How to Restore Deleted Texts on iPhone
How can I undo deleted texts on my iPhone 4S?
My iPhone texts have been deleted by mistake and I would very much like to restore them. Can somebody please help me?
It's really a pity to accidentally delete all the text messages on your iPhone, especially those important and memorable ones. If you really want to restore those deleted iPhone texts, there are two ways: recover from iTunes backup if you've synced your iPhone with iTunes recently, or direclty from your iPhone if you haven't.
No matter which way you plan to go, you need an iPhone text recovery program before you do anything else. Can't find one? Here's a recommendation: Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) (available for Mavericks) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows), a reliable and effective deleted iPhone text recovery tool. Both data recovery software can help you retrieve deleted texts on iPhone by extracting iTunes backup or directly scanning your device, and you can preview lost texts before you recover them.
Download the free trial version below to have a try.
Steps to restore deleted iPhone texts
No matter you deleted texts on your iPhone or lost your iPhone, you can use either of the programs to get your text messages back within 3 steps. Next, take Wondershare Dr.Fone Mac for example.
Step 1. Choose a recovery mode
Install and run the program on your Mac, and you'll get the interface as follows. The first thing you need to do is to choose a recovery mode.
Then choose a recovery mode. If you want to extract your iTunes backup for previous texts, select "Recover from iTunes Backup File"; if you want to directly scan your iPhone, select "Recover from iOS Device".
Step 2. Extract iTunes backup or scan your iPhone
To extract iTunes backup, you need to choose a backup first. Usually choose the one with a recent date. Then click "Start Scan" to extract it.
To scan your iPhone, connect it to your Mac first. For iPhone 5/4S, you can directly click the Start Scan button to begin scanning.
If you use an iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS, you need to follow the description on the window below to get into the scanning mode, and then scan your device.
Step 3. Preview and restore deleted texts on iPhone
The scan will finish within a few seconds, no matter which recovery mode you choose. Then all the previous contents of your iPhone will be displayed here, including text messages, contacts, call history, notes, photos, video and calendar. You can preview all of them one by one and recover them all with 1 click. If you only want texts back, you can only check "Messages" to recover.
To avoid losing your important text messages, immediate backup is very important and useful. Do remember to backup them on your computer well.
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