How to Recover Deleted Text messages from iPhone 5S on Mac OS
Help! How do I recover iPhone 5S text messages on Mac?
I just synced my iPhone 5S and it is getting somewhat frustrating because some messages are going missing. How do I recover iPhone 5S text messages on Mac?
The "iPhone 5S messages missing" is a common headache for iPhone 5S users. For this reason, many iPhone users are extremely careful when they upgrade iOS, restore iPhone to factory reset, jailbreak iPhone, etc.
Actually it's possible to recover text messages from iPhone 5S on Mac with the iPhone 5S Data Recovery for Mac tool, an effective data recovery software that provides 3 recovery modes for iPhone 5S messages recovery. You can restore from iTunes backup, iCloud backup and directly from iPhone when there's no backup. It works on computer running Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8, 10.7 and earlier. If you're running Windows 8/7/XP, choose iPhone 5S Data Recovery (Windows version) instead.
Steps to recover iPhone 5S text messages on Mac?
Option 1: If you don't have iTunes/iCloud backup for iPhone 5S
In order to restore iPhone 5S SMS on Mac, download iPhone 5S Data Recovery for Mac to your computer and go through the following steps.
- 1. Connect iPhone 5S to computer and start the program.
- 2. Select "Recover Data from iOS Devices", next click "Start Scan". The program will scan iPhone 5S for lost SMS.
- 3. On the next window, you can select "Messages" on the category list to preview and check messages to recover.
Option 2: If you have backed up iPhone 5S (through iTunes or iCloud)
For those who have backed up or synced iPhone 5S with iTunes/iCloud, you can use the "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File" or "Recover Data from iCloud Backup File" mode provided that you are sure the messages you want to recover are in the backup.
- 1. Launch the program and select "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File"
- 2. Select your iPhone 5S backup from the backup list and click "Start Scan" to scan iPhone 5S backup.
- 3. The extracted backup files will be sorted by category, select "Messages" on the category list to preview and check messages to recover.
You can decide which option to retrieve messages from iPhone 5S on Mac best suits you.
Added Tips: How to delete iPhone 5S text messages
The message app on iPhone 5S running iOS 7 is a little different from that of iOS 6. The old Edit button in the top right corner when reading messages has now disappeared, replaced by a handy button that will let you call the person who sent the message or look at their contact details. This change makes how to delete text messages on iOS 7 devices different.
Delete an entire conversation: Swipe to the left in the Messages screen.
Delete some messages in the conversion: Hold down your finger on the message you want to delete and then a little speech bubble menu will pop up. Tapping on More will bring up some circles on the left. Select the messages you want to delete so that a tick appears beside them and then tap the Trash Can in the bottom left hand corner.
In case you just delete the wrong messages on iPhone 5S running iOS 7, seek help from iPhone 5S Data Recovery for Mac. It will effectively recover deleted text messages from iPhone 5S on Mac. Do you have other options as to how to recover messages from iPhone 5S on Mac? Just tell us in the comment.