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How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone (iPhone 6 Included)

Important!!! 2 Must Dos after losing text messages on iPhone

1) Stop using your iPhone immediately

When you accidentally delete messages on your iPhone, the text messages don't actually get deleted immediately. Instead, they only become invisible and wait to be overwritten by new data. So you should stop using your iPhone immediately after you find you've lost iPhone text messages. Any further operation on iPhone will make it impossible to retrieve deleted messages on iPhone.

2) Find a computer nearby for iPhone message recovery

Since you can't to do anything on your iPhone, you need to find a PC or a Mac to retrieve the deleted text messages from your iPhone. The sooner, the better. Software only running on a computer can help to recover deleted messages from iPhone. No app can do it now. If you see one, judge the risk of losing your iPhone data seriously before using it. 

Find text messages on your iPhone missing or have deleted text messages from your iPhone accidentally? Keep your shirts on! You can fix it! But keep in mind, the sooner the better result you'll get. Otherwise, you'll never see these deleted text messages again. Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS is a professional iPhone deleted text recovery tool that tells you how to get back deleted messages on iPhone. It offers you 3 options to recover your text messages: recover messages directly from iPhone, extract iPhone messages from iTunes backup and retrieve iPhone text messages from iCloud backup (iOS 8 iCloud backup file is not supported yet currently. The support version comes soon).

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iOS 8/iPhone 6 Text Message Recovery

3 ways to retrieve deleted text messages and iMessages from iPhone

Support multiple devices: Besides support iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, and more former models, it supports iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the latest iOS 8New icon
3 recovery modes: Recover data from iOS devices, iTunes and iCloud backups.
Save messages to device or computer: Save recovered text messages directly to your iPhone or to your computer.
Preview supportted: Preview data to before you decide to recover it.
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3 Solutions to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from iPhone 6/5/5s/5c/4s/4/3GS

Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS offers you 3 recovery modes to retrieve deleted texts on iPhone. You just need to download Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) on your computer and follow one of the following solutions to learn how to retrieve deleted text messages from iphone.

Solution 1: Directly recover deleted text messages from iPhone

Step 1 Find deleted messages on iPhone

To get started, connect your iPhone to your computer. Then run Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS and click on the Start Scan button appearing in the window to scan your iPhone. Don't disconnect your iPhone during the scanning process.

Note: For iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users, you also can switch to an Advanced Mode through the button at the lower-right corner. It's better for recovering media content.

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Step 2 Preview and recover iPhone text messages

When the scan is complete, you can choose Messages and Message Attachments to preview all of the found text messages one by one. Then selectively recover the items you need. When clicking 'Recover', a pop-up will ask you to recover to your device or computer. If you choose 'Recover to Device', then recovered text messages will be saved to your iPhone. Also, you can save them to your computer as well. Besides, the deleted iMessage contents can be found too, including text, emoji and attachments.

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Solution 2: Recover Deleted iPhone Messages via iTunes Backup

Step 1 Scan to Extract your iTunes backup

Choose the recovery mode of Recover from iTunes Backup File first. Then select the backup you want to recover text messages from in the list, and click on the Start Scan button to extract the backup content. All backup files existing on your computer are available for extraction.

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Step 2 Preview and retrieve messages for iPhone

The scan only takes you a few seconds. After it, you can preview and recover any messages in the menu of Messages and Message Attachments. When click 'Recover', you'll be asked to recover to your device or computer. If you keep your iPhone connected to your computer via the USB cable, then choosing 'Recover to Device' will save messages to your iPhone. If not, then the text messages will be saved to your computer.

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Solution 3: Restore Deleted iPhone Messages via iCloud Backup

Step 1 Download and extract your iCloud backup

Switch to the recovery mode of Recover from iCloud Backup File on the top of the program's window.

Then log in your iCloud account. After that, choose the backup file you want to download it. In the new pop-up, check 'message' and 'message attachments' to download. By doing this, it only download text messages and the attachments, saving you time.

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Step 2 Preview and recover iPhone messages

Once the scan stops, you can preview all the text messages in the iCloud backup file. Choose the text messages you need and click 'Recover'. Both 'Recover to Device' and 'Recover to Computer' are available. I suggest you connect your iPhone with your computer through a USB cable and choose the 'Recover to Device'. It's more convenient for you to view the messages on your iPhone than on your computer.

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More about Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS

Supported devices Data available to recover
  • iPhone 6 Plus, 6, 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
  • iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The new iPad, iPad 2, iPad 1
  • iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4
  • Text content: Contacts, Messages, Call history, Calendar, Notes, Reminder, WahtsApp History, Safari bookmark, App Documents
  • Media content: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Voice memos, Message attachments, WhatsApp Attachments, Voicemail, App Photos, App Videos

Tips about iPhone Group Messaging

How to enable/disable Group Messaging on iPhone

Group messaging on an iPhone is generally sent by iMessage if all recipients have enabled the iMessage. If not, the group conversation will be sent as MMS, even when the content is text only. It's very easy to enable or disable Group Messaging on iPhone.

Just go to Settings > Messages > tap to ON/OFF Group Messaging. You can disable Group Messaging in Settings > Messages.

How to leave the group chat on an iPhone

If you don't want to be bothered by useless group messages, you can easy leave a group message on your iPhone. Set it as follows.

1. Go to "Settings", and then choose "Messages".
2. You can see the "Group Messaging" under the "SMS/MMS" group there. Turn off the "Group Messaging".
3. Delete a group message of which you had previous been a part by opening the Messages application on your iPhone. Tap the conversation once and then the "Edit" icon in the top right corner of the screen.
4. Tap the "Clear All" button in the top left corner of the screen and then "Clear Conversation" in the pop-up window to delete the entire group message. This action is permanent and cannot be reversed.


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Sure, please have a try with the trial version first.
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Did she back up her data with iCloud ever? If yes, please try to retore it from iCloud backup. If not, please try to use Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS and see if it can detects your device.
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can you recover pix and text messages from a new phone iphone with same sim card
Susan
My daughter's iphone was accidently disabled because someone else entered the passcode wrong too many times. She has not synced or backed up with itunes ever. Can your software be used to recover her texts and photos? She has not done a restore to factory settings yet.
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I'm afraid that if you can't find anything from your backup files, there is no data at all.
haimei_yu
I tried but nothing… There's one thing stange. When i connecr my iphone with the xomputer, the capacity bar (itunes)always shows what i had before, but it changes for some time. but it is like this every time. I 'm guessing if there's still data…
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Please download the trial version of Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS and try it. It will let you scan and preview all data in your iCloud or iTunes backup files. Also, you can use it to scan your iPhone to check if you can find the previously data or not. Just have a try as soon as possible.
haimei_yu
I used my phone for a whild because i didn't know that. But I did a back up after it is restored… however, I cannot find the data. is there any way… Thanks… Also, sometimes, when i connect it with itunes, it shows there's about 2000 pictures, but they disappear after a while.. so i 'm not sure if they are still there…… but i used the phone alor after that…
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The date information has been deleted and overwritten, so it's displayed as today's date. When you restore them, the date won't be changed.
N A
all iMessages from my iPhone 5s show up in Dr Fone as having today's date. If they are restored to the phone, will they have the correct date, or today's date?
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