Compared to common text messages like SMS or MMS, iMessage has its unique advantages over the two common texting methods.
1. The text bubble of iMessage is blue, different from green bubble of SMS.
2. You can send an iMessage to one person or to many friends at once. When someone replies, everyone sees it.
3. iMessage tells you if a message is read or received, so you can get a quicker response.
4. When someone's in the middle of a reply, iMessage shows you.
5. iMessage is free and unlimited over Wi-Fi for anyone texting using an iOS device or Mac with iMessage.
iMessage is a great feature of Apple's Messaging app, especially when you sync all your devices together to access the long list of iMessage conversations. With the featured iMessage, you can send unlimited free messages over Wi-Fi to one person or to many friends at once along with photos, videos, locations, contacts or links attached.
So to speak, it is apparent that iMessage is becoming more and more popular among iDevice customers with its distinctive features. However, it's unavoidable that you might lose or delete iMessages due to any reason. In fact,, it's strongly recommended to transfer iMessages from iPhone to your computer
as a backup in case of data loss
. With no luck, if you've already lost/deleted iMessages on your iPhone. please scroll down and try the methods below to get them back. Good luck to you.
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specializes in Apple iPhone recovering old iMessages. You can launch it on your computer and start to retrieve lost iMessages in two ways, one is to find deleted iMessages of iPhone from iTunes backup files, the other is to get deleted iMessages chat back by scanning your iPhone. Both ways are feasible and work efficiently.
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Tutorial 1: How to Retrieve iMessages from iTunes Backup Files
Step 1.Extract iTunes Backup File
All backup files of your device type will be listed automatically after you enter this recovery mode (as the window shown below). Choose the one for your iPhone (usually the one with latest backup date if there are more than one), and click "Start Scan
" to begin extracting it for your iMessage.
Step 2.Preview and Recover Deleted iMessage from iPhone
After extracting the files, the whole content of the backup file are displayed in details. Select "Messages
" on the left side on the window, and you can preview detailed contents of your messages and iMessage. Mark those you want to recover and click "Recover
" button on the top of the window, you can save them on your computer with one simple click.
If you only want to retrieve message attachments in your iMessage, you can select "Messages Attachment
", which contains all attachments in your iMessages.
Tutorials 2: How to Get iMessages back from iPhone Directly
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to Computer and Scan
First of all, 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, 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 SE/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4S, it supports to recover Messages, Contacts, Call History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Safari Bookmark from iPhone directly.
Step 2. Preview and Recover Deleted iMessage Conversations from iPhone
When finishing Scanning, it will show you all found data and files in categories as below. Just choose the deleted data you want to recover, and preview one by one. After that, you can restore them to computer by clicking "Recover
It is at your will, if you want to recover all of them, mark them all and click "Recover
" to save them on your computer with one click.
Note: Data found here includes deleted data and those still on your iPhone. If you only want back your deleted ones, you can refine the scan result by using the slide button at bottom to only display deleted items. Mark them and press "Recover
" button to get them back.
Tutorial 3: How to Recover iMessages from iCloud Backup Files
Step 1.Install the Program and Sign your iCloud Account
First of all, run the program and choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File
", and sign in your iCloud account as it requires you to do so.
Step 2.Download and Export your iCloud Backup
After entering the program, you are provided the backup files of your iCloud backup account automatically. Choose any data you want to recover by clicking "Download
" button. The whole progress of downloading depends on the amount of your data.
When it's complete, click the same button to start extracting, and you'll get a interface as below.
Step 3.Preview and Restore iMessages from iCloud
You can take a preview of the data you get after the scanning, such as contacts, photos, messages, notes, videos, etc. You can choose any data that you'd like to restore by ticking it.
If you only want to retrieve message attachments from your iMessage, you can select "Messages Attachments
" for recovery. It contains all attachments from your iMessages.
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