3 Ways - How to Recover Deleted iMessages on MacBook, iMac, Mini
"Hi, I accidentally deleted the iMessages content of a particular contact on my Mac. We used to communicate through my Mac, is there any way to recover the contents of iMessages deleted on my Mac? My operating system is macOS 10.14 (Mojave). Thank you for your advice."
iMessages helps users stay in touch with others in a very convenient way. People may accidentally delete iMessages content on a Mac, how can I restore lost iMessages on Mac? This guide will introduce 2 effective ways to quickly restore iMessages on Mac computers.
Method 1: Recover Deleted iMessages from Mail Database/ Time Machine Backup on Mac
You can restore the entire mail database on Mac. This process will replace the database with an earlier version.
Exit iMessages and all other iMessages accounts. Exit the message. Hold down the option key and select Go to the library. From the Finder menu bar, a folder window will open. And then restore the subfolder named "Messages" from the backup before logging out and logging back in. If you are running OS X 10.9 or higher, delete the subfolder Containers / com.apple.iChat. If you do not have a backup, you cannot restore lost files.
Method 2: Recover Deleted iMessages with Mac Any Data Recovery Pro
This Mac recovery tool enables you to recover files related with "chat.db", "chat.db-shm", and "chat.db-wal". You can save these recovered files to the path of "Library/Messages" on the Mac. And then sign in your account. The lost iMessages can be retrieved and restored .
Method 3: Recover Deleted iMessages from iPhone/iPad on Mac
If you have iMessages enabled on your iOS device (iPhone/iPad), iPhone iMessages will sync with your Mac. If you're signed in with the same Apple ID on your Mac, you can view the message directly on your Mac. When you remove iMessages from your Mac without a backup, you can retrieve it via Mac iPhone Data Recovery software.
This Mac iPhone Data Recovery tool allows you recover deleted or lost iMessages from iPhone/iPad, iTunes Backup and iCloud Backup.
Simple download and install Mac iPhone Data Recovery application on your Mac computer. Connect your iPhone/iPad to Mac with an USB cable.
Step 1: Run this Mac iMessages Recovery Tool
Select recovery mode and start to scan lost iMessages.
Step 2: Recover iMessages
After the scanning completed, select the ones you want to recover and then click "Recover".