How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone with or without Backup?

Your data on your iPhone is so important and you will never want to lose them. However, when it is time, it comes. It is inevitable that you might get the chance of losing some or even all data on your iPhone. You will lose data due to mistaken deletion, software crash, failed iOS upgrade or jailbreak, incomplete restoring, device damage and many other reasons. And if you lose some important text messages, that may also be a big problem. Yet you can still recover deleted text messages from iPhone without backup.



How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from iPhone without Backup?

No matter how you lose your text messages or other data, there are ways to get them back. And you probably have beard in mind that you will restore the lost text messages from iTunes backup, or iCloud backup. And congratulations to you! But for those who do not know what to do, I suggest you should double check if you have ever backed up your device or text messages to iTunes or iCloud. And if you find them there, check if the backup is updated because the out-of-date backup files may not contain your existing text messages. I think you are quite familar with restoring from iTunes or iCloud backup. And if you don’t know how to recover deleted text messages via iTunes or iCloud, you can refer to Apple support page: Restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from a backup.


And for those who do not have backup, you may read on to find out how to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone. Here I would suggest you use iOS Data Recovery which is a powerful and professional data recovery program for iPhone, iPad and iPod. And this software also integrates with iTunes and iCloud so you can restore data from iTunes or iCloud directly without launching iTunes or openning iCloud page. And below are some main features of this iOS data recovery software:


Main Features of iOS Data Recovery:

· Smartly analyze and scan your lost text messages on your iPhone with advanced algorthms.

· 3 recovery modes: "Recover SMS from iOS", "Recover SMS from iTunes backup", "Recover SMS from iCloud Backup".

· Retrieve messages and other data due to System Malfunctions, device damage, failed iOS upgrade, Factory settings restore and more.

· Preview scanned messages and recover to your computer.

· Supported iDevices: iPhone 7, 7Plus, iPhone 6, 6Plus, iPhone 5, 4. iPad and iPod



After you download and install iOS Data Recovery on your computer, start the iOS data recovery software and connect your iDevice to the computer. And choose one from the 3 recovery modes:


Mode 1: Retrieve deleted text messages directly from iPhone

Mode 2: Restore deleted text messages from iTunes backup

Mode 3: Restore deleted text messages from iCloud backup



Mode 1: How to recover deleted text messages from iPhone without backup

Step 1: Choose “Recover from iOS Device”

If you don’t have backup, you can then choose “Recover from iOS Device”. After iOS Data Recovery detects your iPhone, click the "Start Scan" button to scan your device. This process will take up to several minutes.


Step 2: Preview and Select the Scanned Messages

After the scanning process is completed, you can see that all the found files are listed in order. You can then click "Messages" to preview the deleted text messages and then you can choose the one you want to recover.

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Step 3: Recover Deleted Text Messages

After you select the data, click the "Recover" button to recover deleted text messages from iPhone without backup.



Mode 2: How to recover deleted text messages from iTunes backup

Step 1: Sign in iTunes with your Account and Password

Once you choose “Recover from iTunes Backup”, you can sign in iTunes with your account and password.


Step 2: Detect Previous iTunes Backup Files You Created

After you sign in your iTunes account, iOS Data Recovery will automatically detect all the previous iTunes backup files and listed in the program with details. Select the recent backup files and click "Start Scan" button to start iTunes extracting task.


Step 3: Preview the Found SMS and Recover

After the scanning process finishes, all the content stored in your iTunes backup can be found and displayed in the program interface. Check the Messages tab to preview all messages, just selectively mark and recover those you want to recover, and click the "Recover" button.




Mode 3: How to recover deleted text messages from iCloud

Step 1: Sign in iCloud Account

if you didn't have iTunes backup, this iOS data recovery program also allows you to extract text from iCloud backup as long as you've synced to iCloud. Choose the third mode "Recover from iCloud Backup" after launching the program, then enter Apple ID and password to sign in your iCloud account.



Step 2: Download and Extract iCloud Backup File

After you entered the iCloud backup, the program will detect all previous iCloud backup and list them in the program. Select the recent backup and download. iCloud backup file will be downloaded to your computer, then click the "Scan" botton to scan the backup file. After the scanning process finishes, select the messages and click the "Recover" button.


Now you've learned how to recover deleted text messages from iPhone without backup or with backup. You can choose one method when you come across data loss.