5/16/2013

iPhone SMS Recovery-How to Recover deleted SMS from iPhone

iPhone text message recovery
Question 1: How do you recover deleted sms messages from iPhone once deleted?
My God! I don’t know what happen!!! I was told that I have lost my text message forever when I synced my iPhone. Is there any way or anything that can retrieve deleted text messages iPhone 4S? What if I did not sync the damn iPhone, nothing was wrong. Please help as soon as possible!

Question 2: I deleted my iPhone sms and how to retrieve iPhone SMS if possible?
I received a sms this morning from an important client. However, I deleted it accidentally before I could read it. I'm wondering if there is any way I can restore iPhone sms messages. PLEASEE HELPPP!

I read such questions about iPhone sms recovery every day. It is not strange that iPhone users deleted their sms by mistake. Today, in this article I’d like to share some valid and simple methods to retrieve iPhone sms. These methods could be used for all iPhone versions as iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS etc.)

Safe and efficient ways to recover text messages iPhone

SMS recovery software is the most efficient way for iPhone text message recovery. There are so many sms recovery software nowadays, for most people, what we need to do is choose a valid but inexpensive one. Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery is the one as more people have had success with it. Not only is this program able to recover  text message but also other files like photos, contacts, videos, audio, calendar, call history, bookmarks, etc. You can get it from http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/iphone-data-recovery.html

Follow the below ways, you will be guaranteed to get back all the deleted texts without any loss!

Method 1: Recover iPhone SMS without Backup

Never backup iPhone sms with iTunes or iCloud before? It doesn’t matter, deleted sms can be quickly and easily recovered by iPhone Data Recovery program. Below are the simple steps:
1. Download Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery and install it on your PC. Launch it and you will get the interface below:

iPhone data recovery

Note: Except iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S, other iPhone versions need to enter DFU mode to scan lost files. Click How to enter iPhone DFU mode to learn details.

2. Choose “Recover Data from iOS Device” option, and click “Star Scan” to scan for lost data. After the scanning is completed, you can preview the deleted sms before recovery.
recover iPhone text messages without backup

3. Choose “Messages” category, select the messages you need to recover, and click “Recover” to save the text message on your computer.

Method 2: Recover deleted text messages iPhone from Backup

However, you may ask: “What if I have a backup before?” Well, take it easy, you can resort to other ways. Here is a note: sync iPhone with iTunes will covered the old backup files, so please don’t do that before retrieve the lost data.

Select “Recover Data from iTunes Backup Files” option. iPhone Data Recovery program will identify all the backup files in this computer automatically. Then choose the backup file which needs to recover sms, click “Start Scan”. The last steps are preview and recovery.
restore iPhone texts from iTunes backup file
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Method 3: Restore iPhone Text Messages from iCloud Backup

There is also a sector of the iPhone users like to backup iPhone data with iCloud but they could complain that it spend too much time on the restore process.In order to solve this problem, Tenorshare iPhone data recovery add the third recovery mode- "Recover Data From iCloud Backup File" which allows you to extract iCloud backup file selectively. Here is how:

Step 1: Click "Recover Data from iCloud Backup File" recovery mode then enter Apple ID and password to login in your iCloud backup.

Step 2: When log in iCloud successfully, hit the backup file you need to restore texts and click "Next" to download the backup file.

Step 3: After the download is complete, the program begin to scan. When the scanning is over, click "Messages" to view deleted text messages on iPhone, and select those you want, click "Recover" button to save data on PC.

Source: http://www.any-data-recovery.com/topics/mobile-devices/recover-deleted-text-messages-iphone.html

Update (September 27, 2013)
The methods above also help to recover text messages on iPhone 5S/5C. Besides, I have got several responses that this article have been helped people restore lost text messages after iOS 7.1 update successfully.

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55 comments:

  1. Whenever I use this software it closes before scan is complete why is this?

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    1. This is normal software incompatibilities issue, just close other software on your computer and try again.

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  2. Hello!

    I'm interesting if there is possible to turn off function, when you are writing sms and and you have to dial number of depressant and phone shoes you all the previous numbers, where you have sent sms.

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    1. The way mentioned in this article able to recover lost or deleted sms messages from iPhone and it also help to backup, save, print, transfer iPhone text messages, but don't work on the case as you said.

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  3. Nice post with great details. I really like your job. Thanks for your inspirations.

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  4. Anonymous24/7/13 19:26

    Hello, does this also include iMessages in the restoration or just text messages?

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    1. Both iMessages and text messages can be recovered.

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  5. This software looks great, scans and finds lots of stuff but when I go to the message tab it just closes. There are no errors or warnings in the logs so I am stumped at what's going on, any suggestions?

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    1. Minor mistakes and try again will fix this issue.

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  6. This software looks great, scans and finds lots of stuff but when I go to the message tab it just closes. There are no errors or warnings in the logs so I am stumped at what's going on, any suggestions?

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  7. This software looks great, scans and finds lots. My problem comes when I click the message tab and the software starts to load then closes. I can't find anything errors or warnings in the logs so I don't know what's happening. Any suggestions?

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  8. Anonymous31/7/13 06:18

    Where will tenoshare be on the iphone, how will it appear - in settings?

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    1. Download and use Tenorshare on your computer, not on your iPhone.

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    2. In the article its mentioned that its possible to recover messages after years... is it not true??

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    3. It depends on whether the messages have been covered or not, so it is true that you may find messages years ago but I can't guarantee.

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  9. Anonymous3/8/13 14:56

    Can you recover messages from a month ago?

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    1. I wouldn't guarantee its success, for it has been a month...

      If the new data just coverd the storage space of the lost messages, then these messages will lose forever. However, you still have the chance to recover sms messages, you might as well to have a try.

