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How to Recover Deleted SMS Messages from iPhone
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Posted on August 1st, 2013
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Is there a way to restore just messages on an iPhone 5?
I just accidentally deleted my entire text message history with someone. Is it possible to restore/sync just Messages from an iTunes backup?

The best way to solve text messages loss issue is using a third-party tool. iPhone Data Recovery can recover the lost or deleted sms in easy ways. Besides recovering text messages from iTunes backups, iPhone Data Recovery can also help to scan and retrieve text messages directly from your iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS, if you didn't lose your iPhone. Let's check detailed steps to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone 5.

Part 1: How to recover iPhone Text Messages from iTunes Backup

Step 1: Download iPhone Data Recovery program and install on the computer. Launch it and choose “Recover Data from iTunes Backup Files” as recovery mode.
Step 2: In the first interface you will see a list of iOS devices if you have ever synced iPhone with iTunes in your PC. Select the one you need to recover sms from and click "Start Scan" to find deleted text messages on iPhone 5.
Step 3: After the program scanned the chosen backup, the primary inaccessible iTunes backup have been extracted and present in categories. Tick messages and you can preview the details. Select the sms you want to retrieve then "Recovery".

Part 2: recover deleted text messages from iPhone without backup


#1: Connect your iPhone to the computer, and launch software. Just leave the software with the default mode "recover Data from iOS device", then read the instructions on the interface for getting into DFU mode.
#2: Enter DFU mode and scan your iPhone
1. Hold your iPhone and click "Start" button.
2. Hold "Power" and "Home" buttons at the same time for extract 10 seconds.
3. Release "Power" button, but keep holding "Home".
After another 10 seconds, your iPhone entered into DFU mode and the software will automatically scan your device for lost text messages.
# 3: The scanning can take a while, especially if you have as many notes, photos, videos, music files and app data. Once it's done you'll see list found files that you have deleted or still on your iPhone. Check the text messages and hit “Recover “.

That's all for how to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone, easy and fast, right?

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