Accidentally deleted text messages on iPhone and don’t know how to undelete text messages on iPhone? This guide will share you 3 simple and reliable methods to undelete text messages on iPhone without effort.
Messages is one of the most popular way for smartphone users to keep in touch with their family, friends, colleagues, boss, etc. Little by little and day by day, plenty of precious and important text messages that you can’t affordable to lose are stored there. So, mistakenly deleting part or all of your messages especially those important messages can be a maddening experience.
Don’t be upset. All your deleted text messages can be easily recovered. And here in this guide, we will show you 5 different, efficient yet reliable methods to help you undelete text messages on iPhone, no matter you have iTunes/iCloud backup or not.
If you haven’t made available iTunes/iCloud backup, you can move to Method 5 directly to undelete text messages on iPhone without any backup.
To undelete text messages on iPhone with iTunes backup, you have to make sure that you have made an iTunes backup and the backup contains the deleted messages. But since iTunes offers no way for you to view the backup details, this could be a hard task.
Otherwise, you will lose more important files on your iPhone, as restoring from iTunes backup needs you to erase all existing data on your device and those erased data may never be recovered. Also, Apple won’t let you recover only text messages from iTunes backup, it will be a full restore.
If you’re unsure whether the iTunes backup you made before including the messages you deleted or not, or don’t want to lose any data on iPhone while restoring from iTunes backup, simply refer to Method 2 to complete it.
Step 1 Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC computer > Connect your iPhone X to the computer via USB cable.
Step 2 Click the iPhone icon when it shows in iTunes > Click “Restore Backup”.
If you can’t ensure whether the iTunes backup contains your deleted messages or not, you’d better don’t try the traditional iTunes recovery way to undelete text messages on iPhone. To help you locate the right iTunes backup and undelete messages on iPhone without erasing any previous data, we highly recommend this #1 iPhone Data Recovery tool – PhoneRescue for iOS.
This 100% safe and professional iOS data recovery tool allows you to view the iTunes backup details before recovering deleted messages. Unlike traditional iTunes backup recovery way, you can retrieve only messages category and select the messages you really want to recover, but do not need to make a full restore.
More importantly, there’s no data erasing requirements. You won’t lose any existing data on your device, all your data will be kept 100% secure after the undeleting process. Now, let’s check the detailed steps on how to undelete text messages on iPhone with iTunes, even without data loss.
Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac/PC computer and install it on your computer.
Step 2 Connect your iPhone to the computer via its USB cable > Click Recover from iTunes Backup mode > Click Right Arrow on the bottom right.
Step 3 Choose the backup contains the messages you want to undelete and click Right Arrow > Check Messages > Click OK button to scan the backup files.
Step 4 Preview and select the messages you want to recover > Click Recover to iOS Device or Recover to Computer button to retrieve them now.
Just like restoring from iTunes backup, restoring from iCloud backup will also require you to erase your iPhone and need a full restore. All your data and settings will be wiped and replaced by the iCloud backup files. If you only want to restore deleted messages, and don’t want to erase any data or settings on your iPhone, move to Method 4 to make it.
Step 1 Turn on your iPhone X > Go to Settings > General > Reset > Tap Erase all content and settings option.
Just as mentioned above, all your current data and settings will be erased before restoring from iCloud backup. Moreover, you can’t see what exactly the iCloud backup contains, even can’t selectively recover only text messages.
Actually, you have an easier and smarter way to undelete text messages on iPhone with iCloud backup – trying PhoneRescue for iOS, which allows you to preview iCloud backup details before recovering, and enables you to selectively recover only wanted messages instead of a blind a full restore.
More than anything, unlike traditional iCloud backup recovery way, it will not erase any previous data or settings on your iPhone. All your data and settings will remain 100% safe. Now, let’s see how to undelete messages on iPhone with iCloud, but without erasing data.
Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS and install it on your computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer via its USB cable.
Step 2 Choose Recover from iCloud mode > Click Right Arrow on the bottom right corner to enter the next page.
Step 3 Enter your Apple ID and password > Click Right Arrow to proceed > Choose iCloud Backup option.
Step 4 Choose the backup contains the messages you deleted and click Download > Choose Messages category, then click OK to download the backup.
Step 5 Preview and select the messages you want to undelete > Click To iOS Device or To Computer button to get them back to iPhone’s correspond App or Mac/PC computer.
Since undelete text messages on iPhone with iTunes and iCloud backup have so many terrible limitations: must have made a backup before, can’t view backup details to ensure the deleted messages, can’t only recover deleted messages, have to erase iPhone, etc. Lots of iPhone users prefer to use PhoneRescue for iOS to undelete messages on iPhone. And below are the reasons why it is more popular than traditional iTunes/iCloud backup recovery way.
Highest Success Recovery Rate – It has helped over 5,700,000 iOS users recover deleted text messages successfully. No matter you have backup or not, it helps you easily recover deleted texts.
Preview & Selectively Recovery – Supports previewing and selecting data before retrieving, which makes it possible for you to selectively recover the messages you prefer most, not a blind full restore.
Fastest Recovery Speed & Easy to Use – Unlike traditional iTunes/iCloud way, it is time-saving yet labor-saving. It only takes you a few minutes and 3 simple steps to safely undelete all messages on your iPhone.
Widest Coverage of Message Types – Include text messages, iMessage, WhatsApp messages, SMS messages, MMS messages, attachments, etc. All your messages can be easily undeleted.
Recover Back to Device or to Mac/PC – You can choose to undelete the messages to Messages app on iPhone directly for instant use, or save them to your Mac/PC in readable formats of PDF, TXT, or HTML as an extra local backup.
Needn’t Erasing iPhone & Keep All Existing Data Safe – Unlike common iTunes or iCloud recovery way, it supports previewing the whole iTunes/iCloud backup directly without restoring, and you can select the message you really wanted to recover to iPhone. No erase and replace needs.
Firstly, let’s Download Free Trial of PhoneRescue for iOS to scan your iPhone for free, and then follow the simple steps below to undelete text messages on iPhone easily.
Step 1 Install PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac/PC computer > Open > Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable > Click Recover from iOS Device mode > Click Right Arrow on the bottom right to proceed.
Step 2 Check Messages option > Click OK to start the scanning process.
Step 3 Preview and select the messages you want to undelete > Click To iPhone button to undelete them to your iPhone/iPad directly for instant use. Or you can click To PC/Mac Computer button to store them on your Mac/PC computer.
That’s all about how to undelete text messages on iPhone. You may have successfully undeleted messages on iPhone with above 5 methods. And just as see from above, no matter you have backup or not, PhoneRescue for iOS helps you undelete messages on iPhone easily.
Actually, besides messages, PhoneRescue for iOS also supports recovering photos, contacts, notes, videos, etc. So, just give it a try for free now incase you will have further iPhone data recovery needs.
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