Can you Recover Deleted Text on iPhone? If you’ve been asking this question, the answer is Yes! Read on to find out how this is possible.
Your text messages contain not just relevant information but memories of conversations with your friends too. However, they can be inconsequential and you are in need of space so you delete them.
But in situations where you accidentally deleted the one that is very important, don’t panic. There’s a great chance that it can be recovered.
There are three ways that you can retrieve our messages: you can restore your iPhone to the time before you wiped off the message, you can try using a third-party app, or try contacting your network provider.
Whichever way you choose just know that your messages are not permanently lost.
How to Recover Deleted Text on iPhone
Here are the numerous to which you can recover deleted text on your iPhone:
Using Recently Deleted: The new feature of iOS 16 and iPad 16.1 comes with the ability to recover any message you might have accidentally deleted. The only limitation of this feature is that it has to be done within 30 days.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Open Messages.
- Click on Filters (top left).
- Select Recently Deleted.
- You will see messages that were deleted in the past 30 days here. To recover anyone just tap on it.
- Now click Recover and that message will filter back into your Messages.
Using iCloud Backup to Recover Deleted Texts
If the messages have been longer than 30 days, or you don’t have iOS 16, or they were erased due to a failed update, then using iCloud may be the simplest way of restoring the missing texts
If you have the iCloud backup before the message was deleted, then there’s a good chance that they can be retrieved by restoring your phone to that iCloud backup
Here are the steps you need to take:
1. Open Settings, tap on your Apple ID card at the top and choose iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups.
You’ll see a list of backups for your cellphone and you can tap on the one for your iPhone to see when last it was backed up.
However, the hassle with using iCloud is that you have to reset your iPhone to factory settings and set it up again, choosing to restore from your iCloud backup during the process.
Note that your data will be lost from the time after the backup
2. To reset your iPhone go to General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Erase All Content and Settings.
Immediately your Phone restarts and begins the setup process, choose to restore from an iCloud backup and select the backup that is dated before you deleted your text message.