How to Recover Deleted Facebook Messages on iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/8/7/6/5

August 09, 2019Iris Walker
Is there any program for me to recover deleted Facebook messages on iPhone? I deleted all my Facebook messages by mistake and want to get them back. Can I recover deleted Facebook messages after deleting them on iPhone?

For some reasons, you may delete Facebook messages accidentally or get them lost. Can you recover deleted Facebook messages? The answer is definitely yes. In this post, we are going to share you with 3 solutions on how to recover deleted Facebook messages on iPhone.

Recover Deleted Facebook Messages

Recover Deleted Facebook Messages on iPhone

Part 1. The Best Solution to Recover Deleted Facebook Messages on iPhone

Maybe you have tried several methods to get the deleted messages from Facebook Messenger. The most important factor is that does these methods really suits you. Thankfully, Aiseesoft iPhone Data Recovery – FoneLab can save your deleted Facebook messages. If you have tried it, you must be amazed at its high scanning and recovery rate.

Generally, iPhone Data Recovery is the professional data recovery software that provides you three professional recovery modes to recover Facebook Messenger/WhatsApp/Kik/Line/Viber data, photos, contacts, notes, call history, etc.

iPhone Data Recovery


iPhone Data Recovery

  • Recover contacts, notes, photos, voice memos, Messenger data, etc.
  • Recover data from iOS devices, iTunes backup, and iCloud backup.
  • Compatible with iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/SE/8/7/6/5/4, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Suits situations like accidental deletion, water damage, factory reset, system problem, iPhone lost, and password forgotten.

Recover from iOS device directly

Step 1.
After download and installation, launch the program and connect your device to the computer. Once your iPhone is detected, tape “Trust” and move on.
Step 2.
Choose “iPhone Data Recovery” feature and click “Start Scan” to scan data on your iPhone. The scanning process may last for a few minutes.
Step 3.
After scanning, preview the category and find Messenger and Messenger attachments. Check the file you want to recover, and click “Recover”.

Then the Facebook Messenger data will be stored on your computer. Besides recovering Facebook messages, FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery can also recover text messages, iMessages, photos, contacts, notes, call history, WhatsApp/Kik/Line/Viber/WeChat/QQ chats and more. It should be your best choice to recover any data on your iPhone.

Part 2. How to Recover Deleted Messages on Facebook Messenger via Search

Deleting or losing Facebook messages is frustrating, but don’t worry. The Search function in Facebook Messenger should be a very simple way to recover deleted messages. However, the condition is that you have archived the messages before.

Step 1.
Launch Messenger app on your iPhone, and go to Chats.
Step 2.
Go to the Search bar, and look for the deleted messages.

This method is simple to find deleted Facebook messages. However, it is limited that you cannot find the deleted messages if they are not archived. If you want to solve this without losing much time, the quickest way is to use a Facebook messages recovery program like iPhone Data Recovery we mentioned in the first solution.

Part 3. How to Recover Deleted Facebook Messages from A Downloaded Archive

Note: In case messages get lost again, you can backup Facebook messages with FoneLab – iOS Data Backup & Restore. It is your best choice to backup and restore iPhone/iPad/iPod data.

Or you can download the backup messages via Facebook settings. (If you are using a web browser.)

Step 1.
Navigate to the Facebook official website in a web browser, and log in Facebook account.
Step 2.
Go to Settings > Your Facebook Information > Download Your Information.
Download Your Information
Step 3.
Click View to check the request copy. Tick Messages and click Create File.
Create File
Step 4.
Then, you can find and download Messages in Available Copies.
Download Messages

This built-in feature in Facebook is convenient. You can also download other information like posts, photos and videos, comments, likes and reactions, friends, stories, following and followers, groups, events, profile information and more.

The downloaded Messages files are saved as HTML file, and you can open them on a website. You can recover the deleted messages only if you have archived the messages. If you haven’t archived messages, you can use FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery to recover the deleted Facebook messages.

Part 4. How to Recover Deleted Facebook Messages from Archived Messages

If you deleted the messages in Messenger, or archived them, you cannot check them in chats, for they are moved to a separate folder. Here are steps to help you find out these deleted messages.

Step 1.
Navigate to the Facebook official website in a web browser, and log in your account.
Step 2.
Click Messages, and then See All in Messenger.
Click Messages
Step 3.
Click Settings > Archived Chats.
Archived Chats

Then, you can click and check all the archived chats in Archived.


Well, if the deleted messages aren’t in the archived messages, you can try the first solution in Part 1.

You may wonder how about asking the one what I deleted directly. That sounds like making sense. You can ask him to resend the message to you. The case is that if you delete the conversion with someone in Messenger, you may not be on speaking terms with him.

So, under this circumstance, the best choice is to use a data recovery program like iPhone Data Recovery.

For more information about how to use this program to recover data from iPhone, iPad, or iPod, you can watch the video below:


We mainly introduced three methods to recover deleted messages on Facebook Messenger. After reading the passage, you must have achieved it. Aiseesoft iPhone Data Recovery is the professional tool to recover your Facebook messages. If you have any questions or any better solutions, you can contact or leave us a message. Hope you have found the deleted messages on Facebook Messenger.

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