Sending iMessages is a great way for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to communicate free of charge while connected to WiFi. It’s also a great way to freely send photos, videos, locations and contacts. That’s why it sucks so much when you accidentally deleted them!
In order to recover deleted iMessages, we recommend that you stop using your device until the iMessages have been retrieved and recovered. I know it’s hard however, your chances of recovering more data will increase.
When you delete iMessages from your iPad or iPhone, the messages still remain on the database of the device for a certain amount of time. However, as you continue to use the handset or your tablet, deleted data is overwritten.
Enigma Recovery offers a safe recovery method for your iPhone as it will not interfere with the phone’s internal memory. In order to retrieve iPhone data, the software will simply copy the device database to your computer or laptop. Your device contents and settings will be protected throughout.
The software will also give you the option to scan an iPhone backup file located on your PC, to find even more messages. If you have ever synced your device to iTunes in the past, you should have a backup of your data on your computer. This is called a backup file. Enigma Recovery can help you to recover messages, photos, videos, WhatsApp, contacts and more from this iPhone backup file. So if you are unable to recover the desired data from your iPhone, try scanning your iPhone backup!
Read the tutorial below to see how you can recover lost or deleted iMessages, and other data types from your iPhone.
You Will Need:
- Your iPhone
- Your iPhone USB cable
- The trial/full version of Enigma Recovery
Follow these steps
Step 1 – Open Enigma Recovery
Open the software and select a device to recover from (iOS).
Step 2 – Connect iPhone
Now connect your iPhone to the computer, using your USB cable.
Step 3 – Trust Computer
Follow the instructions that appear to ‘Trust’ the computer with your device.
Step 4 – Scan device
Select the data type you are looking for (or Select all). Then click ‘Start scan’.
Step 5 – Scan Report
After the scan, the software will let you know how many existing and deleted files have been found. Click a data type to view your recovered items.
Step 6 – See deleted messages
The main screen will now display all the existing and deleted messages from your device. Deleted messages can be restored to your handset or exported to the computer in Excel, CSV or XML format.
Step 7 – Export messages
Select the messages you wish to save, click ‘Export’ and choose ‘Export selected data only’. Or to save all messages, select ‘Export’ and ‘Export current tab’.
We hope you’ve had success retrieving your data. If you have any questions, please contact our support team here. We’re always happy to help!