It's possible to get back SMS messages that were accidentally lost or deleted. Follow this step-by step guide to quickly and safely recover your texts.
It can happen to anyone. You’re searching your phone for an important text and that’s when you realize…you accidentally deleted it. Don’t panic. We’ve learned a thing or two after helping thousands of customers send out millions of messages, including how to retrieve lost texts.
Whether you deleted your text messages to make room on your device or it was just an accidental swipe of the thumb, it’s possible to get them back. Follow this step-by-step guide to recover lost SMS messages from your iPhone or Android device.
If you regularly backup your iPhone to iTunes, this is the easiest way to recover your lost text messages.
Please note that this method will replace your current data with your most recent backup.
Most iPhones automatically backup SMS messages to the iCloud. All iPhone users receive 5GB of free iCloud space. If you’ve upgraded your account, it is likely that all of your text message data is stored safely.
Just because you clicked “delete” doesn’t necessarily mean your message is gone. If you don’t use iTunes or iCloud to keep your data backed up, you may be able to recover deleted iPhone data using a third-party data recovery app. These apps also work with Android devices. There is a large market for data recovery apps that don’t actually work very well. If the companies don’t have a clear explanation of how recovery will work or any contact information on their websites, it’s best to stay away. Two companies with good reputations are Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery and PhoneRescue by iMobie.
It’s always a good idea to maintain an up-to-date backup of your important data and messages. That way you never have to worry about accidentally deleting an important text message.