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iPhone SMS Recovery Mac: How to Recover iPhone SMS in Mac

Help! How Can I Retrieve Text Messages from iPhone in Mac?

Is it possible to get your deleted text messages back? I have just deleted some important text messages. I am not much of a skilled computer user. I’m using an iPhone 4S and my computer is a Macbook . Some help would be very much appreciated. Many thanks!!

Many users have been frustrated about how to recover iPhone text messages in Mac. Fortunately we have a perfect solution for you: you can effortlessly recover lost iPhone SMS directly from iPhone 3GS/4 or from iTunes backup for iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS with Wondershare Dr.Fone (Mac) This Mac iPhone SMS recovery software currently supports SMS recovery from iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS, iPad series and iPod touch 4G/5G.

You can get a trial version of Wondershare Dr.Fone to process iPhone SMS recovery in Mac now. Besides, the Windows version of Wondershare Dr.Fone currently supports SMS recovery directly from iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS.

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2 Ways to Perform iPhone Text Messages Recovery in Mac

    Part 1 Directly Recovery iPhone 4/3GS SMS in Mac

    Part 2 Recover iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS SMS from iTunes Backup in Mac

Part 1 Directly Recovery iPhone 4/3GS SMS in Mac

In this part, you will be able to retrieve lost or deleted SMS by directly scanning of your iPhone 4/3GS.

We highly suggest you set your iPhone 4/3GS into “Flight Mode” if you found your SMS have been lost or deleted.

Step 1 Select Your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GSM

Connect your iPhone with your Mac and launch Wondershare Dr.Fone (Mac) installed on it, you will see a start interface that lists all supported iOS device.

To directly iPhone 4/3GS SMS, you just need to select your device model to continue.

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Step 2 Select “Recover from iOS device” Mode

Note: You will be required to download a plug-in if you’re firstly using directly scanning mode. Click “Download” to get it.

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Step 3 Scan Your iPhone by Entering Device System

Here you will need to follow instructions on the program Window to enter your device system so that the program can be able to scan your device directly.

Please strictly follow the 3 steps on the window, otherwise you might not be able to start the scan.

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1 How to Enter iPhone Device System

2 How to Exit iPhone Device System

After successfully entering your device system, you can now click “Start Scan” button to begin scanning your iPhone.

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Then Dr.Fone will automatically scan your device for lost files, just as you can see from the image below.

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Step 4 Selectively Recover iPhone SMS in Mac

When the scan is over, the found data will be list in categories, including “Messages”, “Contacts”, “Notes”, “Camera Roll” and more.

Click “Messages” category to view details of the found SMS. If they are what you want to retrieve, select them and click “Recover” to save them on your Mac.

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Note: Both the lost SMS and the existed SMS will all be listed by Dr.Fone. You can select “Only display the deleted items” on the top to view the lost SMS.

Part 2 Recover iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS SMS from iTunes Backup in Mac

This mode is useful if you have iTunes backup of your iPhone 4/4S/4/3GS on your Mac and it is the one you generated before your SMS was lost or deleted. You will even be able to retrieve inaccessible SMS on lost iPhone in this mode

Step 1 Select “Recover from iTunes backup” Mode

After select your device model, please select “Recover from iTunes backup” mode to continue. Note: If you are connecting iPhone 4S/5 with your Mac, only “Recover from iTunes backup” option is available.

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Step 2 Select iTunes Backup for Your Device to Look for Lost or Deleted SMS

The program will be showed as the image below. iTunes backups of all iOS devices that have synced with your Mac are displayed. You just need to select the one for your iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS and click “Start Scan” button.

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Step 3 Retrieve iPhone SMS in Mac from iTunes Backup

The found contents in your iTunes backup will all be displayed. Select “Messages” category and you will be able to preview the found SMS one by one. After checking and marking those SMS you are going to retrieve, you can now hit on “Recover” to save them on your Mac.

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