iPhone SMS Recovery Mac: How to Recover iPhone SMS on Mac

Help! How Can I Retrieve Text Messages from iPhone in Mac?

Is it possible to get your deleted text messages back? I have just deleted some important text messages. I am not much of a skilled computer user. I’m using an iPhone 4S and my computer is a Macbook . Some help would be very much appreciated. Many thanks!!

Many users have been frustrated about how to recover iPhone text messages in Mac. Fortunately we have a perfect solution for you: you can effortlessly recover lost iPhone SMS directly from iPhone or from iTunes backup with Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac). This Mac iPhone SMS recovery software currently supports SMS recovery from iPhone 7 Plus/7/SE/6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5/4S/4/3GS, all iPads and iPod touch 4G/5G.

You can get a trial version of Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS to process iPhone SMS recovery on Mac now. Besides, Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows) currently supports SMS recovery directly from iPhone 7 Plus/7/SE/6S/6S Plus/6 Plus/6/5S/5/4S/4/3GS.

2 ways to perform iPhone text messages recovery on Mac

      Part 1: Directly Recovery iPhone 7 Plus/7/SE/6S/6S Plus/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4/3GS SMS on Mac

Part 2: Recover iPhone 6 Plus/6/5/4S/4/3GS SMS from iTunes Backup on Mac

Part 1: Directly Recovery iPhone 7 Plus/7/SE/6S/6S Plus/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/4S/4/3GS SMS on Mac

In this part, you will be able to retrieve lost or deleted SMS by directly scanning of your iPhone iPhone 7 Plus/7/SE/6S/6S Plus/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS. We highly suggest you set your iPhone into Flight Mode if you found your SMS have been lost or deleted.

Step 1. Select a recovery mode

Connect your iPhone with your Mac and launch Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac). Then you need to select a recovery mode to continue. Here, let’s try “Recover from iOS Devices”.

If you’ve connected an iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S, the window will be like this:

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If what you’ve connected is an iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS, it will be shown as follows:

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Step 2. Scan your iPhone

iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S users can directly scan the device by clicking the Start button on the window above. iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users need to follow instructions on the program’s Window to enter iPhone’s scanning mode, so that the program can be able to scan your device directly.

After successfully entering your device scanning mode, Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS will automatically scan your device for lost files, just as you can see from the window below.

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Step 3. Selectively Recover iPhone SMS on Mac

When the scan is over, the found data will be list in categories, including Messages, Contacts, Notes, Camera Roll and more. Click the Messages category to view details of the found SMS. If they are what you want to retrieve, select them and click Recover to save them on your Mac.

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Note: Both the lost SMS and the existed SMS will all be listed by Dr.Fone. You can click Only display the deleted items on the top to view the lost SMS.

Part 2: Recover iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6S/6S Plus/6 Plus/6/5/4S/4/3GS SMS from iTunes Backup on Mac

This mode is useful if you have iTunes backup of your iPhone iPhone 7 Plus/7/SE/6S/6S Plus/6 Plus/6/S5/5C/5/4/4S/4/3GS on your Mac and it is the one you generated before your SMS was lost or deleted. You will even be able to retrieve inaccessible SMS on lost iPhone in this mode

Step 1. Select the mode of recovering from iTunes backup

After select your device model, please select “Recover from iTunes Backup File”. The program will be showed as the image below. iTunes backups of all iOS devices that have synced with your Mac are displayed. You just need to select the one for your iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS and click “Start Scan” button.

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Step 2. Retrieve iPhone SMS on Mac from iTunes Backup

The found contents in your iTunes backup will all be displayed. Select Messages category and you will be able to preview the found SMS one by one. After checking and marking those SMS you are going to retrieve, you can now hit on Recover to save them on your Mac.

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