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How to Recover Deleted iPhone Text Messages on Mac

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    Wanna restore deleted SMS from iPhone on Mac with easy methods?Just read this article and you will catch the best solutions to retrieve your deleted SMS on iPhone in easy steps.

"I deleted some important text messages on my iPhone 6S by mistaken.Now I regret and wanna get them back, because it's very value to me.Anyone have any suggestion?"-Caldwell

After you delete text messages on iPhone, you can still find the message in the search result of search box.This is indeed a security problem, but sometimes this turns into a good thing.When you want to preview recently deleted text messages,enter some words of the message in the search box and you'll see the message in the search results below.This is an easy way of previewing deleted messages.It means that the deleted SMS haven’t been erased permanently from iPhone.Have you ever deleted text messages on iPhone and then quickly regretted doing this?If so,here’s an overview of some options that might helps you to recover deleted iPhone text message.

To recover deleted text messages on iPhone,the users can opt for the data recovery apps.iPhone Data Recovery helps to retrieve text messages from iPhone with three modes:recover from iOS device,recover from iTunes backup file,recover from iCloud backup file.In addition,iPhone Data Recovery allows to recover several kinds of data from iPhone,including contacts,photos,SMS,call logs,notes,videos,etc.iPhone 7,iPhone SE,iPhone 6S/6,iPhone 5S/5C/5,iPhone 4S/4 are supported.
Before recovering text messages from iPhone,you should download and install the data recovery on your Mac.

Part 1:Directly Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone


Step 1.Run iPhone Data Recovery and Connect iPhone with Computer


Launch iPhone Data Recovery and use USB cables to connect iPhone to computer.By default,the data recovery will recognize your device.Then choose recover mode "Recover from iOS Device".



Step 2.Scan Text Messages from iPhone


Choose "Messages&Attachments" then click on "Start Scan" to allow the program to scan your device for deleted data.The process will last a few minutes depending on the amount of data on your device.You can click on "Pause"to halt the process when you see what you are looking for during the scanning process.



The scanned data will be displayed in categories.To see only deleted data make sure "Only display the deleted items"is turned on.Look for the messages on the left side that you want to recover.You can use the search box on the top if they are not there.

Step 3.Preview and Recover Deleted SMS from iPhone


Once you have found your deleted messages,check the box to preview them and then click on "Recover".A dialogue box will appear asking whether you want to "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to Device".Choose appropriately.

Part 2:Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone with iTunes Backup


Step 1.Choose iTunes Backup and Extract it


Launch iPhone Data Recovery and click on "Recover from iTunes Backup file."The application will detect all iTunes backup files on your computer.Select the one that contains your deleted messages.



Step 2.Scan Deleted SMS from iTunes Backup


Click on "Start Scan" and wait for the scanning process to complete.



Step 3.Preview and Recover Deleted SMS from iTunes Backup


Once the scan is complete,preview the data in detail on the left side and select the deleted messages.Now you can choose to "Recover to Computer"or "Recover to Device."

Part 3:Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone with iCloud Backup


Step 1.Select the Recovery Mode


After launching iPhone Data Recovery,choose "Recover from iCloud Backup Files"mode.You will be required to sign in to your iCloud account using your Apple ID and Password.



Step 2.Choose Backup File to Download


iPhone Data Recovery will list all of the iCloud backup files in your account once you are logged in.Choose the one that contains your deleted messages and click on the "Download"button.



Step 3.Download iCloud Backup File


In the popup window that appears,choose the files "Messages" and "Messages&Atatchments" to download.



Step 4.Recover Deleted SMS from iCloud Backup File


The scan for all the data on that iCloud backup file should complete in a few minutes.Preview the files on the left side and select the messages you need to recover.Click on the "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to Device" button.



Note:To recover messages to your device,you need to connect the device to your computer during the recovery process.

Tips to Avoid Deleting Messages from iPhone:

-Keep Your iPhone Password Protected
This is important.You don't want your iPhone to be accessed and operated by any random person who visits your place or office.Right?

-Keep Your iPhone Out of Reach of Kids
Kids won't understand the importance of your messages.Therefore,it is good to keep your iPhone away from them.

-Do Backup Job on iPhone as often as possible
Having a backup copy of all your messages(backup on computer or iTunes/iCloud) and restoring them from there is easier than recovering the deleted ones by using data recovery tool.

 

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