How to Get Old Messages Back on iPhone with 3 Simple Ways

Accidentally deleted important old messages on iPhone and looking for ways to get them back? Stop here. This guide will show you how to get old messages back on iPhone without effort.

By Bella Miller | Posted: Jan. 11, 2018, Last Updated: Jan. 29, 2018
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Many old messages on our iPhone are quite important for us that we can’t afford to lose, as they record plenty of valuable info. But the reality is that various reasons can lead to old messages loss on iPhone, like update failure, system crash, accidental deletion, etc.

However, no matter what the reasons are,  you care about most is how to get these old messages back as soon as possible, right? Worry not. All your old messages can be easily get back. And in the following, we will share you 3 reliable yet efficient methods to help you recover lost old messages with ease.

  1. Remember that stop using your iPhone once you found the old messages got lost. Any operation on iPhone will generate new data and overwrite the lost old messages. The sooner you act, the better result you’ll get.
  2. If you keep a good habit to backup your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud, then your lost old messages can be recovered from backup directly. Both iTunes and iCloud backup recovery require erasing all the existing data on iPhone, and replacing with the backup files. So, you have to make sure that the backup does contain the deleted old messages. Otherwise, not only you can’t get old messages back, but lose all your existing data on iPhone.
  3. You can read Method 2 or Method 3 to check whether the iTunes or iCloud backup contains the old messages firstly, and then follow the steps to recover old messages from backup with no previous data loss.

The Tool You Need to Get Old Messages on iPhone

If you have made no available backup, not sure whether the iTunes or iCloud backup contains your old messages, or want to recover old messages from backup without data erasing, turn to PhoneRescue for iOS to make it. PhoneRescue for iOS is recognised as the #1 iOS data recovery that has helped millions of iOS recover deleted files, with and without backup. It is also fitted with other incomparable features in messages recovery.

  1. Top Success Rate – With in-depth scanning of your device, all old messages on iPhone will soon be found, and restore them to iPhone in seconds.
  2. Recover Only Wanted Old Messages – You can preview and select the deleted messages you prefer most to recover, but not all old messages.
  3. Recover to Message App on iPhone Directly or Mac/PC – Allows you to get the old messages to Messages app on iPhone directly for instant use. Also, you can choose to store them on your Mac/PC in PDF, TXT, or .html.
  4. Retrieve with & without Backup – No matter you have a backup or not, you can get back old messages you want quickly. It also supports previewing the backup details, and keeps all your existing data safe while recovering from the backup.
  5. 60 Days Money Back Guarantee – If you failed to get back the old messages you want within 60 days of purchase, you’ll get the 100% unconditional full refund.

Method 1. How to Get Old Messages Back on iPhone without Backup

Step 1. Go to the Download Page of PhoneRescue and choose iOS Data Recovery to download it on your computer.

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Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer > Choose Recover from iOS Device mode > Click on Right Arrow.

How to Get Old Messages Back on iPhone without Backup – Step 2

How to Get Old Messages Back on iPhone without Backup – Step 2

Step 3. Uncheck Select All button, and then check Messages > Click on OK button to scan the old messages on iPhone.

How to Get Old Messages Back on iPhone without Backup – Step 3

How to Get Old Messages Back on iPhone without Backup – Step 3

Step 4. Preview and select the old messages you want to get back > Click To Device button to recover them to iPhone’s Messages app directly. Or you can click To Computer button to save them on your computer.

How to Get Old Messages Back on iPhone without Backup – Step 4

How to Get Old Messages Back on iPhone without Backup – Step 4

Method 2. How to Get Old Messages Back on iPhone via iTunes Backup

Step 1. Go to the Download Page of PhoneRescue and choose iOS Data Recovery to download on your Mac/PC computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer > Choose Recover from iTunes Backup mode > Click Right Arrow.

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Step 2. Choose the iTunes Backup that contains the old messages > Click Right Arrow to proceed.

How to Get Old Messages on iPhone from iTunes Backup – Step 2

How to Get Old Messages on iPhone from iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3. Check Messages only > Click OK to scan the old messages in the iTunes backup.

How to Get Old Messages on iPhone from iTunes Backup – Step 3

How to Get Old Messages on iPhone from iTunes Backup – Step 3

Step 4. Select the old messages you prefer > Click To Device button to get them back to the Messages app on iPhone directly, or click To Computer button to export them to your Mac/PC computer.

How to Get Old Messages on iPhone from iTunes Backup – Step 4

How to Get Old Messages on iPhone from iTunes Backup – Step 4

Method 3. How to Get Old Messages Back on iPhone via iCloud Backup

Step 1. Go to the Download Page of PhoneRescue and choose iOS Data Recovery to download it on your computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer > Choose Recover from iCloud mode > Click on Right Arrow.

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Step 2. Sign in your iCloud account > Click Right Arrow to proceed.

How to See Old Messages on iPhone – Step 2

How to See Old Messages on iPhone – Step 2

Step 3. Wait for a while and select iCloud Backup option > Choose the backup contains your old messages > Click Download button and Check Messages only > Click OK button to download your old messages in iCloud backup.

How to See Old Messages on iPhone – Step 3

How to See Old Messages on iPhone – Step 3

Step 4. Choose the old messages you want to recover to iPhone > Click To Device button to recover them to the iPhone’s Messages app directly, or click To Computer button to store them on your computer.

How to See Old Messages on iPhone – Step 4

How to View Old Messages on iPhone – Step 4

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to get old messages back on iPhone. As you can see, PhoneRescue for iOS makes it quite easy to get old messages on iPhone. It is also capable of recovering deleted photos, contacts, notes, ringtones and other up to 31 iOS file types. Just have a try on PhoneRescue for iOS now.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.

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