How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone X/8(Plus) with/without Backup

Summary

How to recover deleted text messages on iPhone X/8(Plus)? This guide will show you two simple method of recovering deleted text messages on iPhone X/8.

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Sep. 22, 2017

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Download this best data recovery on your PC or Mac computer, and follow this guide to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone 8/X.

As a smartphone user, you may use Message app everyday, and for iPhone users, you must often use iMessage as well. Messages bring you a lot of convenience. You can get a SMS receiving reminder with vital videos, photos, voice memo, and other kinds of attached data and files. And for iPhone X/8/7/6s/6 that running on iOS 11, there is a cool thing that you can send and receive Apple Pay cash via iMessage directly. It is no doubt that messages always mean a lot to you.

Most users have developed a habit of clearing useless messages. And unexpected always happen to everyone, sometimes, you may some important messages by accident, don’t you? It could be very frustrating when losing the precious messages that you still needed. When you getting into this trouble, to retrieve the deleted text message is the first idea come to your mind, right? But, how to recover deleted text messages on iPhone X/8/7/6? Actually, it’s not a hot potato. If you have backup that contains the messages you want to recover, you can restore them with iTunes. However, what if you have no backup, especially for iPhone 8 users, you may even haven't backed up your new iPhone X/8 yet. Then, what to do?

How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 8/X

How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 8/X

This article is going to tell you 2 methods of retrieving deleted text messages on iPhone 8/X, and also suitable for recovering deleted WhatsApp messages, SMS messages, iMessages, etc.

Method 1. How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 8/X Without Backup

If you haven’t backup for iPhone 8/X and want to get back deleted text messages, well, this method can help you out. In fact, after you remove a message from iPhone 8/X, the message doesn't actually get deleted forever. The deleted messages is technically marked for deletion by the system and hidden so that they become invisible. That is mean the deleted messages still stays somewhere on your iPhone 8/X and you can retrieve them as long as you find those marked and hidden messages files. But, to find them you need some data recovery tools such as PhoneRescue. Meanwhile, there is also a prerequisite that is the deleted messages are not being overwritten; otherwise, none of the tools can help you find them, let alone recover them.

PhoneRescue is an easy-to-use data recovery software, supports getting back data from both Android and iOS devices. With PhoneRescue - iOS data recovery you are able to recover 24 + types of iOS data and files, like photos, videos, messages, contacts, call history, notes, app data, etc. Even if you have no backup, it makes it possible to find out all the marked and hidden messages, and also allows you to preview the deleted messages before recovering them. More than anything, if you find what you want, you can click “To Device Button” to get them back to your iPhone 8/X, but this is a paid function and you need to update to Pro Version. PhoneRescue has the highest data recovery success rate, if you failed to retrieve what you want within 60 days of purchase, you'll get the 100% risk-free unconditional full refund.

Now, Download PhoneRescue (choose Download for iOS) on your PC or Mac, and then follow steps below to retrieve deleted text messages on your iPhone 8/X:

Step 1. Open it and connect your iPhone 8/X with USB cable. Select Recover from iOS Device.

How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 8/X - Step 1

How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 8/X - Step 1

Step 2. All categories will be selected by default. Please uncheck Select All option and only tick Messages, then click on OK to scan this type of data on your iPhone 8/X.

How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 8/X - Step 2

How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 8/X - Step 2

Step 3. Preview and select the text messages you want to recover, then click on the To Device button to put selected messages back to your iPhone directly. Also, you can choose to export Messages to computer as TXT for printing.

How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 8/X - Step 3

How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 8/X - Step 3

Method 2. How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 8/X with Backup

If you have made backups for your iPhone 8/X by using iCloud or iTunes, and these backups contain the messages you want to recover, then you get them back from backups. However, both iCloud and iTunes won’t allow you to selectively recover text messages and will erase all your current data on your iPhone 8/X. So, here, we try out an easier & smarter solution - using PhoneRescue, which can help you selectively recover text messages from backups without losing data.

Step 1. Also download and run PhoneRescue on your computer. If you want to recover deleted text messages to your iPhone 8/X directly, you need to connect your iPhone to computer in advance. Then, select Recover from iTunes Backup. If you backup messages to iCloud, then you can select Recover from iCloud.

Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 8/X with Backup - Step 1

Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 8/X with Backup - Step 1

Step 2. Select the backup contains the deleted messages, a pop up window will let you to decide only scan backup or make a data comparison, and you can make a decision according to your condition. Then just tick Messages and click on OK to scan messages in backup.

Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 8/X with Backup - Step 2

Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 8/X with Backup - Step 2

Step 3. You can select Only list deleted and preview, choose the text messages you want to recover, then click on the recover button to start recovering selected messages to iPhone or computer.

Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 8/X with Backup - Step 3

Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 8/X with Backup - Step 3

The Bottom Line

Just as what showed above, PhoneRescue could be your best choice to get lost data back. Besides, if you lost any data after iOS 11 update, you can also use it to find and recover lost data as soon as possible. Hope this article is helpful for you. If you meet any problem about how to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone 8/X, welcome to leave your comments or email us. Now, download PhoneRescue to have a try.

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