Free iPhone Text Message Recovery in 2020 (No Data Loss)

Text messages will easily get lost when we change our iPhone or when cleaning the iPhone's memory. Although it is not frequently to use text messages in our daily communication, sometimes your mobile phone will always save the text message that contain the company's interview notice, the courier pickup number, so it is still a very troublesome thing if you lost these messages by accident. This post introduces several free iPhone text message recovery software allowing you to preview the deleted text messages 100% for free.

Don't be afraid if your iPhone has a backup in advance. If you have backed up your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud, using iTunes and iCloud to recover deleted text messages is an easy way.

1. Free Way to Restore Text Messages from iCloud Backup

Once 'iCloud Backup' feature is turn on, iCloud will automatically back up your iPhone data when the iPhone is locked, charged and connected with WiFi.

Step 1. Go to iPhone Settings - General - Reset, then select Erase All Content and Settings. Here you need to enter the password.

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Step 2. On the screen of 'App and Data', click 'Restore from iCloud Backup', then log into the iCloud account.

Step 3. Choose one iCloud backup file from the backup file list. And then your iPhone will turn on automatically.

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2. Free Way to Restore Text Messages from iTunes Backup

Step 1. First we need to connect the iPhone to the computer with the original usb cable and run the iTunes tool on the computer.

Step 2. After the device is successfully connected with computer, there will be a small mobile phone icon in the upper left corner of the iTunes interface. Click this icon and the 'Summary'.

Step 3. Tap on 'Restore Backup' and then select the most recent iTunes backup, then click 'Restore'.

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Step 4. After the restore process, your device will restart automatically. Now you can check whether the deleted text messages are retrieved or not.

3. Free Text Messages Recovery Without Reset iPhone (iOS 13 Supported)

The traditional way of restoring from iTunes or iCloud backup brings many inconveniences, all the device data and settings will be erased and reset, you can't preview the backup files before the restore process. To reduce unnecessary trouble inconvenience, most iPhone users would prefer to choose an efficient iPhone SMS Recovery to do the recovery without reset your iPhone.

FoneGeek Free iPhone Data Recovery is recommended here to recover deleted text messages as well as contacts, call logs, notes, voice memos, etc. on one click. Unlike iTunes or iCloud, you can preview any data saved in the iTunes or iCloud backup file for free and selectively restore specific data that you want. Here is how you can do to recover deleted text messages on iPhone with the Free Text Messages Recovery.

How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone Without Backup

Step 1. Go to the official site of the product page or directly click the download button below to install the software on your Mac or PC.

   

Step 2. Run this program and select 'Data Recovery' from the options in the home window.

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Step 3. Choose 'Recover from iOS Device' and connect your iPhone to PC. Then choose the data you want to recovery and press 'Start Scan'.

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Step 4. When the scanning process is complete, you'll find that all the recoverable text messages are sorted in category. You can filter deleted and existing text messages by selecting the option of 'Show only the detect items' and 'Show only the existing items'. Click each message one by one to confirm whether they are the deleted items that you want, then tap on 'Recover to Computer' to export the deleted messages on your computer.

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Preview and Recover Deleted Text Messages from iTunes Backup

Step 1. Select 'Recover from iTunes Backup' mode. Choose the iTunes Backup file that contains the text messages you prefer and click 'Start Scan' to download the iTunes backup.

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Step 2. After the download completes, click each message to preview the details and click 'Recover to Computer' to restore the text messages to computer.

That's the end of our post. It is always advisable to make a full backup of your iPhone data regularly. Hope that the different free text messages recovery solutions are useful to you. Do let us know the result after trying these solutions.

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By Fay J. Melton

Posted on Apr 04, 2018, 18:02:36

Fay Melton has explored the area of technology and software for more than 5 years and he is enthusiastic about helping users solve various technology issues.