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how to retrieve recently deleted text messages

19136 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 30, 2008 9:27 AM by W9FIF RSS
Emmy Hayford Calculating status...
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Aug 26, 2008 6:27 AM
Okay I accidentally deleted an impt txt message and I understood all that Allan said about retrieving it. My question is, I synced my phone b'4 this happened but i wasn't online when I synced. Can I still get my txt message when I do the restore?
Thanks in advance
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  • TabithaOngTune Calculating status...
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    Aug 27, 2008 6:40 AM (in response to Emmy Hayford)
    I just did that 5 minutes ago today and I'm kicking myself because it was an important number.

    Honestly, I don't think there's any way we can undo this!
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  • Guyutius Calculating status...
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    Sep 30, 2008 8:52 AM (in response to Emmy Hayford)
    Hey, guys. You might be in luck. I had the same problem – accidentally deleted a bunch of text messages I was saving. Here is what I did:

    1) Before connecting your iPhone to your computer, go to iTunes > Preferences > Devices, check the box that says "Disable automatic syncing for iPods and iPhones," and click OK
    2) Connect your iPhone
    3) When the iPhone appears in the menu on the left under Devices, right-click on it and select "Restore from Backup" on the drop-down menu.

    The phone will restore from the last backup and then restart your iPhone. For me, this restored the text messages I was worried I had lost. I hope it works for you!
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • W9FIF Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
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    Sep 30, 2008 9:27 AM (in response to Guyutius)
    But, the text had to be current to your phone the last time you synced. Any text message since then will be lost.
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