How to Recover Deleted iMessages from iPhone/iPad/iPod

How to recover deleted iMessages?

Apple offers a useful feature to the Messages app for iPhone, iPad and iPod for their users whose iOS devices runs iOS 5 or later versions, so they are able to send free text messages and picture messages to other Apple users. Different with other messaging services which require a text message plan from network service provider, iMessage sending only needs mobile data connection or WiFi connection, it is completely free all over the world. Besides text messages, iMessage enables you to send videos, pictures, contacts and so on without limitation.

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iMessage makes it be easier for users to contact with friends and family, and more convenient for business communication. In addition, it is totally free as long as you have the cellular or WiFi connection. However, it will be very disappointing for users if they mistakenly delete important iMessages containing private information and have no idea on how to recover deleted iMessages from iPhone, iPad or iPod. This article is well prepared for you, which shows a perfect solution for you to recover deleted iMessages with ease.

Apeaksoft - iPhone Data Recovery is definitely what you need. This article will share you this best deleted iMessages recovery tool to help you restore deleted iMessages from iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. What's more, it can recover iMessages from iTunes backup as well as iCloud backup without hassle.

Part 1. How to recover deleted iMessages from iOS device

What you need:

1. Your iPhone, iPad or iPod

2. The iOS USB cable

3. A computer installed with the latest iTunes version

4. Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery

Step 1. Open iPhone Data Recovery

Download and install Apeaksoft - iPhone Data Recovery. Launch the iMessage recovery program, and you'll see three main recovery modes, "Recover from iOS device", "Recover from iTunes Backup Files" and "Recover from iCloud Backup Files". The program set the first mode "Recover from iOS Device" in default. With it, you are able to recover iMessages directly from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Interface

Step 2. Connect iOS device and trust computer

Connect your iOS device with computer using the USB cable. There is a pop-up notice asking "Will you trust this computer", you need to tap on "Trust" to continue the following steps.

Trust your computer

When the device is connected, the program will detect it and show the device name in the main interface. Then click "Start Scan" button.

Connect iPhone

Notes: For users who use iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4, this tool provides standard mode and advanced mode for recovery. In the standard mode, you can only recover messages, contacts, call history, etc. But in the advanced mode, it can find the deleted video, photos and so on. In addition, the advanced mode also applies to those who forget the iPhone/iPad/iPod password or encounter system errors.

Standard mode

Step 3. View deleted iMessages after scanning process

iPhone Data Recovery will quickly scan the data. The program is very trustworthy. It won't extract any data of your iPhone/iPad/iPod, this tool creates a copy of your device database. The scanning process is very fast, and after the scanning process, all your data will be classified in the left module. Choose the "Messages" option under the "Message & Contacts" tab, you'll clearly view all messages listed in the main interface, including deleted iMessages and existing iMessages. Click each one, you can see the detailed iMessage content on the right.

Scan iOS device

Step 4. Choose the deleted iMessages for recovery

Choose and check the deleted iMessages that you want to recover. Smart as it is, the program distinguishes the deleted iMessages marked in red, and the existing ones are in black. To quickly find the deleted iMessages for recovery, you can toggle the option "Only display the deleted item(s)" to "ON", and all the deleted iMessages will only be listed. After that, click the "Recover" button to recover deleted iMessages on iPhone, iPad or iPod. Check this post to know more about how to recover deleted text messages on iPhone.

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Part 2. How to recover iMessages from iTunes backup

Lose iMessage due to iOS device stolen, damaged or misplaced? You are able to recover the lost iMessages! If you ever backed up your iDevice with iTunes or iCloud, things will be easier. Apeaksoft - iPhone Data Recovery provides the features for you to recover deleted iMessages from iTunes backup.

With iPhone Data Recovery, you can see all iTunes backup files you've made, and then you can download a specific one and access to the data from the backup without hassle. Let's go ahead and see how to recover deleted iMessages from iTunes backup with iPhone Data Recovery.

What you need:

1. iTunes installed on your computer

2. Apeaksoft - iPhone Data Recovery

3. An iTunes backup file

4. iOS USB cable

Step 1. Choose the recovery mode and backup file

Download and launch iPhone Data Recovery software. If you previously made iPhone/iPad/iPod backup using iTunes, you can choose the second mode, "Recover from iTunes Backup". Hit the option, and you'll see all available iOS backup files you made using iTunes. You can choose the target backup file for deleted iMessages recovery and then click the "Start Scan" button to continue.

Choose iTunes backup file

Step 2. Scan the iTunes backup and view deleted iMessages

iPhone Data Recovery will then scan the iTunes backup file you select, and display all data classified into the left module. You can find the "Message" option among them. Click it and you can see the iMessages listed in the interface. The deleted iMessages are be distinguished in red, and the existing ones are be in black. And you are able to toggle on the "Only display the deleted item(s)" to fast locate the deleted iMessages. Click the text message from the list, and you can view in detail the text message content from the right side.

Scan the iTunes backup

Step 3. Choose deleted iMessages for recovery

Check the deleted iMessages that you want to recover and get back to your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Click the button of "Recover" and choose the file folder for saving. Wait for a while, and iPhone Data Recovery will quickly recover the deleted iMessages from iTunes backup.

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Part 3. How to recover iMessages from iTunes backup

For those who want to recover deleted iMessages but the iPhone/iPad/iPod has been stolen, damaged or misplaced, there is another way for you. If you previously and regularly back up your iOS device to iCloud, there is a great chance for you to recover deleted iMessages. Besides iTunes, iCloud can also be a good data backup tool for iOS users. But one point you should know first is that iCloud only offers 5 GB free space for backup. And you can follow the tutorial below for recovering deleted iMessages from iCloud backup.

What you need:

1. Apeaksoft - iPhone Data Recovery

2. iCloud login

3. An iCloud backup for deleted text messages recovery

4. iOS USB cable

Step 1. Choose the recovery mode and log into iCloud

When you launch iPhone Data Recovery, choose the recovery mode, "Recover from iCloud Backup" if you regularly make iCloud backup for your iPhone/iPad/iPod. You'll need to first log into your iCloud with the Apple ID and password. Then the program is able to access to the iCloud backup files.

log into iCloud

Step 2. Choose to download iCloud backup for deleted iMessages recovery

When you manage to log into iCloud, you can see all iCloud backup files. Choose the one where you are able to recover deleted iMessages and then click the "Download" button.

iCloud backup list

Step 3. Choose the file type

Before downloading, you can optionally choose the file type for recovery. For those deleted iMessages, you can only check the option "Messages" for downloading. Finally click "OK"; button to continue downloading.

Choose the file type

Step 4. View and choose the deleted text messages for recovery

Soon, iPhone Data Recovery will scan the iCloud backup file you choose, and show all data you choose from the left module. Click the option of "Messages", and you can see the iMessages listed in the interface. The deleted iMessages are be distinguished in red, and the existing ones are be in black. And you are able to toggle on the "Only display the deleted item(s)" to fast locate the deleted iMessages.

Click the text message from the list, and you can view in detail the text message content from the right side.

view text message

Step 5. Recover deleted iMessages

Check the deleted iMessages that you want to recover and get back to your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Click the button of "Recover" and choose the file folder for saving. Wait for a while, and iPhone Data Recovery will quickly recover the deleted iMessages from iCloud backup.

Recover deleted text messages

In this article, we mainly show you how to recover deleted iMessages in 3 ways. With Apeaksoft - iPhone Data Recovery, you are able to recover deleted iMessages directly from your iPhone/iPad/iPod. In addition, you can recover deleted/lost iMessages from iTunes backup or iCloud backup if you have made backup to either one.

Instead of spending time to find lost data, you'd better to backup the imessages in advance.

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