iPhone Data Recovery

How to Recover Deleted Facebook Messages on iPHone?

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Facebook has become a popular Social networks in the world. Users are interested in liking, sharing and making comments, as well as chatting with other people, video calling and more. When the mobile life is coming, more and more people manage their Facebook messenger messages on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, like archive and delete troublesome messages or remove emails.

There’re two options for removing Facebook Messenger messages on iPhone, delete them or archive them. Archived messages and conversations will no longer be in your list, but you can retrueve archived messages on Facebook iPhone easily. You should note this is quite different from deleting option. The deleted messages are erased permanently and can not be get back. However, sometimes it happens to delete Facebook messages by mistake. We may recognize that several of deleted messages and conversations are useful after deleting.

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Can Facebook messages be recovered after deleting them on my iPhone?
I send messages via Facebook to my friends and receive also. Once I am done I delete all messages I have sent and received. Is there anyway where one can retrieve or check my message history on my iPhone?

Have you ever deleted a Facebook message and want to retrieve it afterwards? Facebook Messenger does not provide option to restore messages you’ve deleted. But don’t upset. Here we can go share for you with the solution, how to recover deleted Facebook Message in iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. Using this tutorial, if you deleted or lost your message accidentally then you can recover them again in your iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7… and any other iOS device below given easy tips.

How to download Facebook chat conversation?

It’s a pain to scroll through and copy and paste to download your whole chat history. If you need to download the whole of your Facebook messages, make an actual copy of your Facebook history logs that you can back up, follow these steps on a computer.

By this method you can also see Photos or videos you’ve shared on Facebook. Your Wall posts, and more.

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  1. After logging in your Facebook account, click ‘Settings’ from the drop-down menu.
  2. Select and click ‘Your Facebook Information’ from the left menu.
  3. Next to Download Your Information, click ‘View’.
  4. Then click ‘Deselect All’ and check on Messages. Or you can optionally keep everything selected to download all of your information.
  5. Scroll back to the top and click the ‘Create File’ button.
  6. When the gathering process finished, you can find your file in the ‘Available Files’ tab on the ‘Download Your Information’ page.
  7. Open the link and click the ‘Download’ button. For security reasons, you’ll probably have to enter your Facebook password.
    • Your entire message history from Facebook and Messenger will download as a ZIP file.

How to recover deleted Facebook messages by using an iOS Recover?

Facebook Messages Recovery

iPhone Data Recovery is a Facebook message data recovery software for iOS devices, which can help you to retrieve deleted or lost messages, texts, photos, and app data with a full recovery solution. It supports iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5S/5/4S, iPod Touch 5, and all iPad models. The software offers Windows and Mac version, you can just install and launch it to start the recovery.

Once you have installed this software, the easy interface will guide you to connect and scan your iOS device to recover the your data. You can preview and select your Facebook Messenger messages to restore them to your iPhone.

Facebook Message recovery

Follow the steps to recover your old deleted Facebook Messenger messages:

Step 1. Install and run this Facebook message recovery software

Once you launch dr.fone toolkit for iOS, the program will display the main functions on its main window. Select and click “Recovery” to open deleted data recovery module.

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Tips: You’re supposed to download the latest iTunes on your computer before launching the program. And you should not launch iTunes when you running this iPhone recovery software to avoid the automatic sync. We suggest you disable the automatic syncing in iTunes beforehand: launch iTunes > Preferences > Devices, check “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to computer

Now it’s time to connect your iPhone from where you’d like to retrieve deleted Facebook messages. Use the USB cable come with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to connect your device with the computer. The program will detect your iOS device as soon as possible, displaying the file types on your iPhone in the main window.

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Step 3. Scan deleted Facebook messages on iPhone

One-click Start Scan button to begin scanning for deleted Facebook Messenger messages on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The scanning process may last a few minutes, depending on the amount of data on your device. You can click “Pause” to stop the process anytime you want.

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Step 4. Preview and recover deleted Facebook messages on iPhone

The scan after that, you can see all the found files on the window of the program, both existing and deleted ones. You can choose to show deleted ones by clicking "Only display the deleted items" icon.

On the left sidebar, click on “Messenger” to find the Facebook messages which you want to restore. You can check and preview the deleted Facebook messages one by one. Then check the box related the messages you want and click Recover to Computer button.

Select a file folder on your computer for saving those recovered messages.

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Tips: About recovering data

By default, the recovered data will be saved to your computer. As for text messages, iMessage, contacts, or notes, you can choose to “Recover to Computer” or “Recover to Device”. So you can directly restore the deleted Facebook messages to your iPhone.

The program you download is just the Free Trial version that provides only free scan and preview. For recovering your deleted FB messages, you should click the icon on top of the software to get iOS Recover registration code. Or directly click the button below to buy. The registered version would help you get back your deleted Facebook messages quickly and easily.

Buy iOS Recover

Tips: Find Archived Messages on Facebook iPhone

Archiving was easy. The message disappeared, too, just the way it should. However, how to retrieve the archived messages if you want to view them again?

1. Display Archived Message in Chat Window

You can quickly find archived messages by typing your friend’s name into search box. Of course, you can also check your whole archive from "More" –> "Archived" under Messages tab.

2. Retrieve archived messages and conversations

Tap "Message" just like you’re begin with a new conversation and select the name of your friend with whom you exchanged the archived message. A chat window will display, with all past messages and conversations between between you and your friend. Click Action and tap the selection Unarchive.

retrieve archived conversations

3 thoughts on “How to Recover Deleted Facebook Messages on iPHone?

  1. Hi when I use dr fone to try recover the deleted messenger messages they are grey and I cannot click on it. Can I get some help around this

  2. This doesn’t work for Facebook MESSENGER messages. I’ve done what this guide (and others) say, and I can only recover regular text/SMS messages. The FB messenger messages do not show up.

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