Someone deleted text messages on my iPhone. I cannot make sure whether I have an iTunes or iCloud backup for the deleted sms messages, so I don't want to restore from backup. How to retrieve deleted sms text messages on my iPhone 6? Help please. Thanks.
It is quite clear that the question here is how to retrieve deleted SMS text messages on iPhone? This user just cannot make sure whether he has backed up the deleted messages with iTunes or iCloud. In this case, if you restore lost messages from iTunes or iCloud backup directly, the worst thing is you will not get back deleted sms messages, also, data from your iPhone will be overwritten by backup files. So, how to recover deleted text messages on iPhone effectively? Here, I have two solutions: one is to retrieve deleted messages from iPhone directly, the other one is to view and extract what's been backed up in iTunes or iCloud. Here we go.
Must read: How to recover deleted messages from iPhone?
What do you need to recover deleted messages on iPhone?
- Your iPhone with USB cable.
- Your computer (Windows or Mac).
- iFonebox--iPhone message recovery
As is known that iFonebox is a professional iPhone data recovery which allows to retrieve deleted or lost text messages, whatsapp messages, contacts, wechat messages, etc, from iPhone or iPad directly. Also, iFonebox is a great helper to view and extract data from iTunes or iCloud backup selectively if you want to restore some data from backup. Attention, now iFonebox is good at recovering lost messages, contacts and notes back to your iOS device directly, compared with other similar software.
It is necessary to download and install iFonebox on your computer. There are two versions accessible: Windows version and Mac version.
Part one. Retrieve deleted SMS text messages from iPhone directly
Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iOS Device mode. Please plug in 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 Start button to begin.
Scan messages from iPhone. Click on Messages item to start scanning and analysis process. It may take a little time if you have a larger data for messages.
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.
Part two. View and extract data from iTunes or iCloud backup
Here I will show you steps to view and extract data from iTunes backup. The process to extract data from iCloud backup is quite similar. You just need to sign in with your Apple ID and Password to download iCloud backup.
Run iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup mode. All iTunes backup files will be listed and detected by iFonebox. Just select one containing your lost messages to scan. Click Select button to go.
Scan SMS text messages from selected iTunes backup. Click on Message item and start scanning and analysis.
Preview and choose lost messages to view. Now you can pick out those deleted text messages and then, click Recover to Device button. Do as what it asks.
That's all. In short, it is quite convenient to use iFonebox to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone.