How to Retrieve Deleted Messages from iPhone 6/6s (Plus)
Can you retrieve deleted texts from iPhone 6/6s Plus? If you lost some vital messages by mistaken deletion, here you can find 3 ways to recover deleted text messages from iPhone 6/iPhone 6s (Plus).
Get PhoneRescue to recover deleted messages, notes, contacts, and more from iPhone after reading this guide on how to retrieve deleted messages on iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s.
Q: "The upgrade process was failed when I was trying to update my iPhone 6 Plus to iOS 8.4.1 early this morning. I can restore some content stored on iCloud backup, such as contacts and notes, but I couldn't get back my text messages, which are important for me. How to recover my lost messages? Can any recovery app do the job for me?"
Analysis: Text message, as a substitute for voice calls in situations, is a quick, concise, and efficient way of communicating, and it often includes some vital information. With the release of iOS 9/9.1/9.2/9.3, many people may get iPhone texts lost during the updating process. Besides new iOS update, text messages can get lost owning to:
- Wrong operation, e.g. mistaken deletion of text messages;
- iPhone Jailbreak;
- iPhone factory settings restore;
- iPhone has been lost or stolen;
- iPhone was damaged, broken.
Maybe some of you just getting the new iPhone 6/6s or the latest iPhone SE, you may also lose some messages when you attempt to sync data from old iPhone to new iPhone 6s. No matter whether you have created backups of your iPhone or not, here in this guide you will get three ways to retrieve the deleted messages from iPhone 6/6s/SE with the help of an iPhone data recovery tool - PhoneRescue.
Check the designed features of PhoneRescue
- PhoneRescue is capable of retrieving SMS, iMessages, MMS, including the images and attachment.
- PhoneRescue manages to save messages to HTML or TEXT format so that you can view or check them on your computer at any time.
- PhoneRescue allows you to selectively scan and recover the messages which greatly saves your efforts and time.Get PhoneRescue Now
Part 1: Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from iPhone 6/6s (Plus) without Backup
After downloading and installing PhoneRescue on your computer, you can start recovering the deleted messages from iPhone in a few clicks.
Step 1. Launch PhoneRescue on your computer (PC or Mac) > Connect your iPhone 6/6s (Plus) > Select "Recover from iOS Device" on homepage of PhoneRescue > Click right arrow to scan your iPhone.
Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 6/6s without Backup – Step 1
Step 2: Select Messages and Message Attachments > Select the contacts with messages you want to retrieve > Preview deleted text messages on your iPhone > Select the messages and attachments you want to restore > Click To Device button to get deleted messages back to iPhone again.
Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 6/6s without Backup – Step 2
Except restoring deleted text messages back to iPhone again, PhoneRescue also allows you to back up recovered messages to computer by clicking To Computer button.Get PhoneRescue Now
Part 2: Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from iPhone 6/6s (Plus) from iTunes Backup
If you fail to restore deleted texts on iPhone directly, it means these lost messages have been overwritten. At this moment, the only way to get them back is extracting them from iTunes or iCloud backup. Next, we will show you how to retrieve deleted text messages from an iTunes backup.
Step 1. Open PhoneRescue, and there is no need to connect your iPhone 6/6s (Plus) to computer. On Homepage of PhoneRescue, choose "Recover from iTunes Backup", and click right arrow to scan your computer for listing all the iTunes backups.
Retrieve Deleted Messages from iPhone 6 (Plus) from iTunes Backup – Step 1
Step 2. Select an iTunes backup from the list, and click Right Arrow to scan the selected iTunes backup.
Extract Deleted Text Messages from an iTunes Backup with PhoneRescue – Step 2
Step 3: Select Messages and Message Attachments, and then select the contacts with messages you want to retrieve. Preview the deleted messages on your iPhone, and select those you want to restore, and click To Computer button to get them back to computer.
Retrieve Deleted Messages from iPhone 6 (Plus) from iTunes Backup – Step 3
PhoneRescue also supports recovering deleted text messages back to iDevice directly. You just need to keep your iPhone connected to your computer during the process of extracting messages from iTunes backup, and click To iDevice button.Get PhoneRescue Now
Part 3: Retrieve Deleted Messages from iPhone 6/6s (Plus) from iCloud Backup
If you backed up your iPhone with iCloud instead of iTunes, you can follow us to get deleted text messages from iCloud backup with steps below:
Step 1. Launch PhoneRescue, and then on the homepage click "Recover from the iCloud". There is also no need to connect your iPhone 6/6s (Plus). And then click Right Arrow to enter next screen.
Retrieve Deleted Messages from iPhone 6 (Plus) from iCloud Backup – Step 1
Step 2: Input your Apple ID and password to get access to your iCloud backups.
Retrieve Deleted Messages from iPhone 6 (Plus) from iCloud Backup – Step 2
Step 3: Select the iCloud backup contains the messages you want to retrieve, and then click Right Arrow to scan the selected backup.
Extract Text Messages from iCloud Backup with PhoneRescue – Step 3
Step 4: Select Messages and Messages Attachments, then select the contacts with messages you want to retrieve. Preview the deleted text messages in iCloud backup, and then select the items you want to restore, then click To Computer button to get them back to computer.
Extract Text Messages from iCloud Backup with PhoneRescue – Step 4
The Bottom Line
As you can see PhoneRescue manages to retrieve your deleted text messages in three ways, choose the one you prefer. Any question or comment about this article or PhoneRescue is welcomed. Meanwhile, don't forget to share this article with your friends.Get PhoneRescue Now
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