Read deleted messages on iPhone! Update to iOS 16 and check the steps here

    Apple iPhone users who have updated their device to iOS 16 can read a deleted message. Here is how.
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    | Updated on: Jan 23 2023, 18:36 IST
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    Here is how iPhone users can retrieve deleted messages. (HT Tech)

    Have you deleted a message or conversation by mistake and later regretted it? While deleting some unnecessary messages, you may end up trashing some important or crucial text. However, there is a solution to it. If you are an Apple iPhone user and communicate via the Messages app, you will be able retrieve a deleted message or conversation. All you need to note is your device must have been updated to iOS 16.

    "In iOS 16, iPadOS 16.1, or later, you can recover conversations and messages you deleted in the Messages app," Apple says. Here is a step-by-step guide you need to follow to retrieve the texts. Meanwhile, it can be noted that you can only recover messages and conversations that you deleted within the last 30 to 40 days. If you delete a message before you updated to iOS 16, you will not be able to recover that message.

    iPhone tips and tricks: How to retrieve a deleted message or conversation

    Step 1:

    In Messages, tap Edit on the conversations page.

    Step 2:

    If you previously turned Message Filtering on, the Edit button will not appear. Instead, tap Filters on the conversations page.

    Step 3:

    Tap Show Recently Deleted .

    Step 4:

    Choose the conversations with the messages you want to restore, then tap Recover.

    Step 5:

    Tap Recover Message or Recover [Number] Messages.

    Not just this feature, iOS 16 notably brought a redesigned Lock Screen with new ways to customize and widgets for information at a glance. Also, iPhone users can link their Lock Screen to a Focus and use Focus filters to filter out distracting content in apps.

    Big updates to Messages let you edit or unsend a message you just sent. Visual Look Up lets you lift the subject of an image from the background and copy and paste it in apps like Mail and Messages. iOS 16 also includes new updates to Mail, Maps, Wallet, Health, News, and more.

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    First Published Date: 23 Jan, 18:36 IST
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