It happened again! You accidentally deleted that important iPhone text message inadvertently. SMS history or text messages history is important for some people who may want to refer to it in future. It could be frustrating if those text messages are not backed up on other place and can't be recreated.
If this is the case, you should find out an effective method to recover SMS from iPhone, iPad, and iPod as soon as possible. If you have ever synced your device with iTunes (iTunes will generate a backup file automatically), fortunately you can retrieve lost files by extracting data from backup with iTunes data recovery software.
iTunes Data Recovery and iTunes Data Recovery for Mac are two pieces of iTunes backup data extractor software that you can rely on to recover deleted, lost or missing text messages, iMessage from iPhone, iPod and iPad. It supports all generation release to date: iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad Air, iPad mini 2 (iPad mini with Retina Display), iPad with retina display (iPad 4), iPad mini, the new iPad (iPad 3), iPad 2, iPod Touch 5/4 and previous models.
If you don't have such a backup file since it is corrupted or unintentional deleted, you need to turn to another solution. That's iPhone Data Recovery which empowers you to recover text messages from iPhone, iPod and iPad without backup file.
Well, let's check the tutorial below to learn how to restore text messages from iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch within several steps.
Before recovery, please make sure that you have synced your device with iTunes before. Here we recover text message from iPhone, iPod and iPad with iTunes Data Recovery. If you are using a Mac, please get the Mac version of this program.
When you start this program, select your iOS device backup file on the main interface and click "Start Scan".
After scanning, all the recoverable files are listed by category like "Contacts", "Messages", "Call History" and etc. Select "Messages" which includes text messages, iMessage, and then preview details of them so as to check if they are your lost text messages. Click "Recover".
After scanning, all the recoverable files are listed by category like "Contacts", "Messages", "Call History" and etc. Select "Messages" which includes text messages, iMessage, and then preview details of them so as to check if they are your lost text messages. Click "Recover".When a windows pops up, you need to navigate a folder to save the recovered text messages.
If you don't have backup file in hand, you can turn to iPhone Data Recovery to recover deleted, lost or missing text messages from iPhone, iPod and iPad without backup.
Firstly, select a mode: Recover Data from iOS Device.
If you are using iPhone 4 or 3GS, iPad 1 or iPod Touch 4g, please connect your device to the computer, and put your device into the DFU mode. If you are using iPhone 5 or 4S and higher, just move to step 2 straightway.
Click "Start Scan" to start to scan your device for lost text messages.
It will take several minutes for scanning. Now you can preview all the lost text messages: Choose "Messages" on the left and select the messages you would like to recover on the right. And then click "Recover". Here you need to select a location on your computer to save the recovered messages. Then hold "Home" and "Power" button until the Apple logo appears to exit DFU mode.
Done, besides text messages, the instructions above are applicable to recover SMS attachment from iPhone, iPad and iPod as well.
Anyway, it's better late than never. In case of text messages loss again, you can backup your SMS to computer with iPhone Data Recovery. Just connect your device to computer (for both Mac and Windows), and follow the above steps, select the contencts you want to backup, click "Recover" and save them to any place on your computer.
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