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How to Recover Old or Deleted Kik Messages on iPhone [3 Ways]

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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 app and a great many Apple users would like to use Kik to contact with others via sending texts, pictures, emojis, gifts, videos, etc. If you chat a lot with Kik, you might lose your Kik messages due to accidental deletion, iOS update, jailbreak, virus infection, etc.

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Have you ever deleted or lost important Kik messags from your iPhone? You've come to the right place. In this article, we will share you several easy ways to recover old or deleted Kik messages from iPhone, wether you have a iTunes or iCloud backup. Remember to turn your iPhone off after deleting Kik messages in case data overwritting.

Can You Retrieve Deleted Kik Messages on iPhone?

Kik doesn't store user's conversations on their services, so it is impossible to restore messages from the app directly. Also, it doesn't provide a way for users to save or backup Kik chats. Luckily, if you have backed up your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud before you deleted or lost your Kik messages, there's good news. You can using your backups to get your Kik messages back.

If unfortunately, you haven't made any backup before or you don't want to restore a full back to your iPhone, you still have chances to retrieve your deleted Kik messages. Actually, your deleted messages remains on your device's internal memory and and you can use professional data recovery tool to retrieve them back.

Way 1: Get Back Deleted Kik Messages from Your Friends

Chances are that your friends you have recently chatted with still have the conversations that you just deleted or lost. You can contact your friends and ask them to send the Kik chat history to you via taking screenthos or by any other ways. It is inconvenient if you have too many Kik messages to recover but still worth to try.

Way 2: 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 third-party data recovery tool. With FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery, you'll be able to recover old or deleted Kik messages from iPhone without backup. Beyond that, it helps iOS users retrieve up to more than 18 types of data such as messages, 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 factory reset the device.
  • Fully compatible with the newest and hottest iPhone 13, 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro (Max) running the iOS version of iOS 14/15.
  • 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 below 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 Devices" to continue.

   

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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Way 3: Restore Deleted Kik Messages from iTunes/iCloud Backup

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

Recover Deleted Kik Messages from iTunes Backup

  1. Open iTunes on your computer and connect the iPhone using an USB cable.

  2. When your iPhone icon appears on the top left corner of iTunes, click the icon and choose "Restore Backup."

  3. 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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Recover Deleted Kik Messages from iCloud Backup

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Reset and tap "Erase All Content and Settings".

  2. Set up your iPhone and in the "App & Data" screen, tap on "Restore from iCloud Backup".

  3. Sign in to your iCloud account with and choose to restore from the recent iCloud backup that contacts your Kik messages.

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NoteNote
This method is best for users who have a very recent backup from iTunes or iCloud 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

Not like WhatApp, Kik app doesn't automatically make a backup of conversations. Users are only allowed to view at lease 1000 chats within 48 hours. So it is quite necessary to back up Kik chat histories. Apple supplies 2 ways for users to create a backup: via iTunes and iCloud. To prevent furture data loss, you'd better make backup 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 for a while.

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  • Back Up with iCloud: Make sure that your iPhone is connected with 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 using 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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