How to Retrieve Deleted Texts From iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Have you ever accidentally deleted important text messages from your iPhone and wished there was a way to retrieve them? Well, you’re in luck!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of recovering deleted texts from your iPhone using different methods. So, let’s get started!

Method 1: Restore from iCloud Backup

If you regularly back up your iPhone to iCloud, there’s a good chance that your deleted text messages are still recoverable. Follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Step 2: Tap on your name at the top of the screen to access Apple ID settings.
  3. Step 3: Select “iCloud” and then tap on “iCloud Backup”.
  4. Step 4: Make sure that the “iCloud Backup” toggle is turned on. If it’s already on, proceed to the next step.
  5. Step 5: Tap on “Back Up Now” to create a new backup of your iPhone.
  6. Step 6: Once the backup is complete, go back to the main Settings menu and select “General”.
  7. Step 7: Scroll down and tap on “Reset”.
  8. Step 8: Choose “Erase All Content and Settings” and confirm your selection.
  9. Bonus Tip:You can also choose the option to “Restore from iCloud Backup” during the initial setup of a new iPhone or after erasing all content and settings.

Method 2: Retrieve from iTunes Backup

If you regularly back up your iPhone using iTunes on your computer, you can recover deleted texts by restoring from an iTunes backup. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer that you usually sync with.
  2. Step 2: Launch iTunes (if it doesn’t open automatically).
  3. Step 3: Click on the iPhone icon that appears in the top-left corner of the iTunes window.
  4. Step 4: In the “Summary” tab, click on “Restore Backup”.
  5. Step 5: Select the most recent backup that contains your deleted text messages and click “Restore”.

Method 3: Use Third-Party Software

If you don’t have an iCloud or iTunes backup available, don’t worry! There are several third-party software options available that specialize in recovering deleted data from iPhones. Follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Research and choose a reputable data recovery software for iPhones. Some popular options include Dr.Fone, iMobie PhoneRescue, and Tenorshare UltData.
  2. Step 2: Download and install the selected software on your computer.
  3. Step 3: Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.
  4. Step 4: Launch the data recovery software and follow the instructions to scan your iPhone for deleted text messages.
  5. Step 5: Once the scan is complete, preview the recovered text messages and select the ones you want to restore.
  6. Step 6: Click on the “Recover” button to save the selected text messages back to your iPhone.

In Conclusion

Accidentally deleting important text messages from your iPhone can be a stressful experience. However, with the methods outlined in this tutorial, you have a good chance of recovering those deleted texts.

Remember to regularly back up your iPhone using iCloud or iTunes to avoid losing valuable data in the future. If all else fails, third-party software can often come to the rescue. Good luck!

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