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  10. Anonymous5/8/13 12:30

    Will the software be able to retrieve data if the phone was returned to factory settings/erased prior to backing up on iTunes or iCloud? Ouch.

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  11. How do I delete message conversations along with the associated numbers, and calls along with the call history. Same question for Internet sites and cookies?

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    1. I can't tell you how to delete file but I can help you undelete files.

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  12. Anonymous7/8/13 07:51

    How long does it take for the iphone 5 to scan, 45 minutes later and still not finished but I had to stop because I had to go to work.

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    1. The scanning time mainly depends on how many files on your iPhone. I have tested many times, the longest scanning is 14 minutes. And the properties of computer also impact the software using, are you using an old computer?

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  13. Anonymous20/8/13 02:33

    Hi there!

    Do I have to buy the download or can I use the trial version to recover data?

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    1. No, but you just can recover 3 files with trial version.

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  14. if my iPhone is Jailbreaked after entering DFU mode and find my missing messages will i able to open my iphone again with out problems?

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    1. No need to worry about too much, enter DFU mode won't disturb your iPhone using, exit the DFU mode after restoring text messages then everything back to normal

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  15. i got jailbroken iphone 3gs and after i enter DFU mode will my phone works correctly ? or i will get other issues?

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  16. Anonymous27/8/13 06:44

    using this or ANY software, is there a way to recover text messages from MONTHS ago? And if you know how long does information stay in the iphone 'trash can'? you know like even if you delete something on a PC it still somewhere in the hard drive....is that the same for an iphone? Also can messaging apps (like KIK) be traced?

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    1. I can not guarantee the text messages months ago can be retrieved.
      iPhone doesn't have a trash bin as hard drive, but the basic principle would remain the same.The new files will cover the old files then the old files will lose forever, and,that's pretty random. If you are lucky enough,there are sitll have chance to find deleted text messages on iPhone.

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  17. Anonymous30/8/13 01:03

    im not using an old computer, but scanning takes a lot time, almost the whole night and it still scanning. why?

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    1. The scanning time mostly depends on how many files on your iPhone or iTunes backup.The bigger the files, the longer the scanning time.

      To speed up the scanning, you can close some other programs on your computer.

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  18. Anonymous4/9/13 14:22

    If Tenorshare is unable to find the lost text messages that I am looking for, does that mean that they are gone forever? Or is there another software that can do anything differently? I have never backed up my phone on iTunes, so that path is not an option.

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    1. No, you can't find the text messages with Tenorshare mostly because your lost text messages have been covered by the new one and they are gone forever, but sometimes, some apps in your iPhone clash with the software that few texts can't be found. Besides, this software still need to enhance undeniably. I have tried several iPhone data recovery software,in my view, Tenorshare is the best one.

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  19. I never get the scanning screen after click the 'start scan button. The app just closes. Nothing appears in the Task Manager and there are no other apps running. The phone remains stuck in DFU mode.

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    1. Solution 1: recover iPhone sms messages from iTunes backup file.
      Solution 2: the wrong version will go wrong after enter DFU mode, please contact with customer support, they will send you the corresponding version for your iPhone.

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  20. I never get the scanning screen after click the 'start scan button. The app just closes. Nothing appears in the Task Manager and there are no other apps running. The phone remains stuck in DFU mode.

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    1. It is possible that there are incompatible contents to cause unexpectedly shutdown. In this case, try more times, and install this program on another computer for use if possible.
      Meanwhile, we suggest you recover the data from iTunes backup file if you've made backup in iTunes.

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  21. Anonymous9/9/13 14:03

    Does this apply to iPad imessages?

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  22. Anonymous9/9/13 14:25

    I deleted backed my phone up before deleting messages but now I need them back and when I went to restore to the back up iTunes created a more recent back up file which would be of the phone with the messages deleted .... How can I choose an earlier back up to restore from ....?

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    1. Every time you sync the iPhone with iTunes, the new iTunes backup file will cover the old one, moreover, the old backup had been deleted, so you can not recover iPhone text messages from backup. But you still can get the text messages back, from the iPhone directly.

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  23. Anonymous16/9/13 07:23

    i did the trial last and it restored some items, but if I buy the software will it restore more texts etc. or just what it is showing now?

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    1. You can restore all texts with the full version.

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  24. Anonymous16/9/13 18:59

    when i choose the trial it showed me recovered texts, pics and contacts etc. If I buy the software will it back up more or just what I am seeing on my computer right now. Im wanting texts that were deleted from the phone

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    1. You can recover three files in every catalogues with trial version and retrieve all the deleted text message from iPhone with the full version.

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  25. Anonymous19/9/13 06:49

    is iphone 3g compatible with this application?

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    1. Yeah, please note that you need to enter DFU mode to scan for the messages if you want to recover sms messages from iPhone 3GS without backup.

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  26. Anonymous23/9/13 18:46

    We just purchased the new iPhone 5C but failed to do a backup before purchasing (thought we did with the new iOS7 update). Is there any way to recover messages or any information that were on the old phone?

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    1. It doesn't matter without doing a backup, check the method 1 of this article for more details. BDW, it also support the new iPhone 5S/5C and the iOS 7.

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  27. Anonymous27/9/13 13:02

    can you then transfer the messages back to the iphone?

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    1. No, the recovered messages would be saved on the computer after recovery. But the good news is Tenorshare will launch a tool support transfer message from computer to iPhone soon, please expectation!

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  28. anyone can lend registration code?

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  29. I just downloaded the trial version and the text message that I am looking for was sent and received on 12-23-13, but doesn't show up. will the full version display "all" text messages?

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    1. Yep, the trial version didn't show up your lost files and just provides 3 free messages recovery.

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