How to Recover Old/Recently Deleted iMessages with/without Backup on iPhone

Updated to iPhone Data Recovery Tips by Harper on Apr 20, 2022

iMessage is awesome when used to contact with people. If the two people both have iPhones, then when they text each other, it is iMessage text and no text fee at all once connected with the Internet. However, sometimes, people received a lot of advertisement or promotion from strangers as well, that’s the main reason why people deleted iMessages regularly. However, it happens that you might delete the needed iMessage. That’s the reason I write this article "how to recover iMessage with/without backup on iPhone and how to restore recently deleted iMessage from iPhone without computer".

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Part 1. How to Recover Deleted iMessages without Backup on iPhone
Part 2. How to Recover Old iMessages from iCloud/without Computer

Part 1. How to Recover Deleted iMessages without Backup on iPhone

If you don’t have any backup, then the only possible way for you to recover deleted iMessage without backup is by scanning your iPhone for the deleted or lost iMessage texts. To do this, you can try iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery, a professional yet trustworthy tool specially developed for people to restore deleted text messages, photos, videos, notes and more files on iPhone without backup. Here are some of its main features:

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Simple steps for how to recover iMessages without Backup

Click the Download button to get the latest version of iMessage recovery software. Both Mac and Windows versions are available. Choose the right version according to your computer OS. It is only a tool to help recover deleted iMessages on iPhone, never collecting any of your private information. Feel free to use it.

Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone with your computer, ensuring it is detected by your computer. Click "Recover from iOS" from the main window of the software. It will show your iPhone and you need to click "Scan" to recover deleted iMessages without backup on iPhone.

Step 2. It takes a while for the recover old iMessages software to scan for lost data on your iPhone. After the scan, try to filter the messages by making use of the directory on the left side. After then, preview the text on the right side. Select the right one and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

Why scanning iPhone works? All deleted files on iPhone are not permanently deleted at all, but marked as useless or temporary files, waiting to be replaced by new data. If you hurry up to recover deleted iMessages without backup, it’s very likely for you to get back them. As to see old iMessages, it depends.

Part 2. How to Recover Old iMessages from iCloud/without Computer

Actually, if you have iCloud backup files, there are 2 ways for you to recover iMessages from iCloud. One is to recover old iMessages from iCloud by extracting the needed iMessages and another one is to recover iMessages without computer, but restore from iCloud. Here are the simple steps:

Method #1. How to Get Deleted iMessages Back from iCloud Backup

The advantages of recovering iMessages from iCloud backup by extracting the needed iMessage is that no current data will be affected. And you only choose the needed iMessages to recover. Here are the steps:

Step 1. Download and install iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery on your computer, either the Windows or Mac version. It depends on your computer OS. After then, click "Recover from iCloud".

Step 2. Sign in your iCloud account to let the software lists all your iCloud backups available for you. Select the one that contains the target deleted iMessages and click "Scan" to recover old iMessages on iPhone.

Step 3. it only takes a few minutes for the recover iMessages software to extract files from the iCloud backup package, listing all the files in the left side in directory. Click "iMessage" on the left side, and find the details on the right side. When find the target files, select them and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

Method #2. How to Recover iMessages without Computer, but Restore from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Go to your iPhone Settings > General > Find and click "Erase All Content and Settings", letting it deleted all of your content.

Step 2. After the erasing, a pop-up will come out, asking you to set up your iPhone. Click "Restore from iCloud Backup".

Step 3. Choose the iCloud backup file which contains your deleted iMessages to restore. After then, you can see all your deleted iMessages are there.