How do I recover deleted text messages on my iPhone for free?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

I can provide you with a detailed answer on how to recover deleted text messages on your iPhone for free. Here are the steps you can follow:

1. Connect your iPhone to your computer: Start by connecting your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable. Make sure your iPhone is unlocked and trust the computer you are using.

2. Launch iTunes: Open iTunes on your computer. If it doesn’t open automatically, you can manually launch it.

3. Select your iPhone: In iTunes, you should see a small iPhone icon located at the upper left corner of the window. Click on this icon to select your iPhone.

4. Restore Backup: After selecting your iPhone, you will be taken to the Summary page. Look for the “Backups” section and click on the “Restore Backup” button.

5. Choose a backup: A new window will appear, displaying a list of available backups. These backups contain the data from your iPhone, including your text messages. Select a backup that you believe contains the deleted text messages you want to recover.

6. Start the restoration process: Once you have selected a backup, click on the “Restore” button to start the restoration process. iTunes will now begin restoring the selected backup to your iPhone.

7. Wait for the process to complete: The restoration process may take some time, depending on the size of the backup and the speed of your computer. It is important not to disconnect your iPhone during this process.

8. Check your text messages: Once the restoration process is complete, you can check your iPhone to see if the deleted text messages have been recovered. Open the Messages app on your iPhone and navigate through your conversations to find the recovered messages.

It’s important to note that restoring a backup will replace all the data on your iPhone with the data from the selected backup. Therefore, any new data or changes made on your iPhone after the backup was created will be lost. It’s recommended to create a backup of your iPhone before proceeding with the restoration process.

By following these steps, you can recover deleted text messages on your iPhone for free using iTunes. Remember to select the appropriate backup that contains the deleted messages you want to retrieve.