Recovering Deleted iMessages Help

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mangocheese, May 26, 2015.

  1. mangocheese macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2011
    Hi everyone,

    I accidentally deleted a very important conversation on my iPhone 5S. Is there any way I can recover them and put them back on my phone? From my understanding, the messages are not really deleted and iOS just hides the messages. I would do a restore but the problem is that I haven't made a backup of my phone for a very long time. However, I use iMessage on my macbook as well and the messages are still there on my macbook. Maybe there is a way I can transfer my messages from my macbook to my phone? I know you can save the messages to the computer by using third party apps, but what can I do to make them reappear on my phone? Any help would be very much appreciated!
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Is iCloud backup on? Check when it last backed up as it is usually daily. If so just restore from that.
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
  4. mangocheese thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2011
    Ok so I tried backing up on an old iCloud backup but it didn't bring back my deleted messages for some reason.

    I'm not sure why its not really deleted. I came across an article that says iOS just marks it as invisible until its overwritten?? I might be remembering it wrong.

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