How to recover deleted text messages from iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

If you don”t know how to recover deleted text messages from any iPhone device without backup, then you came to right place. In this article, you will get to learn how to retrieve deleted text messages from latest iPhone 8 & 8 plus with the dr.fone – Recover (iOS Data Recovery).

Since you may not have synced all the text messages to iTunes, and most of them are not found in iTunes backup files. So, if you would like to recover messages from iPhone without iTunes backup, please follow this guide.

Well, it is quite common to lose text messages on iPhone, accidentally press “Delete” may delete your precious messages. Some reasons may cause text messages loss:

  1. Deletion by accident or by mistake
  2. iPhone Jailbreak
  3. iPhone factory settings restore by tapping on “Erase All Content and Settings.”
  4. Fail to upgrade iOS
  5. iPhone is stolen or lost
  6. iPhone is broken, damaged or smashed.
  7. Other reasons.

But no matter how the text messages are lost, luckily, now, you can recover them. What you need is an iPhone Data Recovery software. With the iPhone Data Recovery software, you can quickly and safely retrieve messages on iPhone which were deleted without backup, recover lost SMS from iTunes backup, restore from iCloud backup and also recover iPhone photos from the iphone. So, no matter whether you sync your texts to iTunes or not, you can get back up the lost SMS.

Part 1: How to recover deleted text messages from iPhone directly

Dr.fone can retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone 8 & 8 plus, now download the free trial version to have a try.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer

To start the recovery process, connect your iPhone to your computer via the digital cable. And then run the Dr.fone software on your computer, in the home menu, select Recover from iOS device mode to proceed. You can directly scan iPhone 8 & 8 plus after the software detects your iPhone.


Step 2.  Scan your iPhone

Now the software will display all the categories; you can either select “deleted Data from the device” or select any specific category like “messages & attachment.” We recommend you to check all and proceed to scan. All instructions are written in the interface, just do as required.


Step 3. Preview and recover lost text messages on iPhone

In the end, after the scan is over, go to the scan result to preview the recoverable text messages. Mark the ones you need, and click Recover button to restore lost iPhone text messages.

Part 2: Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone with iTunes backup

If you have made the backup before, you can extract iPhone text messages from the iTunes backup files. Here are the steps to restore lost text messages from iTunes backup.


Step 1. Run the Dr.fone

After finish installing the Dr.fone, run it. In the home menu, select Recover from iTunes backup file. All backups in your computer will be listed then.

Step 2. Scan the backup files

Next, select the backup files you want to restore lost texts and click Start Scan to find the deleted iPhone text messages.

Step 3. Preview and recover lost text messages from iTunes

Finally, after a scan, go to the result to find the recoverable text messages, preview them and select those you need to recover.


Dr.fone can recover up to 19 types of files from iPhone, from iTunes backup files, and from iCloud backup. You can quickly recover iPhone photos by using this software. Moreover, if you want to improve precious text messages on iPhone we recommend you to try this software once.

Osho Garg

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Osho is Tech blogger. He contributes to the Blogging, Gadgets, Social Media and Tech News section on TecheHow.


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