Guide: How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone Easily

Q: I just cleared the spam messages on my iPhone early this morning and then find that some important text messages from my friends and family members were also be deleted by accident. They're so precious for me. Can I recover deleted text messages from my iPhone instantly? Can someone help me? Thanks in advance. - Janis from Quora

Have you ever deleted your important text messages on your iPhone accidentally, just like Janis. Don't worry. All these deleted data can be retrieved. Actually, when you delete some messages from iPhone, they're not really deleted. They are just marked with deletion by the system and hidden in the phone, which are invisible to us. As long as you find these hidden files, remove the deletion mark, and then it will be visible and restored.

Then how to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone? For non-technical personnel, it's hardly to find these deleted marks and remove. So what we need is a professional and reliable iPhone Data Recovery tool such as Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery. Next we will tell you more about remarkable features of Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery and how to recover deleted text messages with Joyoshare step by step.

Part 1 A Brand-New Reliable iOS Data Recovery Tool - Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery

Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery for Windows (or Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac) is a smart and professional data recovery program for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that is capable of restoring any deleted or missing data such as text messages, call log, contacts, photos, videos, and third-party app messages and attachments, etc with a few clicks only.

No matter how you lost your data, like accidental deletion, system crash, jailbreak, virus attack, forgotten password, etc, Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery will help you retrieve them back easily. With three recovery methods, you can choose any of them to restore your back as you like. Even if your iPhone is missing or stolen, you can also get your important data back by recovering them from iTunes or iCloud backups.

Amazing Features of Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery:

Recover 20+ kinds of lost data including deleted text messages

Bring data back in any data loss disasters quickly

Restore missing data in iPhone, iTunes and iCloud backup

Support preview and select the messages before recovering

recover lost iphone data with joyoshare

Part 2 How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone with No Backup

Recover deleted text messages from iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6s/6/5s/5 with Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery only needs a few easy steps. Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery is available for both Windows and Mac. Here we take Windows version as an example.

  • Step 1 Connect your iPhone device to computer

    connect iphone to computer

    To retrieve your lost text messages from the device itself, first of all, you need to connect it to your computer using its original USB cable. Launch Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery, and it will detect your device automatically.

  • Step 2 Choose a recovery mode and scan your iPhone

    choose to recover from ios device

    Then choose the "Recover from iDevice" option on the top menu bar of Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery. Tick the "Messages & Attachments" box and click the "Scan" button to allow the program to search for the deleted text messages.

  • Step 3 Recover deleted text messages from iPhone

    preview and select to recover lost files

    Wait for a few seconds until the scanning process is finished. Now you can see all the recoverable messages. Check the "Messages" and "Messages Attachments" to preview all text messages that you need to recover. Click the "Recover" button to recover the selected text messages and attachments and save them to your computer.

Part 3 How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from iTunes Backup

If you have synchronized your iPhone data to iTunes, and this backup also contains the text messages you'd like to restore, you can also get them back with Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery. Follow the guide here to see how to extract text messages from iTunes backup.

  • Step 1 Run Joyoshare and choose a recovery mode

    choose to recover from itunes

    Launch Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery and select the "Recover from iTunes" option to get started. The program will recognize all iTunes backup files automatically.

  • Step 2 Scan iTunes backup for deleted messages

    scan itunes backup file

    By default, all types of data will be ticked. You need to uncheck All option and select the "Messages" option for recovery. Next click the "Scan" button to scan iTunes backup for deleted text messages on your iPhone.

  • Step 3 Preview and recover deleted messages from iTunes backup

    start to recover from itunes

    It will take a minute for scanning. Once it's done, you can preview all the missing text messages and its attachments. You can retrieve all or select some important ones for recovery, and then click the "Recover" button to save the files to the computer.

Part 4 How to Restore Deleted Texts from iCloud Backup

Sometimes, maybe you don't have made an iTunes backup, or iTunes backup doesn't have the text messages you want, but iCloud backup happens to contain. You can also retrieve these important messages by using Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery. Let's move to the following step-by-step guide.

  • Step 1 Select a recovery mode and sign in iCloud account

    choose to recover from icloud

    Similarly, launch Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery. Choose the "Recover from iCloud" mode to get started. Now enter the username and password to log in your iCloud account.

  • Step 2 Download and extract iCloud backup

    extract icloud backup files

    After you successfully logged into your iCloud, all the backup files will be recognized. Choose one you want and check the "Message & Attachments" box to download all the text messages as well as its attachments. Press the "Scan" button to extract these downloaded files.

  • Step 3 Restore deleted iPhone text messages from iCloud backup

    recover data from icloud

    After the scanning process is completed, you can preview them. Choose all deleted text messages or some of them to restore by clicking the "Recover" button and save them to your computer for backup.


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