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How to Recover iMessages from iPhone (iPhone 6 Plus Included)

Texting iMessages is pretty easy via iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. However, accidentally deleting iMessage also happens all the time. Is it also so pretty to recover deleted iMessages? The answer is YES. There are three ways for you to retrieve deleted iMessages from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

iOS 8/iPhone 6 iMessage Recovery Software

Provides you with three ways to recover deleted iMessages from iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS

Retrieve iMessages directly from iPhone, iTunes backup and iCloud backup.
Recover deleted iMessages including text contents, attachments and emoji.
Supports iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the latest iOS 8 fully!New icon
Preview and selectively recover iMessages in original quality.
Read-only and risk-free.
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Part 1: Directly Recover iPhone iMessages, Simple and Fast

Step 1 Connect your iPhone to the computer and scan it

After downloading and installing the program, run it on your computer. Then the program's window will be as follows. You can simply click "Start" to scan it.

Note: If you connect iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G, you also can get into the "Advanced Mode" to get a deeper scan. Then the program will lead you to scan your iPhone.

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Step 2 Preview and selectively recover deleted iPhone iMessages

Just as the last step in the recovery mode above. it's the time to preview and check your previous data now. Just check one by one and click Recover to save them on your computer.

Note: Learn more about recover deleted messages from an iPhone, you can go there: Recover deleted iPhone messages

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Part 2: Recover iMessage contents from iTunes backup

As we all know that iTunes can automatically backup the data on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, when you sync with it. After losing data, you can directly restore the backup to your iPhone. Referring to recover iMessages from the iTunes backup, there are two ways for you to choose from: Selectively recover iMessages or recover the entire backup.

  Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS Restore via iTunes
Devices Supported For all iPhones For all iPhones
Pros

Preview iTunes backup content before recovery;
Selectively recover whatever you want from the backup;
No data overwritten on the iPhone;
Easy to use.

Free;
Easy to use.

Cons Paid software with a trial version.

No preview;
No selective restore;
Overwrites all data on the iPhone.

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Let's check how to recover iPhone iMessages by extracting the iTunes backup file in steps. First, download the trial version below for free.

Step 1 Extract iTunes backup file

All backup files of your device type will be listed automatically after you enter this recovery mode (as the window shown above). Choose the one for your iPhone (usually the one with latest backup date if there are more than one), and click Start Scan to begin extracting it for your iMessage. 

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Step 2 Preview and recover deleted iMessage from iPhone

When the extracting completes, the whole content of the backup file are displayed in details. Select Messages on the left side on the window, and you can preview detailed contents of your messages and iMessage. Mark those you want to recover and click "Recover" button on the top of the window, you can save them on your computer with one simple click.

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Part 3: Restore iMessage from iCloud backup

To restore iMessage from iCould backup, you need to restore the whole backup by setting your iPhone as a new device first. If you don't want to do it in this way, you can also use Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS. It lets you access to preview and selectively recover iMessages on your iPhone.

Step 1 Run the program and log in your iCloud

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

When running Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS on your computer, go to the recovery mode of Recover from iCloud Backup File on the top of the window. Then the program will present you a window for logging in your Apple ID. Just do it as it tells you. Wondershare takes your privacy seriously and won't keep any record of it.

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Step 2 Download and scan the iCloud backup to get data in it

Once you logged in, the program will automatically find all your backup files in the iCloud account. Choose the one you want and click to download it. Then you can scan it with another one click.

Note: The downloaded file is only located on your computer. There is no record in the program or any other place.

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Step 3 Preview and recover iMessages for your iPhone

The scan will take you some time. When it stops, you can read all found data in your iCloud backup. Choose the item of Messages and Message Attachments. You can select any one you want and save it on your computer by clicking on the Recover button.

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More about Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS(iPhone Data Recovery)

Supported devices Data available to recover
  • iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 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

Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

paige
Is there anyway, at all, to recover overwritten iMessages? I opened up my new phone sent from my insurance (lost my original).. saw that there were 9 unopened iMessages. I figured I would restore some of my other data before really diving back into my messages. After the restore all the iMessages were gone. I need them back so badly. ANY TECH GEEKS OUT THERE THAT CAN HELP?
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No matter whenever you deleted the message, you have a chance to get it back as long as it isn't overwritten. Please try Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS, the trial version firstly. It can help to scan your iPhone, extract your iTunes backup file and download the iCloud backup file, so that you can preview and confirm if the deleted iMessages can be retrieved or not.
Arnold
I backd up my fon ystrdy fr d first tym.Bt i need the msgs dt i deletd befor ystrdy lik ome month past... How can i retriev dt... Hlp plz..
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I would suggest that you test with the free trial version to see whether it works. Here's the download link of trial version: http://download.wondershare.com/drfone-for-ios_full1283.exe
Lucy
is there a way to recover a /imessage/text from a previously blocked number?
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You should download the free trial version to let it scan for the message or call history. If it can find the message or phone number you need, then you can use the full version to recover the information.
jessica
Hi there! There was one specific message thread/phone number that I wanted retrieved. My phone wasn't backed up to icloud before it was deleted. Could it still be recovered with this program, because it doesn't seem to be showing up
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Hi, I'm sorry to tell you that other data, like your messages, can't be found mostly because they have been overwritten by new data. No software can find them any more.
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Hi, I have an issue where i am able to receive the pictures, message attachments, and the safari bookmarks but nothing else gets downloaded. I have marked messages and other things but it only downloads those 3 things. Any ideas?
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All recoverable messages and message attachments are presented in the relevant categories. As to the missing info, it must be overwritten by new data, so that you can't recover it. "not on the phone but on the computer". I'm a bit confused by it. If you want to recover photos from your computer, you're supposed to use Wondershare Data Recovery. It can help you recover lots of data deleted from your computer.
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