How to retrieve deleted messages directly from iPhone 4/3GS? If you have connected to PC ever, that means you synced your iPhone with iTunes. You can recover deleted SMS from iTunes backup for all iPhone models including iPhone 6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4s. You can restore them by an iPhone Text Message recovery tool in 3 ways. iPhone Data Recovery allows users to recover deleted SMS from iPhone (recently supports iPhone 6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS) and iTunes backup & iCloud backup (supports all iOS devices). It respetively provides Windows and Mac users simple and effective ways to reover deleted text messages and iMessage.
Now, let's us to see how to restore and export SMS from iPhone with this iPhone Data Recovery program easily.
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Tutorials 1: How to Scan and Recover SMS from iPhone Directly
Connect your iPhone and scan directly
First, Connect iPhone to the computer and launch the program. It will detect your device automatically. It will show you the window below. Then click “Start Scan” to scan your device. If your iPhone model is iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4 or iPad 1, please choose “Advanced Mode” at the corner of the window.
Note: You can recover deleted photos, videos, messages, contacts, etc. from iPhone 4/3GS directly. If your iPhone is iPhone 6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4S, it supports to recover Messages, Contacts, Call History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Safari Bookmark from iPhone directly.
Preview and recover deleted text messages from iPhone
When finishing Scanning, it will show you all found data and files in categories as below. Just select "Messages" and preview the detail information. After you preview one by one, you can retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone to computer by clicking “Recover” Button.
Tutorials 2: How to Recover iPhone SMS from iTunes Backup
Choose iTunes backup and scan it
Run iPhone Data Recovery program. Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode. You can recover existing data in iTunes backup. And choose the backup file you want to recover. Then click “Start Scan”.
Recover deleted SMS from iTunes
It will take a few minutes to scan your iPhone. After that, you can preview Messages of your iTunes backup. Choose the deleted iPhone SMS and click “Recover” button to get them back to your computer.
Tutorials 3: How to Recover iPhone Photos from iCloud Backup
Choose Recovery mode and Sign in your account
Run iPhone Data Recovery, choose ”Recover from iCloud Backup File” mode. Then sign in your iCloud with your account and password as below.
Note: All personal information will be seriously protected. It won’t be recorded at any time during this session.
Choose your iCloud backup and scan
All your iCloud backup files will be found in your account after you sign in successfully. Before scanning iCloud backup files, download it. Then click “Scan”.
Preview, Recover deleted iPhone SMS
After the scanning, you can preview the data displayed in well-organized categories. Check the "Messages" that you want to get back and click “Recover” to recover them. In addition, you can delete the iCloud Back files downloaded after recovery.