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.
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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

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 >>

disqus_K95Ejrv1eo
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.
disqus_LODOMUu543
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?
disqus_K95Ejrv1eo
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.
Timmy B
I used the software and it worked great! My problem is I want to know weather the message attachments were actualy sent messages or just photos on the phone that appear in the message attachment spot. I also was only able to recovery some messages and there are very hard to tell who they came from. Also is there a way to tell the original picture time and date if its not on the phone but on the computer? Thanks for any help
disqus_K95Ejrv1eo
It's saved in the folder of 'My Documents', and you can customize the place where you want to save the file. Actually, the program will automatically open the recovered file folder after the recovery.
eu girl
Hi. Where does the iMessages go after selecting it and clicking on 'Recover'? Where can I find it on my PC?
disqus_K95Ejrv1eo
Pwiincess, please check your network and click the download link above to download the one for your computer.
Pwiincess
It doesn't let me download it ?
Selena
Hi, CL, if the scanning is completed, you can recover all found data in the scan result. As to the missing part, I'm afraid that it may have been overwritten by new data. Once it's overwritten, you can't retrieve it by any ways. Therefore, please recover the data that you've found as soon as possible, preventing it from being overwritten. Tips: The best way is stop using your device once you found data loss, and perform the data recovery as quickly as you can. Any operation on the device can generate new data.
disqus_LPU6FIQHcp
hi. question. i purchased the software which got me 90% of the way there! retrieved messages just fine -- but phone numbers on iMessages were not displayed (phone numbers on text messages were). is there a way to retrieve the phone numbers for deleted iMessages?? Thanks,
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