Recover Deleted Instant Messages From iPad

By | January 21, 2017

recover deleted instant messages from ipadQuestion: “I use iPad to send instant messages almost everyday. Due to the amount is a lot I have selected some spam messages which I wanted to delete it, but I mistakenly deleted some messages that means so much to me and I wish to recover them back. Do you have any solution on this? Thank you!”

iOS 10.2 has released new features like “Celebration” and “Love” full screen messages effects which makes messages become an interesting chatting apps with your family, friends or colleague. However, you may have deleted instant messages unintentionally and you want to recover it back like the user above, you actually can use several ways to recover deleted instant messages from iPad. How to find erased iPad instant messages? Keep reading to get the solution.

Part 1: Restore Deleted iPad Messages From Backup

The common way to recover deleted instant messages from iPad is using iTunes or iCloud backup, you are able to find your iPad data including your instant messages. To restore your deleted iPad messages, you need to connect your iPad and and select “Restore backup” from iTunes interface. After that, your iPad will restart and you will able to see your deleted instant messages. Another suggestion is using iCloud backup. When you decided to restore from iCloud backup, you need to make sure you have Wi-Fi connection and tap Setting > iCloud > Enter your Apple ID > Restore backup. However, using iTunes/iCloud backup will erase your current data on your iPad and replace with the backed up data. Therefore, if you don’t want to take this risk, I have another better idea for you.

In order to find erased iPad instant messages without taking the risk above, I’d recommend you an iOS data recovery software which is applicable for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch. In here, I’m referring iFonebox. iFonebox supports you to recover your deleted instant messages from iPad directly or extract and retrieve from your backup files without erasing any data on your iPad. By using iFonebox, you are able to recover your instant messages directly back to your iPad. Beside instant messages, iFonebox do support up to 16 types of data recovery like contacts, Wechat data, WhatsApp data etc. Next, the following guidance will show you how to find erased iPad instant messages and you are allowed to download iFonebox based on your computer system, it’s totally for free.

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Part 2: How To Recover Deleted Instant Messages From iPad By Using iFonebox?

Step 1: Run the software with your device connected

When you got no backup files for your deleted instant messages, you still can find your erased messages by tapping “Recover from iOS device” as your recovery mode after you run the software. Then, click “Start” to begin.


Step 2: Scan your “Messages”

Select “Messages” under “Text Data” column, and then click “Start Scan” button.


Step 3: Preview and recover

After done scanning, you can select “Only display the deleted items” to filter your results if you are looking for deleted messages. You are able to edit the deleted messages before recover. The last step is select the messages you want to recover either “Recover to PC” or “Recover to device”. If you select “Recover to device”, you will be able to view your deleted messages on your iPad directly.


iFonebox is such a powerful program on recovering deleted messages on iPad to your device directly even you didn’t back up. Download and give it a try now!

If you are having iTunes or iCloud backup, read this: How To Recover Deleted Messages From iPad Pro?

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