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How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from iPhone

Aug. 24, 2012 10:17 am / Posted by Jerry Cook to Apple Devices
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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 recover deleted iPhone messages.

Fortunately, there is always solutions that you can retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone 5s/5c/5, 4S, 4, 3GS. If you have iPhone backup, iTunes Data Recovery will extract and recover deleted iPhone text messages from iTunes backup.

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. iPhone Data Recovery 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 Extract Backup File and Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from iPhone?

Part II: How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from iPhone without Backup?

Part I: Recover Deleted iPhone Text Messages from Backup?

If you lucky enough to have backed up your iPhone, and now want to restore iPhone from iTunes backup, here we'd like to introduce this iPhone text messages recocvery, with it you can extract needed deleted iPhone text messages from iTunes bakcup. This program provides Mac version and Windows version respectively. Just free download it from following links!

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Size:10.73MB Size:3.59MB
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Step 1: Select an iPhone backup

Just launch this program (no iPhone connection or iTunes requirements). Backup files will be listed in the main interface, just select your device's and click "Start Scan".
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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".

Note: If you just need particular ones, tick them in the left column one by one.

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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.
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Part II: How to Retrieve Deleted Text Message from iPhone without Backup?

No backup? No worries. You can turn to another software iPhone SMS Recovery to retrieve lost, deleted messages from iPhone devices without backup.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone

Connect your iPhone with your computer .

Step 2: Scan Deleted iPhone Text Messages

Click "Start Scan" to scan deleted text messages from iPhone.

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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 to your PC.

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Tip: Backup iPhone Text Messages

Keep a regular backup plan is the best and safest way to take care of your iPhone SMS. Now you can also use this iPhone text messages Recovery to save your iPhone SMS onto Mac or PC computer easily.

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