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How to Recover Text Messages from iPhone 6s/6s Plus

author Emily Watson
date Wednesday, Oct. 07, 2015

You may WANT the shining iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus(who doesn't?) and soon after, you own an iPhone 6s/6s Plus. That's exciting enough. However, the downside is that you are no exception for losing iPhone text messages because accidently deleting SMS from iPhone is becoming a fairly common problem.

After you upgraded your iPhone 6s/6s Plus/SE to the latest iOS 9, press the "Delete All" button by mistake, or smashed your iPhone, you may find that all your iPhone messages are missing, leaving you a blank list. I know what you're thinking…Why Me? Don't worry. There is solution for you to recover deleted text messages from iPhone 6s/6s Plus/SE.

FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery (opens new window) is a professional iPhone SMS recovery (opens new window) tool that helps you get back deleted SMS on iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/5c/6/6 Plus/6s/6s Plus/SE. Here are some of its features:

Three ways to retrieve deleted text messages and iMessages from iPhone: recover messages directly from iPhone, extract iPhone messages from iTunes backup and restore iPhone text messages from iCloud backup.

• Support multiple iOS devices: Besides iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, it supports iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPod touch 4 and more.

• Preview supported: preview data before you decide to recover it.

• Selectively recover supported: Just select the items you need to recover.

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Part 1: Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone SE/iPhone 6s/6s Plus

Way 1: Retrieve Deleted Text Messages Directly from iPhone 6s/6s Plus

  1. Launch the program and connect your iPhone to computer.

Retrieve Text Messages of iPhone 6s Directly

  1. Click the "Start Scan" button.

Click Start Scan Button

  1. After scanning, choose "Messages" in left sidebar to preview the details of deleted messages.

Preview All Text Messages from Your iPhone 6s

  1. Mark those you want and click "Recover" to save them on your compute.

Recover Deleted Text Messages

Way 2: Scan and Extract iTunes Backup to Recover iPhone SMS

  1. Move to "Recover from iTunes Backup File". All your iTunes backup will be found and displayed.

  2. Choose the one for your iPhone and click the "Start Scan" button.

Scan and Extract iTunes Backups

  1. When the scan is completed, check the "Messages" and "Message Attachments" categories and hit the "Recover" to save all the messages on your computer.

Restore Text Messages from iTunes Backup

Way 3: Restore Deleted iPhone Messages via iCloud Backup

  1. Switch to the recovery mode of "Recover from iCloud Backup File".

  2. Log in your iCloud account with Apple ID and password.

Restore Deleted Messages from iCloud Backup

  1. After entered iCloud backup file, find the data that you want to extract and click "Download" button. Then, select the types of files you need to download in the pop-up.

Download Text Messages Backup from iCloud

  1. Once the scan stops, preview all the text messages in the iCloud backup file. Then, Choose the text messages you need and click "Recover".

Recover iPhone Text Messages from iCloud Backup

Part 2: Do you Know the Differences between Text Messages and iMessages?

Find out whether you are definitely looking to recover deleted iMessages (opens new window) or text messages by reading the explanation below.

• The obvious difference between text messages and iMessages is the color when they appearing on your Messages app. Generally, SMS text messages appear in green while iMessages are colored blue.

• A standard SMS text message is delivered over the same voice networks used for phone calls, while iMessage actually relies on data networks.

• iMessages can only be sent or received on Apple devices, while text messages can be sent or received on virtually any mobile phone.

They are both however, deleted in the same manner. The frustration of accidentally deleting a text message is exactly the same when deleting an iMessage!

Beside recovering text messages and iMessages from iPhone 6s, FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery (opens new window) allows you recover deleted photos, videos, notes, reminders, calendar, contacts and more from iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Just download it and give it a try.

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