Have you ever deleted a message on your iPhone or iPad, but then regretted it and wanted to get that message back? Well, if that happened to you, it might have been a very frustrating moment. However, know that in the latest versions of iOS and iPadOS, there is a feature that makes recovering deleted messages very simple – on both iPhone and iPad. Find out how to use it today.
As long as the deleted messages were deleted 30 days ago (or less), you can find them on your iPhone or iPad to retrieve them and read them again. This restores all messages on the iPhone, be it iMessages, text messages, photos, videos, etc., as long as the message is inside the Messages app on the iPhone or iPad.
The method to recover deleted messages on iPhone and iPad that we are going to show you is finished completely on the deviceIt does not require restoring from a backup or using third party software.
How to recover deleted messages on iPhone and iPad
Recovering deleted messages directly to iPhone or iPad is very easy, here is all you need to do:
Example made on iPhone
1. Open the Messages app.
2. On the main page of the application, click on "Edit" in the upper right corner.
3. Now, click on Show Recently Deleted.
4. Select the messages/conversations you want to recover and then click "Recover".
Now, if you go back to the main Messages screen, you will find deleted messages available again in the list. If you delete a specific message from a conversation, it will appear in the position it was in before you deleted it.
The only requirement to be able to recover deleted messages (in this way) is that you have an iPhone or iPad With a recent version - iOS/iPadOS 16 or newer. This ability is not available in previous versions, but there are other ways to recover deleted messages, such as old backups, if you have them. This process is very different from the one discussed here, however, it has some drawbacks.
Keep in mind that you have up to 30 days after deleting a message to get it back, although Apple mentions that you can have up to 40 days from when the original message was deleted. .Note that You cannot use this feature to retrieve unsent messagessince it is not technically deleted.
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