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How to Recover Deleted iMessages

Accidentally delete important iMessages on your iPhone? Don’t worry! This article aims to show you how to recover deleted iMessages on iPhone and iPad with simple steps. Just follow all the steps below and you will get back deleted iMessages from iPhone/iPad to computer easily.

This article includes two parts. In part 1, I will show you how to recover deleted iMessages without backup. So if you don’t have iPhone backup, read this part. In part 2, you will learn how to retrieve deleted iMessages from iPhone backup (iTunes/iCloud backup) without restoring your iPhone.

To recover deleted iMessages, you need iPhone Data Recovery program to help. It can scan your iPhone or iPhone backup to find the deleted iMessages you want to get back. It allows you to preview the deleted iMessages before recovering. Besides iMessages, this iPhone Recovery program can also recover deleted text messages, photos, videos, contacts, call history, notes, reminders, calendars, voice memos, voicemail, safari bookmarks, Whatsapp messages and other deleted or lost data from iPhone and iPad to computer.

How to Recover Deleted iMessages without Backup

Step 1. Scan iPhone to Find Deleted iMessages

Install and run iPhone Data Recovery program on computer. Connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable. This recovery program will detect your iPhone easily and connect it to its interface.

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Click “Scan” button on the interface, this program will begin to scan your iPhone deeply to find the deleted iMessages on it. It will take some time to scan your iPhone. After scanning, iPhone iMessages Recovery will list all the deleted data on the interface with a data menu on the left side.

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Step 2. Preview and Recover Deleted iMessages from iPhone

Click “Messages” section on the data menu, you will see all the messages on your iPhone. The deleted messages are in red. You can easily find the deleted iMessages you want to get back. Choose the iMessages you want to recover to preview on the right side of the interface. After selecting all the deleted iMessages you want to get back, you can easily click “Recover” button and recover deleted iMessages from iPhone to computer.

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As far as we know about recovering deleted iMessages from iPhone, this iMessages Recovery will find all the deleted iMessages on your iPhone unless the deleted iMessages are overwritten by new data on your iPhone. Can we find and recover the overwritten deleted iMessages? Yes, please follow the next part and we will show you how to recover deleted iMessages from iPhone backup.

How to Recover Deleted iMessages from iPhone Backup

Generally speaking, you can backup your iPhone data with two ways. One is iTunes and the other is iCloud. If you have iPhone backup file, you can directly restore your iPhone with it and get back deleted iMessages. However, restoring iPhone with backup file will wipe all the new data on your iPhone. If you don’t want to lose new data on your iPhone, follow my article. You can restore deleted iMessages from iPhone backup to computer without losing any data on your iPhone.

How to Recover Deleted iMessages from iTunes Backup File

Step 1. Scan iTunes Backup File to Find iMessages

Free download, install and run iPhone Data Recovery program. Select the second option on the interface – Recover Data from iTunes Backup. You will find all iTunes backup files on your computer. If you change the default location of your iTunes backup file, you can select and load the iTunes backup file manually.

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Select the iTunes backup file that has the deleted iMessages, click “Scan” button. This program will scan your iTunes backup file deeply and find all the data in it. It will list all the data in iTunes backup file after scanning. You can find the deleted iMessages you want to get back with the data menu.

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Step 2. Recover Deleted iMessages from iTunes Backup

Go to the “Messages” section on the data menu. This program will show you all the messages in this iTunes backup file. You can find the deleted iMessages easily and preview them. Select all the iMessages you want to recover and click “Recover” button. This program will recover deleted iMessages from iTunes backup file to computer directly.

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How to Recover Deleted iMessages from iCloud

If you have iCloud backup for your iPhone, you can use iMessages Recovery program to download and scan your iCloud backup to find and recover deleted iMessages. Just follow my article below.

Step 1. Download and Scan iCloud Backup to Find Deleted iMessages

Run iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer and select “Recover Data from iCloud Backup” option on the main interface. Then you need to log in your iCloud account through the interface. This program will list all the iCloud backup in your account. You need to select the iCloud backup file which includes the iMessages you want to recover.

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Double click the iCloud backup file, this program will begin to download it to your computer. After downloading, iMessages Recovery will scan your iCloud backup file deeply to find the deleted iMessages and other data in your iCloud backup file.

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Step 2. Recover Deleted iMessages from iCloud Backup

On the left side of the interface, you will find a data menu. Click “Messages” section on the menu, you will see all the messages in your iCloud backup file. Find the iMessages conversations you want to recover and preview the contents of them. After selecting all the deleted iMessages you want to restore, click “Recover” button on the interface. You can easily recover deleted iMessages from iCloud backup easily.

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The 3 ways above in this article are all the possible ways to recover deleted iMessages from iPhone and iPad. If you want to get back deleted iMessages, select one of them to follow according to your condition. You can recover the deleted important iMessages easily.