Q: Last night my little son was playing with my iPhone and when I got the phone back, I found that he had deleted my Kik app completely. After I reinstalled the IM app and log into my account, all my old Kik messages were gone. OMG! Some of these messages mean a lot to me, how can I retrieve deleted Kik messages? Please help! - Carol Elizabeth from KikHelp Forum
Nowadays, Kik app has become more and more popular for people to communicate with friends or business partners, especially for young people. According to the recent report, Kik now has more than 275 million registered users all over the world. However, losing Kik messages can always happen from time to time, which may drive you mad if you don't know how to recover important deleted Kik messages. Now the article here will show you how to recover Kik messages on iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6/SE/5/4 with ease.
- Way 1: Get Deleted or Old Kik Messages from Friends
- Way 2: Rcover Lost Kik Messages from iPhone Directly
- Way 3: Restore Missing Kik Messages from iTunes Backup
- Way 4: Retrieve Deleted Kik Messages via iCloud Backup
Part 1. Retrieve Deleted Kik Messages on iPhone by Contacting Your Friends
When you talking with your friends or business partners on the Kik, both of you have chat history recorded on your or his/her device, which means you friends may still have the old conversations you just deleted on your Kik. You can ask them to send you the ones you want by contacting them, and thus recover deleted Kik messages on iPhone.
This may be the most straightforward way to get your lost or deleted Kik messages back. However, if don't want bother your friends, or you have too many Kik messages need to be restored, this may not be the perfect way. Just follow us to move to the next part.
Part 2. Recover Deleted Kik Messages from iPhone without Backup
It can be very easily to recover deleted or old Kik messages with the help of third-party iOS data recovery software such as Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery whether you have a backup or not.
Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery software could help you restore any lost Kik messages from iPhone directly, iTunes backup or iCloud backup with highest success rate. Besides Kik conversations, this comprehensive tool can also retrieve lost iPhone contacts, iMessages, calendars, notes, voicemail, memos, no matter how you lost your data, in a wrong click, virsus attack, broken screen device, water damaged iPhone, forgotten password, etc.
Main Features of Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery:
Restore deleted or lost Kik messages in a few clicks only
Recover Kik messages from iPhone, iTunes and iCloud backup
Salvage Kik messages in every possible data loss scenarios
Recover 20+ types of lost files including Kik messages
Preview and selectively recover missing Kik messages and other data
Fully compatible with all models of iOS devices and the latest iOS 12
Next we will show you how to retrieve lost or deleted Kik messages from iPhone directly with Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery. Please remember to download the app and install it on your computer in advance.
Step 1 Connect iPhone to computer and launch Joyoshare
Connect your device to the PC or Mac computer with a USB cable. Launch Joyoshare on the desktop and it will detect your iPhone automatically.
Step 2 Scan the lost Kik messages
Once Joyoshare recognized your iPhone, it will show you the interface "Recover from iDevice" mode by default. Here you can the basic info of your device and all recoverable iPhone files. Pick the "Kik & Attachments" option and uncheck the others. Then click the "Scan" button to order Joyoshare to start to scan the missing Kik messages and attachments on the phone.
Step 3 Preview and restore Kik messages from iPhone
Wait a minute until the scanning process is done, and all the recoverable Kik messages will be listed on the left. You can preview them one by one, or filter out the "Only show the deleted" option to preview the ones you deleted. Then press the "Recover" button to retrieve and export them to the local folder of your computer.
Part 3. Restore Deleted iPhone Kik Messages via iTunes Backup with Joyoshare
If you have a habit of syncing your iPhone data with iTunes app regularly for backup, now it's possible to get back your lost or deleted Kik messages and attachments by extracting iTunes backup in Joyoshare, without the risk of overwriting your newer data on your device.
Step 1 Open Joyoshare and choose a recovery mode
Run Joyoshare and choose the second recovery mode - "Recover from iTunes" on the top menu bar. After Joyoshare recognized all your iTunes backup files, select the one that may contain your lost Kik messages.
Step 2 Extract iTunes backup for missing Kik messages
Now move to the right of backup file and press the Gear icon to select the data types for scanning. Tick the "Kik & Attachments" box only and hit the "Scan" button to scan all lost Kik messages and attachments from the backup.
Step 3 Recover Kik messages from iTunes backup
When the scanning comes to an end, you'll see all the Kik messages and attachments for recovery. Preview them and selectively recover the ones you desire. Then export and save your recovered Kik messages and attachments to your computer by clicking the "Recover" button.
Part 4. Retrieve Lost Kik Messages on iPhone from iCloud Backup with Joyoshare
Similarly, if you turn on the switch for Kik app on your iCloud, your iCloud will automatically backed up your Kik messages whenever your device is connected to the Wi-Fi. So, you can get another chance to bring your lost or delted Kik messages and attachments back by extracting your iCloud backup file.
Step 1 Run Joyoshare and sign into iCloud
Open Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery first and then switch to the "Recover from iCloud" mode. Log into your iCloud account by entering your username and password.
Step 2 Download iCloud backup
Once you entered iCloud account successfully, all the iCloud backup files will be orderly displayed. Choose the recent backup and then press the "Download" button to extract iCloud backup file. Pick the "Kik & Attachments" option and untick all the rest and then click the "Scan" button to begin to scan the lost files.
Step 3 Save Kik messages from iCloud backup
After the scanning is completed, you'll see all recoverable lost or deleted Kik messages and attachments. Choose the items you want and then hit the "Recover" button to salvage all your lost important Kik messages and attachments in seconds.
Video Guide: How to Retrieve Deleted Kik Chat History with Joyoshare
Now you can see the following short video tutorial to easily restore deleted or old KiK messages and attachment with Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery.