Recover Deleted Facebook Message on iPhone (Best ways)

Facebook is one of the widely used social network where users can share their pictures and make video calling and chatting etc. If Facebook  conversation messages are mistakenly lost, Facebook messenger app doesn’t have any inbuilt option to recover it.

But there are few ways listed below to recover it in iPhone 6  and other iOS devices.

Recover deleted Facebook messages from web browser:

Below steps explain how to recover  deleted Facebook messages by logging in Facebook through web browser:

Step 1: Login to Facebook using web browser like safari and chrome etc.,

Step 2: Go to Settings optionfb settings
Step 3: Click  on option “Download a copy”.

Step 4: Click on option “Start My Archive”. It will ask for login and password for FB archive
Step 5: Choose your mail inbox and select the available link and download  archived file

Send request to email:

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Password download request:

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Open mail inbox:


Step 6: Extract the downloaded file (.zip) and open the folder.

Step 7: Open index browser file to get the deleted messages

Recover Facebook messenger messages using third party software:

A third party software package like Dr.Fone-iOS data recovery is used to easily recover the deleted messages from Facebook app.

This tool is the world’s 1st tool to recover deleted data from iPhone/iPad. This is used to recover photos, videos, contacts, messages, notes, calls and more.

It’s compatible with latest iOS 9 devices.

Below steps are followed to recover using Dr.Fone iOS data recovery tool:

Step 1 – Run Dr.Fone tool

  • Open the application and start scan on iOS device
  • Once the scan is complete, results are displayed and you can select data for recovering

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Step 2 – Scan your device and recover the data

  • From the scan results of messages, calls, images, etc select the files which needs to be recovered.
  • Click on Recover button after selection

Archive Facebook messages in messenger app:

There are 2 options available in Facebook messenger app: Archive and delete

Archive to easily view the messages in future and delete option is to delete the messages.

  1. Open Facebook messenger app and select messages tab
  2. Select the messages which needs to be archived.
  3. Tab Archive option in order to remove the messages from list and are archived

View archived messages on Facebook messenger:

If the messages are archived and not erased, those messages can be recovered by following the below steps:

  1. Under messages tab click on option ‘more’ and select ‘Archived’
  2. Search by name of friend you had conversation to view the archived messages
  3. Select the archived message and click on option ‘unarchive’.

If you knew any other solutions to recover deleted Facebook messages on iPhone, inform us using comment form.

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