How to Recover Deleted SMS from iPhone
A lot of iPhone uses are asking this kind of question on iPhone Forums and seek for help. Losing or deleting SMS unexpectedly from your iPhone is not an unusual thing for iPhone uses now. But don't be panic. You just need a data recovery software to help you get deleted SMS or text messages back. iOS Data Recovery is definitely the one for you.
iOS Data Recovery is designed to recover lost or deleted SMS from your iPhone, it can also help retrieve other data like contacts, calendar, call history and more once stored on your iPhone.
Download the free trial version here to preview and retrieve your lost SMS.
Here we provide you two different ways to retrieve your lost SMS/text messages back. Read on and choose the one suitable for you.
- Method 1. Directly Recover Deleted SMS from iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS
- Method 2. Scan and Extract iTunes Backup to Recover Deleted SMS
Step 1 Connect your Device to the Computer
Install and run the program on your computer, connect your iPhone to the computer.
Step 2 Select the Recovery Mode
Then, you should select "Recover from iOS Device". The program will make a distinction between iPhone 5/4S and iPhone 4/3GS.
For the user of iPhone 5/4S, you can directly click the "Start Scan" to scan your device.
But for user of iPhone 4/3GS, you need to download a plug-in via clicking "Download" pops up on the main window.
Step 3 Enter the DFU Mode to scan SMS (iPhone 5/4S users can skip this step)
Now, follow the steps below to enter the DFU mode and scan for lost data files, including contacts, SMS, calendar, call history, etc.
1) Hold your iPhone and click "Start".
2) Press "Power" and "Home" buttons at the same time with your fingers for exact 10 seconds.
3) After 10 seconds, release the "Power" button but not the "Home" button. After another 10 seconds, release it. iOS Data Recovery then will scan your iPhone for deleted data files automatically as you've entered the DFU mode.
In this step, the program will begin to analyze and scan your iDevice, it may take you a few minutes, please wait patiently.
Step 4 Preview and Restore lost SMS/Text Messages
When it completes scanning, you can see a list of data files on the left. Expand the "Messages" icon and you can click to preview those lost or deleted SMS/text messages. Check those you want back and click "Recover" so you can restore them on your computer.
Note: You can use the slide button at the bottom to only display the deleted items in the scanning results, it is more convenient for you to find out those deleted ones and check them to recover.
Step 1 Choose your device and Select the Recovery Mode
Open iOS Data Recovery (Mac) on your computer once it is installed, then choose your device and select "Recover from iTunes Backup File" in the window below.
Step 2 Choose the Backup File of your iPhone and Start Scanning
All your iTunes backup files will be displayed in the interface and you should choose the latest one for your iPhone to "Start Scan" for your lost SMS/text messages.
Step 3 Check and Recover your Deleted SMS
Wait until you get the scanning results, and then check "Messages" option on the left. Preview and mark those you want back. Click "Recover" to get them back and restore them on your PC.
Note: Recovery form iTunes backup is the only option for you to recover deleted SMS/text messages from your iPhone excluding iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS.
Done. Now you can successfully get your iPhone deleted SMS/text messages back by iPhone Data Recovery. Besides, you can use it to recover more other deleted or lost data from your device. Come and have a try, you'll find its wonder.
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