How to See Deleted Messages on iPhone 6s/6/SE

By Emily Watson, Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sometimes when we mistakenly delete messages on iPhone 6s/6/SE, we wish there were some kind of magic that allows us to catch a glimpse of the deleted messages. "God, please let me have one more look at the messages. I just need to note down the phone number/address/date that my boss sent me." We may cry out like that. To see deleted messages on iPhone 6s/6/SE, you don't have to wait for the helps of God, FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery comes to your rescue.

FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery is a powerful program in recovering deleted files on iPhone 6s/6/SE. Message is one of the many file types that it supports. With this software, you can see the deleted text messages, SMS, MMS, iMessages, WhatsApp messages with or without backup, and restore the messages to your computer in HTML or CSV format.

Free download the trial version of the program on PC or Mac.

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See Deleted Messages with iTunes Backup

  • Run FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery on your computer; choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File". From the backup files that appear, select the one you need according to the date. Then click "Start Scan".

    iTunes Backup Mode


  • The scanning could take a while. After the scanning, choose "Messages" or "Message Attachments" on the left column to find the messages or message attachments that you want to see.

    Scan iTunes Backup

  • If you want to save the messages on computer so that you are able to read the messages again, tick the messages that you need, and click "Recover". The messages will be exported to a chosen folder on your computer.

    Messages of iTunes Backup

Tip: to see deleted messages with iTunes backup, you should have iTunes on your computer and have made backup of iPhone 6s/6/SE with iTunes.

See Deleted Messages without Backup

  • Choose "Recover from iOS Device", connect iPhone 6s/6/SE to the computer, and the FonePaw program will detect your iPhone automatically. Click "Start Scan" to scan files on your iPhone.

    Connect Device to Computer

  • After the scanning is complete, choose "Messages" or "Message Attachments" on the left column, find the messages that you need to see.

    Scan Device

  • Click the deleted messages to see the content. To save the deleted messages on the computer, tick the messages and click "Restore". From the pop-up window, choose a folder to keep the messages.

    Messages of iOS Device

If you don't have your iPhone on hand right now, nor you have created an iTunes backup before, you still have the third option-- see the deleted messages on iCloud.

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