How to Recover Deleted iPhone Messages

Last updated on November 16, 2016 by

When you intentionally or accidentally deleted your messages on iPhone, one thing is for sure – they are all gone forever. iPhones or any other mobile phones actually don’t have the option to bring back deleted text messages. However, in case you really need to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone due to some important matters such as proof of important conversations, proof that you receive a particular message, etc., the writer hereby suggests you to make use of the following helpful tools.

Tools to Retrieve Deleted iPhone Text Messages

Below are two of the best applications that you can use to retrieve files including messages on your iPhone.

  1. iOS Data Recovery
  2. PhoneRescue

Smart Way to Recover Messages

This is a desktop application that has separate versions for Mac and Windows PC and runs on almost all the Apple devices. It can help you get messages and attachments, contacts, call history, notes, even WhatsApp messages back. This tool actually works in three ways: you may retrieve the deleted messages from the device itself, from iTunes backup or from iCloud backup. In order to recover deleted text messages on iPhone with iOS Data Recovery, you need to download and launch the application on your PC.


  • Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.
  • Choose “Messages & Attachments” and click “Start Scan”. You can also check “WhatsApp & Attachments” or other options, if you want them back.
  • Select items and click “Recover to Computer”.

    iOS Data Recovery

Note that you need to make your device in DFU or Device Firmware Update mode so that you can recover your data. This prevents the operating system from loading. To make your iPhone in DFU mode, press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Home button. After ten seconds, release the Sleep/Wake button and continue holding the home button until you see a message on your PC showing that your phone is in DFU mode.

Powerful Way to Recover Messages

Aside from the previous tool, you can also use PhoneRescue to retrieve deleted iPhone text messages. The tool works well in both Windows and Mac OS. It can recover 27 types of data from your iPhone including messages, photos, music, videos, mails, contacts and more. And it also recovers files in three ways: (a) from iOS device, (b) from iTunes backup, and (c) via your iCloud account. After downloading it on PC, follow the steps below:

  • Open PhoneRescue on your computer and connect the iPhone to the computer. There are quick tips shown on the interface, follow its guide and click “I’m Ready to Start”.
  • Select “Recover from iOS Device” button and tap the right arrow icon at the bottom. It will automatically scan all data for you.
  • After analyzing, unselect other data and go to “Messages” to start checking items.
  • You can choose to recover to your phone or to the computer by clicking the icon at the bottom right corner.

    Recover Via PhoneRescue


The tools given above are the best to use on how to recover deleted iPhone messages. Both of these applications are useful, however, they will require you to spend some money just recovering a text message. That can actually be prevented if you know how to back up your messages properly. In that case, you may use Apowersoft Phone Manager to back up your text messages. This is a desktop application that can help you manage all your files and backup iPhone including text messages. You may just click the button below to experience its great features.


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Posted by: on August 11, 2016 to Data Recovery. Last updated on November 16, 2016

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