Tips and Tricks for Successfully Recovering Deleted iPhone Messages

In today’s digital age, our smartphones have become an integral part of our lives. We use them for communication, entertainment, and even work. One of the most common uses of smartphones is sending and receiving text messages. However, it’s not uncommon for us to accidentally delete important messages. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t panic. In this article, we will provide you with some tips and tricks for successfully recovering deleted iPhone messages.

Understanding iPhone Message Deletion

Before we delve into the methods of retrieving deleted iPhone messages, it’s important to understand how message deletion works on an iPhone. When you delete a message from your iPhone, it doesn’t actually get permanently erased from the device. Instead, the message is marked as “deleted” and its space is made available for new data to overwrite it. This means that until new data replaces the deleted message, there’s still a chance to recover it.

Method 1: Check Recently Deleted Folder

The first method you can try is checking the “Recently Deleted” folder within your Messages app. This folder acts as a temporary storage for deleted messages before they are permanently erased from your device. To access this folder, open your Messages app and tap on “Edit” in the top left corner of the screen. You should now see a list of conversations with circles next to them. Tap on the circle next to each conversation that contains deleted messages and then tap on “Recover” at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Method 2: Restore from iCloud Backup

If you have enabled iCloud backup on your iPhone, there’s a good chance that your deleted messages are still recoverable through this method. To restore from an iCloud backup, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings on your iPhone. After erasing all content and settings, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device. When you reach the “Apps & Data” screen, select “Restore from iCloud Backup” and sign in to your iCloud account. Choose the most recent backup that contains your deleted messages and wait for the restore process to complete.

Method 3: Use Third-Party Data Recovery Tools

If the above methods don’t work or if you don’t have an iCloud backup, there are several third-party data recovery tools available that specialize in recovering deleted iPhone messages. These tools utilize advanced algorithms to scan your iPhone’s storage and retrieve deleted messages that haven’t been overwritten yet. Some popular options include Dr.Fone, iMobie PhoneRescue, and Enigma Recovery. Before using any of these tools, make sure to do thorough research, read reviews, and choose a reputable tool from a trusted source.


Accidentally deleting important messages from your iPhone can be a stressful experience. However, with the right knowledge and tools at your disposal, you can increase your chances of successfully recovering those deleted messages. Remember to check the “Recently Deleted” folder first, restore from an iCloud backup if available, and consider using third-party data recovery tools as a last resort. By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be well on your way to retrieving those precious iPhone messages.

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