How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone X

Deleted some messages from your iPhone X but find some of them are still useful and have no idea how to recover? If you are in trouble with this problem, you can solve it by reading this guide and get back your deleted messages on iPhone X with 3 efficient methods.

By Gigi Albert | Posted on: Apr. 25, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 12, 2019

The Messages app may be one of your frequently used apps on your new iPhone X, whether for its interesting Animoji or the traditional SMS, iMessages service. You used it to chat with your friends and family and saved so many privacy messages conversations, including texts, iMessages, and the images you attached. But unluckily, you lost some important messages.

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iPhone X Deleted Messages Recovery

iPhone X Deleted Messages Recovery

There are so many instances of messages loss happening everyday. You are not alone. It’s possible that you may accidentally lose messages due to some reasons such as mistakenly deleting. And now, you should do something to rescue your lost messages on iPhone X.

Method 1: How to Find Deleted Text Messages on iPhone X from iCloud (Free Method)

iOS 11.4 added iCloud Messages Sync. If you’ve updated your iPhone X to iOS 11.4 or above, and have ever synced your messages to iCloud, then you may be able to find back those deleted messages on your other iOS or Mac devices.

Find Deleted Text Messages on iPhone X by Sync iCloud Messages

Find Deleted Text Messages on iPhone X by Sync iCloud Messages

Besides, you can also try going to iCloud official website to find your lost messages. But notice that if you haven’t synced the messages before, you may not find the Messages icon on iCloud.

Method 2: How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from iPhone X Backups (Free Method)

If you’ve ever backed up your iPhone X to iTunes or iCloud, it’s easy to recover all deleted messages to your iPhone X via restore. But before restoring iPhone X, you are suggested to check whether you have recent backup on iTunes, or on iCloud.

You are also suggested to use some iPhone backup viewer software to check whether there are some deleted messages hidden in the backup file. Or you may mistakenly restore the wrong backup to your iPhone X, which is dangerous because it may erase all your data on your iPhone X device.

How to Restore iPhone X Messages from iTunes Backup?

Notice that this method will erase all contents on your iPhone and then put the contents from iTunes backup to your iPhone.

  1. Connect iPhone X to computer.
  2. Run iTunes and click iPhone X icon on the iTunes interface to access your iPhone manage interface.
  3. On your device Summary page, just choose Restore Backups.
  4. Then choose your iPhone X backup by Data and Size, and start Restore.

Restore Messages from iPhone X Backup on Computer

How to Restore iPhone X Messages from iCloud Backup?

This method will also require you to erase all contents and settings first. So you’d better check whether you have available backup on iCloud server. And to avoid data loss, you’d better do backup on computer before restore. If you’ve done these preparation, then follow the below steps to restore iPhone X from iCloud to get back your deleted messages.

  1. Firstly, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings.
  2. On Apps & Data page, choose Restore from iCloud Backup.
  3. Login with your Apple ID and password to select backup to restore.

Retrieve Deleted Messages from iPhone X Backup – iCloud

Method 3. 3 Steps to Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone X Even without Backups [Free Trial]

If you didn’t sync or back up your messages on your iPhone X, you may not find the deleted messages with the two methods we mentioned above. Therefore, you may need some third-party iPhone recovery apps to retrieve those messages that you’ve deleted or lost. (Actually the messages you deleted or lost doesn’t disappear from your iPhone X, as long as they’re not overwritten by new data.)

To show you how to scan your iPhone X and search the deleted messages on your iPhone X, we use PhoneRescue for iOS as an example.

3 Steps to Recover Messages on iPhone X When There’s No Backup

PhoneRescue is professional in smartphone data recovery. And PhoneRescue iPhone Data Recovery, as one of best iPhone recovery software, is able to recovery all kinds of iPhone messages, including SMS, iMessages, WhatsApp messages and Kik messages. Let’s see how to use it to 3 steps recover messages even without backup. And if you want to follow the steps to recover iPhone messages, you are suggested to first download PhoneRescue for iOS to your Windows or Mac computer.

Step 1 Run PhoneRescue for iOS > connect your iPhone X to the computer > select Recover From iOS Device.

How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone X – Step 1

Step 2 Select Messages and click OK to scan deleted text messages and iMessages on your iPhone X.

How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone X – Step 2

Step 3 After some seconds or minutes, PhoneRescue will list all the deleted messages, you can use the filter List Only Deleted Files to get only your deleted messages. Besides, you can choose any items to have a recover. PhoneRescue enables you to save the deleted messages as printable files, and supports directly recovering the deleted messages to iPhone X Messages app.

How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone X – Step 3

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to recover deleted text messages from iPhone X. You can follow the traditional way to restore from iTunes or iCloud. Otherwise when you have no backup, you can use data recovery app like PhoneRescue to get back messages on your iPhone X. If you have any question on recover deleted text messages, just discuss it on the comment section. If you find this article useful, just share it to your friends!

Gigi Albert

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