How to Recover Deleted MMS Messages from iPhone


November 10, 2016 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

Hello, I am completely new to the Apple family and am having a hard time understanding how the initial backup to iCloud affects my deleted MMS correspondences. I want to recover a group of MMS conversations that my toddler deleted. I have never backed up/signed into iCloud on my iPhone. Is it possible to recover my iPhone MMS messaging? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

What is MMS messaging on iPhone? MMS is actually short for multimedia messaging service. It’s an application that allows you to send messages that contains images, videos, audio and other multimedia contents on iPhone, making the text messages much more vividly.

Some people may encounter data loss due to some reasons. For example, like above user deleted unintentionally. When this happens, you are fortunate enough to get the lost data back if you have them backed up to iCloud or iTunes. But what if you haven’t done any backup yet before the deletion? In this case, FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery can be a very good choice for you to recover lost data directly from iPhone including MMS. This software can be used as a MMS recovery tool or an iPhone backup extractor. Let’s take a look about this iPhone data recovery software.

1. Recover Lost Data from iPhone/iPad/iPod

  1. 3 Recovery mode: Allow to recover data directly from iOS device, extract files from iTunes backup and iCloud backup.
  2. Up to 19 files types: Retrieve reminders, photos, contacts, call histories, text messages, videos, notes, etc.
  3. Support data recovery due to: Accidental delete, factory settings restore, jailbreak failure, update failure, iPhone broken or lost, etc.
  4. Preview before restore: Allow you to preview the recoverable data before recovery.
  5. Selectively recovery: Let you recovery any item you want from the device and the backup file.

2. How to Retrieve Messages from iPhone

Here is a simple step-by-step guide showing you how to use FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery to recover deleted messages on iPhone.

Download and install the software on your computer with the above link accordingly. The software will launch automatically once it completes. Then connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable.

After the software recognizes your device, choose Recover from iOS Device on the FoneLab interface and click Start Scan.

Connect iPhone to Recover

The scanning result will be listed in categories, select Messages and Message Attachments respectively on the left column to preview the details. Check those items you want to get back and click Recover.

Text Messages Recovery

3. Recover from iTunes Backup File

If you have backed up to your computer with iTunes, then you absolutely can restore your lost MMS messaging from it.

Choose Recover from iTunes Backup File. You will get all available iTunes backup files listed in a table. Select the newest one and click Start Scan.

Choose iTunes Backup to Scan

Once the scanning process is done, the software will list the recoverable contents in the left column. Click on Messages and Message Attachments respectively to preview the items in details. Mark those you want to extract to the computer and click Recover.

Extract Messages from iTunes

If you have iCloud backup, you are also able to restore iMessages from iCloud, recover deleted MMS from iCloud backup file using FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery. You can have a free try by installing the trial version of this software, download it now.

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