Additionally, if you accidentally deleted some text messages that you meant to keep then there are ways to solve it.
Usually, it’s best to try this retrieval process within a month of messages being deleted, and here are the ways you can do it.
3 ways to recover deleted iPhone messages
Easy way to retrieve them with iOS 16
As part of the latest iOS 16 operating system update, you’ll be able to recover all text messages within one month of deletion.
To do this all you have to do is go to Messages, then go on Edit in the top left-hand corner, and they’ll then be an option for ‘Show Recently Deleted’.
After that, there will be a list of deleted messages you can pick to retrieve.
Recover with iCloud backup
This process does involve resetting your iPhone so be careful that you don’t lose any data/photos you want to keep.
To do this go into Settings, click your name at the top, select iCloud and make sure that Messages are turned on in the list of apps.
After that tap iCloud backup and make sure your phone has been recently backed up.
Go back to the main Settings app menu and select General, then scroll down and select either Reset or Transfer or Reset iPhone, depending on what iOS version you have.
Tap Erase All Content and Settings, then confirm that it’s what you want to do.
Following your iPhone resetting to factory conditions go through the first few welcome processes, and on the Apps & Data screen, choose Restore from iCloud Backup.
Finally, sign into iCloud to access your backups, then choose the last backup before you deleted the text messages you want to recover.
Use iTunes or Finder
If you have a Mac then you’ll use the Finder tool, and if you are on Windows then you’ll use the iTunes tool.
To do this you’ll need to connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes or Finder, if they don’t pop up automatically.
In iTunes, click on the phone icon at the top of the screen and choose Summary from the menu on the left.
Meanwhile, on Finder click your phone’s name under Locations.
From there click Restore Backup and your old texts will hopefully reappear on your phone.
If they don’t appear then your backup didn’t include these texts.