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Retrieving Lost Text Messages

2: Seeker

Good afternoon, I have lost some text messages that are really important and I was wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to retrieve the messages on a iphone. I only lost them yesterday and tried all I can to find them. I would be gratyeful if someone could help me out. Thanks in advance

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17: Community Champion

Hi @westhamray

 

Text messages are not stored on the network, if you have deleted the message it will be lost.

 

There are however, specialist professional services positive about being able to recover deleted text messages and a look around the Apple forums and a Google search will locate them.  Not sure of the charges but probably won't come cheap.

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2: Seeker

Thanks for your knowledge

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17: Community Champion

@westhamray

 

From Apple iCloud. and what it backs up. 

 

"iMessage, text (SMS), and MMS messages"

Current Phone > Samsung Note 9 _512Gb > Model: SM-N960 Hybrid-Duos.

Samsung One Ui  / Pie.

 

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch.

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17: Community Champion

I was also going to also suggest Apple iCloud, or possibly restoring your phone from an earlier iTunes back up (if possible).

Vodafone customer since 2004. Attempting to help where I can on the Community

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4: Newbie

Of course,  it is possible to retrieve the messages on a iphone if they are not overwritten. No matter there is a backup or not,  the easy way is using iPhone data recovery software. With its help, we can easily access the messages and get them back. 

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2: Seeker

Hi, 

Hope you've got your lost text messages back

If not, you can try this trusty iPhone Data Recovery software to retrieve lost text messages whether you have a backup or not, without put your newer data in the risk of being overwriting. 

Try the free version to see whether it can scan for your lost text messages. 

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3: Seeker

It is absolutely possible to retrieve deleted files on iPhone.  TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery is a highly recommended tool that can retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone with the highest recovery rate. It can not only recover deleted texts directly from iPhone with no backup, but also extract iTunes/iCloud backups to retrieve the deleted messages for iPhone. 

For more details, please visit: 4 Best Ways to Recover Deleted Text Messages 

 

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4: Newbie

If there is no backup of the lost text messages, first stop using in case of data overwritten. Then you can try iPhone data recoery software to help you scan your iPhone. If the lost text messages can be scanned out, you can recover them easily. 

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2: Seeker

I know many events can lead to accidentally deleting important data. 

And there are some methods can get back your lost text messages, don't worry.

The deleted text messages will exist on your phone until you add new text messages to cover them.

So if your deleted messages has not been overwritten,you can use data recover program to scan them and get them back.

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