How to Recover Deleted/Lost Messages in iPhone 5 (Windows & Mac)

My issue is that I recently got an iPhone 5 from my father and it is with iOS 7.1.2. I backed up my 4 on 5.0.1 and tried to restore the profile onto the iPhone 5. Like most people experienced, everything got ported as normal to the new iPhone except the messages. I have tried to do the restore on Mac, PC and iCloud, and all no luck.

I tried not encrypting the backup, that didn’t work either. Did anyone find out if any solutions have fixed this issue? How can I get the lost messages on iPhone 5?

Is It Possible to Get Deleted or Lost Text Messages Back?

Actually, when messages delete from iPhone, they don’t get deleted immediately, they still stay somewhere on our phone but technically marked as deletion by the operating system and can’t be detected by our eyes.

So it is absolutely possible to recover deleted iPhone text messages. However, you should be aware of the Notice: Stop using your iPhone as long as the data is erased. The reason is that if you use your iPhone, then the space is likely to be overwritten by other new data so that the deleted data was gone forever. One of my friends ever suffered this data gone forever accident. He restored his iPhone 4S to factory reset and lost all data, what’s worse, he upgraded the new iOS 8 Beta 5 to the reset iPhone, then when update was finished and he was going to recover the data with iPhone Data Recovery software for Mac. But nothing is found on his phone! And he didn’t make any backup before the factory reset!

What a painful experience!

How to Retrieve iPhone SMS after Deleted/Lost?

Then the prompt thing is to learn how to recover deleted messages from iPhone before data overwritten. Generally, 3 methods are recommended to recover lost text messages and other data from iPhone! They are:

Recover data from iPhone without any backup;

Recover data from iTunes backup;

Recover data from iCloud backup.

The first method needs no backup of your iPhone. It needs your iPhone is not being overwritten after data lost and needs iPhone to connect with professional iPhone data recovery program on your computer. Both Windows and Mac version are working well.

Supported systems include Windows 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista, tc.

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7, 10.6, 10.5.

Supported iDevices include iPhone 5s, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, 3GS.

Use iPhone Data Recovery Software to Get Lost Messages Back

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Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery Software

As is known to us, when we have no previous backup to restore, the only way to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone is using a third-party iPhone data recovery tool. In this article, let’s look at how to use iPhone data recovery software with a brief tutorial below. It is easy and efficient and the most important thing is that you should download and install the data recovery for iPhone on your computer and do it yourself!


Step 1: Connect your iPhone 5 with computer

Run the iPhone data recovery program, it will ask you to connect your iPhone with this program. After it detected your iPhone, it will show the “Start Scan” option on the interface.

Step 2: Scan iPhone data including messages, contacts, photos and more

Click “Start Scan” to start the iPhone data scan! All the data on your iPhone will be listed after the scan. This process may take a while to complete so wait for it patiently.

Step 3: Preview before recovery

After scan is done, you are allowed to preview the data from the preview panel. If the lost data is still available for preview, then it is recoverable.

Step 4: Start the recovery and specify a folder

When all is prepared, now it is the last and exciting step. Click “Recover” and specify a folder to save the recovered messages and other data.

After recovery is finished, you can check the recovered files from the folder you specified. Easy is it, right?

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