Apple iPhone users who have updated their device to iOS 16 can read a deleted message. Here is how.
Have you deleted a message or a conversation by mistake and then regretted it? While deleting some unnecessary messages, you may end up throwing away some important or crucial text. However, there is a solution for it. If you are an Apple iPhone user and communicate through the Messages app, you can recover a deleted message or conversation. All you need to keep in mind is that your device must have been updated to iOS 16.
“In iOS 16, iPadOS 16.1, or later, you can recover conversations and messages that you deleted in the Messages app,” Apple says. Here is a step by step guide that you need to follow to recover the texts. Meanwhile, it may be noticed that you can only recover messages and conversations that you deleted in the last 30-40 days. If you delete a message before updating to iOS 16, you won’t be able to recover that message.
iPhone Tips and Tricks: How to Recover a Deleted Message or Conversation
In Messages, tap Edit on the Conversations page.
If you previously enabled Message Filtering, the Edit button will not appear. Instead, tap Filters on the conversations page.
Tap Show recently deleted.
Choose the conversations with the messages you want to restore, then tap Recover.
Touch Retrieve Message or Retrieve [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. Additionally, iPhone users can link their lock screen to a focus and use focus filters to filter out distracting content in apps.
Big Messages updates let you edit or unsend a message you just sent. Visual Look Up allows you to lift the theme from a background image and copy and paste it into applications like Mail and Messages. iOS 16 also includes new updates to Mail, Maps, Wallet, Health, News, and more.