There are three ways to recover deleted texts from an iPhone: Using iCloud, through iTunes or using a third-party application. In this article we will guide you step by step through each method so that you can restore those deleted messages that you need to recover.
If you have dedicated yourself to erase messages like a madman in order to free space, but you have taken your hands to your head because you have realized that you have erased that important message: Do not panic. You can recover them! In fact, you may be able to do it with a simple restore of the backup. In the worst case, if this does not work, you may be able to restore them using a third-party application. Here are three ways to restore deleted SMS messages on the iPhone
Retrieve With ICloud
If you have made a copy of the iPhone content in iCloud or iTunes you should be able to restore the text messages of the iPhone from the backup.
Unfortunately, iCloud does not back up SMS in all territories or with all operators. So the following may not work, but calm, you can find the solution you need in step 2.
1. Go to https://icloud.com with your Apple ID and password
2. Click on text messages (if they are not there, your messages are not saved in the backup).
3. If they are saved: Find the messages you need to recover.
4. Now go to your iPhone and select iCloud Settings on your iPhone.
5. Disable text messages (or make sure they are disabled). It may seem that this is contrary to our purpose, but trust us.
6. A pop-up window will appear. Select: “Keep on my iPhone.”
7. Now activate text messages again.
8. Press ‘Merge’, and wait: The deleted messages should appear again on your iPhone after a few minutes.
Do not worry if the above has not worked. We have two more options to try. First of all we will try to recover the deleted SMS messages through a backup of iTunes.
Unless you have turned off the automatic sync option in iTunes, you should have created a backup every time you synchronize with your PC or Mac.
1. Connect your iPhone to the computer with which you synchronize it. iTunes must be opened (if not, open manually).
2. Click on the iPhone in iTunes.
3. Now select ‘Restore backup’.
4. All data that was in the backup will replace the data in the phone and may take a few minutes.
If none of the above options has worked for you, it may be that using a third-party application is the solution, but there is no guarantee that it will work. There are applications that seem to have a good reputation online: PhoneRescue by iMobie, Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS and Tenorshare iPhone data recovery, there are no guarantees it may worth a try.