How to View and Recover Lost Messages on iPhone 7/ 7 Plus

I accidentally got some important messages deleted from iPhone 7 and I'm not familiar with all this technical stuff. Does anyone know if it is possible to retrieve lost messages from iPhone 7 without backup?
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Sometimes people lost/deleted iPhone SMS messages by mistake, jailbreak, water damage or other reasons. No matter how we lost text messages, what we really care about is how to recover lost messages on iPhone. Well, all you need is a professional data retrieving tool. Here we recommend you best iPhone Data Recovery software that you can use to view and recover lost text messages, iMessages, SMS attachments and other types of data as well on your (red) iPhone 7/7 Plus or iPhone SE/6s/6/5s/5/4S.

Why choose iPhone Data Recovery?

This reliable iPhone lost files recovery tool will be your best choice for viewing and retrieving deleted data from iPhone as it has so many remarkable functions:

1.Offer 3 recovery modes to get iPhone lost data recovered no matter you deleted by mistake, or lost after iOS 10.3/9.3.3 upgrade or jailbreak.

2.Able to restore up to 20 types of iPhone files, including contacts, photos, notes, call history, messages, etc.

3.Restore Messages to iPhone directly as they should be.

How to Retrieve iPhone 7/7 Plus Lost Messages (iMessages)

Following are the steps to tell how to retrieve deleted/lost text Messages and other types of data on your iPhone 7/7 Plus or other iPhone modes.

Mode 1: Find and Recover Lost Messages on iPhone 7 Directly
Mode 2: Retrieve Lost Messages on iPhone 7 from iTunes Backup
Mode 3: Restore iPhone 7 Text Messages Via iCloud backup

Mode 1: Find and Recover Lost Messages on iPhone 7 Directly

This method is the ideal way for those who lost messages but have not backup. iPhone Data Recovery will scan your iOS device directly and allow you view and get back lost data.

Step 1: Connect iPhone to computer and scan

Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. If you only want to recover messages, just tick "Messages & Attachments" as the target file type for fast scanning. Also, you can choose multiple file types to scan.

 select data to scan

Step 2: Preview and find lost messages
After scanning, you can preview the messages, including name, phone number, and chat threads in detail.

preview message ios

Step 3. Recover data to computer or iPhone
Choose the items you need and click Recover button. Most of data will be recovered to computer, and you can set the output format in Output Setting. For Messages, Notes and Contacts, you can restore these data directly to iPhone as they should.

recover to device

Mode 2: Retrieve Lost Messages on iPhone 7 from iTunes Backup

If you've backed up your messages in iTunes before deleting them from iPhone 7, it is much easier to abstract your lost files from the backup file. Moreover, your current files in iPhone will not be replaced.

Step 1: Scan and extract iTunes backup
Choose "Recover from iTunes backup files" and select the backup that contains your deleted messages, and then click "Start Scan" to extract the contents.

scan backup

Step 2: Preview and retrieve iPhone messages
After a while, you can preview messages in the scanning results. Choose the messages you need and press "Recover". You'll be asked to recover to your device or computer, if your iPhone is well connected with computer, you can save messages directly to your device.

iphone message slider

Mode 3: Restore iPhone 7 Text Messages Via iCloud backup

This method is designed for those who have synced data to iCloud. This program will download your data from iCloud backup and allow you reviewing and restoring files that you have lost from your device

Step 1: Sign in your iCloud account and choose backup file
Sign in iCloud account using your Apple ID and you'll see all backup associated with this account.

select icloud backup

step 2: Download and extract iCloud backup
Choose the backup you need and click "Next" button. A pop-up window will allow you to choose the data type. If you only need to download the messages, tick "Messages" and press "Next" to download.

download backup

Step 3: Preview and recover deleted messages for iPhone
After downloading, the software will scan the backup automatically. Now you can view iPhone lost messages and other type of data on windows, tick the items you need to save them to your computer or restore them to your iPhone.

chooose lost message

By now, all your deleted messages on iPhone 7/7 Plus have been retrieved successfully, iPhone Data Recovery really makes the recovery work easier, doesn't it?

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iPhone Data Follow @Jerry Cook