How to Look at Deleted Messages on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Have you ever accidentally deleted a message on your iPhone and wished you could retrieve it? Well, you’re in luck!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of looking at deleted messages on your iPhone. So, let’s get started!

Step 1: Open the Messages App

First, locate the Messages app on your iPhone’s home screen and tap on it to open it. The Messages app is represented by a green speech bubble icon.

Step 2: Go to the “All Messages” View

Once you’re in the Messages app, navigate to the main screen where all your conversations are listed. This is known as the “All Messages” view.

Step 3: Scroll Down to Find “Deleted Messages”

In the “All Messages” view, scroll down until you find a section called “Deleted Messages.” This section contains all the messages that have been recently deleted.


If you can’t find the “Deleted Messages” section, it means that there are no recently deleted messages available for recovery.

Step 4: Tap on “Deleted Messages”

To view and recover your deleted messages, simply tap on the “Deleted Messages” section. This will take you to a separate screen where all your recently deleted messages are displayed.

Step 5: Recover Deleted Message

In this screen, you can browse through your deleted messages and find the one(s) you want to recover. Once you’ve found a message you wish to restore, tap on it and select either “Recover” or “Recover All” if you want to restore all of them.

  • Note: If you have iCloud or iTunes backup enabled on your iPhone, you may also be able to restore deleted messages from a backup.

And there you have it! By following these simple steps, you can easily look at and recover deleted messages on your iPhone.


Accidentally deleting a message on your iPhone doesn’t have to be a permanent loss. With the “Deleted Messages” feature in the Messages app, you can easily recover any recently deleted messages. Remember to regularly check this section to ensure you don’t miss any important conversations!

We hope this tutorial has been helpful. If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to us. Happy messaging!

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