How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from iPhone
Even with smart phones like iPhone, it's easy to make mistakes when you're using the device. If you accidentally delete a text message you didn't want to delete, or if the need of deleted SMS presents again, you'll need a way to retrieve deleted messages from iPhone.
Fortunately, there is always a solution that you can retrieve deleted text messages. Maybe you can try iTunes Data Recovery or iTunes Data Recovery for Mac. They are iTunes backup extractor programs for Windows or Mac users to retrieve deleted SMS from iPhone and retrieve deleted iMessages. It is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and other previous models. They are solutions on the condition that you have ever back up your iPhone with iTunes.
What if you have no backup file? You may have scarce time to sync your iPhone with iTunes before you deleted text messages from newly-bought iPhone, or such a backup file is corrupted. If these are the cases, try another program named iPhone Data Recovery which can retrieve deleted SMS messages from iPhone without backup.
Well, follow the detailed steps below to learn how to retrieve deleted SMS.
Part I: How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages From iPhone Backup (including iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4)?
If you need to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone on Mac, use its Mac version and the steps are the same. Hope it indeed helps you. Before starting, make sure you have synced your iPhone with iTunes before. If so, there will be a backup file generated by iTunes through each syncing.
Download iTunes Data Recovery Software:
1Step 1: Select Backup File
Just launch this program (Neither connect your iPhone to your computer nor launch iTunes). A backup file is listed in the main interface (Of course, there will be several files here if you synced your other iDevices on this PC before). Select it and click "Start Scan".
Step 2: Select the Deleted Text Messages on iPhone
Highlight "Messages", and all your messages will be listed with name, phone number, content and date. Tick "Messages"to select all messages, and then click "Recover".
Step 3: Save the Retrieved iPhone Text Messages
A window pops up to require you specify a path to save and retrieve iPhone messages after iOS 6 upgrade. Click "Save"to finish.
Anyway, keep a regular backup plan is the best and the safest way to ensure your important iPhone SMS not lost. If accident indeed happened, there is an easy yet effective solution to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone here by utilizing iTunes Data Recovery to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone.
No backup? No worries. You can turn to another software iPhone SMS Recovery to retrieve lost, deleted messages directly from iPhone.
Step 1: Put iPhone into DFU Mode
Connect your iPhone to the computer. Launch this software, and you will get the interface as follow.
Now you need to put your iPhone into DFU mode:
1. Click "Start" on the interface of the software.
2. Press "Home" and "Power" button on your iPhone at the same time. Hold both of them for about 10 seconds. The program will count for you.
3. Then release "Power" and keep pressing "Home" for another 10 seconds.
Step 2: Scan Deleted iPhone Text Messages
Then your iPhone will enter the DFU mode, click "Start Scan" to scan deleted text messages from iPhone.
Step 3: Select and Retrieve Deleted iPhone Text Messages
After scanning, deleted iPhone text messages, as well as other files, are shown by category. Highlight "Messages" and select lost iPhone text messages that you need to recover. Then click "Recover" to start to retrieve lost text messages from iPhone and select a location on your computer to save them.
Hold "Home" and "Power" button on your iPhone until the Apple logo appears to exsit DFU mode.
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