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Is there any way to recover a conversation of iMessages I accidentally deleted? They were not backed up.
AContraDancer
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I accidentally deleted a conversation of iMessages.  Is there any possible way to get them back?  I meant to only delete one text but I didn't realize it would delete all of them.

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Re: Is there any way to recover a conversation of iMessages I accidentally deleted?  They were not backed up.
Weth
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When your phone backs up to iCloud or iTunes, it backs up the messages.  If you do a restore before overwriting the backup you can get the messages back. 

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Ptmc518
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Unfortunately, once iMessages are deleted you can't recover them.

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AContraDancer
Member

So, if they're not in my phone anymore, Verizon can't somehow get them for me?.....

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MiiHere
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imessage is not a Verizon app so they have no control over your messages.

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AContraDancer
Member

OK.  Thank you.  So, if I accidentally delete regular text messages, could Verizon recovered those for me?

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MiiHere
Leader

No. Unless you backed them up and were only having trouble accessing your Verizon cloud, in which case they would help you.

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Weth
Sr. Leader

Do you have a back up to iCloud? That may have your text messages if you do a restore. That is the only way I know.

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AContraDancer
Member

Thank you so much for trying to help.  This is very discouraging.  I do have things backed up to iCloud but I cannot see how to have my messages backed up there so I don't think they are there.

Very sad.

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Re: Is there any way to recover a conversation of iMessages I accidentally deleted?  They were not backed up.
Weth
Sr. Leader

When your phone backs up to iCloud or iTunes, it backs up the messages.  If you do a restore before overwriting the backup you can get the messages back. 

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Re: Is there any way to recover a conversation of iMessages I accidentally deleted?  They were not backed up.
Ptmc518
Novice

iMessage Recovery: How to Recover iMessages from iPhone 6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4S

This website claims that its software can recover iMessages from iCloud for you, not sure if it works or not though.