Recover Lost/Deleted iPhone Text Messages.
Save, View, and Print iPhone Text Messages.
iOS 17.5.1 Compatible.

Latest update: May 21, 2024 (Release notes)

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When you erase a text message on an iPhone, it is simply marked as "deleted", to be overwritten with new messages later. Decipher TextMessage finds those deleted messages and shows them to you in a simple, searchable interface.

To recover deleted iPhone text messages:

  1. Download Decipher TextMessage.
  2. Run Decipher TextMessage and click the "Recover" button in the upper left corner of the window.
  3. Search and sort through your recovered messages.
View Our Complete Deleted Message Recovery Guide

Decipher TextMessage Features:

  • Recovers SMS, MMS, and iMessage text messages.
  • Compatible with backups from iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
  • Uses iOS backups, for your privacy and the best recovery experience.
    (We may find the message in a backup from before it was deleted too!)
  • Aggressive recovery mode shows you more erased data.
  • Deleted text message data is searchable and sortable.
  • Works with encrypted backups (with the backup password.)
  • We offer a 30-day moneyback guarantee, in the event that your messages are not recoverable.
  • No jailbreaking required! (And also works for jailbroken iPhones.)
  • Software is good for installation on an unlimited amount of computers and for reading an unlimited number of backups. Each purchase comes with two free device activations.
  • There are no recurring monthly fees or subscriptions.

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System Requirements

Mac Version

  • macOS 10.12 through 14
    (Sonoma, Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra)
  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running iOS 17, iOS 16, iOS 15, iOS 14, iOS 13, iOS 12, iOS 11, iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7, iOS 6, iOS 5, or iOS 4

Windows Version

  • Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7
  • Recent version of iTunes
  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running iOS 17, iOS 16, iOS 15, iOS 14, iOS 13, iOS 12, iOS 11, iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7, iOS 6, iOS 5, or iOS 4

Decipher TextMessage is Mac and Windows software to recover deleted text messages in the Messages app, including iMessages, group chats, and MMS messages. Decipher TextMessage works with backups from iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches.

All of your text message data remains private, since all of the deleted text message recovery work is performed locally on your computer.

We love building on Decipher TextMessage and helping our customers get the data they need. If you have any questions or problems with Decipher TextMessage please feel free to contact us. Before contacting us via the support email, we ask that you read our FAQ since many helpful answers are available there.

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