With the release of iOS 11 on 19th September 2017, Apple added a wealth of new features to the iPhone Messages app. Instant messaging is now becoming even more artistic and obsessive, making your iMessages all the more fun. If you have accidentally deleted important iMessages from your phone, find out here how to recover them. Complete the tutorial below. If you are on a mobile or tablet device, sign up to complete it later.
You can recover deleted iMessages in three ways. Recovering straight from your iPhone with the quick-scan Enigma Recovery will enable you to view instant deleted messages in minutes. The other options involve recovering deleted iMessages from an iTunes or iCloud backup. This will depend upon the last backup you created.
- Download Enigma Recovery
- Connect iPhone to your laptop or computer
- Select to scan Messages app
- View your deleted messages
(Full tutorial below)
These steps may also help in the event of a stolen iPhone, a lost iPhone or even an iPhone down the toilet! Using this tutorial, you can recover iMessages from your iPad as well. All in all, you need to complete 4 steps before you lay eyes on your deleted messages again. It’s best to scan your phone straight away in order to retrieve more deleted data. The old or deleted hidden files will be overwritten as you create and receive new data on the phone.
iPhone Message Recovery
iPhone iMessage and SMS message recovery can be completed through a third-party software separate to your Apple services and products. After an item is deleted from your iPhone it remains in the internal database where it can be extracted with a little help. Think of Enigma Recovery as your helper. The desktop download of the iPhone recovery product is free. The free trial can be used on any Mac or Windows PC fitting the compatibility requirements.
How to Recover Deleted iMessages from iPhone without backup file
Step 1 – Download Enigma Recovery
Grab your laptop or computer and download the Enigma Recovery iPhone data recovery software to your desktop. Make sure the software is open to the start screen.
Step 2 – Connect your iPhone to the laptop or computer
Using your iPhone USB charger cable, connect your iPhone to the computer or laptop you are using.
Step 3 – Select to scan Messages app
Once the software has recognised your iPhone, you will be able to select which data type you’d like to scan for deleted data. To keep the scan short and quick, select Messages only and start your scan.
Step 4 – View your deleted Messages
After the software has finished scanning your phone for deleted data, Click ‘View data’. Now click ‘Messages’ to view the deleted messages recovered from your Messages app. If you are using the free trial you may wish to
Step 5 – Save deleted iMessages
You can select the Messages you’d like to save individually or you can save all Messages to a location on your computer or laptop. To save your data, select ‘Export & Restore’ and ‘Export to desktop’. Once you have selected a location you are happy to save your iMessages in, click ‘Export’ to save.
How to recover deleted iMessages from your iCloud backupStep 1 – Download Enigma Recovery
Although iCloud doesn’t allow you to route through your saved data, iPhone recovery tools like Enigma Recovery can download your iCloud backups and allow you to view your iCloud data easily. Download Enigma Recovery right now to begin.Step 2 – Select ‘Recover from my iCloud’
Open the software and select ‘Recover from my iCloud’ from the side menu.Step 3 – Log into iCloud
Now log into your iCloud account to enable access to your data. This process is secure as the software will not retain your login details.Step 4 – Choose iCloud backup file
The software will show all the backup files you can recover from in your iCloud account. Select the one you wish to download data from and ‘Continue’.Step 5 – Select to scan for Messages
Select the data types you want to download from your iCloud backup and start he download.Step 6 – View deleted messages
After the scan has finished you will be able to preview a selection of your messages in the free trial. If you are using the full version however you will be able to view all messages found and use your export and restore options.Step 7 – Save messages
To save your messages go to ‘Export & Restore’ > ‘Export to desktop’ > ‘Export’
How to recover deleted iMessages from your iTunes backup fileStep 1 – Download Enigma Recovery
Download the iPhone data recovery system Enigma Recovery to your laptop or computer. This process should be super easy as the download itself is completely free!Step 2 – Select ‘Recover from my iTunes’
Open the software and select ‘Recover from my iTunes’ from the menu at the side.Step 3 – Choose iTunes backup file
The software will retrieve all the iTunes backup files located on your computer. Select which backup file you would like to recover from.Step 4 – Select to scan for Messages
Select the data types you would like to extract from your iTunes backup and start your scan. To make the scan quicker you may want to just select ‘Messages’ alone.Step 5 – View deleted iMessages
You will be able to view deleted iMessages after the scan is complete. The software will retrieve all the deleted messages it can find in the iTunes backup file selected. View your deleted iPhone messages by clicking onto the Messages icon in the menu at the side.Step 6 – Save messages to my computer
You can save the deleted and existing messages extracted by the software through the export option available after the software has been unlocked (if you are using the free trial). To save your messages click ‘Export& Restore’ > ‘Export to desktop’ > ‘Export’.
That’s all! We hope the tutorial was successful for you. Please contact our Support Team for any help recovering your data via the live chat in the software, on the website. Be sure to check out our FAQs also.