How to Recover Deleted Texts on iPhone 14/13/12/11/XS/XR/X/8/7 and Android Phones

While mobile phones integrate more and more features, communication is still the major one. According to the recent research, a majority of smartphone users choose SMS as the principal method to interact with friends and family on their mobile phones, followed by phone call and social media. And the same research found that retrieve deleted text files is the biggest challenges smartphone users had. It makes sense, when you consider that smartphones do not have deleted texts recovery feature. Fortunately, we are going to tell you how to get your deleted texts back on both iPhone and Android phones in this article.

When we talk about mobile phone texts, we mean contacts, notes, call logs, calendar events, reminders, and so on, not only text messages. As you can see, to retrieve so many kinds of texts, you will need a powerful tool. iPhone Data Recovery should be one of your best choices . It is a tool suit for mobile phones and offers two versions of data recovery tool for iOS and Android respectively. More importantly, it has the capacity to get all these text formats back and restore them to your computer easily. No matter you want to regain deleted text messages or other texts, this program can help you. Now, just follow our guides below.

Deleted Texts

Part 1. Recover deleted texts on iPhone

iPhone Data Recovery offers you three modes to regain deleted texts. It works for all iPhone models, including iPhone 14/13/12/11/XS/XR/X/8/7, etc. We will use text message recovery as the example to show you the details.

Solution 1: How to regain deleted text on iPhone directly

When you need to retrieve the deleted texts on iPhone, you can get them back directly from iPhone once you connect the device to computer. Check the detail steps as below.

Step 1. Download and install iPhone Data Recovery

iPhone Data Recovery is compatible with both Windows and macOS 13. You can download and install the right version according to your operating system.


Step 2. Connect iPhone to computer

Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your computer and run iPhone Data Recovery. It will recognize your iPhone automatically once the connection is successful.

Trust Your Computer

Step 3. Scan your entire iPhone

Click on the "Start Scan" button to scan entire iPhone. After it is done, choose the "Messages" option on left side bar to display all recoverable deleted text messages. If you want to regain call history, contacts or other text formats, you can find them under "Message & Contacts".

Scan iOS Device

Step 4. Regain deleted texts

Select the SMS you want to regain on detail panel and click on the "Recover" button at bottom. A few seconds later, it will be stored to your computer. It also enables you to recover deleted messages, contacts, photos, videos, songs, call history, calendar, notes, etc. with ease.

Recover Deleted Texts

Solution 2: How to recover deleted texts via iTunes backup

If you have used iTunes on computer, you would understand that iTunes backup is not readable on computer. It means you cannot open iTunes backup file or simply recover certain text messages. Actually, you can replace iTunes client with iPhone Data Recovery, because latter allows you to preview iTunes backup file and only recover deleted text messages.

Step 1. Switch to iTunes backup recovery mode

After connecting your iPhone to your computer, open the latest version of iPhone Data Recovery. Click on "Recover from iTunes Backup File" on left side to open iTunes backup recovery mode.

Choose iTunes Backup File

Step 2. Scan iTunes backup file

Choose the certain iTunes backup that contains the deleted texts from the file list. Click on the "Start Scan" button to extract data from the iTunes backup.

Scan the iTunes backup

Step 3. Recover deleted texts

On the scanning result window, you can select several deleted text messages on "Messages" detail panel. Hit the "Recover" button to recover selected texts immediately.

Recover Text Messages from iTunes

Solution 3: How to recover deleted texts from iCloud backup

Another way to achieve deleted a text back is iCloud backup, and the benefit of using iPhone Data Recovery is to recover deleted texts from iCloud without covering existing data on your iPhone.

Step 1. Download iCloud backup file

Launch the iPhone data recovery tool and make sure that your iPhone is plugged into your computer. Go to "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode and log in your Apple account. Click on the "Download" button next to the iCloud backup file you need to use.

iCloud Backup List

Step 2. Scan text messages

Choose "Messages" and "Messages Attachments" on the pop-up window, and then click on "Next" to scan text messages in iCloud backup only.

Tip: If you want to recover other text formats, you can select corresponding types on the pop-up window.

Choose the File Type

Step 3. Retrieve deleted text messages

After scanning, you can preview and tick the checkbox in front of each lost text message you want to retrieve.

Finally, press the "Recover" button to retrieve lost text messages to local hard drive.

Recover Deleted Text Messages

Part 2. How to get back deleted texts on Android phones

As I said before, iPhone Data Recovery is a toolkit for mobile phones. Besides iPhone Data Recovery, it also offers Android Data Recovery, which helps you to regain deleted SMS, contacts, call history and other data from both internal memory and SD card. Moreover, no need to worry about compatibility problem, since this Android recovery tool supports almost all smartphone brands.

Step 1. Prepare software and hardware

Download and install Android Data Recovery to your computer. Run it and connect your Android phone to the computer via a cable. Follow the custom onscreen instructions to open the USB Debugging mode and complete the connection.

Connect Android to Windows

Step 2. Preview deleted texts for recovery

On the category window, you can choose data type to recover, like Contacts, Call logs, Messages and more. Make sure you have checked the "Messages" boxes and click "Next". On detail window, you can preview all erased text messages.

Choose Messages to Recover

Step 3. Retrieve deleted texts

Select all the deleted text messages you want and click on the "Recover" button to save them to your computer.

Recover Text Messages from Android


In this tutorial, we have discussed multiple ways to recover deleted texts on iPhone and Android phone. iPhone Data Recovery is worth to use, for it has multiple advantages. First of all, the iPhone Data Recovery integrates various modes to expand the possibilities of deleted texts recovery. Moreover, you can preview all erased data and select the lost texts and retrieve them to hard disks. That could save a lot of time and protect existing data on your iPhone. When it comes to Android phones, Android Data Recovery is popular among Android users, partly because it is compatible with all Android phone models and operating system versions.

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