How to Recover Deleted iMessages from iPhone X/8/7/6/5/4

As the safest and the most economical way to communicate (sending text message, photos and videos) with your friends and families, iMessage is almost your first choice when you are connected with network. However, for some reasons, you may delete the iMessage histories with your friends and families by accident. Many users are talking about this on Apple's discussion community.

"So, being the noob I am, I thought that a good way to free up space on the iPad was to delete ENTIRE THREADS of messages every few weeks or so...I assumed that they were stored in the cloud and I could just go back and get them any old time. Clearly, I have recently realized how mistaken I was. I recently lost a friend and I really would like to be able to access our old messages between one another, if possible." - Asked by Kbkbliss

"I have deleted all the messages off one person, is there any way of getting these messages back?" - Asked by Amyrx

Recover Deleted iMessages from iOS Device

This article will share you the easiest way to recover deleted iMessages from iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. To do that, you need to use iPhone data recovery software, FoneLab. It can recover iMessages from iPhone and iCloud easily for you.

Part 1. How to recover deleted iMessages from iPhone without backup

Only 2 steps, you can get your deleted iMessages back! This must be the easiest way to recover deleted iMessages.

Step 1. Download iPhone iMessage Recovery software

Install and run FoneLab on your computer. Connect your iOS devices (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) to your computer via USB cable. Close your iTunes if it runs automatically.

Step 2. Scan your devices and recover iMessages from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

If you are using iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 4/3/2/Air, iPad mini/mini 2 and iPod touch 5, after you connect your device, the iPhone iMessage Recovery Software will recognize the device automatically. Follow the steps on the interface, you can easily go to the scan interface like the picture shows below. Then click Start Scan to begin scaning your iOS device.

Connect iOS device to start scan and recover deleted messages

If you are using iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4, you need to download a plug-in before the software scans your device. It is easy to enter the scanning mode and there is no danger to do that if you follow the instruction on the software.

Enter iOS device scanning mode

After you successfully enter the scanning mode, it will scan your device automatically.

Choose Messages option on the left list, you will find all deleted iMessages, Text Messages and MMS from any of your contacts. Then you just need to view and select the iMessages you want to retrieve.

View, Choose and Recover iMessages

Just click the Recover button to recover the deleted iMessages from your iPhone.

Part 2. How to restore iMessages from iCloud backup

As long as you have turned on the iCloud backup and connected your iPhone with network, your messages would have been backed up in your iCloud. You can restore iMessages on iPhone from iCloud directly, at the cost of wiping the existing data on your iOS device. Do you want that? Of course no!

If you want to restore iMessages from iCloud to your iPhone without wiping the existing data, you need a third-party iCloud recovery tool. FoneLab is a recommendable option again. It helps you restore deleted imessages, including texts, pictures, videos and other message attachments from iCloud backup to your computer without erasing your iPhone.

Step 1. Sign in to your iCloud account

Switch to Recover from iCloud backup file on the left menu of Fonelab interface. You can enter your Apple ID and password to log in your iCloud account. Fonlab will fully respect your privacy seriously and never record any personal information.

Sign in to your iCloud account

Step 2. Download the backup file from iCloud

There may be many backup files in your account, you need to download the one where the deleted iMessages are saved.

Download iCloud backup files

Step 3. Restore deleted iMessages from iCloud

Scan the downloaded backup file. Click Messages on the left list, you will find all the messages. Check one by one you want to retrieve and click Recover to save on your computer in csv or html format as you like. Find deleted iMessages from iCloud

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December 06, 2017 09:12 / Updated by to iPhone, iOS
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