As we all known, SMS, developed by Apple Inc., is an instant messenger service which is availabe for iOS 5 and later. Similar to traditional SMS text message and MMS message, users on any iOS device running iOS 5 or later will be able to send text, picture, and video messages to each other via SMS. However, unlike traditional text message, SMS is free and unlimited over Wi-Fi network for you to send text, photos, videos, etc to one person or to many friends at the same time while avoiding any texting charges from the cell phone carrier. In fact, when you deleted your SMS on your iPhone, they still store inside your device, but just you can't see, you can scan and recover with some professional data recovery tool, just like the iPhone Data Recovery software.
iPhone Data Recovery or iPhone Data Recovery for Mac as a professional recovery tool that can help you recover deleted SMS and other data files on iPhone, iPad, iPod. You can restore deleted SMS in three ways, recover iPhone 6 SMS on iTunes or iCloud backup files, or directly restore SMS contents by scanning your iPhone 6. You can go to choose one of the methods according to your need. The recovery program applys to iPhone 6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS, as well as iPad and iPod.Free download and install it on your Computer below. This free trial version allows you to extract and preview all the iPhone content in details.
Part 1: Directly Recover Deleted SMS from iPhone with Dr.Fone iOS Data Recovery
Get an iPhone SMS Recovery tool at first: iPhone Data Recovery (Mac), or iPhone Data Recovery (Windows),and start to scan and recover deleted text messages from iPhone 6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4 only 3 steps.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer
At first, please connect your iPhone to the computer and run the program after installing it,you can see the main interface as below.
Step 2: Select the “Messages & Attachments” Files Type you want to get back
Step 3: Begin to Scan Your iPhone for Lost Data
After that, you'll see a message saying that you've successfully entered the system, and the software begins scanning your iPhone. If you use iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S, you'll see this scanning window immediately after clicking the "Start Scan" button.
Step 4: Preview and Recover Lost or Deleted Messages from iPhone Directly
When the scan is completed, all found data will be listed in clear, organized categories. Choose "Messages" to preview the detailed content. Mark those you want and click "Recover" to save them on your compute with one click.
Note: The data you can found here includes the deleted data and those still on your iPhone. If you only want to recover your deleted ones, you can refine the scan result by using the slide button at bottom to only display deleted items.
Important Note: This Dr.Fone iOS Data Recovery software also can help you to recover contacts, photos, video, notes,etc.from iPhone directly,and restore iPhone data from iTunes/iCloud backup files.
The Second iOS Data Recovery: Recover Lost iPhone SMS With FoneLab iOS Data Recovery
The second powerful iPhone data recovery software name FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery and FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery(Mac),both not only can help you Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone and iTunes,but also supports restore other lost data from your iPhone 6/5s/5/4s/4 directly,like contacts(phone numbers), photos, notes, call history, videos, whatsapp,ect.
Part 2: Recover Lost iPhone Text Messages With FoneLab iOS Data Recovery
Way 1: Recover deleted Text Messages from iPhone directly on Mac or Windows computer
1. Install iPhone SMS Recovery software to scan iPhone to find out the deleted SMS. You need to download the iPhone SMS Recovery software, install and run it.
2. Choose and restore lost text messages from your iPhone
For iPhone 6S, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S
Connect your iPhone to the computer and the software will recognize your iPhone directly and scan your iPhone automatically. Select Messages menu, you will see all the text messages in your iPhone and your can search the contact name to find out the messages you want to recover faster.
After choose the SMS you want to recover, you need click "Recover" button to begin the recovering process.
The SMS will be recovered and save in the special folder you will easily find them by clicking "Open" button.
For iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
If you are using iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS, you need to let your iPhone enter the scan mode first to make this iPhone sms recovery software to scan and find your deleted SMS on your iPhone.
It is really easy and safe to enter the scan mode for iPhone, you just need to follow the guide below.
After enter the scan mode, you will see the following screen. This means you can select and recover the deleted SMS from your iPhone.
After scanning the software, all the info in your iPhone will be shown. Select "Messages" at the left sidebar and all text messages will be listed at the right pane. To find the SMS faster, you can use the search function at the top-right corner to search the contact name. After you find the text messages you want to recover, you can easily click the "Recover" button to recover your SMS back to you.
The SMS will be recovered and save in the special folder. You will easily find them by clicking "Open" button.
Way 2: Restore deleted Text Messages back from iTunes backup
If you have synced your iPhone with iTunes on your computer before, you can also retrieve the deleted SMS from your iTunes backup files.
1. Run FoneLab iOS Data Recovery and enter "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode. Select the iTunes backup file you need and click Start Scan. The program will start scanning the iTunes files in no time.
2. All files will be scanned out and listed under different categories. Click Messages and you can find all SMS. Switch on "Only display the deleted item(s)" at top and only the deleted SMS will be displayed.
3. Select deleted Text Messages you want to recover and click Recover button. You'll get the deleted SMS in no time.
Tips About iPhone Group Messaging:
How to enable/disable Group Messaging on iPhone
Group messaging on an iPhone is generally sent by iMessage if all recipients have enabled the iMessage. If not, the group conversation will be sent as MMS, even when the content is text only. It's very easy to enable or disable Group Messaging on iPhone.
Just go to Settings > Messages > tap to ON/OFF Group Messaging. You can disable Group Messaging in Settings > Messages.
How to leave the group chat on an iPhone
If you don't want to be bothered by useless group messages, you can easy leave a group message on your iPhone. Set it as follows.
1. Go to "Settings", and then choose "Messages".
2. You can see the "Group Messaging" under the "SMS/MMS" group there. Turn off the "Group Messaging".
3. Delete a group message of which you had previous been a part by opening the Messages application on your iPhone. Tap the conversation once and then the "Edit" icon in the top right corner of the screen.
4. Tap the "Clear All" button in the top left corner of the screen and then "Clear Conversation" in the pop-up window to delete the entire group message. This action is permanent and cannot be reversed.