First of all, you need to find out whether you have created a backup for your iPhone SMS messages on iTunes. If you did, you are luck. You can retrieve text messages from iPhone on iTunes. All you need to do is to restore from the backup. But if you didn't, you are out of luck. There is little things you can do but to get an iPhone SMS recovery software to recover deleted iPhone text messages.
Tenorshare iTunes Data Recovery is a powerful tool that can retrieve deleted text message from your iTunes backup. If your model is iPhone 4, you can even directly retrieve from it. The iPhone 4S' directly retrieve version is coming soon. You can get it from http://tinyurl.com/MaciTunesDataRecovery
Step 1, Connect your model to the PC.
Download, run the program, an then you can see the interface as below.
Step 2, Go into DFU modeTo let your work continue, you need to let your phone go into to DFU mode, just follow the steps as the image above:
1. Click the Start button of your iPhone.
2. Pressing "Power" and "Home" at the same time for 10 seconds.
3. Release "Power" but still pressing on "Home" for another 10 seconds.
After doing like these, our app can scan your device.
Step 3, Choose the SMS you want to recover.After scanning your phone, the program will show you the entire list of the files on the left of the interface. Preview them and find the sms you want.
Part 2: Recover iPhone 4 deleted text messages from iTunes backup after upgrading to iOS 6
Step 1, Scan the backup on your iTunesLaunch the program and switch it to the option of "Recover from iTunes Backup Files"& Choose your model and find the backup of your iPhone 4.
Step 2: Choose the deleted text messages and recover them.Like directly recover from iPhone 4, you can see the entire list of the files. &Choose the category of Messages and recover them.
Step 3: Set a target folder to save your recovered files.
How Effortless Is That to Recover iPhone Deleted Text Messages through the use of third-party utility?
It's simple to recover iPhone deleted text messages with this iphone sms recovery tool.