How to Undelete Text Messages On iPhone

Messaging is a popular way of communication. It is not unusual for iPhone users to accidentally delete data. This in turn warrants that they get knowledge of how to iPhone undelete text. This article details the different methods of undeleting text messages on iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6S/6/SE/5s/5.

Part 1: Is it Possible to Undelete messages on iPhone?

Undeleting messages on the iPhone by using workarounds is possible. Users can undelete text messages iPhone by using iTunes and iCloud backups or third-party software. Using iTunes and iCloud backups has disadvantages. The major one being that all the data on your device will be deleted, leaving you only with the data from your backup. This means that the data on your device depends entirely on your last backup. Secondly, you cannot review and selectively restore the messages. Third-party software on the other hand, makes it possible to preview and selectively restore messages without deleting the data on your iPhone X/ 8/ 8 Plus/ 7/7 Plus/ 6/ 6S/ 6 Plus/ 6S Plus/ 5S/ SE.

Part 2: 3 Ways to Undelete Texts on iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7/6S/6/SE/5s/5

Tenorshare UltData enables users to undelete texts on iPhone with or without iTunes or iCloud backup files. And it removes the hassle of recovering texts from iCloud and iTunes backups because users get to preview and selectively recover texts to their iPhone or computer. That you will not lose the data on your iPhone is a big plus making Tenorshare a great recovery alternative to iTunes and iCloud recovery. Want to know how to undelete messages on iPhone using Tenorshare UltData? Read the section below.

Way 1: How to Undelete Messages from iPhone without Backup

If, for any reason, you cannot locate your iTunes or iCloud backup files, no need to worry. Follow the procedure below to undelete messages iPhone using Tenorshare UltData.

Step 1: Download Tenorshare UltData for Windows and Mac, install and run it on your computer.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer. (To avoid compatibility issues, we recommend using the USB cable that came with your iPhone.)

Step 3: Click Recover Data from iOS device and proceed by clicking Start Scan. (Tenorshare UltData will scan the device and display messages and other data types, grouping each according to its type.)

start scan

Step 4: Identify the messages you would like to undelete. To do so, preview them then select the text messages. (Deleted messages are highlighted in red while the texts currently on your device.)

undelete messages

Step 5: Click Recover and select one of two options: Recover to Device or Recover to Computer.

Way 2: How to Undo Deleted Texts on iPhone with iTunes Backups

The main advantages of using Tenorshare UltData when restoring from iTunes backups include:

  • Recover text messages without erasing data on iPhone.
  • Easy identification and previewing of deleted messages.
  • Selectively restore messages.

To undelete iPhone messages using Tenorshare UltData and iTunes backup files, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Switch to iTunes Backup Recovery mode. UltData will automatically detect and display all the iTunes backups on your computer on the interface. Select one back up file by using the device name, serial number or backup date then proceed by clicking Start Scan.

start scan

(Note: Click Import if the iTunes Backup File is not stored in the default backup location.)

Step 2: After successful scan, all the messages will be displayed. Click Messages, then click Show Only Deleted to display the deleted messages.

Step 3: Select the texts you want to recover then click Save.

Way 3: How to Undo Deleted Messages from iPhone with iCloud Backups

The main advantages of using Tenorshare UltData when restoring from iCloud backups include:

  • Easy identification of deleted messages.
  • Selectively download text messages from iCloud backup.
  • Previewing of deleted messages before recovery.
  • Recover text messages without restoring iPhone.
  • To undelete messages using UltData and iCloud backups, follow the procedure below.

    Step 1: Select Recover from iCloud backup files and log in using either your Apple ID account or Software Access that logs you in automatically.

    log in icloud

    Step 2: Use name, date, version or size to select an iCloud backup file.

    select icloud backup

    Step 3: Select Messages & Attachments then click Next to download your messages. After downloading, click Messages, preview and select the ones you wish to undelete then click Recover.

    select icloud messages and attachments


    Undeleting texts on iPhone is made simple by using third-party software. We recommend using Tenorshare UltData because of its advantages.

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