How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone Without Backup

Most users may have the habit of cleaning spam messages regularly. Sometimes, the important text messages may also be cleaned unsuspectingly. It sound terrible. But it is even worse for users who seldom back up their iPhone with iTunes or iCloud, which means there is no chance to recover deleted messages from iTunes/iCloud backup. Don't fret, follow the tips listed in this post to recover deleted text messages iPhone without backup.

1. Contact Phone Service Provider

Few users know that Phone Service Provider also keeps a record of iPhone text messages. Thus you may have chances to retrieve deleted text messages from your iPhone Service Provider. However, the chances of success are slim. They will not deliver the messages to you easily within the constraints privacy protection. And the providers may only keep these messages for a few days.

2. Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from iPhone Without Backup

If you don't find the deleted messages from the Phone Service Providers, you just need a third-party software to access the deleted text messages even though there is no any iTunes or iCloud backups. FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery is a professional helper to detect messages (iMessages included), contacts, photos, videos, notes, voice memos, WhatsApp conversations, Kik messages, Viber, etc without any backup. You can follow the steps below to have a try.

Step 1. Click the download button to install free trial version of iPhone Data Recovery (Win and Mac version are available).


Step 2. After installing this software, Open it up and you can view three recovery options listed on the top. Select "Recover from iOS Device" and connect your device to pc.

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Step 3. Click "Start Scan" and the software will scan your iPhone directly. The program bar of the scanning will be displayed. When the scanning process has reaches to 100%, the final resuts of almost all types of your iPhone data will be listed. Tick Messages to preview text messages you lost. If you wish to export these data, just cick "Recover" button and the data will be saved as the format of html,csv, etc.

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3. Download Text Messages from iCloud Backup

If you have regularly backed up text messages with iCloud, you can view and selectively recover the deleted text messages or other data with FoneGeek iPhone Data recovery tool.

Step 1. Tab the option of "Recover from iCloud Backup File", after launching the program, now enter the Apple ID and password to log in to the iCloud account.

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Step 2. You can take a look at all the iCloud backup files under the same iCloud account. Choose one backup file that may suit your purpose then click Download. Once the download has finished, the scanning process will get started.

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Step 3. You can go through all the details of text messages on the preview interface. Select one or more you want and click "Recover" to save them to your device or to computer.

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What are mentioned above will help you retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone without any backup. It's also necessary to check iCloud backup, as iCloud will make an automatic backup of iPhone data under some circumstances when the iCloud backup is enabled from from Settings. You can extract messages from iCloud backup via the usage of this FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery or via the way of factory reset iPhone and Restore from iCloud Backup. But Restore from iCloud Backup is not worth to try for the reason that all the data and content on iPhone will be erased.


By Joan J. Mims

Posted on Jun 06, 2018, 20:27:28

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