How to Search Text Messages on iPhone 6/6s

Summary

How to search text messages on iPhone? Read this useful guide to learn two methods to search text messages on iPhone 6/6s (Plus).

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Sept. 03, 2016

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Have a try on PhoneRescue to recover your iPhone messages, contacts, notes, and more. Now read this guide to learn how to search text messages on iPhone 6/6s (Plus).

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We send and receive messages everyday with the Messages App on the iPhone. Like many of us, you may find that it is not easy to search for a specific text among a pile of messages on your iPhone. Or you may also want to search the deleted or lost messages on your iPhone but don’t know how? This tutorial is all about the solutions to search text messages on iPhone and also can be implemented to search the deleted chats on your iPhone.

Also Read: How to Retrieve Deleted Texts on iPhone 6/6s >

Part 1. How to Search Messages on iPhone 6/6s with Spotlight Search

To use Spotlight Search to find messages, you need to turn on Spotlight Search for messages: Go to Settings > General > Spotlight Search > Turn Messages on.

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Step 1. On the iPhone home screen, swipe to the right to bring up Spotlight Search menu.

Step 2. Then, tap the search bar and enter the keywords you are searching for.

Step 3. When the search results appeared, swipe down to scroll through the list to locate the Messages section on your iPhone.

Search Messages on iPhone 6/6s with Spotlight Search

Search Messages on iPhone 6/6s with Spotlight Search

Part 2. How to Search Messages on iPhone 6/6s in Message App

1. Open the Message app on your iPhone.

2. Swipe down with your finger to bring up the search box.

3. Enter the keywords in the search box and the results list will automatically update as you type.

How to Search Messages on iPhone in Message App

How to Search Messages on iPhone in Message App

Part 3. How to Search Messages on iPhone 6/6s with PhoneRescue

Here we discuss search messages on iPhone, if you want to search messages in the backup, you should choose Recover from iTunes Backup or Recover from iCloud.

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue and open it > Plug in your iPhone.

Step 2. Select Recover from iOS Device > Click on Right Arrow to enter the next page.

Search Messages on iPhone 6/6s with PhoneRescue – Step 3

Search Messages on iPhone 6/6s with PhoneRescue – Step 2

Step 3. Select Messages or Message Attachment > Type the contact name in search bar to search the existed or deleted messages you need > You can also click To Computer or To iDevice button to extract the messages.

Search Messages on iPhone 6/6s with PhoneRescue – Step 2

Search Messages on iPhone 6/6s with PhoneRescue – Step 3

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The Bottom Line

PhoneRescue would be your best helper to search, extract, and recover messages on your iPhone. Now you can download it to give it a try. If this guide is helpful, don’t forget to share it with your friends.

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