Summary: This article will show you a workable iPhone text messages recovery to recover / retrieve /restore deleted text messages on iPhone 6 /6 Plus/ 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS

We may often use our iPhone to receive and send text messages, which is a good means for us to communicate with others. However, how about you delete your messages by accident? What if your iPhone is broken or stolen, which cause your precious text messages gone? Is it possible to recover deleted text messages on iPhone? How to retrieve iPhone text messages which are gone after updating to iOS 8 or iOS 7?

This problem have been troubling many iPhone users. Luckily, I know a good program can help you guys. It is FileRescure iPhone Data Recovery.

FileRescure iPhone Data Recovery can be used as a workable iPhone text message recovery, with it,  you can easily retrieve deleted texts on iPhone 6/6Plus/5/4S/4/3GS. The article below will show you how to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone step by step.

Note: Once you realize your important messages are deleted by accident, stop using your iPhone immediately; or your messages may be overwritten by new data and no longer recoverable even with the latest iPhone text message recovery tools.

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You will find four parts in the below guide:

  • Part 1: How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone 6/6 Plus/5/4S Without Backup
  • Part 2: How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from iPhone Backup
  • Part 3: Restore Lost Texts from iPhone 4/3GS Directly
  • Part 4: Recover iPhone Text messages from iCloud backup

Refer: YouTube Guide to Recover SMS from iPhone

Part 1:How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone without Backup

This FileRescure iPhone Data Recover can directly scan iPhone 4S and the newer versions to retrieve lost texts, follow the guide below to restore lost iPhone text messages.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer

Firstly, connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable. Run the FileRescure iPhone Data Recovery after you finish installing this software. After a short while, the software will detect your iPhone.

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Step 2. Scan the lost text messages

Next, after your iPhone is connected to the iPhone text messages recovery, click Start Scan button to scan the deleted text messages. The scan will take a short while.

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Step 3. Preview and recover deleted text messages from iPhone 5/4S

After the scanning over, all scanned files will be organized on the left panel. You can go to the message folder to check the messages there, preview and mark the ones you need. Finally, hit the Recover button on the lower right corner to retrieve deleted texts on iPhone.

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Part 2:How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from iTunes Backup

If you have backup files on your computer, you can use this iPhone data recovery to recover deleted texts from iPhone backup files selectively.

Step 1. Choose iTunes backup and scan it

After installing and running this iPhone data recovery, select “Recover from iTunes Backup File” mode, then you will see the interface below. Select the backup you want to restore and click “Scan” to scan the files inside.

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Step 2. Preview and retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone backup

After the scanning, all files inside the backup will be listed in categories. You can preview the detailed content before you perform the iPhone text message recovery. Then mark the data you want and save those data on your computer by clicking the “Recover” button.

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Note: Do not sync your data to iTunes when you realize some data is lost, or the update in iTunes will delete the data you previously saved in the backup.
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Part 3: How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone 4 & 3GS without backup

iPhone data recovery can also directly retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone 4 and 3GS as well, but it needs you to enter DFU mode first. Here is how.

Step 1.Select recovery mode

Launch the iPhone SMS Recovery software after you link your iPhone to your computer. In the top taps, click Recover from iOS device tap to proceed.

Step 2. Scan your iPhone

When your iPhone is connected to the software, you will see some tips are written in the window, just follow the instructions in the window to enter DFU mode.

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  • Hold your device and click Start on the window of the software.
  • Hold the “Power” and “Home” buttons on your iPhone for 10 seconds. The software will automatically count down for you.
  • When 10 seconds have passed, release the Power button right away, but keep holding the Home button for another 15 seconds.

Then, the software will enter scanning mode (DFU mode) and scan your device automatically.

Step 3. Retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone 4/3GS

After the scan is finished, you will be able to see all data including text messages, videos, photos, contacts, notes, and other files listed on the left sidebar. You can preview text messages and mark the ones you need, and click Recover to recover deleted text messages from iPhone 4/3GS.

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Part 4:Recover iPhone Text Messages from iCloud backup

With the FileRescure iPhone Data Recovery, you can directly sign in to your iCloud account, and then download the backup to recover lost files with the iPhone data recovery. Below is how.

Step 1. Install the program and sign in to your iCloud account

Run the iPhone data recovery on your computer, and select the third recovery mode : Recover from iCloud Backup to proceed. Then, you need to sign in to your iCloud account in the window below.

Step 2. Download and export the iCloud backup

After you are logged in your iCloud account, you can see the backups on this software. Find the data you want to restore, and click “Download” button to download the backup. This process may take a while if you have a large amount of data to download.

When the downloading completes, you can click Scan button to scan the backup to find the lost text messages.

Step 3. Preview and recover deleted iPhone text messages from iCloud backup

Finally, after the scanning, you can go to the scan result to preview the recoverable text messages as well as other files like contacts, notes, photos, etc.. Select the ones you need and click Recover button to restore them from the iCloud backup.

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  • MichaelDavidCheek

    Tried it to recover text messages from iPhone 6, the software works. Thanks. But it is a pity that it
    cannot restore photos from iPhone 6 directly currently, so, are you
    still working on updating this software?

    • smartiphonerecovery

      Yes, we are updating this software. The new version will come soon.
      Wish a good day!

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  • Lucille Miller

    Hi, with this software, can I put the text messages back to my iPhone 6? I know this iPhone data recovery can definitely recover text messages on iPhone 6 anmd save them to PC, but not sure whether it can put back the iPhone. You did not say a word about that, so, how to get the messages back to my iPhone 6? Thanks

    • smartiphonerecovery

      Hi, Lucille Miller
      Currently, this software cannot transfer SMS from computer to iPhone, if would like to transfer text messages from computer to your iPhone, you can try our another software: Mobile Transfer, which can help you put back the texts back to your iPhone 6 after you recover them.

  • Katerine

    Hi, can this software recover text messages deleted two months ago? I tried the free trial version, but only recover partly of the messages, Does that mean the messages cannot be recovered?

    • Yes, if the iPhone text messages recovery here cannot show the entire messages, it means the messages are partly overwritten, and you cannot recover them anymore. If the messages are not overwritten by new data, you can recover them even they are deleted before two months.

  • Jack C

    Thank you very much. I can recover iPhone text messages, notes, contacts and more without any trouble.