How Do I Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 4/4s
Seeking for a safe way to retrieve deleted text messages on an old iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s? This quick post describes the most effective way to recover deleted text messages on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s.
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Q: "How can I recover deleted text messages on my iPhone 4? My messages have been deleted and I would very much like to get them back. Can somebody please help me?"
-- Question by Rikke Damkjær on makeuseof
Deleting some messages by mistake is a universal phenomenon among iPhone users. The good thing is there are some possible workarounds to recover the deleted but important messages from an iPhone. We have already talked about how to get back the deleted texts from an iPhone 6s, and here we will focus on how to do it on a relatively old iPhone 4/4s.
The Tool You'll Need
- PhoneRescue is an all-inclusive data recovery program that is easy-to-use, efficient & capable of rescuing deleted data on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. It supports recovering up to 22 types of files, like messages, contacts, call history, notes, voicemail, calendar, reminders, Safari bookmarks, etc.
- For the lost, damaged or broken iPhones, PhoneRescue also gives a hand on extracting & recovering messages from an iTunes backup files, even it gets encrypted.
- It's available to preview before recovery, and you can selectively retrieve only messages from iPhone 4/4s other than restoring the whole iPhone backup.
- It is compatible with all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models, including the old iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4s.
How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 4/4s with PhoneRescue
Here are three recovery modes of PhoneRescue: recover from iPhone directly, recover from iTunes backup, and recover from iCloud backup.
Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 4/4s
1. To recover messages from iPhone 4/4s directly: Connect your iPhone 4/4s to computer and run PhoneRescue > Choose Recover from iOS Device > Select Messages and Message Attachments > Preview and select the messages you need > Click on To Computer button or To iDevice button to get them backup.
Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 4/4s Directly
2. To recover messages from iPhone 4/4s from iTunes backup: Open PhoneRescue, and there is no need to connect your iPhone > Choose Recover from iTunes Backup > Select an iTunes backup > Choose Messages and Message Attachments > Preview the messages and click To Computer button.
Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 4/4s from iTunes Backup
3. If the iCloud backup of your iPhone 4/4s is before iOS 9, you can choose “Recover from iCloud” > Sign in with Apple ID > Take some minutes to download the backup > Choose Messages and Message Attachments > Preview the messages and click To Computer button to download them.
Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 4/4s from iCloud Backup
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The Bottom Line
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