How to Retrieve Deleted Messages on iPhone 12

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Have you ever accidentally deleted an important message on your iPhone 12 and wished you could retrieve it? Well, fret not! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to recover deleted messages on your iPhone 12.

Backup Your iPhone 12

Before we dive into the recovery methods, it is essential to ensure that you have a recent backup of your iPhone 12. This backup will serve as a safety net in case anything goes wrong during the recovery process. To create a backup:

  • Step 1: Connect your iPhone 12 to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Step 2: Open the “Settings” app on your device.
  • Step 3: Tap on your name at the top of the settings menu.
  • Step 4: Select “iCloud” and then “iCloud Backup”.
  • Step 5: Toggle on the “iCloud Backup” option and tap on “Back Up Now”.

iCloud Recovery Method

If you have enabled iCloud backups on your iPhone, there is a good chance that your deleted messages are still stored in iCloud. Here’s how you can retrieve them:

  • Step 1: Open any web browser and visit
  • Step 2: Sign in with your Apple ID and password.
    • Note: Make sure to use the same Apple ID linked to your iPhone.
  • Step 3: Once you are logged in, click on the “Messages” icon.
  • Step 4: You should now see all your messages, including the deleted ones.
  • Step 5: Simply select the messages you want to restore and click on the “Recover” button.

iTunes Recovery Method

If you regularly back up your iPhone using iTunes, you can also use this method to recover your deleted messages. Follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Connect your iPhone 12 to your computer using a USB cable.
  • Step 2: Open iTunes if it doesn’t launch automatically.
    • Note: Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer.
  • Step 3: Trust your computer if prompted on your iPhone.
  • Step 4: In iTunes, click on the iPhone icon located in the top-left corner of the window.
  • Step 5: Under the “Backups” section, click on “Restore Backup”.
    • Note: Choose a backup that was created before deleting your messages.
  • Step 6: Wait for iTunes to complete the restoration process. Your deleted messages will be recovered along with other data from the selected backup.

Contact Apple Support

If none of the above methods work for you, the last resort is to contact Apple Support. They have the necessary tools and expertise to assist you in recovering your deleted messages.

Remember, prevention is better than cure. To avoid losing important messages in the future, make it a habit to regularly backup your iPhone 12 and double-check before deleting any message.

Now that you know how to retrieve deleted messages on your iPhone 12, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that your precious conversations are not lost forever!

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