Did you miss an important text? Here’s how to get it back on your iPhone

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Then there are your text messages. I recently heard about a woman in mine national radio show who accidentally deleted texts from her late husband. I was heartbroken. Fortunately, there are ways to recover deleted text messages on your iPhone.

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The key to recovering text messages

The best option to recover deleted messages is to access a previous backup of your phone. You can do this using iCloud for your iPhone.

There’s one big caveat to keep in mind: restoring your phone to a previous backup means you lose new data after that backup.

Now, it’s worth saying that these steps don’t always work. If you get disconnected, you can try contacting your phone carrier. I may be able to restore deleted messages for you.

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Do you have an iPhone? Turn on iCloud and iCloud Backup

On an iPhone, you have access to 5 GB of free storage. You’ll likely need to upgrade to an iCloud+ plan to store multiple backups and all your photos and videos. Check prices and levels here.

To recover deleted texts on an iPhone, you need to turn on iCloud Drive and iCloud Backup. Here’s how to activate Drive.

Turn on iCloud Drive by going to Configuration.

Then select yours apple id.

After that, tap iCloud.

Finally, turn on iCloud Drive.

After that, you need to enable iCloud backup. Do it by opening Configuration > Selection of your apple id > playing iCloud and selecting iCloud backup.

NOTE: You will lose all new data after that backup. Make sure those deleted texts are worth it. Here’s how to access it.

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How to Recover Deleted Texts on iPhone

Remember that when you access an old backup, you restore your iPhone to the old settings. This could cause some problems. If you’re willing to risk it, follow these steps to see if you have a backup available:

Go to Configuration.

Select yours apple id.

faucet iCloud > Manage storage > Backups.

Then follow these steps to use this backup to restore your phone:

Head over to Configuration > general > reset.

Select Erase all content and settings.

faucet Restore from iCloud backup.

Sign in with your Apple ID and tap Choose backup.

Your phone will revert to its previous version. Now you can start searching for old texts.

This method won’t work if you’ve never backed up your iPhone to iCloud.

Maintain your technological knowledge

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