How to Recover Facebook Messenger Messages from iPhone

Accidentally deleting the messages from Facebook isn’t abnormal for us. And this is one of the most complex troubles because when these messages are deleted, they are also removed from the Facebook servers. This makes the recovery process all the more difficult. But the good news is that there is still a ray of hope in this mess. So, if you also have a question related to ” messages of Facebook messenger recovery from iPhone X/8/7/6/5s/4 restore” then, this is just the perfect article for you.


In this article, we will discuss how to restore the archived messages on Facebook Messenger and also be getting back the deleted Messages from Downloaded Facebook Data (that you had downloaded on your iOS device). So, Let’s start!

Part 1: Check Archived Messages on Facebook Messenger First
Part 2 : Recover deleted Facebook Messenger messages from iPhone
Part 3: Download a copy of your Facebook data from and restore deleted messages

Part 1: Check Archived Messages on Facebook Messenger First

For this process, you have to ensure whether the messages are archived or not. An archived message will disappear from your normal conversation.

Just go to the search bar and type the name of the person with whom you were chatting, you will see the result include archived conversations.

iPhone Facebook Search Contact

If you forget the name of the person, launch the browser and open the messenger page, click on the setting icon in the upper left, and choose “Archived Thread” to view all your archived chats.

Archived Messages Facebook

Part 2 : How to recover deleted Facebook Messenger messages from iPhone

In order to recover deleted messages from Facebook Messenger, you will need a third party recovery toolkit. Presently, a lot of such toolkits are available in the market, but hardly a few of them actually serve the purpose.


I would recommend using the iPhone Data Recovery which has the highest success rate in the market. It can recover most of the messages files types on iPhone such as messages (included SMS, Messenger, WhatsApp etc), contacts, photos, videos and so on from iPhone directly or iTunes, iCloud.
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Now let’s see how to recover deleted Messenger messages using this software.


Step 1: First, download and run iPhone Data Recovery. Click ‘Recover’ feature on the dashboard (on the left).

Step 2: Now connect your iPhone to computer.

Connect iPhone

Step 3: When the software detects your device, you will get the ‘Deleted Data from the Device’ menu, there, you have to choose the ‘Messenger & Attachments’ box. After this, you have to launch the ‘Start Scan’.

iOS Select Files

Step 4: When the scan is done, it will show the entire list of all the stuff that was deleted on your device at the left side of your screen. You have to choose ‘Messenger’ & ‘Messenfer & Attachments’ from that list to preview and check the recovered videos.


Step 5: Preview sequentially and tick the ones you want and select whether to “Recover to Device” or “Recover to Computer”.

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Part 3: Download a copy of your Facebook data from and restore deleted messages

Facebook has a lot of unique features, and one of those is the ability to download a duplicate of all the Facebook info, this includes messages, emails, followers, friends, chats and lots more. So to secure your data, you have to prepare for the loss of data.


Follow the steps given below to download all your Facebook data


Step 1: Launch the browser and open the Facebook page, log into your Facebook account.


Step 2: After that, you have to navigate to “General Account Settings”, then you will be able to see an option named “Download a copy of your Facebook data”.

You have to click on this link.


Step 3: Then you have to click on the “Start My Archive” option. In case, you have a desire to learn about all the things that will be included inside the archive, you have to click on the “And more” option.

Facebook Start My Achive

Step 5: After this, the system will ask you for your Facebook account login password. You have to enter the correct password, then the system will inform you that an Email has been sent to your mail inbox.

Step 6: You will have to go to your mail inbox and navigate to the Email and finally click on the link to download the Facebook archive.

Step 7: Now, you have to click on the “Download Archive” button and a zip file containing all your Facebook information will be downloaded to your computer.


After this, all your Facebook messages will be safely backed up. And, in any event, if you loose the Facebook data due to nay unwanted circumstances, you can easily recover them. All that you have to do is:
Launch the downloaded zip file and immediately, you will find a folder with several HTML files.

Now, you have to choose the HTML file that will be titled as “Messages” and all your Facebook message conversations will be presented on your computer screen.
Downloaded Facebook Messages

Note: In case, your conversations have been deleted even before you download the archive containing the Facebook data, you will be unable to find the deleted messages or conversations because they won’t be included inside the archive.


So, in this article, we discussed how to recover Facebook Messenger messages from iPhone X/8/7/6/5s/4 restore. All the steps discussed in this tutorial have been kept in the most simple way possible, in order to ensure understanding. All the steps will ensure data and device safety, so there is nothing to worry about while using this process, you have got nothing to lose in this method. Lastly, we hope that you enjoyed reading this article on how to recover facebook messenger messages from iPhone.

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