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  • For any recovery methods to work,

  • your phone needs to have been backed up

  • on iCloud or your desktop.

  • We'll be taking you through the simplest

  • recovery method, through iCloud.

  • Open settings on your phone.

  • Tap your name at the top.

  • Select "iCloud."

  • Scroll down and select "iCloud Backup."

  • There, you'll see when your last backup was.

  • Next, go back to the main settings menu.

  • Select "General."

  • Scroll down and select "Reset."

  • Choose "Erase All Content and Settings."

  • From the screen that pops up,

  • choose "Erase Now."

  • You may lose some newer data on your phone,

  • depending on how recent your backup was.

  • Your iPhone will now reset to factory conditions.

  • After, you'll see the iPhone's initial welcome screen.

  • Follow the prompts until you get

  • to the Apps & Data screen.

  • Choose "Restore from iCloud Backup."

  • Choose which backup you want to restore from the list.

  • Pick the version that had the text you want to restore.

  • Your phone will now repopulate all backed-up data.

  • You should now be able to find your deleted text.

For any recovery methods to work,

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