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How to Recover Deleted Messages from iPhone without Backup ?

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Since: Apr 13

New York, NY

#1 May 14, 2013
Is there any way to recover deleted SMS messages on the iPhone 4

So I was on my iPhone today and I got a message from a random person and I wanted to delete it. So I swiped my finger across the first entry in my Messages folder and hit delete. Then I looked at my screen and saw the same message, still there. Then I realized that I deleted the wrong one. I had deleted the entry for one of my friends who I've been texting for years now. I don't know how to get all our messages back. Is there any possible way? Please tell me there is.

As it often happens, we didn’t realize the seriousness of the situation until we deleted a crucial message on iPhone. But are the deleted files deleted permanently? Users should be aware that highly sensitive data can still be retrieved from either iTunes backup file or iOS devices… some of the time.
Data Recovery for iPhone helps to recover deleted SMS messages from your iOS device easily. Before following the guide below to retrieve erased text messages from your iPhone 4, download Data Recovery for iPhone (with separate versions for Windows and Mac) for free and install the program on your computer.

Step 1: Backup your iPhone with iTunes and make sure the backup file created is unencrypted.
Step 2: Run Fone Rescue on your Windows or Mac, select the iTunes backup file and click “Recovery” to start the process. The scan usually takes a few seconds, and that would be a little longer if a massive of messages got deleted, you can enjoy a cup of coffee then.
Step 3: Choose the SMS messages you decide to recover. You can check the “Only display deleted files” box to view lost data without backup.
Step 4: Save the deleted files to your computer. Choose the messages you want to recover or select all to save to your computer.

New York, NY

#3 May 14, 2013
It worked for me! Thank you very much for the help. I couldn't restore my iPad from backup for some reason. Thanks :)

New York, NY

#4 May 14, 2013
Thank you so much for your instructions. I recently updated my husbands phone to iOS5 and all his photos disapeared including ones he took of our new baby! I followed your instructions above and voila they are back! Thank you!!!!

New York, NY

#5 May 14, 2013
It will work for my iPhone 5?

New York, NY

#6 May 14, 2013
Hey Steinbuch , My iPhone randomly deleted all my text messages without backup files. I have a Macbook. I tried this and it worked completely! I can't thank you enough and I am so happy now!!! Your the best!:)

Since: Oct 12

Walnut, CA

#12 May 27, 2013
iTunes copies the files to the backup and uses unique file names

Windows XP Directory: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Applicatio n Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
Windows Vista/7 Directory: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roam ing\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

For every device you have, there will be a folder for each that keeps your backup. Just rename the file extensions to .jpg and they'll be the original picture images that you can view on your device. If you have it shown in thumbnails, they should change from the broken/corrupted files to an actual image you can open up.

For more details information, you can go through below articles:

New York, NY

#15 Jun 6, 2013
In wrong cases, such as jailbreak, iOS devices crash, delete information from your iPhone by touching the screen the wrong way etc, your data is gone. But don’t despair, Data Recovery for iPhone is a professional mac application designed to recover files from iOS devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Simply install and launch the program on your Mac, it takes only a few seconds to scan and retrieve the deleted files such as contacts, text messages, photos, videos, notes, call histories & more.

Allambie Heights, Australia

#20 Jun 12, 2013
Can anything like this be done without hooking up to a PC ?
Rubel Zaman


#30 Jul 3, 2013
As we know, every time you sync iDevice with iTunes, it will automatically make a backup of your iDevice contents including photos, SMS, reminders, contacts and more. Therefore, as long as you have ever synced your iPhone 4/4S/5 with iTunes, you can get the lost messages from iPhone 4/4S backup files created by iTunes.

Do not connect your iPhone 4/4S/5 to iTunes again until the messages are recovered. Otherwise, the old backup file will be overwritten by the current content on your iPhone 4/4S/5. Once it happens, the deleted messages will be gone forever. read more: How to retrieve deleted message iPhone 5

Kansas City, KS

#31 Jul 3, 2013
Does this save back to phone or on your computer?

Since: Jul 13

Orange, CA

#34 Jul 23, 2013
iTunes will backup everything on the iPhone, including sms messages and contacts.
In iTunes, with the iPhone selected on the left, click the Info tab and make sure sms syncing is enabled.
Besides,there is a article about iPhone SMS Recovery, which can help you retrieve messages from iPhone.

Read more information:
How to Recover Deleted Messages from iPhone

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#36 Jul 28, 2013
download a data recovery program, here's a good one

You may also use this iPhone data recovery tool


good luck!

Colchester, UK

#37 Aug 4, 2013
there is many options to recover deleted or lost data from iphones if it hadn't been backed up. make sure you go to a recommended safe company. I used enigma recovery and this worked for me

Chicago, IL

#38 Aug 4, 2013
It does not matter if you do not backuped your data with iTunes.
Hodo iPhone Data Recovery tool allows you to recover iPhone files in two ways: directly from iPhone & recover data from iTunes backup.
Just take a try with the tool if you need.

Since: Aug 13

Colchester, UK

#41 Aug 5, 2013
hi I don't know if have sorted this by now, but, you could try and google for enigma recovery. excellent product to recover all your lost and deleted messages and contacts and call history and calendar and notes etc from your iphone great customer service, give them a call they can advise you on would work best for you. its worth giving a go if you have tried those other things
Shanker Adawal


#43 Aug 8, 2013
it doesn't let you restore back to iphone but it lets you recover deleted text messages from previous back ups and read them on your computer...
decipher text message

Belfast, UK

#45 Aug 16, 2013
Can anyoune help me with this query please
I need to belief my partner about affair details so I have asked him to retrieve his texts but he says he can't I know how bad this sounds but I need to check myself without him knowing
Is there any way I can do this without his phone it is and Iphone I have an Iphone(5)and could I possibly upload them to mine
I am not very technically minding as I live at home caring for our children I would so appreciate it if any one could help me as I am devastated and need closure either way

Delhi, India

#53 Aug 23, 2013
On 19th aug, I accidentally deleted some very important sms's from a friend whom i have been texting for years. While taking backup from Itunes, I am unable to recover the deleted sms's since the itunes is not reflecting any old backup. It is only reflecting the backup I took after my sms got deleted i.e on 19th aug. Can u pls help in recovering my sms's which mean the WORLD to me.

New Delhi, India

#55 Aug 26, 2013
Tried this....but no old backups are reflecting on itunes. Is there any way to undo the last backup which i took on itunes after i lost my messages?

Sacramento, CA

#57 Sep 9, 2013
the camera roll is saved inside of iTunes iPhone Backups.
try restoring from a backup.

right click the iPhone under "Devices" in iTunes. click "Restore from Backup..."
it will list the device backups in the box with a datestamp on the right side. Choose appropriately.

also, you might only see 1 device backup. backup manually more often.

If it doesn't work, you can click this article to learn more about photo recovery.

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