How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone

Use Enigma Recovery software to recover text messages

There’s nothing worse than the sinking feeling you get after losing something important, except maybe the thought of never getting it back! As text messaging overtakes voice calling as the dominant form of communication, it’s no surprise that a good chunk of our most valuable iPhone data lies within our Messages app.

It’s where we store business information, addresses, invitations, sentimental conversations, birthday messages, and sometimes love sonnets! 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!

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Deleted SMS text messages can be retrieved from your iPhone backup, or recovered straight from your iOS device (tutorial below).

Enigma Recovery, created by our in house team of developers, is an advanced data recovery program for iPhones, iPads, Android devices, SD cards and other storage devices.

It is designed to mirror rather than extract deleted data from your device, allowing you to recover deleted files in minutes without the risk of any damage to your device.

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Our software can recover lost, deleted and hidden data from all iOS devices, including photos and videos! It will also help those who have accidentally deleted messages, contacts, notes, calendar entries and more.

Now with the iOS Restore app, once you’ve recovered deleted data, you can send it to your Apple device or another device without performing a full iTunes or iCloud restore.

We provide the safest and easiest iOS data recovery method, promising no damage to your devices or existing iOS data. Download Enigma Recovery now and follow the steps below, to learn how you can recover, restore, backup and transfer deleted or lost messages from your iPhone.

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How to Recover Deleted & Existing Text Messages From iPhone

We’ve heard just about every single iPhone woe, from a technical default to accidentally baking a smartphone into a cake! So if you’re wondering how to recover deleted iPhone text messages, you’ve come to the right place.

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? So the answer to the impending question ‘can I recover deleted iPhone text messages’, in short, is yes! Enigma Recovery has helped thousands upon thousands recover their iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch data. There is a simple, safe recovery method available for you to retrieve deleted text messages.

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, Enigma Recovery 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:

  1. Your iPhone
  2. Your iPhone USB cable
  3. A laptop or computer
  4. The free or full version of Enigma Recovery (click the correct download link above)

Follow these steps

Step 1 – Open Enigma Recovery

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Open the software and select a device to recover from (iOS).

Step 2 – Connect iPhone

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Now connect your iPhone to the computer, using your USB cable.

Step 3 – Trust computer

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Follow the instructions that appear to ‘Trust’ the computer with your iPhone.

Step 4 – Scan iPhone

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Select the data type you are looking for (Messages or Select all). Then click “Start scan”.

Step 5 – Scan Report

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After the scan, the software will let you know how many existing and deleted files have been found. Click ‘Messages’ to view your recovered messages.

Step 6 – See deleted iPhone messages

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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 (optional) – Export messages

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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”.

That’s it!

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!

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