iMessage is a great feature of the Messages app in iOS devices. It is often the first choice for a great number of Apple users to communicate with their family and friends. Not the same with traditional SMS, iMessage can not only send texts, but also photos, locations, videos, audios, contacts or links by means of Wi-Fi or cellular-data networks. However iMessage history might lost or disappear all the time in everyday life. Is there any feasible method to get back the deleted iMessages? The answer is Yes! There are 3 useful methods for you as follows, which are expected to help you solve the problem.
Method 1: Recover Deleted iMessages from iPhone/iPad with Recovery Software
If you don't want to waste your time and are willing to pay, Yolisoft iPhone Data Recovery will be your best choice. This program is a powerful data recovery tool, which can help you not only retrieve deleted iMessages on iPhone 8, X, 7, 6S, 6, SE, 5S, 5, 4S or iPad Pro, Mini 4, Air 2, but also contacts, call logs, photos, videos and so on. Generally speaking, the iMessages you lost are not completely wiped out from your device, but still stored in iOS SQLite database before the database is overwritten. Therefore, in order to make sure the iMessages you want to get back are not overwritten by new data, you'd better stop using your device.
Step 1. Download the iPhone iMessage recovery software and install it on computer. Please turn on the airplane mode on your iDevice.
Step 2. Open the software, and connect your device to the computer via USB cable. Then start the scan process.
Step 3. After scanning finished, preview the iMessages found. Then mark the items you need and click Recover.
Tips: the software also helps to extract iMessages from previously iTunes or iCloud backup.
Method 2: Find Deleted iMessages from Other iDevices
Provided that you have your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Mac in sync with the same Apple ID or iCloud Account, then you can easily find out your lost iMessages in other devices. Supposed that you accidentally deleted your iMessages on iPad, you can go to your iPhone, iPod Touch or Mac to seek out them. The reverse is also true.
Method 3: Restore Deleted iMessages from iTunes or iCloud Backup
It is known that iDevices don't save your data automatically unless you have the habit of backing up regularly. If you've backup up your device with iTunes or iCloud recently, you are able to use this method.
However, this method will restore the whole iPhone or iPad to that selected backup data. And you might not have the data you want because if your backups were made before the desired iMessages. What's worse, restoring the backups on your device means that you have to erase your iPhone/iPad, that is, you will lose the new data between now and the time when the backup was made. So think twice before your action.