3 Methods to Undelete iPhone Messages Conversation

Lost or deleted important text messages from iPhone? Don’t worry, there are 3 ways to recover deleted text conversations on iPhone. Now you can follow this guide to make it.

By Gigi Albert | Posted on: May. 28, 2018, Last Updated: Nov. 28, 2018

There is a large number of files stored in your messages app after it has been used for a long time. These files will take up a lot of space on iPhone and slow down your device. Therefore, you might often delete some or all of the messages to free up more space on iPhone.

But sometimes, after you have deleted some or all of the messages, and then realized that you do need some of these old messages. At that time, you might need some tips to undelete text conversations on iPhone. To help you do it, we have collected 3 ways in this guide for you to try.

Before restoring, you need to know that the texts you deleted are not permanently removed, they are just hidden somewhere on iPhone until your iPhone is massively operated, so you’d better stop using your iPhone and take a quick action to recover text messages.  

Part 1. How to Undelete Conversations on iPhone without Backup

It could be normal that users would forget to back up their iPhone to iTunes or iCloud. If you accidentally delete your conversations without backup, you can ask for the help from some professional data recovery tool like PhoneRescue for iOS, which can directly scan your device and show you all the deleted data , then help you retrieve the need data to your device.

Step 1 Free download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer (PC & Mac) and run it.

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Step 2 Connect your iOS device to the computer via USB cable > Select Recover from iOS Device mode > Click Right Arrow to scan your iPhone.

How to Recover iPhone Text Conversations without Backup - 2

How to Recover iPhone Text Conversations without Backup – Step 2

Step 3 By default, all categories will be selected > Select Messages > Click OK to confirm > Click the Blue Arrow to continue. You can Select All to undelete all data or only select one or several types to undelete.

How to Recover iPhone Text Conversations without Backup – Step 3

Step 4 The items will be present to you. Select Messages > Select the contact messages you want to undelete > Preview the deleted messages and attachments > Choose the items you want to undelete > Choose To Device button to get them to your iPhone or To Computer to put them on your computer.

How to Recover iPhone Text Conversations without Backup – Step 4

Besides recovering deleted messages to your iPhone or computer, you can also export the deleted & existing messages from iPhone to the computer. What’s more, you can choose to save them in HTML or TEXT format.

Part 2. How to Retrieve iPhone Message Conversations from iTunes Backup

Once you lost your messages accidentally, you can retrive them from iTunes backup. But with this method, you are not allowed to view and retrieve ONLY messages from iTunes backup, instead, you have to restore the whole backup to your iPhone. That mesans the existing data on your iPhone will be erased. So how to restore just messages from iTunes witout erasing?

An professional and trusted iPhone data recovery tool called PhoneRescue for iOS can help you. It is capable of restoring messages, contacts, notes, video and other popular data to your iPhone. More importantly, you can preview data before restoring, then restore your wanted data to your iPhone.

Step 1 Download and run PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Connect your iPhone to computer > Select Recover from iTunes Backup > Click the Blue Arrow.

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How to Retrieve iPhone Message Conversations from iTunes Backup without Erasing – Step 1

Step 2 PhoneRescue for iOS will show you all items > Choose Messages from the window > Click OK to proceed.

How to Retrieve iPhone Message Conversations from iTunes Backup without Erasing – Step 2

Step 3 Select Messages > Select the messages you want to undelete > Preview the deleted messages and attachments > Select the items you want to recover > Click To Device button to iPhone directly or click To Computer button to restore them to your computer.

How to Retrieve iPhone Message Conversations from iTunes Backup without Erasing – Step 3

Part 3. How to Undelete iPhone Message Conversations from iCloud Backup

If you have backed up your iPhone with iCloud, you can restore from iCloud backup. But before restoring, you need to check the last time you backed up your iPhone before deleting messages. To check the last time you backed up your iPhone to your computer through iCloud, you can go to Settings > Apple ID > iCloud Backup > Check the create data of the last backup.

If you have made sure the backup contains the deleted messages, then you can restore them from iCLoud backup. But iCloud won’t allow you to view the backup  contents, so you won’t know what will be restored to your iPhone unless the process of restoring is complete. In addition, all your current data will be replaced by the iCloud backup contents.

Therefore, if you want to undelete conversations without data loss, you can use some some trusted iOS data recovery tools, such as PhoneRescue for iOS, which is one of the best iOS recovery tools that can help you preview all iCloud backup files before restoring, so you can check if the backup contains the messages you need. Besides, you are able to selectively choose files you want and then recover them to your iPhone XS, without erasing.

Now you can follow the steps below to undelete conversations on iPhone.

Step 1 Download and open PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Connect your iPhone to computer > Select Recover from iCloud Backup > Click the Right Arrow button.

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How to Retrieve iPhone Message Conversations from iCloud Backup without Erasing – Step 1

Step 2 Sign in your iCloud account > Click iCloud Backup.

How to Retrieve iPhone Message Conversations from iCloud Backup without Erasing – Step 2

Step 3 Preview the deleted messages on your iPhone > Select those you want to undelete > Click To Device or To Computer button to get them back to your device or computer, you can choose as you need.

How to Retrieve iPhone Message Conversations from iCloud Backup without Erasing – Step 3

The Bottom Line

From the above we can see that even if you have iTunes and iCloud backups, you can only restore the entire backup, and it will cause your data to be overwritten by backup contents, so if you want to restore just one or several files without erasing any data, we suggest that you can download PhoneRescue for iOS. It’s really not easy to recover deleted data on iPhone, so you’d better backup your iPhone regularly to avoid such situation from happening again.

Gigi Albert

Member of iMobie team, a professional editor, is interested in solving iOS & Android related problems by writing various tutorials.