How to Recover Deleted Facebook Messages on iOS [Facebook Help]

BoeyUpdated by Boey Wong / Jan 08, 2021 09:05

Can anyone tell me how to recover deleted Facebook messages on iPhone 6? I just deleted an important conversation with my client by mistake. Looking forward for any suggestion urgently online, thanks!

Facebook is one of the most widely-used social networks which makes users keep up with friends much faster than ever. With it, you can see what friends are up to; share updates, photos and videos with contacts; get notified when friends like and comment on your post; play games and use your favorite apps.

How to Recover Deleted Facebook Messages on iOS

Here is an exciting news for who are looking for ways to recover deleted Facebook messages. You will be offered two methods to do it.

If you use Kik and want to save the messages, please check how to save kik messages.


Guide List

1. How to Retrieve Deleted Facebook messages

You will need a Facebook recovery tool called FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery to retrieve deleted or lost messages from Facebook messenger on your iOS device. It allows you to scan your device for lost data. Follow these steps to restore messages in just a few clicks.

FoneLab for iOS
FoneLab for iOS

With FoneLab for iOS, you will recover the lost/deleted iPhone data including photos, contacts, videos, files, WhatsApp, Kik, Snapchat, WeChat and more data from your iCloud or iTunes backup or device.

  • Recover photos, videos, contacts, WhatsApp, and more data with ease.
  • Preview data before recovery.
  • iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are available.

Step 1 The software offers both Windows and Mac versions, free download and install it with above link accordingly.


Step 2 When it is finished, it will launch automatically. Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable. The software will detect the device within a few seconds.

Step 3 After your iPhone is detected by the program, you will have three recovery modes to choose from, Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup File and Recover from iCloud Backup File. Select one recovery mode as your need.

Select Function

Step 4 After the scan process is finished. The scan result will list in the left sidebar grouped by file types. Click Messenger or Messenger Attachments from the sidebar to preview details on the right. Check those items you want and click Recover to save them onto computer.

2. Recover Archived Facebook Messages

The best part about archiving is that you can recover archived messages at any time you want. To archive Facebook messages, open the Facebook Messenger app on your iOS device, and select Messages. Locate the messages or conversations you want to archive. Finally tap Archive and delete it from your list of messages.

archive messenger

Well done, now you are able to retrieve hidden Facebook messages whenever you want by following steps:

Step 1 Under the Messages tab, tap More.

Step 2 Select Archived.

Step 3 Search for the name of the contact that you had a conversation with. And then tap the name to open the Actions tab.

Step 4 Select Unarchive.

unarchive messenger

3. View Facebook Message on Webpage

If you lost facebook messages on iPhone, you can try to find them on facebook webpage. It is one of the easiest ways you can try.

Step 1 Visit and then log in with your account and passcode.

Step 2 Go to Messenger page and check if you can find the conversations you want in the list.

4. Download Facebook Information

Lucky that Facebook has a direct way for users to restore deleted messages from settings as below.

Option 1. Download Facebook Information on Computer

Step 1 Login to your Facebook account and click more icon > Settings > Your Facebook Information > Download Your Information.

access facebook info

Step 2 Click Download your information.

access facebook info

Step 3 Choose what you want and click Create File button.

choose fb info create fb info

Step 4 Follow the instruction and confirm an email address to receive the information.

Option 2. Download Facebook Information on Computer

Step 1 Open the Facebook app and tap the three-bar menu icon.

Step 2 Select Settings & Privacy > Settings > Your Facebook Information > Your Facebook Information.

fb settings ios

Step 3 Tap the circle next to Messages and tap CERATE FILE to confirm.

fb download ios

That’s it. It is a piece of cake to archive or unarchive Facebook messages. But if you delete them before archiving, FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery is your best choice because:

  1. It can retrieve lost files while keeping current ones intact.
  2. Recover deleted files from 19 different types of data created on these devices – iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 or iPod touch 4.
  3. Restore and export eight types of lost data from any other iOS device, including the iPhone XR and iPhone XS MAX.
  4. Preview backup files before restoring them.
  5. Restore data from iCloud backup or iTunes backup.
  6. Fully supports iOS 15 and iTunes 12.9.
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