As we know, data on iPhone are very easy to lose due to various reasons. The commonest situation is that you accidently delete it, followed by factory restore. Besides, the data will also lose under iOS update failure, failed jailbreak, water damage, being stuck at Apple logo, etc.
In this article, we will introduce you three different ways of how to retrieve deleted messages from iPhone SE/6s/6s Plus/6/6Plus/ 5s/5c/5/4s/4. They can be used on texts as well as WhatsApp messages, Tango messages, Viber messages, and iMessages.
Solution 1. Recover Deleted iPhone Messages without Backup
Lost messages can be recovered by directly scanning the iPhone device. To achieve this, you need to use an iPhone data recovery utility. Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery is here as an example.
- Connect iPhone with the computer via a USB cable. The default mode is "Recover Data from iOS Device".
- After connecting successfully, click on "Start Scan".
- Select the category from the left part and tick target items in it from the right part.
Retrieving messages from iPhone is especially helpful when they are deleted. But if they are lost due to factory restore, formatting, water damage or iPhone just can't power on, you'd better go to solution 2 and 3.
Solution 2. Recover Deleted iPhone Messages from Backup iTunes
Recovering messages from iTunes backup can be achieved by default iTunes backup & restore or using Tenorshare program. As we know, the current data on iPhone will be overwritten by restoring from default iTunes backup. Hence, Tenorshare program is still a better choice.
You just need to install it on the computer where your iTunes backup is located. Then run it and switch to "Recover from iTunes backup files". All iTunes backup files will be detected by it automatically. Pick one from the list and click "Start Scan" to find all items in it. Then you can choose the items you want to retrieve.
Solution 3. Recover Deleted Messages on iPhone by iCloud Backup
This way is similar to recovering from iTunes backup files. The existing data on iPhone will also be wiped if you directly restore from iCloud backup. Tenorshare data recovery program is able to avoid the dilemma as well. Install it on any computer and sign in your iCloud account to download iCloud backup.
Although these three ways are very helpful to retrieve deleted text messages iPhone, you still note that you'd better not modify the device as the data will be damaged if you continue using it after data loss, and the damaged data are unrecoverable.