Methods To Find Deleted Messages On iPhone 5

By | May 14, 2015

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“I accidentally deleted a group message thread and can’t find it now even when I spotlight search. I even have messages checked under settings and spotlight search. Please help me find the messages. iPhone 5”

Obviously, the iPhone user above wanted to find and recover those deleted text messages on his iPhone. I am sorry for his experience but I have methods to help his find those messages on iPhone 5. Messages also plays an important part in our life just as contacts and notes, hence, when you lost some of them, it is always troublesome. Here, methods are introduced to find and recover deleted messages.

In order to find and recover deleted messages on iPhone 5, firstly you should know something about iFonebox, for iFonebxo is a great helper to find those deleted messages for you. What is iFonebox? iFonebox is a powerful iOS data recovery tool which is able to recover deleted data like contacts, messages, notes and more from your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch directly. Plus, you can sue iFonebox to extract and restore lost iPhone or iPad data from iTunes or iCloud backup. Pretty functional and professional. So, here, I want to show you two methods: recover deleted messages from iPhone 5 directly or recover messages from iTunes/iCloud backup files.

Find and recover deleted messages on iPhone 5 without backup 

It is necessary for you to download and install iFonebox if you want to use it. Two versions are accessible: Windows version and Mac version. Besides, you can use Free Trial Version (for Win and for Mac) in advance. Next are 3 simple steps:

  1. Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iOS Device. You should connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable so as to scan message data from your iPhone.
  2. Scan messages from iPhone 5.
  3. Preview and select those deleted messages to recover. After scanning, choose those deleted messages and then click Recover to PC to finish the whole process.

Find and recover deleted messages on iPhone 5 with backup 

If you have used iTunes or iCloud to back up those text messages you need, you can also use iFonebox to extract and restore messages from backup files. After installation of iFonebox, refer to the following steps:

  1. Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup.
  2. Scan messages from iTunes backup.
  3. Preview and select those deleted messages to recover. After scanning, choose those deleted messages and then click Recover to PC to finish the whole process.

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Notes: if you have an iCloud backup for those deleted text messages, you can also choose Recover from iCloud Backup instead. Just sign in with your Apple ID and password to finish the process.

With iFonebox, to find and recover deleted text messages on iPhone 5 or other iOS device is not a big problem. Just have a try and share your experience with us here.

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