How to Recover iPhone MMS from Backup
Restore SMS/MMS from iPhone 4?
Hi. While I was away on honeymoon, I was composing an MMS and suddenly my iPhone screen went black and restarted... phone seemed fine after, but when I checked my message history all SMS/MMS had been deleted. All other content was unaffected. Does anyone know what I need to do to restore just my SMS/MMS from an iOS4 backup?
If you've synced your iPhone with iTunes, actually you can restore it from iTunes backup, but it restores everything. If you just want to restore your SMS/MMS, you need to rely on an iPhone recovery tool that can help you to recover your iPhone content from backup selectively.
There's no need to find such software anywhere else, just get it here: Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac), or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows). The software empowers you to extract and recover iPhone MMS/SMS within 2 steps, and you can preview the whole content before recovery. Want to check details? Read on.
Note: Currently, both Windows and Mac versions of the software allow you to directly recover files from iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS without backup file.
Download the free trial version below and install it on your computer.
Next, let's recover SMS/MMS from your iPhone with Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) step by step.
Step 1. Extract iTunes backup for deleted iPhone MMS
After running the tool on your computer, you'll get the primary window as follows. You need to select a recovery mode first.
After selecting "Recover from iTunes backuo file" mode, all iTunes backup files have been extracted and displayed in a list. Select the one for your iPhone and go to next by clicking "Start Scan" button.
Step 2. Preview and recover deleted iPhone MMS from backupAfter scanning the backup, the whole content has been extracted into details. You can preview the whole content one by one. For SMS/MMS, select "Messages", you can preview all the details, uncluding photos, video and audio files. Mark those you want and then click "Recover". You can save recovered messages to local folder with one click.
If you only want to retrieve message attachments from your iPhone, you can select "Messages Attachments" for recovery. It contains all attachments from your messages.
If you're using a Windows computer, you could try Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS and recover your messages in some similar steps, or you can use the program directly scan your , iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS and recover data from the device if you don't have an iTunes backup.