HT3529: iOS: Using MessagesLearn about iOS: Using Messages
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2012 5:25 AM (in response to Mayzing)
Once you have a deleted a text, there is no way to retrieve it. Unlike the desktop, you cannot open the trash back up. I have seen apps advertised that are supposed to retrieve SMS but I have never tried one. Sorry!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2012 5:31 AM (in response to Mayzing)
The only way to retrieve a deleted SMS is to restore the phone to a time when the SMS was backed up, if it was. You have the choice to either restore the device to that backup, which will result in everything you have done since that backup to be lost, or if the SMS is in the backup, you could download an iPhone backup extraction software. Google for some choices.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 10:24 PM (in response to Mayzing)
If you've backed up your phone via iTunes, all of your messages will still be there as of that point. Hopefully you do it often and wont lose many of the new ones..
Follow the tips from there: How to retrieve deleted SMS from iPhone
Good luck with your process!