Kik Messenger is one of the most popular instant messaging applications, which is broadly used by more than 275 million people. Due to its convenient usage, most Kik users like chatting with texts, sending photos, videos, stickers and other attachments with it. In addition, to some people, the conversation history are pretty important for various personal reasons. Unfortunately, data loss might happen unexpectedly in everyday life. And we have received many emails asking help for retrieving old or deleted Kik messages on iPhone. Here we will offer some useful methods for you to solve this issue, together with the method to keep your chats safe in future.
Method 1: Recover Deleted Kik Messages on iPhone 8/7/6S/6 by Software
Actually, Kik itself can't see or store any of your chats, so it can not provide you with the copy of your messages. Once you have deleted or lost some chats in Kik with no backup files, you'd better make use of a professional Kik data recovery tool to find them. Here Yolisoft iPhone Data Recovery is highly recommended. It can help you retrieve deleted Kik messages (including Kik pictures, videos and other attachments) directly from iPhone 8/7/6S/6/SE/5/5S or from previously made iTunes/iCloud backup file. Here are the steps:
Step 1. Run the iOS data recovery software on your Windows or Mac computer.
Step 2. Go to the "Data Recovery" section. Select a recovery mode among the 3 provided options. If you choose "Recover from iOS Device" mode, please plug your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to computer via data cable.
Step 3. Start to scan "Kik & Attachments" file type on your iDevice.
Step 4. Preview and export the needed ones to your iDevice or computer partially.
Method 2: Find Old Kik Conversations on iPhone from Your Kik Contacts
If you only want to get back some specific messages, this is the simplest way. All you need to do is to ask your Kik contacts for help. Call the person who sent you the messages, then ask he/she to resend the chats or capture a screenshot of the records and send it to you as a picture.
Tips on How to Backup Kik Messages on iPhone
At present, there isn't a built-in feature in Kik that can help you save or backup your chats. The chats will be stored on your iPhone in a limited number by default. You can view the last 1000 messages within the past 48 hours, and 500 messages over the 48 hours. If you only need to keep a few of your messages, you can choose to screenshot what you need. For a whole backup, you can reply on iTunes or iCloud to sync your device entirely.
What's more, the Yolisoft iPhone Data Recovery software contains the function to let you backup Kik as well. After you launch it, go to the part named as "Kik Backup & Restore".