How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone 5/5S/5C/4/4S
Messages on the iPhone usually mean a lot to us, especially when we get a SMS receiving reminder and plan to leave it to read later. However, usually at this time, the messages on our iPhone inbox are easily gone for various unpredicted reasons, like wrong deletion, Jailbreak, unsuccessful iOS upgrade, or factory settings restore, etc. Under this circumstance, many people become extremely anxious because they get nowhere in their searching for the deleted messages on the iPhone. Is it possible to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone?
Certainly it is possible. Actually, when we delete a message from iPhone, the message doesn't get deleted really, it still stay somewhere on our phone but is difficultly detected by our eyes. It's because the deleted data is technically marked for deletion by the operating system and hidden so that they become invisible to us.
Do you know how to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone? As is known to us, when we have no previous backup to restore, the only way to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone is by using a third-party iPhone data recovery tool. Leawo iOS Data Recovery is an easy-to-use iPhone data recovery program, look at the detailed tutorial below to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone step by step.
Step 1 Connect the iPhone to computer
After downloading the iPhone data recovery, run it on the computer and connect your iPhone with the computer by a USB cable.
Step 2 Scan your iPhone for deleted text messages
The moment the program has recognized the device that is connected, you can see a "Start" interface, click the "Start" button to scan your iPhone.
Step 3 Preview and select the text messages for recovery
After scanning, you have a chance to preview all the 12 categories of iPhone data on the left sidebar of the interface. All the SMS/MMS/iMessages are kept in the "Messages" category, and all the MMS/iMessage attachments are saved in the category "Message attachments", you can click them to preview first, and then tick the messages you want to recover.
Step 4 Recover and save iPhone text messages
Last but not the least, click "Recover" button to continue, from the pop-up "Recover Files" window, click "Open" to browse the computer file explorer and choose a saving location on your PC, then tap "Go" to start to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone.
Note that the messages recovered are saved in formats of .csv and .html on your PC. If you want to transfer the messages to your iPhone, you need the help of iTunes.