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How can I retrieve deleted messages on my boyfriend's iPhone?

Emma: "Hi, Syncios. My boyfriend’s strange behavior these days was already thwarting my mind and heart. He is busy typing something on his smartphone and seems disconcerted when I spot it. Until I got a chance to check the text messages and imessages on his iPhone, I found that he has already deleted those conversations. Is it possible to recover those deleted text messages or imessages on my boyfriend's iPhone?"

Syncios:" Hi, Emma. Fortunately, yes, there is a cell phone data recovery software that might help to retrieve or track deleted messages on someone's iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. For iPhone users, there are two ways to recover your deleted messages, 1) Recover messages from iTunes backups; 2) Recover from 3rd-party data recovery tool without backup or using iTunes account.

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Solution 1: Recover deleted messages from iTunes backups

Of course you are able to connect your boyfriend's or girlfriend's iPhone to PC and directly restore from backup. However, you must have his or her iTunes backup password. This solution has some disadvantages. You will have to restore the whole backup instead of only those deleted messages you need and the backup will replace the current data on your boyfriend's or girlfriend's iPhone. So be careful.

Alternatively, you are able to retrieve deleted data on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using third-party app - iOS Data Recovery. It enables you to extract your lover's phone data, including text messages, iMessages, contacts, photos, etc. from their iTunes and save those data on your computer or Mac. By this way, you would not mess up your girlfriend/boyfriend's phone data and aren't even noticed.

To extract text messages from iTunes backup:

Note: Be sure your gf/bf had synced their iPhone with iTunes on their computer.

Step 1Download and launch the Syncios Windows version or Mac version. And start "iOS Data Recovery" on the main interface.

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Step 3Connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cable. Click on "Recover from iTunes backup file". More than one backup files will be displayed in the windows. Just choose one you would like to extract and click "Start".

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Step 4Select contents you need to recover. Here we tick off the option of Messages Then click on Next to start loading data.

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Step 5After that, browse messages and select deleted messages you need and click "Recover" button.

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Solution 2: Recover deleted messages by scanning your boyfriend's iPhone

If your boyfriend or girlfriend had never ever backed up his/her text messages or you do not have their iTunes password, simply try solution 2.

This tool can recover deleted/lost SMS, MMS, iMessages from iOS device directly. Even without back up of his/her iPhone, all of the important messages can be detected and seen again.

Step 1 Connect your bf/gf's iPhone to the computer, you'll see below window.

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Step 2 Scan your iPhone. Click Start button, then the program will automatically start scanning your iPhone accordingly.

Step 3 Preview and recover iPhone messages. When the scan progress is finished, you can preview all found data before performing recovery. Choose Messages and Messages Attachments to preview, then click Recover to save them on your computer.

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The trial version for both windows and Mac are offered for free. You can just have a try to figure out whether your lover's messages can be detected. Hope this will help.


Above all, you can follow the ways to retrieve the important but lost files on any iOS device. If you don't have the phone by you side, you can just recover the data in iTunes. No more be frustrated about the lost and deleted files, you can have one Syncios iOS Data Recovery to fix it out at ease.