How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X Easily

This post aims at telling you how to retrieve deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X. If you mistakenly deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X, follow us and you can easily recover deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X.

By iMobie | Posted on: Nov. 14, 2018, Last Updated: Dec. 14, 2018

iMessages, an instant messaging service, is supported by Messages App in iOS 5 and later. Not too long ago, iOS 12 is launched with more interesting features, making sending iMessages more joyful.

If you are sending iMessages with an iPhone 8 (Plus)/X, it can’t be cooler. However, incidents like iMessages being mistakenly deleted can always happen no matter how excellent your iPhone is. Don’t fret if this is happening to you, with a trustworthy data recovery like iMobie PhoneRescue, you can easily retrieve deleted iMessages from iPhone 8 (Plus)/X, as well as text messages.

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Method 1. How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X without Any Backups

Frankly, the best way to prevent any data loss is backing up iPhone data regularly. However, it is still possible to recover iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X without any backups. When conversations are deleted, they will not be gone until your iPhone is massively operated, such as syncing with iTunes, downloading new Apps which will erase any mistakenly deleted data for good.

To recover deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X without any backups, you have to act fast and get PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery, let it free scan your iPhone and see whether mistakenly deleted iMessages are still there. If they are, then PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery can also help you recover these deleted iMessages directly to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X’s Message App or save these deleted iMessages to a computer as a readable and printable format.

Step 1 Install and run the tool, then connect your iPhone.

Download PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery or get its pro version to your computer > Launch it > Plug in your iPhone 8 (Plus)/X. PhoneResue for iOS is Norton and McAfee secured, we can guarantee that it does no harm to your devices and incidents like further data loss or information leakage will never occur. Please feel free to download the tool.

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Step 2 Select a recovery mode.

Choose Recover from iOS Device and click on the Right Arrow button to continue.

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How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X without Any Backups – Step 2

Step 3 Scan the messages on your iPhone.

Select Messages and uncheck other boxes, click OK.

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How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X without Any Backups – Step 3

Step 4 Preview and recover selected messages.

PhoneRescue for iOS will soon display you all deleted messages, including iMessages and text messages. Select the conversation you want to recover and then click either recover buttons to recover. To Computer button will help you save deleted messages to the computer as a printable and readable format, To Device button will help you recover deleted messages directly to iPhone’s Message App.

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How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X without Any Backups – Step 4

  1. If PhoneRescue for iOS fails to display your deleted iMessages, then these iMessages are permanently gone. Neither PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery, nor other recovery tools can recover deleted iMessages. To prevent data loss tragedy, it is suggested to backup iPhone data regularly.
  2. It is free to use PhoneRescue for iOS to scan your iPhone 8 (Plus)/X for missing iMessages, but just like any other data recovery tool, only it’s pro version can be used to recover data. iMobie is a responsible developer, if PhoneRescue – for iOS fails to recover deleted iMessages from iPhone 8 (Plus)/X, you can apply for a refund within 60 days since the purchase day.

Method 2. How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X with iTunes Backup

With an iTunes backup, it is for sure you could recover deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X. After restoring iPhone from an iTunes backup, all missing iMessages might be back. However, the price is all existing data on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X would be replaced by the data in iTunes backup. That’s to say, further data loss might occur.

Under this circumstances, we suggest you get PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery to scan iTunes backup and selectively recover iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X. Unlike any other data recovery tools, PhoneRescue for iOS can help you read the contents in iTunes backup and then recover deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X from iTunes backup. This is the safest way to recover deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X.

Step 1 Run PhoneRescue and select Recover from iTunes Backup.

Get PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery or its pro version on its computer. Make sure there are previous backups on the computer. Plug in your iPhone and then click on Recover from iTunes Backup, then click on the Right Arrow tab.

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How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X with iTunes Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Select a backup.

Choose one iTunes backup to restore from, click the Right Arrow button again. Choose Only Scan Backup if you just want to view the data in iTunes backup, choose to Compare if you just need to know the differences between the data in iTunes backup and device.

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How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X with iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Scanning the messages in the backup.

Check the box of Messages and uncheck other boxes, click OK.

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How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X with iTunes Backup – Step 3

Step 4 Preview and recover the messages you prefer most.

PhoneRescue for iOS can show you all iMessages in iTunes backup. Select the conversation you want to recover and then click either recover buttons to recover. To Computer button can help you store deleted iMessages on computer in viewable and printable format, To iDevice tab can help you recover deleted iMessages to iDevice’s Message App directly.

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How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X with iTunes Backup – Step 4

Method 3. How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X with iCloud Backup

iCloud backup is quite similar with iTunes backup. If you have made an iCloud backup with iMessages, PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery is also what you need to extract iMessages from iClouds backup. Follow us now and use it to recover deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X from iCloud backup without restoring iPhone.

Step 1 Run PhoneRescue and select Recover from iCloud.

Download PhoneResce – iOS data recovery on your computer and then launch it. Please make sure you have a previous iCloud backup on iCloud. Plug in your iPhone 8 (Plus)/X if you want to recover deleted iMessages to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X directly. Click on Recover from iCloud then click the Right Arrow button to continue.

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How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X with iCloud Backup - Step 2

How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X with iCloud Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Log in iCloud and choose to scan the messages in the iCloud backup.

Log in your iCloud account. Choose one iCloud backup, check the box of Messages and uncheck other boxes. PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery would soon download Messages from iCloud backup. Please wait patiently.

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How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X with iCloud Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Confirm to scan the backup content.

Click Only Scan Backup if you just want to view the data in iCloud backup, click Compare if you just want to know the differences between the data in iCloud and devices.

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How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X with iCloud Backup – Step 3

Step 4 Preview and select the messages in iCloud to recover.

All iMessages and text messages would be displayed. Select the conversation you want to recover, and then click the To Computer or To Device tab. To Device tab can help you recover selected conversation to Messages App on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X. To Computer tab can help you save deleted conversation to computer in a readable and printable format.

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How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X with iCloud Backup – Step 4

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to retrieve deleted iMessages on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X. If you find this post helpful, please share this post with others. By the way, PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery tool can help you recover other data like photos, Safari history, contacts. Please do give it a try. Any questions about this post are welcomed to be left in the comment column.

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