How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from iPhone

We found that lots of people deleted or lost their SMS messages due to careless deletion, formatting, system breaking down or other reasons. They are troubled in how to get their iPhone Text Messages back in an easy and secure way. However, if you met the same problem, this tutorial will send two useful methods for you to recover deleted text messages from iPhone on Mac with the help of iPhone Data Recovery, which is perfectly supports SMS recovery from iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5C/5S/5/4S/4/3GS, all iPads and iPod touch 4G/5G.

If you want to get back your important SMS easily, please look for the details of this tutorial as below.

Download the trial version of iPhone Data Recovery (Mac) in free as below.

Note: For Windows user, you need to download iPhone Data Recovery (Windows).

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Part 1: Recover iPhone messages from iPhone directly

Step 1. Choose your device model and recovery mode

Connect your device to your Mac and run the iPhone Messages Recovery program, a start interface will be showed you as below. And then you just need to choose "Recover from iOS Device", In this step, if you are using iPhone 4/3GS, you can switch to "Advanced Mode" to get a deeper scan.

Step 2. Enter DFU mode to scan your iPhone

If you are using iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4s, you can click the "Start Scan" to scan your iPhone directly.

If you are using 4 or 3GS, follow the instructions on the interface to get into your device system to let the program successfully scan your device.

  • 1. Hold your iPhone and click "Start" in the pop-up window.
  • 2. Hold both "Power" and "Home" buttons at the same time for 10 seconds.
  • 3. After 10 seconds, release the "Power" button but still pressing the "Home" button. Release "Home" button after another 15 seconds. Then you can successfully entered DFU mode.

Step 3. Restore SMS from iPhone on Mac

After the scanning, you can see all found data, including Messages, Notes, Contacts, Call History and more, will be showed on the window.

If you just want to recover your iPhone messages, you can only select Messages item to preview details of your messages. And then mark those you want to restore and click "Recover" button to restore and save them on your Mac or back to iPhone.

Part 2: Recover iPhone SMS from iTunes Backup on Mac

If you have iTunes backup of your iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5/4/4S/4/3GS on your Mac before, you can recover your deleted SMS messages on the iTunes backup files.

Step 1. Choose mode of "Recover from iTunes backup File"

When you see the interface as follow, you need to choose the mode of "Recover from iTunes backup File", then select one iTunes backup you want to extract and begin to scan your backup by clicking "Start Scan" button.

extract iTunes backup

Step 2. Restore iPhone SMS on Mac

When you finish scanning, you can see all found contents in your iTunes backup will all be showed out. You just need to choose Messages category to check and preview the found SMS in detail. Mark those you need and save them on your Mac or back to iPhone by clicking "Recover" button.

Recover iphone message

Now, download this program and get your deleted SMS back!

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