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[Proved] 4 Ways to Recover Old or Deleted Kik Messages on iPhone

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“I accidentally logged out of Kik and all the messages were lost, but the app info through settings says the app has 6.5GB of data so it means it's not gone. How would I be able to recover this?”

Kik is one of the most popular instant messaging apps, and a great many Apple users prefer to use Kik to contact others via sending texts, pictures, emojis, gifts, videos, etc.

If you chat a lot with Kik, you might lose important Kik messages due to accidental deletion, iOS update, jailbreak, software crash, virus infection, etc.

Have you ever deleted or lost important Kik messages from your iPhone? You've come to the right place. In this article, we will share several ways to recover old or deleted Kik messages from iPhone. Remember to turn your iPhone off after deleting Kik messages in case the data is overwritten.

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Part 1. Will Kik Delete Messages Automatically?

Yes, Kik automatically deletes messages. On iPhone, you can only view the most recent 1000 messages sent to others. Moreover, the Kid chat history will be cleared out when you log out of your Kid account.

So, why does Kid delete messages automatically?

  • iPhone storage is limited.
  • Kik messages are not stored on its server.
  • It uses the phone memory as the primary storage.

Part 2. Can You Retrieve Deleted Kik Messages on iPhone?

Kik doesn't store user's conversations on their servers, so it is impossible to recover messages from the app directly. It doesn't provide a way for users to save or back up Kik chats either.

Luckily, if you had backed up your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud before you deleted or lost Kik messages, there's good news. You can use the backup to get Kik messages back.

If you haven't created any backup before or don't want to restore a full backup to your iPhone, you still have a chance to retrieve deleted Kik messages.

The deleted messages remain on your iPhone's internal memory, and you can retrieve them from a professional data recovery tool.

Part 3. Recover Deleted Kik Messages from iPhone without Backup

Most users are not used to backing up their iPhone or iPad. If you are one of them, you can rely on a third-party data recovery tool. With FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery, you can recover old or deleted Kik messages from iPhone without backup.

Beyond that, it helps iOS users retrieve more than 22+ types of data such as text messages, contacts, photos, videos, notes, WhatsApp chats, Viber files, etc. Meanwhile, it is highly recommended by some famous media sites, such as PC Advisor, PCWorld, Macworld, etc.

What makes FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery stand out?

  • Recover deleted or lost Kik messages, WhatsApp chats, Contacts, Messages, Photos and other data from iPhone/iPad directly.
  • Preview and selectively recover deleted data from iTunes/iCloud backup without  restoring the device.
  • Fully compatible with the newest and hottest iPhone 15, 14, 13 running on iOS 17/16.
  • The scanning speed is very fast and the recovery process will not affect the existing data on iPhone.


Steps to retrieve deleted Kik messages on iPhone without backup

Step 1. Click on the download button above to download Windows or Mac version of FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. Install and launch the program, then choose "Recover Data from iOS Device" to continue.

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Step 2. Now connect the iPhone to the computer using a USB cable and it will soon be recognized by this program. Select the data types you would like to recover and click on "Scan", the program will start to scan your iPhone for deleted or lost data.

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Step 3. After scanning, all the deleted and existing kik messages will be listed in detail. You can preview the scanning result in detail, select the Kik conversations you want to recover, then click "Recover" button to save the selected files on computer.

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Part 4. Other Ways to Retrieve Old Kik Messages on iPhone

Get Back Deleted Kik Messages from Your Friends

Chances are that your friends you have recently chatted with still have conversations that you deleted or lost.

You can contact your friends and ask them to send you the Kik chat history via screenshots or any other way. It is inconvenient if you have too many Kik messages to recover, but still worth trying.

Restore Kik Messages from iTunes Backup

If you've ever backed up your iPhone with iTunes before deleting Kik messages, you can get deleted data back by restoring  iPhone from the backup.

Please note that this will erase your device and all the existing data will be removed completely. Also, you have no choice to recover only Kik messages from the backup.

  • Open iTunes on your computer and connect the iPhone using an USB cable.
  • When your iPhone icon appears on the top left corner of iTunes, click the icon and choose "Restore Backup."
  • You'll be prompted to choose an iTunes backup according to date and size. Tap on "Restore" and the restoring process will start.

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Restore Deleted Kik Messages from iCloud Backup

  • On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset and tap "Erase All Content and Settings".
  • Set up your iPhone and in the "App & Data" screen, tap on "Restore from iCloud Backup".
  • Sign in to your iCloud account with and choose to restore from the recent iCloud backup that contains your Kik messages.

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The 2 methods above are best for users who have a very recent iTunes or iCloud backup and there is no important data on iPhone. If you don't want to lose any data on your device, we recommend you try FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery to extract and recover data from iTunes/iCloud backup without restoring.

Bonus Tip: How to Back Up Kik Messages on iPhone?

Unlike WhatApp, Kik doesn't automatically make a backup of conversations. Users are only allowed to view at least 1000 chats within 48 hours. So, it is quite necessary to back up Kik chat histories. Apple supplies two ways for users to create a backup: iTunes and iCloud. To prevent future data loss, you'd better make backups regularly.

  • Back Up with iTunes: Launch the latest version of iTunes on your computer, connect your iPhone with computer and select it when it appears in iTunes. Just click "Back Up Now" and the iTunes will back up your device.


  • Back Up with iCloud: Ensure your iPhone is connected to the WiFi network. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud and scroll down to turn on iCloud Backup.

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  • Back Up with Third-party Software: FoneGeek Backup & Restore (iOS) allows you to back up all types of iPhone, including photos, videos, music, contacts, messages, WhatsApp, KiK, and more.

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So long as you make a backup of your iPhone data, you'll never worry about any unexpected data loss. Considering the convenience of restoring, we recommend you use the third-party software since it allows you to view the backup data and restore data selectively.

Joan J. Mims

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.

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