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How to Recover Deleted SMS from iPhone

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March 05,2015

Many iPhone users may ask similar question about iPhone text messages recovery:

“how to restore lost text messages from iPhone? After update your iPhone 6 to iOS 10 cause lost text messages, how to recover iPhone iMessages after iOS 10 update? Is there any easy way to restore deleted text messages from iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/5c/5 on Mac?”

Accidentally delete text messages on your iPhone? Lost your iPhone Text Messages due to iOS 9 or iOS 10 upgrade? Once your iPhone was lost or stolen and want to restore lost iPhone messages? No matter what happen,you still have chance to recover iPhone iMessage and SMS/MMS with the help of iPhone Text Messages Recovery app. This article mainly teach you how to restore text messages from your iPhone 6S/6, iPhone 5S/5, iPhone 4S/4 in three recovery modes.

    Way 1: Restore Text Messages from iPhone with Dr.Fone iOS Data Recovery

    Way 2: Recover Lost iPhone SMS With FoneLab iOS Data Recovery

2 Different iPhone SMS Recovery to Recover SMS/iMessages/Text Messages from iPhone

The First iOS Data Recovery: Restore Text Messages from iPhone with Dr.Fone iOS Data Recovery

Dr.Fone iOS Data Recovery and iOS Data Recovery for Mac,both Supports Recover iPhone Text Messages Under Various Data Loss Situations:

iPhone text messages deleted situation,You can surely count on it to get all your deleted messages back as soon as possible:
-Recover iPhone messages after accidentally delete on your iPhone device.
-Restore Lost SMS on iPhone after new iOS update or jailbreaking failure on your iPhone.
-Get backup lost SMS,iMessages after resetting iPhone to factory settings.
-Retrieve Lost messages after your iPhone got broken, crashed, smashed, water damaged, iPhone is inaccessible, but it can be recognized while connected with PC/Mac.
-iPhone continuously looping recovery mode, stuck in Apple logo, black/white screen,and get lost iPhone data back.
-Restore iPhone Text Messages due to your iPhone locked but forget the password.
-Extract and restore iPhone messages from backup via iTunes or iCloud.
-Virus attack your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.
-Recover Messages from iPhone 7, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S/5, iPhone 4S/4 based on iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7,ect.

What’s more,Dr.Fone iOS Data Recovery also allows you recover lost contacts, photos, videos, imessages, notes,ect from iPhone, iPad and iPod in three recovery modes:

3 recovery modes to recover iPhone lost data

Recover data from iOS Device directly - Connect your iOS Device to computer and you can scan your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch directly to recover deleted data.
Recover data from iTunes Backup - Find your computer iTunes backup automatically and scan the backup to recover your lost data.
Recover data from iCloud Backup - Log in to your icloud, download the iCloud backup then scan it to recover the deleted files.

Part 1: Directly Recover Deleted SMS from iPhone with Dr.Fone iOS Data Recovery

Get an iPhone SMS Recovery tool at first: iPhone Data Recovery (Mac), or iPhone Data Recovery (Windows),and start to scan and recover deleted text messages from iPhone 6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4 only 3 steps.


Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer
At first, please connect your iPhone to the computer and run the program after installing it,you can see the main interface as below.

Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone Directly

Step 2: Select the “Messages & Attachments” Files Type you want to get back

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Step 3: Begin to Scan Your iPhone for Lost Data
After that, you'll see a message saying that you've successfully entered the system, and the software begins scanning your iPhone. If you use iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S, you'll see this scanning window immediately after clicking the "Start Scan" button.

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Step 4: Preview and Recover Lost or Deleted Messages from
iPhone Directly

When the scan is completed, all found data will be listed in clear, organized categories. Choose "Messages" to preview the detailed content. Mark those you want and click "Recover" to save them on your compute with one click.
Note: The data you can found here includes the deleted data and those still on your iPhone. If you only want to recover your deleted ones, you can refine the scan result by using the slide button at bottom to only display deleted items.

