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How to Recover iMessages from iPhone

-- Tuesday, August 06, 2013
It's cool to text messages on iPhone. No matter you send or reply iMessages to one of your friend or multiple people, it is really convenient for you. Sometimes if you put your iPhone in the pocket and forget to lock the screen, you will find your important messages gone accidentally. Is recovering iMessages from iPhone SE/6s/6s Plus easy for you? Yes, if you own iOS Data Recovery or iOS Data Recovery (Mac).

iOS Data Recovery enables you to restore not only lost text message contents, but also attachments and emoji. It is a safe and reliable app that support iPhone message recovery with no personal info leaking. Three methods are provided for you to choose. Let's show you in details.

Before reading, you should download the free version below to have a try.

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Part 1: Recover iMessages Directly from iPhone

Step 1 Connect your Device and Scan the iPhone
When complete installation, run iOS Data Recovery on your computer. Connect your iPhone SE/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus to computer. As the following window shows up, just click "Start" to scan it.

Recover Deleted iMessages from iPhone

Step 2 Recover Lost iMessages Selectly
After scanning, you can choose to restore your wanted text messages. Tick "Messages" and preview them one by one before recovery. Otherwise, you can also tick all the messages with one click. Finally, simply click the blue button "Recover" at the right bottom of the window to retrieve them.

Retrieve iMessages from iPhone

Part 2: Restore iMessage via iTunes Backup File

You can selectly restore your iMessage via iTunes backup. Note that you can also restore iMessages with iTunes without this program, but you are risking overwritting some previous data. Here we will introduce how to restore iPhone iMessage via iTunes backup with iOS Data Recovery.

Step 1 Extract Data from iTunes Backup
In the following interface, select the "Recover from iTunes backup file" mode. You will see all your backup file in iTunes are displayed. Check the latest one for your iPhone then click "Start Scan" to extract the backup.

Restore iPhone for iMessages

Step 2 Retrieve Deleted iMessage on iPhone
Then the entire backup file are shown to you in the following window. Tick Messages to display the detail contents. Select the ones you want and then click "Recover" button to save them on your computer.

Recover iMessages from iTunes

Part 3: Recover iMessage via iCloud Backup File

Step 1 Select the iCloud Recovery Mode
As the window we show you, swith to the third selection on the right of the top.Then type in your code and user name to log in your Apple ID.

Regain iMessages from iPhone

Step 2 Download the iCloud Backup for Scanning
You can see all the backup files in your iCloud. In this step, you need to download the exact backup you need. After downloading, just click Start Scan to extract the data.

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Step 3 Recover iMessages Safely
After the scan, all the found data will be shown. There are different items listed on the left. Click Messages and Message Attachments for more information. Check them one by one, and you can choose to save them to your computer according to your necessity.

Get Lost iMessages Back from iPhone

The iOS Data Recovery app can also retrieve other data type like notes, contacts, multimedia, calendar for you. Go and get it to have a try. Moreover, don't forget to back up your iPhone iMessages in case you accidentally delete them again.

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Ivy Bruce

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