3 Methods to Retrieve Deleted iMessages

iMessage is so convenient and effective to chat with other iOS users. What should you do if you delete the iMessages by mistake, or lost the iMessages on iPhone? As for the case, you should know the methods to retrieve iMessages to iPhone. The article explains 3 different methods to get the deleted iMessages back with iPhone Data Recovery. No matter if you have back up iPhone data on any place, you can retrieve deleted iMessages back from the article.

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Part 1: How to Retrieve Deleted iMessages on iPhone Directly

Actually, most of people do not have the habit to backup data on iPhone. If you are one of them, just do not upset, there is still a method for you to retrieve iMessage from iOS device. iPhone Data Recovery offers a powerful solution to those people who never backup important data, which is able to retrieve deleted iMessages from iOS Device. You can learn more details about process from the article.

Step 1. Download and install the program

At first, you need to download iPhone Data Recovery from the official website. And then install and launch the program on your computer.

Step 2. Choose Recover from iOS Device Mode

Once you launch the program, you can find different recovery modes to get back deleted iPhone content, choose the "Recover from iOS Device" mode.

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Step 3. Connect iPhone with computer

Now, you need to connect your iPhone with computer by USB cable, if connection cannot success, try it again. When device and computer are connected successfully, click the big option "Start Scan".

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Step 4. Retrieve deleted iMessages

After scanning, you will see all data on iPhone on the interface. Then you can choose iMessages you want to retrieve. Just preview the iMessages before you retrieve the deleted iMessages. As you can see, it also enables you to retrieve deleted notes on iPhone with ease.

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By the way, if you have never backed up iPhone data, whether iTunes or iCloud, your data is in great danger. So, if you do not want to retrieve deleted iMessages or other data being harder (sometimes data recovery apps cannot restore data the tracks of the data has been overwritten) it is good and necessary for you to keep a good habit about backing up iPhone data frequently.

Part 2: How to Retrieve Deleted iMessages from iTunes Backup

If you have ever backed up iMessages to iTunes, you can easily retrieve deleted iMessages on iTunes with iPhone Data Recovery. If you choose iTunes to recover iMessages, you have to recover all backup data firstly. It means that you cannot preview and select data to recover on iTunes, but actually, you can also to use iPhone Data Recovery if you want to retrieve the deleted iMessage only, iPhone Data Recovery allows you to preview backup files and restore single file or a part of backups.

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Step 1. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup File mode

Download and install iPhone Data Recovery from the official website. And then launch the program. Click the "Recover from iTunes Backup File" from the left menu. Make sure you are using the same computer to backup the iMessage files.

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Step 2. Scan iTunes backup file on computer

Now, connect you iPhone to computer with USB cable, if connection cannot success, try it again. And then click "Start Scan" option on the lower right. The software will soon scan your iTunes backup file. It takes a period of time to scan all the backup files on iTunes.

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Step 3. Retrieve deleted iMessages from the iTunes backup

Now, choose the iTunes data and find iMessage files on the screen, mark all iMessages you want to recover. Check it again when you marked them all. Click the "Restore" option to retrieve iMessages accordingly. This method also enables you to recover deleted photos from iPad with ease.

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Part 3: How to Retrieve Deleted iMessages from iCloud Backup

iCloud should be the most frequently used method to back up iPhone files. If you turn iCloud Backup on settings, iCloud will automatically backup your iPhone data daily when your iPhone connects to power and Wi-Fi and screen is locked. It is a pity that iCloud only backups the iMessages, but you cannot retrieve deleted iMessages from iCloud. Just check out what iPhone Data Recovery can do for you as below.

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Step 1. Choose Recover from iCloud Backup File mode

At first, download and install iPhone Data Recovery on computer, and then launch it. On the interface, choose the third option: Recover from iCloud Backup File. And then enter your Apple ID and password. Now you can login your iCloud account.

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Step 2. Start scanning iCloud backup files

Choose the certain iCloud backup file, and then click the "Download" button on the right side. Just wait a few seconds to complete the download process. There will pop up a window to notice you, just click Message to move on.

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Step 3. Preview and retrieve deleted iMessages

Now, iPhone Data Recovery allows you to preview iCloud backup before retrieving deleted iMessages. Click "Messages" under "Messages & Contacts" list, then click the "Recover" button to retrieve your deleted iMessages from iCloud backup files.

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With iPhone Data Recovery, you can retrieve your deleted iMessages from iPhone, iTunes and iCloud backup file with ease. As for the case, you can get back all the iMessages from different channels. Of course, if you have never tried to backup iPhone data, you can set up a new and good habit towards data on iPhone or other iOS devices, back up all data and use a powerful and professional application of data is really important. With backup file, you can always retrieve deleted iMessages with ease. More questions about the methods, you can share more details in the comments.

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