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Important Note: This Dr.Fone iOS Data Recovery software also can help you to recover contacts, photos, video, notes,etc.from iPhone directly,and restore iPhone data from iTunes/iCloud backup files.

The Second iOS Data Recovery: Recover Lost iPhone SMS With FoneLab iOS Data Recovery

The second powerful iPhone data recovery software name FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery and FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery(Mac),both not only can help you Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone and iTunes,but also supports restore other lost data from your iPhone 6/5s/5/4s/4 directly,like contacts(phone numbers), photos, notes, call history, videos, whatsapp,ect.

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Part 2: Recover Lost iPhone Text Messages With FoneLab iOS Data Recovery


Way 1: Recover deleted Text Messages from iPhone directly on Mac or Windows computer

1. Install iPhone SMS Recovery software to scan iPhone to find out the deleted SMS. You need to download the iPhone SMS Recovery software, install and run it.

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2. Choose and restore lost text messages from your iPhone

For iPhone 6S, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S
Connect your iPhone to the computer and the software will recognize your iPhone directly and scan your iPhone automatically. Select Messages menu, you will see all the text messages in your iPhone and your can search the contact name to find out the messages you want to recover faster.

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After choose the SMS you want to recover, you need click "Recover" button to begin the recovering process.
The SMS will be recovered and save in the special folder you will easily find them by clicking "Open" button.

For iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS

If you are using iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS, you need to let your iPhone enter the scan mode first to make this iPhone sms recovery software to scan and find your deleted SMS on your iPhone.
It is really easy and safe to enter the scan mode for iPhone, you just need to follow the guide below.

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After enter the scan mode, you will see the following screen. This means you can select and recover the deleted SMS from your iPhone.

After scanning the software, all the info in your iPhone will be shown. Select "Messages" at the left sidebar and all text messages will be listed at the right pane. To find the SMS faster, you can use the search function at the top-right corner to search the contact name. After you find the text messages you want to recover, you can easily click the "Recover" button to recover your SMS back to you.

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The SMS will be recovered and save in the special folder. You will easily find them by clicking "Open" button.

iphone text messages recovery on macWay 2: Restore deleted Text Messages back from iTunes backup

If you have synced your iPhone with iTunes on your computer before, you can also retrieve the deleted SMS from your iTunes backup files.

1. Run FoneLab iOS Data Recovery and enter "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode. Select the iTunes backup file you need and click Start Scan. The program will start scanning the iTunes files in no time.

Restore Text Messages back from iTunes backup

2. All files will be scanned out and listed under different categories. Click Messages and you can find all SMS. Switch on "Only display the deleted item(s)" at top and only the deleted SMS will be displayed.

Recover lost Messages back from iTunes backup

3. Select deleted Text Messages you want to recover and click Recover button. You'll get the deleted SMS in no time.

Tips About iPhone Group Messaging:

How to enable/disable Group Messaging on iPhone

Group messaging on an iPhone is generally sent by iMessage if all recipients have enabled the iMessage. If not, the group conversation will be sent as MMS, even when the content is text only. It's very easy to enable or disable Group Messaging on iPhone.
Just go to Settings > Messages > tap to ON/OFF Group Messaging. You can disable Group Messaging in Settings > Messages.
How to leave the group chat on an iPhone

If you don't want to be bothered by useless group messages, you can easy leave a group message on your iPhone. Set it as follows.
1. Go to "Settings", and then choose "Messages".
2. You can see the "Group Messaging" under the "SMS/MMS" group there. Turn off the "Group Messaging".
3. Delete a group message of which you had previous been a part by opening the Messages application on your iPhone. Tap the conversation once and then the "Edit" icon in the top right corner of the screen.
4. Tap the "Clear All" button in the top left corner of the screen and then "Clear Conversation" in the pop-up window to delete the entire group message. This action is permanent and cannot be reversed.

Related Use Guide For iOS Data Recovery:

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone

How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone