Recovering Deleted iMessages Help

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

  1. mangocheese macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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  4. mangocheese thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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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