Recovering an accidentally deleted iMessage without third party software

iOS and iPadOS

Inadvertently, I deleted all of the iMessages from one user off my phone this morning, and Icloud backed up immediately afterwards. I have tried all recovery methods I can think of. Am finding third party software inaccessible. Is there any way to restore these deleted messages without third party software EG through an earlier backup file of iCloud or iTunes? My hunch is no? I know they are on the phone because I was able to scan it using a third party software package that was barely accessible. Thanks so much for any help you can provide.



Submitted by JeffB on Monday, May 30, 2016

Did you try asking the user to forward the messages to you? That's the only thing I can think of to do.

Submitted by MarkSARCH on Monday, May 30, 2016

you can recover those messages trade using backUp
iTunes backup and iCloud backup
iCloud Backup
first it all I suggest to unplug your phone to avoid keeping sync to iCloud, remember that iCloud backup show the last 3 backup when you want to recover from .
iCloud backup require plug and wi/fi connection, if you use iCloud backup remember who you have erased the iPhone manually to recover some backup previous to date and time when you deleted those messages.
Settings// general// Reset// Erase all content and settings
NOTE: keep on mind if you are using some previous iOS version you have update up today before to star the backup process
I'm not iCloud person specially to backup cause is only 5Gb free to keep files etcetera.
iTunes backup
From your iPhone go to
Settings// General// ITunes Wi/Fi Sync//
and if you are iTunes user
from there you will see when was the last Sync who usually not always but most of the time is the last backup
you know the process to recover a backup using iTunes
again remember before star the process update your iPhone to the later iOS version.
good luck and this is the only way who I know to recover deleted files, I hope someone else could you help using some other methods easier and faster then backup

Submitted by Appleacn on Sunday, August 6, 2017

Once you deleted the iMessages on your iPhone, it means that the local cached copy of messages are deleted and will not be showed/stored on your device.

But if you haven't created iTunes backup before, maybe you can search in the spotlight history. Just type the context of the deleted messages that you still remember in the search bar. Spotlight search results are sorted by the app that results belong to. Just scroll through the results to find the specific message you're looking for. If this doesn't work, you might need to ask help for the FORecovery software and see if it is worth for you to recover from there.