How to recover deleted text messages on iPhone 8 (Plus)? This guide will show you two simple method of recovering deleted text messages on iPhone 8 (Plus).
To clean private data or free up iPhone space, most users have developed a habit of clearing useless messages. But sometimes, you may mistakenly lose the important messages by accident while deleting, and you may get frustrated and urgently search methods to retrieve the deleted text message back. In this post, you could find out how to retrieve deleted texts on iPhone 8 (Plus).
In the following, we will give you the details. Check then now.
If you haven’t backup iPhone 8 (Plus) to iTunes or iCloud 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 (Plus), the message doesn’t actually get deleted forever. The deleted messages are technically marked for deletion by the system and hidden so that they become invisible. That is mean the deleted messages still stay somewhere on your iPhone 8 (Plus) and you can retrieve them as long as you find those marked and hidden messages files. To locate these marked and hidden messages, you need some top iPhone data recovery software. And among the most popular Data recovery for text messages in 2022, we highly recommend PhoneRescue for iOS to take a try.
As one of the top iPhone data recovery, PhoneRescue for iOS enjoys a list of effective features as below:
Now, free download PhoneRescue for iOS on your PC or Mac, and then follow steps below to retrieve deleted text messages on your iPhone 8 (Plus).
Step 1. Open it and connect your iPhone 8 (Plus) with the USB cable. Select Recover from iOS Device.
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 (Plus).
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.
If you have made backups for your iPhone 8 (Plus) by iTunes and these backups contain the messages you want to recover, then you get them back from backups with iTunes backup restoring way. However, before we show the detailed steps about this method, you need to know that iTunes won’t allow you to selectively recover text messages but the whole backup file, and will erase all your current data on your iPhone 8 (Plus). So before taking this method, you should really think twice about data safety.
However, we sincerely do not recommend you this way, considering users’ failure to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone 8. We recommend you use third-party software – PhoneRescue for iOS, which can help you do this job, too, and at the same time allow you selectively extract only messages from iTunes backup to your device without data erasing and loss.
Step 1. Download and run PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer. If you want to recover deleted text messages to your iPhone 8 (Plus) directly, you need to connect your iPhone to the computer in advance. Then, select Recover from Backup. If you’ve backed up messages to iCloud, then you can select Recover from iCloud.
Step 2. Select the backup that contains the deleted messages, a pop-up window will let you decide only to 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 the backup.
Step 3. You can select the Only list deleted option to see the deleted items, choose the text messages you want to recover, then click on the Recover button to start recovering selected messages to iPhone or computer.
If you have backed up your iPhone 8 (Plus) to iCloud, there is also an iCloud backup restoring way available to you find missed text messages. Still, it has similar shortcomings to iTunes backup restoring. It will not allow users to preview what is inside the backup. You cannot restore only messages to iPhone but the whole iCloud backup file. Before restoring, you need to erase all existed data on the device first.
Still, if you are afraid of missing some other data, you can also use PhoneRescue for iOS to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone with iCloud backup. And you may notice this feature in the “data recovery” mode. Just choose the Recover from iCloud on its home screen after you connect your device to the application.
Just as shown above, two methods are introduced here. Besides, if you lost any data after iOS update, you can also use PhoneRescue for iOS 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 (Plus), welcome to leave your comments or email us. Now, download PhoneRescue for iOS to have a try. And to protect your iPhone 8 (Plus) messages from missing again, the best way is to back up the device regularly.
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