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Is there a way to retrieve deleted iMessages on the iPhone,

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Customer: Is there a way to retrieve deleted iMessages on the iPhone
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Customer: Apple iphone 6+
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Customer: No I just want to retrieve messages that were deleted
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Customer: How to retrieve sms messages that have been deleted
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Mac Support Specialist: Ashik, Mac Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hi and Welcome. My Name is ***** ***** I look forward to assisting you today with your question.

As you probably already know, when you delete something from your phone, only the reference to that file is being deleted and the actual file will be still there for a limited time and could be recovered using third party data recovery applications. These deleted files or items will be there until they are over written with new ones. It is possible to retrieve deleted files like messages. But that completely depends up on how much you used your phone after you deleted them.

If you have taken photos or videos, downloaded apps, received/sent multiple messages etc after you deleted them then the chance of them getting recovered is slim to none. Because they might be over written with new ones.

The more you use the phone, the more it become hard to recover. However, you can attempt to recover them using the following applications

Dr.Fone for Android from Wondershare --> https://www.wondershare.com/data-recovery/android-data-recovery.html

EaseUs --> http://www.easeus.com/android-data-recovery-software/free-android-data-recovery.html

The application are paid ones, so try the trial versions before buying it. Again, I can't guarantee they can be recovered. If you are unable to recover them, please don't rate me bad or poor as this is something I can only give instructions on and the success completely depends up on the factors I mentioned.

There is also another way. If you have a iCloud backup prior to the deleted date, then you can restore to that backup point. Go to Settings > iCloud. Tap Backup and check the backup date of your iPhone. If it was before deleted date, then you can erase your iPhone and restore to that backup.

I must warn you, when you restore to that backup, everything since that backup will be deleted from iPhone (like contacts, photos etc) and only the stuffs until that backup will be restored on your iPhone. So only restore to that backup if it is really important.

If you have any questions or would like any additional information, please don't hesitate to ask.

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Mac Support Specialist: Ashik, Mac Technician replied 1 year ago

The above links may take your Android page. Here are the correct links

Dr. Fone for iPhone --> https://drfone.wondershare.com/iphone-data-recovery.html

EaseUS recovery for iPhone --> http://www.easeus.com/mobile-tool/free-iphone-data-recovery.html

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Mac Support Specialist: Ashik, Mac Technician replied 1 year ago

Hello there, Just checking. Were you able to recover your messages ?

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