“As my grandpa doesn’t use chat apps, so i usually chat with him through iMessages with photos, it’ll be more convenient for him read it. But now, i lost some of those photos in iMessage, how could i retrieve lost photos in iMessage?”
iMessage is the original instant chat apps, and they’re supporting us send messages through Wifi, so it’s free. And it allows us to attach photos, videos and in iMessages, so many people are using it to send important information. But unfortunately, we may lost those iMessage photos as well as other iPhone data, how about the ways of retrieving lost photos in iMessages? Is it similar to other ones?
Now in this article, we’ll show you how to retrieve lost photos in iMessages. Read it and learn some ways about it.
Get Back iMessage Photos from Other iDevice
If you have other iOS device, and have synced your iMessages between them, or they’re using same Apple ID and password, you can get back your lost photos in iMessages from your other iOS device, like iPhone, iPad.
Now open your other iPhone or iPad, and go to iMessage app and check if there are some photos in it you need.
Retrieve Lost Photos in iMessages from Backups
If you have done backups on iTunes and iCloud, things will be easier, because we can retrieve our lost photos in iMessages from our iTunes and iCloud backup. See below steps:
Launching iTunes, connect your iPhone with PC. Click iPhone image icon, go to Files--Summary, then you can see all your backup files on left side bar.
Choose the files you need, tap on “Restore Backup”, and confirm with “Restore”.
Connect your iPhone with Wifi, go to Setting--General--Erase All Content and Settings, when all content and settings are erased, go to set up assistant with a hello screen.
Swipe to begin the set up progress, choose the files for your needs, then tap on “Restore Backup”, and confirm with “Restore”.
Retrieve Lost Photos in iMessages with Third-party Software
If you have no backups, don’t worry, with the help of third-party software iRefone, you can still get back your lost iMessage photos. Now we’ll briefly introduce you iRefone, which is a professional iOS data recovery software, it can recover as well as backup more than 16 kinds of files, including contacts, notes, messages, photos, reminders, calendars, WeChat messages ect.
And it can be compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod, now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try.
Step 1. Run iRefone, connect your iPhone with PC. Tap on “Recover from iOS Device”, click “Start”.
Step 2. Then we’ll enter the new interface with many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, click “Message Attachment” icon, and it’ll be scanned by the software.
Step 3. Wait a few seconds for scanning, then you can preview and choose iMessage photos you need, tap on “Recover to PC”, and choose folder path to save them.
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