How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone [Tutorial]

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Suppose you delete an important text message accidentally from your iPhone. How can you recover this message from your iPhone ? Is it possible to recover deleted text message from iPhone ? Well, good news is that now you can recover deleted text message from your iPhone by using a method which is developed by riactant. Simply follow the steps posted below to recover deleted text message from your iPhone. You should backup your iPhone using iTunes before you go through the process.



STEP 1. First you have to download TextPad and then install it.

STEP 2. Now open the TextPad and select “Search ” -> Find in Files.

STEP 3. Now complete the “Find in Files” dialog as shown in the image below.

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STEP 4. Now check the Search subfolders checkbox

STEP 5. Then Provide the “In Folder” path value:

  • For Windows 7 – c:\users\[username]\App Data\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
  • For vista – c:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

STEP 6. After completed, then click Find.

STEP 7. Now in TextPad search results pane you will be able to see atleast one search result found. You can check the image below.

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STEP 8. Now double click on any one of the search results then SQLite file will open in the upper pane which will look like garbage. There you will find lots of readable info in the file and also you can find your text messages.

That’s it. In this way you can recover deleted text messages from your iPhone. Try the above steps and if you found any difficulty then feel free to ask in the comment section below. Stay tuned with us for more updates.


Rudra is an engineer and covers everything related to Apple. He keeps Techcular updated with latest Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Jailbreak articles.

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