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Recover Deleted SMS (Text Message) from iPhone 4/4S/5/5S/5C/6

Nov 18,2012 18:27 pm / Posted by Fitch to iOS Topics
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Quick Start: Two Recovery Modes

Mode 1: Directly scan and recover text message from iPhone (without backup)

Mode 2: Scan and recover text message from iTunes backup (without iPhone)

Nowadays, iPhone and iOS devices (iPad, iPod, Mac.etc.) have taken up a huge market share in the world and more people choose to carry the iPhone as a fashion accessory. Apple make us to touch the world with more intense enthusiasm, So, For iPhone/iPad's design, Apple considers a situation that present people's life was surrounded by all sorts of complex information and stimulate. The iPhone's astonishing charm, maybe mostly derived from its refreshing look. But some related problems are followed, such as: how can I recover deleted text message from iPhone 4/4s/5 without iTunes backup. Why? You may have been damaged or lost your iPhone 4/4s/5, or failed to jailbreak, or iOS devices becoming stolen, iPhone being formatted wrongly or becoming stolen, or maybe you've accidentally deleted something important like text message, contacts, photos, recorded videos and more.

iPhones can go anywhere and present opportunities for fun, which can capture precious moments, take hi-def videos, creating important notes, and gathering new contacts. In person, if the newly created data was lost before it is synchronized with the computer, it would be devastating for iPhone users. It is almost certain that iPhone advanced yet complicated NAND storage technology makes it possible to be compromised by user operation error, bad management, fails due to software or hardware failure.

In these cases, we perfectly comprehend your feelings when you encounter that problem, and based on the research, we summed up two ways to recover deleted text message (SMS) from iPhone 4/4s/5.

Two Modes: How to Recover iPhone 4/4s/5 Deleted Text Message (SMS)

Vibosoft iPhone Data Recovery (for windows user) or (iPhone Data Recovery Mac) is the professional recovery tool that can recover all lost data from iPhone, like contacts, sms, photos, songs, videos, notes, call history, voice memos, even Safari bookmarks from iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. What's more, it supports the newest iOS 6.etc. It helps you do the same by extracting and recovering all the text messages that exist in your iPhone's backup or iPhone directly.

(Tips: If you only wants to recover deleted messages from iPhone, you can also have a try of the Vibosoft iPhone SMS+Contacts Recovery program, which is specially designed to recover lost contacts/messages from iPhone. Mac Version is also available for free trial now.)


iDataRescuer is a powerful program to help users easily recover lost data from iPhone/iPad/iPod device or iTunes backup file without any loss.

Mode 1: Recover Deleted Text Message from iPhone without iTunes Backup

1Connect iPhone to PC or Mac, Run the App and Enter into DFU Mode.

If you have never backed up your iPhone to iTunes or your iOS devices were not stolen, this solution is really available for you to get back all of your iPhone files directly and effectively. Install and run the program on your computer or Mac, then connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable.

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Note: Use this mode, you need to set your iPhone into DFU mode before scanning, learn how to enter DUF mode:

(Step 1): Open iTunes and connect your iPhone.
(Step 2): Hold the power button and home button for 15 seconds simultaneously.
(Step 3): Release the home button and continue holding the power button until the apply logo screen appears.

2Scan iPhone, List the Found Files, Preview and Start to Recover.

After you entered DFU mode successfully, this program will scan your iPhone automatically, after a few seconds, all of your iPhone files will be sorted in well-organized categories as Contacts, Photos, Camera Roll, Text Messages, and Call History etc. you can preview and select as you want. You can also recover all items by clicking the "Check Box" at the left side. Then click the "Recover" to recover deleted SMS from iPhone to save on your computer.

select the found files

Mode 2: Recover iPhone Deleted Text Message from iTunes Backup

If you have made backup not long ago and no matter whether there are any new important information added in your iDevices or not. You can still use this iPhone text message recovery tool to extract and recover your deleted text message from iPhone.

1Connect iDevice to Computer, then Scan the Backup File:

Run iTunes data recovery and install on your computer. In the main interface, the app will automatically detect the backup files in your iTunes, you can see all iTunes backup files listed here. Highlight the iOS devices list and choose which backup files you want to recover, then click "start scan".

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2Preview the Found Text Message and Recover Files Selectively:

The scanning will take a few seconds; all the backup contents will be listed in well-organized categories with details, you preview and read your deleted message, if you want to recover other files, just select them and start to recover.

select the found files

These two iPhone SMS Recovery modes are especially designed to help those who has different needs, whatever you've backup or not, whatever you've lost iPhone or not, choose the suitable mode to recover your lost data from your iPhone/iPad/iPod. Learn more: (iPhone Data Recovery for windows user) and (iPhone Data Recovery Mac) or directly download it below.

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How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone or iTunes Backup
How to Extract iPhone Backup from iTunes on Mac/Windows
How to Recover Lost Photos from iPhone 4/4s/5 on Mac/Windows

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