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How to Recover Deleted SMS from iPhone

In this hyper-connected world, messages on the iPhone usually mean a lot to us, especially when we get a SMS receiving reminder and plan to leave it to read later. However, usually at this time, the messages on our iPhone inbox are easily gone for various unpredicted reasons, like wrong deletion, Jailbreak, unsuccessful iOS upgrade, or factory settings restore, etc. Under this circumstance, many people become extremely anxious because they get nowhere in their searching for the deleted messages on the iPhone. Is it possible to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone?
Certainly it is possible. Actually, when we delete a message from iPhone, the message doesn't get deleted really, it still stay somewhere on our phone but is difficultly detected by our eyes. It's because the deleted data is technically marked for deletion by the operating system and hidden so that they become invisible to us.
Do you know how to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone? As is known to us, when we have no previous backup to restore, the only way to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone is by using a third-party iPhone data recovery tool. iPhone Data Recovery is an easy-to-use iPhone data recovery program look at the detailed tutorial below to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone step by step.

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Here are three ways to recover deleted messages from an iPhone

Solution 1: Directly Recover SMS from iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS

Step 1 Connect your iPhone and Scan it
After downloading the iOS Data Recovery, run it on the computer and connect your iPhone with the computer by a USB cable. Then click on the "Start Scan" button. The program will begin scanning your iPhone for deleted messages on it. Don't disconnect your iPhone during the whole time.

Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone
Step 2 Preview and Recover Text Messages from your iPhone
When the scan finishes, you can see all your found data listed in clear, organized categories. Choose Messages and Messages Attachments to preview the detailed content. And click what you want and click on Recover to save them on your PC.

Recover Messages from iPhone

Solution 2: Recover Deleted iPhone Messages via iTunes Backup

Step 1 Scan to Extract your iTunes Backup
Install and launch the program, and select "Recover from iTunes Backup File". You can check all your iTunes backup files which have been found. Choose the right one of your iPhone and click Start Scan.

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Step 2 Preview and Recover Text Messages from your iPhone
When it finishes scanning, you can see the entire backup file in the categories as Photos & Videos, Contacts, Messages, Call History and Notes and you can extract them out of iTunes. You can preview the detailed information about any of them before you recover the SMS from it. To recover deleted SMS from iPhone, you only need to check the Messages option and hit the Recover to save all the messages on your own personal computer.

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Note: To make sure you can recover the lost SMS, backup is very important and helpful. Please don't forget to backup the data on your PC/Mac.

Solution 3: Restore Deleted iPhone Messages via iCloud Backup

Step 1 Download and Scan your iCloud Backup
The recovery mode provided by iOS Data Recovery is "Recover from iCloud Backup File". You will be prompted to enter your Apple ID and password. Do so when requested to begin the restoration process.

Retrieve Text Messages from iCloud
Step 2 Preview and Recover iPhone Messages from iCloud
Your iPhone will restart itself and the backup data will be restored to your phone from the iCloud. This could take several minutes to complete.

Recover Messages from iCloud
Note: This will only work if you have previously backed up your iPhone using the iCloud.

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