Any way to recover deleted iMessages?

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  1. cdinca macrumors 6502

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    my daughter accidentally deleted here iMessages.

    she is not too happy about this.
    is there any way to redownload them?

    wifi sync was never activated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    There contained in your backups
     
  3. cdinca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so, if it has not been synced sine ios5 was installed, she is out of luck?
     
  4. verwon macrumors 68030

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  5. cdinca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    an added twist

    she has a 3gs that still has all of the imessages...any way to get them from the 3gs to the ipad?
     
  6. jnboone macrumors newbie

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    Is this iMessage specific?

    I cant find deleted iMessages anywhere. Do I need to back up the phone before I sync it? Where do I go to find the deleted iMessages? I have a program that retrieves deleted SMS texts, but the iMessages are gone.

    Any help greatly appreciated!!!
     
  7. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, like everyone has said the only way to get them back is to restore from backup. But if you haven't backed up in a while then it's a pretty moot point unless of course she wants any history of the iMessages. I haven't seen any programs that un-delete them. However, I use PhoneView to extract/copy them for backup, it still stays on the phone.
     
  8. jnboone macrumors newbie

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    Phone view

    Does phone view work specifically on iMessages? I can get to all the deleted text messages but not the iMessages. Also, do I need to back up the phone before it syncs to iTunes to make it work?
     
  9. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    It sees it all as Text Messages. Phone View starts up with at the same time with iTunes. Doesn't matter if you back it up first. Phone View can't access your phone if iTunes is using it.
     
  10. Ajones330 macrumors 6502a

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    I love Phone View, keep up with all my messages as well as moving music from iPhone's to your itunes...
     
  11. jnboone macrumors newbie

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    Phone view

    I contacted phone view and they said it will not capture deleted iMessages. Anybody sure it does - not just regular text messages?
     
  12. Thefabo macrumors newbie

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    Humm. I will give it a try.
     
  13. Judith123 macrumors member

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    If you have backup, you can restore from backup. If you don't have, you can try the third data recovery software. That will be easy!:)
     
  14. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    Is there anyway to have all messages on your iPhone duplicate on your iPad for both incoming and outgoing. It would be great to keep a log like this.
     
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  16. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Unless you have a back-up, there is no way.
     
  17. rebortver, Feb 18, 2014
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    My imessage and facetime was also not working. I tried everything apart from resetting all settings because i didnt want it to delete all my photos as i don't have computer to back my files on to. anyway what i done was checked my date/time settings and it was showing the correct time but it was on cupertino usa...
    so if you are part of the uk go into settings > General > date & time > turn set automatically off.. and then put your time in manually and then turn set automatically back on.. it should then recover deleted iMessages.
    then turn on facetime and imessage.. it will come up waiting on activation. mines took about 20 minutes but worked.

    hope iPhone Data Recovery helps :)
     
  18. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Why do people want to keep messages? Surely after they have been read they have served their purpose?

    Never understood why people put value on them.
     
  19. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    I read somewhere that when you delete messages they arent fully deleted until you sync with itunes, they are put in a folder somewhere that isnt dumped until you sync.
     
  20. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Same reason you might want to keep home videos. They can contain memories.
     
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Or photos. People sure keep a lot of those around. Just because a message is less "visual" than a photo or a video it doesn't mean that it's not something some people might want to keep around for one reason or another.
     
  22. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    To give you an example, I recently dug out my Treo 650 to mess around with it. It still had text messages from five years ago on it. I read through them, and it brought back such memories!

    Keeping old text messages can be an interesting source of nostalgia and memory-triggering for some. My geeky reminiscing turned into an hour long pouring through old conversations remembering moments from back then.
     
  23. I7guy macrumors G5

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    To each their own, I agree with you. I delete text messages almost daily.
     
  24. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    Same here.
     
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    Nude pictures.
     

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