How to Recover Deleted SMS from iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S
Is it possible for me to retrieve important SMS from my iPhone 5?
Many iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 users have asked following questions: Is there any way to recover deleted text messages on iPhone 4S? How to get mistakenly deleted messages on iPhone 5 back? Is it possible to recover missing SMS from iPhone 5?
These are actually serious problems, especially when those important messages are missing. A third-party SMS recover tool is a necessity in such case.
Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows) is a tool for you to recover deleted SMS from iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S. You can use it to recover SMS by scanning and extracting your iTunes backup, as long as you've ever synced your iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S with iTunes. Moreover, you can also recover lost or deleted SMS directly from iPhone 4S/5 by using either version of the software.
Download the free trial version below, and try it for free.
Here we take the Windows version as an example. Install the software and do as follows.
Step 1. Run the program and connect your iPhone 5/4S
After downloading and installing Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS, run it on your computer. Then connect your iPhone 4S/5, and you'll see the window below.
Step 2. Start to scan your iPhone 5/4S
You can directly click the Start Scan button on the window above, and then the program will scan your iPhone for messages on it as follows.
Step 3. Preview and recover messages from iPhone 5/4S
After the scan, all found contents will be list in categories. You can preview the found SMS to make sure whether your deleted SMS are able to recover or not. Then you just need to select the SMS you need and click Recover to restore and save them on your computer.
Step 1. Choose the backup to extract it
After running the program on your computer, choose Recover from iTunes Backup File on the top of the window. Then you will see a window below.
Here, all iTunes backup files are automatically found and list on the window. Choose the one for your iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 and click Start Scan to extract all contents in it.
Note: Please do not connect and sync your iPhone 4S/5 with iTunes when you find your SMS lost. Otherwise the backup file will be updated, and you will not be able to recover the SMS you want.
Step 2. Preview and recover messages from iPhone 4S/5
When the scan finished, the found data will be displayed in categories, such as Contacts, Call History, Photos & Videos, Messages and Notes, etc. You can preview them before recovery. Then choose whatever files you want to recover, and click Recover to save them on your computer.
Some important tips:
1 This tool supports almost all iPhone series, like iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and the other Apple devices.
2 It's a good habit to backup your iPhone files regularly to avoid losing your important text messages.