How do I recover a draft text message on iPhone?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

To recover a draft text message on your iPhone, you can use iTunes as long as you have a recent backup available. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

1. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable and launch iTunes. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer.

2. Once your iPhone is connected, you will see an iPhone icon at the top left corner of the iTunes window. Click on this icon to access your device’s settings.

3. In the left sidebar of the iTunes window, you will find various options and settings for your iPhone. Look for “Settings” and click on it.

4. In the main window, you will see a list of options related to your iPhone’s settings. Scroll down and look for the “Backups” section. Under this section, you will find a list of backups that you have made previously.

5. Choose the most recent backup that you believe contains the draft text message you want to recover. Keep in mind that the backup should have been made before the draft message was deleted or lost.

6. Once you have selected the desired backup, click on the “Restore Backup” button. This will initiate the restoration process.

7. iTunes will now start restoring your iPhone from the selected backup. The process may take some time depending on the size of the backup and the speed of your computer.

8. After the restoration is complete, your iPhone will restart, and you will be able to access your recovered draft text message. Open the Messages app on your iPhone and check if the draft message is now available.

It’s important to note that restoring a backup will replace all the data on your iPhone with the data from the backup. So, any changes made after the backup was created will be lost. Additionally, if you don’t have a recent backup available, it may not be possible to recover the draft text message using iTunes.

Recovering a draft text message on an iPhone can be done using iTunes if you have a recent backup. By following the steps mentioned above, you can restore your iPhone from the backup and retrieve the lost draft message.