Is There a Way to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone

Apple users regularly use iMessage to have some very important conversations. Launched with iOS 12 in September 2018, iMessage is the fast-growing instant messaging designed and owned by Apple. IPhone users use it to send text messages, photos, videos, audio messages over Wi-Fi or cellular data networks to iOS devices for free. In fact, iMessage has more than 1.5 billion active users at this time. This number is growing every minute.

So, did you accidentally delete some important iMessage conversations and look for ways to restore them? If so, this publication is specially written to help you. Here, I will guide you on how to recover deleted iMessages on iPhone. I will present all the available methods that you can use to recover lost chats.

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GUIDE — How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone or iPad

There are several cases where people accidentally delete or lose their valuable iMessage. Such situations can be really frustrating and to help you with these cases, I present this guide on how to recover deleted iMessages on iPhone or iPad. I will list the 5 best methods to do this.

METHOD 1: RECOVER DELETED iMESSAGES THROUGH iCLOUD BACKUP

You can use the iCloud backup to recover deleted iMessages on your iPhone or iPad. However, a backup file is necessary for this method to work. You will be lucky if you have not disabled the automatic backup function of your iPhone. Follow these steps to know what you need to do.

Note: Use this method only if you have already backed up all your data and settings on your iPhone.

· First, start the Configuration application.

· Now tap General and then tap Reset.

· Here, touch Clear all content and settings.

· iPhone will ask you to enter your Apple ID and password. Do it.

· Wait patiently until the data deletion process takes place.

· Once the process is complete, your iPhone will restart and begin to configure itself as a new device.

· When you reach the applications and data screen, touch the Restore from iCloud Backup option.

· Now log in to your iCloud account.

· Select the backup file from the list from which you want to restore your data.

· Wait until the restoration is complete.

Now you can see again all the iMessages and attachments that you accidentally deleted.

METHOD 2: RECOVER DELETED iMESSAGES USING iTUNES ON PC

You can use the iTunes backup file to restore your iPhone data. If you made a backup before deleting the messages, this method will help you recover them. You will need a Windows computer and a USB cable to use this method. Once you have the supplies, follow these steps to recover lost chats.

· Turn on your PC and open iTunes.

· Now connect your iPhone to your computer with the USB cable.

· When your iPhone asks you to “Trust this computer,” touch it to continue.

· Then, click on the iPhone icon when it appears in iTunes.

· Then click on Restore Backup.

· Simply select the backup copy from the list you wish to use to recover your iMessages.

· Finally, click on Restore.

Once the process is complete, you will be able to see the deleted iMessages on your iPhone again.

METHOD-3 USE FINDER IN MAC TO RECOVER DELETED iMESSAGES ON iPHONE

If you have a Mac with macOS 10.14 version or earlier available, you can use this method. It is similar to the method you saw above. You will just need a USB cable for this method.

· Turn on your Mac and open Finder.

· Now connect your iPhone to your Mac with the USB cable.

· When your iPhone asks you to “Trust this computer,” touch it to continue.

· Then, click on the iPhone icon when it appears in Finder.

· Then click on Restore Backup.

· Simply select the backup copy from the list you wish to use to recover deleted iMessages.

· Finally, click on Restore.

That’s it. Once the process is complete, you will be able to see the lost iMessages on your iPhone again.

METHOD 4: RECOVER DELETED iMESSAGES FROM OTHER SYNCHRONIZED DEVICES

When Apple launched iOS 11.4 on iPhone, it introduced a very useful feature where you can synchronize your messages on multiple devices. Therefore, if you have multiple Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad or Mac and use the same Apple ID on all of these, you can try this method. Remember to have “iMessages Synchronization” enabled before deleting messages.

Whenever you accidentally delete or lose some important messages from iMessage, just go to Settings and disable iMessage sync for now. Do this as soon as possible else, the deletion will also be synchronized. Now just go to your iPad or Mac and check iMessages there. You can recover deleted texts and attachments from there as well.

METHOD 5: USE A THIRD PARTY IPHONE DATA RECOVERY SOFTWARE

There are many iPhone data recovery tools available on the web. Some of them are free, while others require some money to help you. You can use any software according to your preferences. We will use iMyFone D-Back here. It is an amazing iPhone data recovery software that you can use to restore a variety of lost data from your iPhone, including iMessages.

Note: This is one of the most accurate methods since you don’t even need a backup for this. Follow these steps to know what you need to do to recover lost chats.

· First, download and install the iMyFone D-Back software on your Windows PC.

· Now connect your iPhone to your computer using the cable.

· Next, start the iMyFone D-Back data recovery tool.

· Click on “Recover from iOS device” present in the left panel.

· Wait until you recognize your iPhone and then click Next.

· Now select the types of data you want to recover from the file list. You have to select “iMessages” here.

· Once the scan is complete, you can preview the data to find the exact iMessages you need.

· Simply choose the messages you want and click “Recover.”

You can also use other popular software such as Enigma RecoveryiSkySoft, etc. There are no restrictions however, only use genuine software.

FINAL WORDS

These are the 5 best methods to recover deleted iMessages on iPhone or iPad. I hope this post helps you enough, and you can recover your precious chats. For more help, any question, suggestion, or doubt, you can use the comment box. I will be happy to hear and respond.

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