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How to recover deleted text messages from iPhone X

Alex Griffith Updated on Apr 14, 2022 5:55 PM

So you deleted the messages (SMS/ MMS/ iMessages) on iPhone X by chance? Alright, it happens frequently. We abandon ourselves so much to our smartphone for chatting with each other via messages that we often neglect the possible loss of messages. Actually, you are not alone.

Whether it is the conversation sent between you and your friends or the memory of the past relationship, the messages on iPhone X can hold a lot of secrets. So how to restore the deleted text message on iPhone X as effortlessly as possible?

Ideally, when you deleted texts on an iPhone X, they doesn't get wiped out permanently. Instead, they are marked as "deleted " and stay invisible to you. Restoring messages from iPhone X is not as easy as redownloading the movie online. You need to get some help in this situation. Here we've picked two ways that will enable you to get back texts from iPhone X without too much effort.

1. Using Text Messages Recovery Software

Although iTunes and iCloud (with enough space) make it inherently easy to back up your iPhone X, many people frown on these two options. For starters, backup is all or nothing affair. It's the contacts, messages, photos, notes and settings, or it's nothing. I am sure it is not the solution you want. Perhaps you like to recover only the deleted text messages on iPhone X and keep everything else clean and untouched, but how?

Among the many data recovery tools that claim to restore messages on iPhone X, iOS Data Recovery is just one efficient way to go.

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Blessed with a good-looking user interface, this program makes it less of a chore to retrieve deleted messages that you thought have disappeared from iPhone X. It scans iPhone memory and lets you to see what it can recover and then select what you want to get back instead a full list of files. It also can restore other files that has been deleted on your device, like contacts, sms, call history, photos, reminders, notes, voice memos, WhatsApp messages.

It offers three options to restore deleted text messages on iPhone X. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to recover texts from iPhone X internal storage. Many of your guys have the device synced to either iTunes or iCloud. In this instance, you can recover them from iTunes backup, or from iCloud backup.

Tutorial: How to Restore Deleted Messages on iPhone X

Step 1: Select recovery mode

Start by choosing your recovery mode. You're given three recovery modes. In order to recover deleted text messages from iPhone X memory, select "Recover from iOS Device" mode to proceed.

Then, connect your iPhone X to the computer via a USB cable.

recover SMS messages on iPhone X without backup

Step 2: Scan deleted texts on iPhone X

Once connected, check the "Messages" and "Messages Attachments" options. and then hit the Next button. The software will start scanning iPhone X and searching for deleted SMS messages. After a while, you should get a window where all the recoverable messages are organized in category on the left sidebar.

Step 3: Preview and restore deleted iPhone X messages

At this point, you can click the "Messages" and "Messages Attachments" categories on the sidebar to make a preview of each conversation. Furthest to the right, you can see the text bubble for each one.

iPhone X text messages recovery process

You should now be ready to begin restoring deleted messages on iPhone X. Tick the checkboxes for messages that you want back from iPhone X, and then hit the Recover button located at the lower right corner of the window. Choose an output folder, the messages recovery process will run.

That's it! You're done.

This is how you can restore messages on iPhone X using 3rd-party application even if you did not have a backup of iPhone X text messages neither on PC (iTunes), nor within iCloud. We also have covered a guide about texts recovery on an Android phone. It is similar to that of iPhone X. Read all about how to do it here: A complete guide to recover messages from Android phone.

2. How to Restore Text Messages from iCloud to iPhone X

For this way to work you must have had a previous backup of the iPhone X messages in iCloud. If that's the case, then you can choose to restore deleted messages to iPhone X from iCloud backup when you found some parts of texts are missing.

  • Open the Settings app, go to iCloud > Manage Storage > Backup. Check your Backup to see if the deleted texts were on your device when you last backed up (have a look at what date the iCloud backup was made), restoring the backup should recover them.
  • If the backup includes the deleted text messages, you can restore your iPhone X to factory settings and then set up it using the backup to recover messages. It's important to save a copy of any recently added data such as photos, videos, contacts after that backup time. Go to General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings > Erase Now.
  • All content on the device will be erased and restore to factory settings.
  • Your iPhone X will reboot. When you come to Apps & Data page, tap Restore from iCloud Backup. Select the backup and your device will restore that state. When it finished, you should restore texts on iCloud and see them on your Messages app.

It worth mentioning that an iCloud backup can only be used to do a complete restore. You can't selectively restore only messages or parts of conversations to iPhone X.

That's all there to it!

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