Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2013 11:08 AM (in response to Kasper207)
Yes, I perform forensics on backups all the time for my clients. I'm a private investigator and certified digital forensics examiner. Use tools such as Cellebrite, Oxygen, MPE+, Lantern and a few more.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2013 10:23 AM (in response to gixxermike)
hi! im new to apple, iphone 5 to be specific. I accidentally deleted all the sms from my iphone and i wanted to retreive? which way do i need to go through first? are third party apps like tenorshare and wondershare credible? if there's anyone out there who's willing to teach me how, on a novice level perhaps, please i need your help. Thanks and best regards!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2014 7:59 PM (in response to gixxermike)
Yes, this issue may annoy many iPhone users, so did me. I'm annoyed with the deleted messages still there and haven't delete clearly. I used the common method:
Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Content and Settings. But it didn't work. Then I read an related article in the Internet: How to Permanently Delete iPhone Text Messages.
Maybe you can have a look. best of luck.
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Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2013 10:01 PM (in response to gixxermike)
A) I first reset my complete I Phone. They were still coming up wish really ticked me off.
B) I then decided to start with the letter (A) and all the numbers came up. I clicked on the first name that did not belong and when you do, go to Info and in red you will see Remove From Recents.
IT WAS DELETED! TRY THAT.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2013 7:50 AM (in response to patnas)
Even if you select the option in your phone to delete all content it doesn't really work like that. The data is still just marked as deleted on your drive so your phone will overwrite it. It's done like this on Windows computers as well so you're not sitting around waiting for a while just to delete one message.
Nothing really to worry about too much the data will eventually be overwritten properly. You can save yourself the bother and just don't send anything you wouldn't want people to see. And when your phone freaks out and deletes messages you wanted to keep this is way more of a blessing than a curse! I used a text message recovery tool when my phone crashed and it was the only way I got a lot of sentimental messages back!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2013 9:55 PM (in response to RarityMoose)
I am in the sh*t too.
A (un)helpful Apple tech adviser talked me through some backing up to PC and restoring 'stuff' and I lost all my text message during the process.
Can I get them back in these circumstances ?
Please help !
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2013 1:50 AM (in response to Lily from townsville)
I had the same problem - I accidentally deleted some text messages from my wife that I meant to keep. A friend of mine told me about some software that he had used - CellPhone Data Recovery, and I tried it. It worked - I was able to get the messages back and store them on my PC. This is the link:
Try it, see how you get on. They have a trial version you can use before buying.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2014 7:41 PM (in response to celestesyorkies)
I am trying to retrieve text messages that were deleted. I had not backed up before they were deleted from the phone but have since restore the phone to factory settings. I have tried multiple ways to restore the messages as I lost a phone number for someone that had been texting me. If anyone knows how to restore or access the phone number I would greatly appreciate it. Note the phone number was used for sms only. thanks
If you don't have a backup, I afraid that you only can try to scan your iPhone to recover your test messages.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2014 1:39 AM (in response to gixxermike)
In fact,you don't lost your iPhone text message,Those text message is still on the iPhone datavase,you can use iStonsoft iPad/iPod/iPhone Data Recovery for Mac to recover Extract lost text message from iPhone