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How to Recover Deleted SMS from iPhone

2013-09-03 12:40:52 / Posted by to How to iPhone
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"Last night I was chatting with my friend via iMesssage, suddenly my doggie broke in and jumped onto my bed. I dropped my iPhone and played with her for a while. After that I picked up my phone and found that all my SMS disappeared. I assumed that I had accidentally removed the message while playing with my dog. I want to get them back, is there anyone can help?"

I guess a majority of users have the problem of mistakenly deleted the important message and have been desperately searching for a way to end this headache. To give good news to all of you, there are two efficient ways to recover the removed SMS from iPhone: You can either recover them directly from iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S/4/3GS or from iTunes backups. All you need is a professional iPhone iMessage recovery program.

Recover deleted SMS from iPhone with the iPhone SMS recovery software

Download first the iPhone message recovery program: iPhone Data Recovery (Mac), or iPhone Data Recovery (Windows).
Click the icon below and have a try with the trial version, please note that one is for Windows and one is for Mac.
Windows Version Mac Version

With below two guides of "Directly scan and recover SMS from iPhone" and "Scan and extract iTunes backup to recover iPhone SMS".

Part 1: Directly scan and recover SMS from iPhone


• Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer
Connect your iOS device with the computer, install and run the program. There will be a little bit different for the iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S user and iPhone 4/3GS user. For iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S user you may will see the below image, click the button and start scanning.
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For iPhone 4/3GS users,you may require to download a plugin before entering the iPhone4/3GS scanning mode.
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• Step 2: Enter scanning mode ans start to scan (This step for iPhone 4/3GS user)
You will have to first enter the scanning mode so as to proceed the scanning process. Follow the steps as shown below:
1) Hold your device then click Start.
2) Hold Power and Home button together for 10 seconds.
3) Release the Power button and keep holding the Home button for another 15 seconds.
iphone-recovery-mode

You will be noticed that you have successfully entered scanning mode if you have followed exactly what is told.The files should be under scanning now. iPhone 5/4S users just need to click "Start Scan".
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• Step 3: Preview iPhone messages
After scanning, a list of files from the iPhone will be clearly displayed. Tick "Message" and the details are shown immediately. You can choose either only to display deleted items or all contents. Select any message you want to restore and click "Recover".
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Part 2: Scan and extract iTunes backup to recover iPhone SMS


• Step 1: Scan your iTunes backup for iPhone
After installing and running the iPhone Data Recovery, move to "Recover from iTunes Backup File" and you'll get the interface as follow. All your iTunes backup files have been found and displayed. Choose the one for your iPhone and click "Start Scan".
recover-from-itunes-backup

• Step 2: Preview and recover iPhone SMS
When the scan finishes, all the content contained in the backup file will be extracted and displayed in categories as Photos & Videos, Contacts, Messages, Call History and Notes. You can preview the detailed content of any of them before you perform the SMS recovery for iPhone.
To recover deleted SMS from iPhone, you only need to check the "Messages" option and hit the "Recover" to save all the messages on your computer.
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Now you can save them in your PC local. Expect for message, you can also recover photos, contacts, videos, calendar, notes, voice messages and more from your iPhone with iPhone Data Recovery. Finally we want to remind you again please keep a backup from time to time.
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