Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery enables you to get back messages (carrier SMS and iMessage) that you deleted or lost due to accidental deletion, jailbreak, factory settings, iPhone damage and other data loss scenarios. It offers three different recovery options so you have big chance to recover your lost messages even without backup in iTunes/iCloud.
Select Recovery Mode -> Scan iOS Device/Backup/Download Backup -> Preview and Recover
To know which mode is suitable for you, you can refer to following three posts.s
Follow the steps below to recover your messages from iPhone SE/6s (Plus)/6 (Plus)/5s/5c/5/4S.
If you choose “Recover Data from iOS device” mode, you’ll need to connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable. Click “Start Scan” to scan for lost messages.
In other two recovery modes (Recover from iTunes backup files and Recover from iCloud backup files), just follow the onscreen guide to find the backup file that includes the message you want.
When the scan completes, messages as well as other files in your iPhone or in the backup will list. Your data are classified according to file types and you can clearly know how many items in each category.
As the screen shot below shows, there are 86 messages in the iPhone, one can tap Messages to preview them in details. You can differentiate between existing and deleted items by colors. Items in red color are deleted messages. Or you can tick “Show Only Deleted” at the bottom to show all deleted items.
Pick up items that you want to restore and click Recover button, you will see two recovery choices. Recover to Device and Recover to Computer.
Your messages will be restored to iPhone Messages app directly. It is worth mentioning that these recovered messages will appear as unread new messages on your iPhone.
You have to turn off Find My iPhone (Go to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone) before you can recover messages to your device.
This process needs a few minutes. You’d better not disconnect your iPhone from computer until the recovering process completes and your iPhone restarts.
This option will recover and save your messages to computer in .txt, .xls, or .xml file. You can set up output format by clicking Output Setting button.
If you do not need to export the messages to iPhone or local, you can print your messages for backup. Make sure your computer is connected to a Printer, and choose items you want to print and press “Print” button on the top right corner. There are two drop-down options. Choosing Preview enables you to preview before printing.
Choose Print to select Printer properties and click OK button to start printing directly.
With above three steps, you have multiple choices to get your lost messages back. We welcome you share your experience on the comment section.