It is hard for me to believe how easy it is to mistakenly delete an entire iMessage conversation. I was sending a video by iMessage that was not going through and bogging down the conversation, so I decided to delete it. I pressed on the video until the "Copy/Save/More" box opened, selected More, then hit Delete All at the top left. Huge Mistake. I should have hit the trash can at bottom left. This one single mistake deleted an intensive 16 month conversation. I need to get that conversation back. I have a recent iCloud backup, but it apparently has not been backing up iMessage. I don't know why this is, and I need to change this, but whatever the reason there is no iMessage button on my iCloud page: I will need to figure that out so that this doesn't happen again, but that's not my primary concern right now. I have an iTunes backup but it is a few months old. Retrieving this would be better than nothing, but I'm hoping I can still get the whole conversation back. The good news is that my conversation partner has the entire conversation on her iPhone. So my question is, what is the best and/or easiest way to get a copy of it from her? Can she re-send the entire conversation? There are conservatively 15,000 total texts so she can't go back and send them one at a time. I also don't want to lose the structure of the conversation and have it all sent as one big text message. So selecting each message and forwarding them is not an option. I don't need the conversation restored on my phone. I just want an archive or copy of it on my Mac that retains the structure along with all the photos and videos. I downloaded an app called PhoneView that saves the entire conversation, including photos and videos, and keeps the conversation structure intact. I wish I had known about this app before. I could possibly use it to get a copy of the conversation from her phone, but there doesn't seem to be a way to do this without downloading everything on her phone, and I don't think she would like that. Anyone dealt with this before, or have any ideas?