clicked, just follow the reminders pop-up from the software. You need to turn off Find My iPhone in advance. After restoring, your iDevice will be restarted and then upgrade. Once all are done, those deleted messages have been in your iPhone safely and successfully.
- Whenever you delete some text messages or other data from iPhone by accident, what you need is to turn on Airplane Mode or power off your iPhone directly and then, back up iPhone with iTunes or iCloud just in case of deleted data being overwritten by new added data.
- If you want to recover found text messages back to your iPhone, you'd better turn on Airplane Mode when connect your iPhone to the computer, just in case messages transferring fail because of new text messages received during the process. Steps are here.