Accidentally Delete iMessage Conversation? How to Fix

If you have deleted your iMessage by mistake and then wanted to find them back, this page will introduce you 2 methods to recover deleted iMessage from iPhone, just try it now.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 15, 2020
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It’s very annoying to accidentally delete some important data like iMessage from iPhone. These iMessage conversations stored on your iPhone may mean a lot to you. Some of them might come from your loved ones, some of them might are the pictures that remind you of the pleasure time with your family members. But they all gone because of some inevitable issues like accidental deletion, system updating, or some other reasons. No matter what causes you to lose iMessage, don’t worry, you still have the chance to get them back. In this tutorial, we will give you 2 ways to retrieve iMessage with or without backup.

Method 1. How to Restore Deleted iMessages from Backup

Before restoring your iPhone from backup, you are suggested to check whether you have a recent backup on iTunes or iCloud. If there is a backup, you can restore from backup as the steps below.

Notice that both of the two methods (restore from iTunes or iCloud) will replace all your current data on iPhone with the iTunes or iCloud backup content. If you want to restore deleted iMessages without erasing, you can directly move to Method 2.

Restore from iCloud Backup

1. Go to Settings on your iPad > Tap on General > Scroll down and choose Reset > Tap Erase All Content and Settings option.

How to Restore Deleted iMessage from iCloud Backup

How to Restore Deleted iMessage from iCloud Backup

2. Go to the Apps & Data screen and tap Restore from iCloud Backup > Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID > Choose backup > Select the iCloud backup contains the data you want to restore to iPhone.

Restore from iTunes Backup

  1. Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer via USB cable.
  2. Click the Phone icon when it shows in iTunes > Click the Restore Backup.
How to Restore Deleted iMessages from iTunes Backup

How to Restore Deleted iMessages from iTunes Backup

Method 2. How to Recover Deleted iMessage without Backup

It’s fine if you have no backup, we also have the solution for you to address it. In reality, the iMessages you deleted are not gone but still stored somewhere on your iPhone. But you can not find and recover them by yourself unless using some recovery tools. Here we are going to recommend a professional, trusted, green and efficient iOS data recovery tool – PhoneRescue for iOS, which is one of the best iOS data recovery tools that can help you recover iMessage from iDevice directly.

Moreover, besides iMessage, it also enables to help you recover more than 31+ types of other data like messages, contacts, photos, calendar, note and so on. You can download free one to have a try.

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue for iOS and run it on your computer, then connect your iPhone to the computer. Choose the Recover from iOS Device and click the right arrow.

How to Recover Deleted iMessage without Backup - Step 1

How to Recover Deleted iMessage without Backup – Step 1

Step 2.  Choose the backup contains the iMessages you want to recover and click Right Arrow > Check Messages category > Click OK button to scan the backup files.

How to Recover Deleted iMessage without Backup - Step 2

How to Recover Deleted iMessage without Backup – Step 2

Step 3. Preview and select the iMessages/messages you want to recover > Click Recover to iOS Device or Recover to Computer button to retrieve them now.

How to Recover Deleted iMessage without Backup - Step 3

How to Recover Deleted iMessage without Backup – Step 3

The Bottom Line

With the methods above, hope you have fixed the problem of “accidentally deleted iMessage thread”. By the way, we strongly suggest you back up your iPhone regularly in case of data loss. If you think this post is useful to you, just share it with others.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.