Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone

How to retrieve deleted text messages from your iPhone

recover deleted text messages on iPhone

How to recover deleted messages on iPhone

Accidentally deleting text messages from your iPhone is becoming a fairly common problem. Whether it’s from pressing delete on the wrong message, or whether your device has fallen prey to mischievous little hands that have poked, prodded and deleted important text messages from your iPhone!

I know what you’re thinking…Why Me? Not to worry, there is a solution to your problem. Scroll down to see how you can recover deleted messages on iPhone. The tutorial below works on iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/5c/6/6 Plus/6s/6s Plus. There are 3 main steps (full instructions further down):

  1. Open SmartPhone Recovery PRO
  2. Scan iPhone
  3. View deleted messages!
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Recover deleted: Text Messages, iMessages, WhatsApp messages, Contacts, Calls, Calendar items.

Text messages/iMessages, do you know the difference?

Find out whether you are definitely looking to recover deleted text messages or iMessages. Read the differences listed here. The difference between text messages and iMessages is highlighted in your Messages app, by varying colours. General SMS text messages appear in green. They are messages that are transported through cellular towers and charged by your network provider. Much like phone calls.

iMessages are coloured blue and, represent Apple’s own instant messaging service. iMessaging uses WiFi or your 3G/4G data connection, to send messages solely between iOS devices. They are sent much faster than text messages however if you do not have a WiFi connection, the service does use up your data.

They are both however, deleted in the same manner. Rest assured, the frustration of accidentally deleting a text message is exactly the same when deleting an iMessage! Keep reading to find out how to recover deleted iMessages and text messages.

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Recovering Deleted Messages

The majority of iPhone users believe that once you have deleted text messages they are gone forever. Well that’s simply not true, so spread the word! Deleted SMS text messages can be retrieved from your iPhone backup, or recovered straight from your iOS device.

Download SmartPhone Recovery PRO now and follow the steps below, to recover deleted messages from your iPhone.

Recover deleted messages on your iPhone

SmartPhone Recovery PRO is an iPhone data recovery software. It is designed to recover lost, deleted and hidden data from iOS devices. That includes iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch devices and iTunes backup files. Now with the brand new restore app, once you’ve recovered your data you can send it straight back to your Apple device!

Not all methods of recovery are entirely safe for your device. Some end up erasing more data from your iPhone. Thankfully, there is a safe way to retrieve deleted text messages without any risk of damage to your iPhone, or your existing iOS data. Recover deleted messages on your iPhone the safe way by choosing this method right here!

Instead of extracting your data, SmartPhone Recovery PRO creates a copy of your iPhone database. During the scan both existing messages and deleted messages will be recovered and revealed to you afterwards. Follow the steps below to learn how to recover deleted messages from your iPhone.

You will need:
  • Your iPhone
  • Your iPhone charger cable
  • The free/full version of SmartPhone Recovery PRO (click the correct download link above)

Step 1 – Open SmartPhone Recovery PRO

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After you have downloaded and activated the SmartPhone Recovery PRO software, open the program and connect your iPhone to your laptop/PC. Then select Recover from iOS Device.

Step 2 – Recover deleted text messages on iphone

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In order to recover your deleted text messages and iMessages, SmartPhone Recovery PRO will first create a copy of your iPhone’s database.

Step 3 – Scan report

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Once the scan has completed, the software will list the amount of deleted and existing files located on your device. Click “continue” to view your data.

Step 4 – Your device database

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You will then see the SmartPhone Recovery PRO main screen showing your iPhone’s database. Click the ‘Messages’ tab along the main toolbar to view your deleted SMS and iMessages.

Step 5 – View your deleted messages

The main screen will now display all the existing and deleted messages from your device. To view only the deleted messages, switch the ‘Show only deleted data’ toggle to ON. Your deleted messages can now be restored to your handset. Or they can be exported via Excel, CSV or XML to a location of your choice on your PC or Mac.

To export: Simply select the messages you wish to save click “Export” and choose “Export only ticked data”. If you wish to save all data without manually selecting, click “Export” in the main “Messages” tab, then choose “Export all data from current tab”.

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Hurray! Congratulations on recovering your deleted data. If you need any extra help with the software, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our Support Team: To see what else SmartPhone Recovery PRO can do, visit our ‘How-to‘ section or select one of the recommended articles underneath.


We recommend that you regularly backup your device on iTunes to avoid any permanent data loss. If your iPhone goes missing or is stolen, this software will enable you to retrieve and use the data from your last iTunes backup. If you have any questions or need help we’re here for you 24/7. Please visit our support page for FAQs and contact details.

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