3 Easy Methods to Recover Snapchat Messages on iPhone 11/11 Pro/XS/XR

Snapchat is the photo sharing application developed by the students in Stanford University, users can take photo/videos, and send them to their friends list on the app. These photos and videos are called "Snapshots" ("Snaps"). According to statistics, Snapchat has more than 173 million active users every day. This makes it one of the most popular social applications in the world.

Unfortunately, the sent and received snapchat messages, photos, videos will be deleted within 10 seconds. It is definitely annoying if you haven’t even checked these messages. Thus most users would ask the question of ‘how to recover snapchat messages on iPhone’ in various forums looking for ways to get deleted snapchat messages back. Actually, there are different solutions to recover snapchat messages on iPhone. Read on this post to identify each solution one by one.

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How to Recover Snapchat Messages on iPhone

As a matter of fact, there are no other reliable tools or methods to recover old snapchats on iPhone except for using iPhone Data Recovery.

FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery is the best snapchat recovery tool for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It offers the chance to recover deleted snapchat messages on iPhone within only 3 clicks. Except for recovering from iOS device, it also provides access to recover lost data from iTunes backup and iCloud backup.

The Data types that can be recovered by this iPhone Data Recovery include snapchat messages, photos, videos, contacts, WhatsApp messages, call logs, voice memos, etc. So far, most users who lost snapchat messages or other files will seek the assistance of iPhone Data Recovery.

If you are uncertain whether this data recovery program can find lost snapchat photos or messages on iPhone, you can use the trial version to view all deleted snapchat messages for free. It is an effective and safe method since many high-rank media sites have recommended this tool, including Macworld, Cult of Mac, Engadget, etc.

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The following is its basic process to recover snapchat messages from iPhone/iTunes/iCloud:

#1. Recover Old Snapchats on iPhone without Backup

In most situations, there will be no backup file for you to recover deleted snapchat messages from. If you don’t have any backup, you have to get them back as soon as possible. The sooner you take measures, the higher the chance you will retrieve data from iPhone.

Step 1 - On your computer or laptop, download the trial version of this Snapchat recovery software and then run this free software.

Step 2 - Hit the tab of "Recover from iOS Device" and properly connect iPhone to your computer with a quality USB lightning cable supplied from Apple.

select a data type

Step 3 – Next, click the ‘Start Scan’ tab on this Window to enable the software to deeply scan the lost snapchat messages for you. By scanning these messages, you can preview the detailed deleted snapchat messages.

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You can then select specific messages or all of them and export them to your computer.

#2. Recover Snapchat Messages on iPhone via iCloud Backup

Step 1. Enter the recovery mode of iCloud recovery mode by clicking on ‘Recover from iCloud Backup’.

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Step 2. Then log into the iCloud account and the recovery software will show the backup files that contain your iPhone data.

choose an icloud backup

Step 3. You got the permission to view the iCloud backup when click Next to scan the iCloud backup. Then all the data saved in the iCloud backup including deleted snapchat messages will be shown on the next interface.

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Step 4. After the scanning, you can extract snapchat messages from iCloud backup as you wish.

#3. Recover Snapchat Messages from iTunes Backup

Step 1. Start by tapping on ‘Recover from iTunes Backup’ mode. Choose the iTunes backup that most likely contain the Snapchat messages you need.

select an itunes backup

Step 2. Click Start Scan to allow the software to extract snapchat messages and other data from iTunes backup file.

Step 3. Finally, choose the data type of snapchat to view the deleted messages and extract them to computer.

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When Will Snapchat Delete the Messages

All the chats and snaps will be removed from Snapchat servers permanently as soon as they are read or over the stipulated time. You can also get more specific information by referring to the information below:

Messages: Once you have sent or received messages on Snapchat, the app server will delete them within stipulated time regardless of whether you have read these messages or not. The stipulated time depends on how you set. You can change the time to keep the messages for 24 hours by opening a conversation and clicking on the Settings icon in the top left corner. Then click on ‘Delete Chats’ and manually select ‘24 Hours after Viewing’. The expiry time of Snapchat conversations will then be set to 24 hours.

Snaps: The snaps will be erased immediately when they are checked or opened. If these snaps are not read, the Snapchat server will move them to trach after 30 days.

Once you go through this article, you will not be confused about how to recover snapchat messages on iPhone. Furthermore, you will know when the snapchat messages will be automatically deleted so that you can take precautionary measures to check or backup them before losing these snapchat messages.


By Joan J. Mims

Posted on Sep 09, 2019, 22:51:48

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.