How to Find Deleted Messages, Contacts, Photos on iPhone

To keep your iPhone clean and reclaim more space, you may delete all old text messages, photos, videos from iPhone. But suddenly, you realize that you need some old messages which may contain some important appointments and the like, how to find deleted messages on iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/SE/6s (Plus)/6/5s/5c/5? In that case, read on to acquire the following 2 effective solutions.

1. Find Deleted Messages, Contacts, Emails on iPhone through Spotlight search

2. Find Deleted Data on iPhone with iPhone Data Recovery Software

1. Find Deleted Messages, Contacts, Emails on iPhone through Spotlight search

Weeping for your lost text messages, contacts or photos? The truth is that the data that you thought were gone when you deleted them are still hanging around your iPhone! And they won't be truly removed until you sync your iPhone with iTunes. So if you want to find a message or contact that you delete inadvertently and happen to not sync your iPhone recently, here's how to find deleted items on spotlight. Just take messages for example.

  • A. Open Spotlight search bar. Go to any home screen, tap around the middle of the screen and swipe down. Then the spotlight bar will be pulled down and occurs at the top of the screen. how to find deleted messages from spotlight
  • B. Type the context of the deleted messages (or emails, contacts, etc.) that you still remember in the search bar. Spotlight search results are sorted by the app that results belong to. Just scroll through the results to find the specific message you're looking for.
Note: Photos are different text files, and you can find deleted photos from "Recently Deleted" in iOS 11 devices.

2. Find Deleted Files on iPhone with iPhone Data Recovery Software

Spotlight may fail to work and "Recently Deleted" only keeps your deleted photos for 30 days. There are also files like WhatsApp messages which both the above solutions won't recover. In such cases an iPhone data recovery tool, could be of great help.

It supports to retrieve deleted iPhone files directly from iPhone. Totally, you can recover up to 20 kinds of iPhone files including text messages, photos, contacts, notes and Safari bookmarks that you deleted accidentally or lost after iOS 11/10/9/8 update. And it is user-friendly that the guides on the interface enable even newbie to run the software correctly.

In addition to the Windows version, you can also try the Mac version which is called iPhone Data Recovery for Mac.

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After downloading and installation, launch the program and connect your iPhone to computer. The program will detect your device and scan your device for files to restore. Preview scanned files by category and check those deleted ones to recover.

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Moreover, if you have backed up with iTunes or iCloud, Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery could take advantage of either backup and extract files from iTunes or iCloud backup in minutes. This is extremely useful for those whose iPhone is not available.

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Learn more detail info about How to find deleted messages, contacts, photos on iPhone, you can go to: https://www.tenorshare.com/guide/iphone-data-recovery-win-overview.html.

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