How to Recover Lost Text Messages from iPhone 6/5S/5C/5/4S

The text messages on our iPhone inbox are easily gone for various unpredicted reasons, like Wrong operation, iPhone Jailbreak, iOS upgrade failure, or factory settings restore, device broken. So, is it possible to recover your text messages from iphone 6/5S/5C/5/4S? The answer is “YES”! This article will show you how to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone.

Here we recommend Dr.Fone for iOS. It is an easy-to-use iPhone data recovery that you can restore iPhone Data like contacts, text messages, photos, videos, notes, call history, and so on. And there are 3 ways for you to retrieve SMS: from your iPhone directly, iTunes backup and iCloud backup.

Please download the right (Win and Mac) version below, and follow the simple guide on how to recover text messages.



Note: You’d better don’t use your iPhone after you lost data from it. Any operation on your iPhone can generate new data, which can overwrite your lost data and make it unrecoverable.


Part 1: How to recover text messages from your iPhone 6/5S/5C/5/4S

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to computer and scan it

Run the software, and connect your iPhone to the computer via an USB cable. The program will in “Recover from iOS Device” mode default. Then click “Start Scan“, the program will scan your devices immediatly. Don’t disconnect your iPhone during the whole time.


Step 2: Preview and recover Text Messages on your iPhone 6/5S/5C/5/4S

When last step finished, you will see that all the data will be found in the window. Choose “Messages” and “Messages Attachments” to preview the detailed content. Select what you need and then click “Recover” to save them on your computer.




Part 2: How to recover iPhone text messages from iTunes backup

Step 1: Scan your iTunes backup for iPhone 6/5S/5C/5/4S
select “Recover from iTunes Backup File” mode. All your iTunes backup files have been found and listed, choose the right one for your iPhone and click “Start Scan“.


Step 2: Preview and recover Text Messages from iPhone 6/5S/5C/5/4S
When the scanning finished, all the content contained in the backup file will be extracted and displayed in categories. If only need to recover deleted SMS, check the “Messages” and “Messages Attachments” option and click the “Recover” to save all the messages on your computer.




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