iMessage is a free instant messaging service provided by Apple to their users having iOS 5 or later enabling them to send free text and picture messages among other Apple users. Many iPad users choose to send iMessages with their friends, family and even business partners. When you using iMessages on iPad, have you ever inadvertently deleted iMessages off your iPad, or get iPad broken or lost, or a failed jailbreak and iOS update? If you stuck in lost iPad iMessages trouble, it would be a big panic. Now you do not need to worry any more as you are reading this post. We will show you how to recover deleted or lost iMessages including texts, images, audios on your iPad.
When it comes to recover iPad iMessages, it is necessary to need the help of the third-party software, iRefone. With this tool, the iMessages can be easily restored with three recovery mode. Besides iMessages on iPad, other data like notes, contacts, photos, reminders, etc also supported to be recovered. Either you have backup or not, this software could help you recover deleted or lost iMessages on iPad. It is compatible with all iPad mode including iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Mini.
Download and install the free version of the software, then follow this tutorial on recovering iPad lost/deleted iMessages.
Method 1: Recover Lost or Deleted iMessages Directly from iPad
Step 1: Run iRefone and connect iPad with computer. Click on “Start” button.
Step 2: Then it will bring you to a interface to ask you choose the data you want to scan. iMessages and Messages are all stored in the category of “Messages”, choose “Messages” icon and the software will automatically scan and analysis your iPad after you click it.
Step 3: When the scanning is finished. All of the iMessages of your iPad will be displayed, including these deleted and lost one. Select these iMessages you need and click on “Recover to PC” or “Recover to Device” to save these data on your computer or directly transfer back to iPad.
Method 2: Recover iPad iMessages from iTunes Backup
Step 1: Launch iRefone and choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” as the recovery mode. All of the iTunes backup files which you have ever synced with iTunes on this computer will be automatically found and listed in the software. Click “Select” or double click the iPad backup you need to access the data interface.
Step 2: Choose “Messages” icon and click the icon to start the scanning.
Step 3: When the scanning is finished, preview the data in your iTunes backup and pick out these data you need to save on your computer. Click “Recover to PC” to choose the store folder.
Method 3: Recover iPad iMessages from iCloud Backup
Step 1: Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” to recover iPad iMessages. Sign in your iCloud account with Apple ID and passcode.
Step 2: Choose the data you want to download in your iPad. This process will reduce the time of downloading. The less data you choose, the less time wait for the downloading.
Step 3: When the downloading process is stopped, you can click the icon of Messages to start display the chat history of your iPad.
Step 4: You could preview all of your iPad iMessages in iCloud backup. Select these data you need to recover them.