How to Recover Deleted iMessages from iPhone

Recovering the deleted iMessages on a iPhone is always a highly sought after matter. So, in this article, we are going to discuss how to recover deleted iMessages from iPhone. iMessage allows the user to share all sort of SMS, MMS to anyone and photos, videos even locations to other iMessage users. In some situations, we delete some important iMessages accidentally and we need to recover them badly. If this is the situation you face, if you want to recover deleted iMessages from iPhone X/8/7/6/5s/4, keep reading this article.

Part 1: Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup
Part 2: Recover only Deleted iMessages from iPhone Without Restoring iPhone
Part 3: Selectively Restore iMessages from iTunes Backup

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Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup

In this part, we’ll learn how to restore your iPhone from iTunes backup. iTunes offers a very easy to use user interface which allows the user to take a backup, restore and file transfer in between PC or MAC and any iOS devices.


After taking a regular backup of iOS device with the PC / MAC via iTunes, those files can be restored to iPhone back. Now we’ll discuss how to recover deleted iMessages from iPhone 7/6/5s/4 via iTunes backup.


Step 1: Install the latest version of iTunes on your Windows PC or MAC on which you took the latest backup of your iPhone.


Step 2: Now connect your iPhone with data cable and open iTunes. You may be asked for a passcode or allow the PC as a trusted device. Please tap on “Allow” to proceed further.


Step 3: Here you can see your iPhone at the right-hand corner as “Summary”.


Step 4: Find “Restore backup” under the “Backup” section of the iTunes menu. Tap on the option. Here, you can see the dates of your last taken backup for the iPhone. Choose the date you want to restore (or the latest one if you want) from the drop down menu.

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Step 5: Now, click on “Restore” to start the process.

This process may take a while to completion successfully. Please do not disconnect the data cable from the PC throughout the entire process.

iTunes Restore Backup

After successful completion of the step, you can be able to see the retrieved old messages which were deleted. But this needs the previous backup with the iTunes. The other limitation of this process is you have to restore the complete iPhone. You can’t restore only iMessages. So, in the next part, we’ll learn how to recover only deleted iMessages.

Recover only Deleted iMessages from iPhone Without Restoring iPhone

Have you ever imagine restoring the lost or deleted iMessages without restoring the complete iPhone? The solution is iPhone Data Recovery. It’s easy to use interface and powerful workability has made it the best in the industry. This toolkit has come up with many features like


– It can recover data from iTunes, iCloud and iPhones.

– Unlike the iTunes, the user can preview the file and take backup or restore selectively.
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Now, let’s see how to take backup without restoring iPhone completely using this tool. Follow the steps below.


Before starting, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your device. But don’t run it as it might sync with the toolkit.


Step 1: Download and install the iPhone Data Recovery toolkit. After installing, you can see a window with various other tools available in front of you, please select the “Recover” feature.


Step 2: Now, connect your iPhone via data cable with the PC/ MAC.

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Step 3: Here you can see an option with all the file types available for scanning. If You need to retrieve iMessage, deselect all the file types and select “Messages and Attachments” only. Then, simply click on “Start Scan” to start scanning the lost data from the iPhone. This may take a few minutes. So, be patient until the whole scanning process completes.

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Step 4: In this step, you can see all the lost iMessages on the window. Select all the messages and find “Restore to device” option at the bottom. Tap on this option.


Step 5: Now, all your messages will be restored on your iPhone without even restoring the whole device. This process will take a while to complete. Do not disconnect the data cable from the PC / MAC throughout the process.

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Selectively Restore iMessages from iTunes Backup

Next, we’ll discuss how to restore iMessages selectively from iTunes backup. In some situations, when you don’t want to restore all the messages but want to select some of them and restore to your iPhone. The iPhone Data Recovery Toolkit gives you that opportunity and freedom to choose as per your wish from the iTunes backup. For doing so, follow the steps below.
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Step 1: Select the “Recover” feature on the dashboard. From the next window, choose “Recover iOS Data” option without connectting your iPhone.

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Step 2: Click on the “Recover from iTunes Backup File” option present on the left side.
Here you need to select the iTunes backup file you want to restore from the date wise filter.

iOS Choose iTunes Backup

Step 3: The software will display the content of iTunes backup file, you can select “Messages” from the menu at the left side. Here you can preview your messages and select them individually.


Step 5: After selecting the desired message you want to restore, click on “Restore to device”. Now, the messages you select will only be restored to your iPhone.

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So, these are the simplest way to get back deleted iMessages from iPhone 7/6/5s/4. Always keep your device backed up the iTunes to avoid any future loss of data. If you ever face this sort of trouble with deletion of iMessage from your iPhone or iOS device, be sure to use this powerful toolkit.

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