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How can I retrieve deleted messages on my boyfriend's iPhone?

Emma: "Hi, Syncios. My boyfriend’s strange behavior these days was already thwarting my mind and heart. He is busy typing something on his smartphone and seems disconcerted when I spot it. Until I got a chance to check the text messages and imessages on his iPhone, I found that he've already deleted those conversations. Is it possible to recover those deleted text messages or imessages on my boyfriend's iPhone?"

Syncios:" Hi, Emma. Fortunately, yes, there is a cell phone data recovery software that might help to retrieve or track deleted messagese on someone's iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. For iPhone users, there are two ways to recover your deleted messages, 1) Recover messages from iTunes/iCloud backups; 2) Recover from 3rd-party data recovery tool without backup or using iCloud/iTunes account.

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Solution 1: Recover deleted messages from iTunes/iCloud backups

Of course you are able to connect your boyfriend's or girlfriend's iPhone to PC and directly restore from backup. However, you must have his or her iTunes backup passcode or iCloud account. This solution has some disadvantages. You will have to restore the whole backup instead of only those deleted messages you need and the backup will replace the current data on your boyfriend's or girlfriend's iPhone. So be careful.

Alternatively, you are able to retrieve deleted data on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using third-party app - iOS Data Recovery. It enables you to extract your lover's phone data, including text messages, iMessgaes, contacts, photos etc from their iTunes or iCloud and save those data on your computer or Mac. By this way, you would not mess up your girlfriend/boyfriend's phone data and aren't even noticed.

To extract text messages from iTunes backup :

Note: Be sure your gf/bf had synced their iPhone with iTunes on their computer.

scan iTunes backup file

To extract text messages from iCloud backup :

Note: Be sure your gf/bf had synced their iPhone with iTunes on their computer. You should have her or his iCloud account and passcode.

scan icloud backup file

That's it ! Now, there is no need to feel depressed any more.

You can choose different versions according to your computer’s operation system,  just get more detail information from here: Syncios Data Recovery for Windows or Syncios Data Recovery for Mac. Simply download the free version and have a try.

Please be sure that iTunes is already installed on your computer for running this iPhone Messages Recovery tool correctly. But you do not have to run iTunes.

Solution 2: Recover deleted messages by scanning your boyfrined's iPhone

If your boyfrined or girlfriend had never ever backed up his/her text messages or you do not have their iCloud/iTunes password, simply try solution 2.

This tool can recover deleted/lost SMS, MMS, iMesages from iOS device directly. Even without back up of his/her iPhone, all of the important messages can be detected and seen again.

Win Version
Mac Version

Step 1. Connect your bf/gf's iPhone to the computer, you'll see below window.

connect ios device to syncios data recovery

Step 2. Scan your iPhone. Click Start Scan button, then the program will automatically start scanning your iPhone accordingly.

scanning deleted data

Step 3. Preview and recover iPhone messages. When the scan progress is finished, you can preview all found data before performing recovery. Choose Messages and Messages Attachments to preview, then click Recover to save them on your computer.

The trial version for both windows and Mac are offered for free. You can just have a try to figure out whether your lover's messages can be detected. Hope this will help.

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