Sometimes, we might want to clear off our phones by deleting messages and apps. But most times, you might still want those messages back. So, where are deleted messages on your iPhone? Let’s provide an answer to this question as well as give possible ways on how to navigate your iPhone when it comes to messages.
When it comes to text messages and how much it has done over the years, it is safe to admit that it has made more good than bad.
However, most people can be careless with their messages, and might often time cost them a lot as regards important information.
So, if you recently deleted your messages to clear up your iPhone for more space and you realize you deleted some important messages, don’t panic. There is a very big possibility that you can get it back.
How to Find Deleted Messages on iPhone
In order to make this possible, it is important to know that there are various ways you can navigate this.
You can either restore your iPhone to a time before you deleted the message, you can as well get the help of your wireless provider or you can seek the help of a third-party app.
Here are ways you can comfortably go about all three options that have been provided. However, there is no assurance that all three will work but there is no harm in giving them a try.
iPhone has a new feature called iOS 16 and iPad 16.1, which has the ability to restore deleted messages. However, it has to be done within 30 days after the messages have been deleted.
Here is how to go about it:
- Go to your messages and open it
- Click on filters which are always at the top left.
- Click on recently deleted messages.
- Here you will find messages that were deleted within the past 30 days. To restore, click on it.
- Now, click on recover and that particular message will go back into your messages.
Using an iCloud backup to Get Deleted Messages
If you are looking for a simple way to find your deleted messages, especially when it has been more than 30 days and you don’t have iOS 16, then consider using iCloud backup.
Fortunately for you, if you have an iCloud backup before the messages were deleted, it should be possible for you to get the messages back by restoring your iPhone to your iCloud backup.
To go about this, you will find a list of your backups for your iPhone, simply click on the one that is for your phone to see when you last backed up.
However, you will have to reset your phone to factory settings and then have it set up again while choosing to restore it from your iCloud backup during this process.
Once your iPhone reboots and begins the setup process, choose the recovery from the iCloud backup and select the backup that is within 30 days after the messages were deleted.
Note that none of these methods are magic. If you have conducted a backup on your device before the messages were deleted, you will obviously find your messages.