How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 7/7 Plus with 3 Methods
Accidentally deleted or lost text messages from new iPhone 7/7 Plus? Read this post to recover these deleted text messages on iPhone 7 in only 3 steps, even you have no backup.
The Messages app is always one of most used apps on mobile devices. And the improved messages app on iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus no doubt would be one of the best apps people would like to use.
It could be normal that some iPhone 7 users would face the problem of messages disappearing or missing after they get the new iPhone and use the Messages app. So in this post, we talk about how to retrieve deleted text messages on an iPhone 7 (Plus).
Firstly, did you backup your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud before losing messages? If you did, then it could be very easy to get back deleted messages by restoring your device. Of course, maybe an iPhone backup extractor could be better to help you recover deleted messages back to your device, because it will never erase your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.
Of course, the big problem is that if you have no iPhone backup.
Tool to Recover iPhone 7 Deleted Messages without Backup
Actually, one professional data recovery tool – PhoneRescue can save your life. It does a great job in recovering lost data from both Android and iOS device. PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery could easily make it to directly scan whether there are some deleted messages on your device, of course, without an iTunes or iCloud backup. (Normally, the deleted texts on iOS device could be retrieved if there isn’t something new takes up the storage of the deleted texts).
Of course, PhoneRescue can do more to retrieve deleted messages from your iPhone 7 – extract messages from specific backup you created with iTunes and iCloud, without connecting your iPhone to this software.
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How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 7 without Backup
Step 1. Download and install PhoneRescue on your computer. Please choose Download for iOS option and save it on your Windows or Mac. OS supports Windows 7/8/10, Mac OS 10.8 – 10.11 and new macOS Sierra.
Step 2. Run PhoneRescue and connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable. Click Recover from iOS Device and go to “Next”.
How to Recover Deleted Messages from iPhone 7/7 Plus Directly – Step 2
Step 3. Then a screen will pop up noticing you to choose what kind of data you would like to retrieve. Check Messages option and click OK button, then it will begin scanning your iPhone 7.
Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone 7/7 Plus – Step 3
Step 4. After scanning, all messages and attachments will be listed. Click Messages and Messages Attachments on the left panel to preview messages on iPhone. You can use the filter to list only deleted ones. After getting your deleted texts, now you can select them and recover them to your device or export them to your computer. (If you plan to export them to computer, these messages will be saved as printable and readable files, such as HTML.)
How to Recover Deleted Messages from iPhone 7/7 Plus Directly – Step 4
While if you have backed up your iPhone 7 (Plus) to iTunes or iCloud, then it would save a lot of work to get back your deleted text messages. You can just restore them from iTunes & iCloud backups.
But you need to notice that iTunes & iCloud restoring both require the whole iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus being replaced by the backup files. It means that all existed data on iPhone 7 (Plus) would be erased, and irretrievable forever. Besides, in iTunes & iCloud backup files, you will no be enabled to see what exactly they contain. So you cannot be sure of whether they have the deleted text messages on iPhone 7 (Plus). So there would be high risk of losing some other important data for saving deleted text messages on iPhone 7 (Plus).
However, just as we mentioned above, PhoneRescue for iOS does also works for retrieving deleted messages on iPhone 7 (Plus) from iTunes & iCloud backups. Besides it also avoids such defects and shortcomings like iTunes & iCloud restoring.
PhoneRescue for iOS enables you to see every single item in iTunes & iCloud backups before restoring. So you can 100% make sure if the backup file has what you want. As long as the backup includes the deleted messages on iPhone 7 (Plus), with PhoneRescue you can directly recover them directly to your iPhone Message app, or save them on Computer in the formats of HTML or TXT, without any other data on iPhone 7 (Plus) being erased. So why not give PhoneRescue for iOS a trial now, and follow the other two methods to recover deleted text messages on iPhone 7 (Plus) from iTunes or iCloud backups?
If you have backed up your iPhone 7 to iTunes, you can take the following steps to get back your deleted text messages.
How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 7 from iTunes Backup
Step 1. Run PhoneRescue > Connect your iPhone 7 to it if you plan to recover deleted text messages directly to your iPhone 7 Message app > Choose Recover from iTunes Backup > Click right arrow.
Step 2. Select the iTunes backup with messages you want to retrieve > Click right arrow to scan the selected backup.
Step 3. Then it would pop up a page for you to choose what kind of data to scan. By default, all categories will be selected. Please uncheck Select All option and then choose Messages. Click OK.
Step 4. After scanning, select Messages and Message Attachments > Select the contacts with messages you want to retrieve > Preview the deleted text messages > Select the items you want to recover > Click To Computer button to get them back to computer, or To Device button to recover them directly to your iPhone 7 Messages app.
If you have iCloud backups for your iPhone 7, you can take the following steps to retrieve your deleted text messages.
How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 7 from iCloud Backup
Step 1. Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your PC/Mac, and run it > On PhoneRescue for iOS homepage select Recover from iCloud > Connect your iPhone 7 to it if you plan to recover deleted text messages directly to your iPhone 7 Message app > Click on right arrow to continue.
Step 2. Sign in your iCloud account.
Step 3. Select iCloud Backup.
Step 4. Choose the iCloud backup file which contains delete text messages > Click Download > Then it would pop up a screen for you to choose what kind of data type you would like to recover, so check Messages > Click OK button to continue.
Step 5. Then it would start downloading those files > After downloading, click right arrow > All text messages would be displayed > Choose the items you plan to recover > Click on To Computer button to download them to computer or To Device button to get them to your iPhone 7 Message app.
The Bottom Line
Just like what we showed above, This best iPhone data recovery tool – PhoneRescue could be a good deleted messages recovery tool for your new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. Of course, besides SMS or iMessages, you can use it to do more to recover lost data from your iPhone iPad, such as photos, videos, voice memos, WhatsApp messages, etc. Download PhoneRescue and discover more >>