[5 Tips] iPhone Instagram Direct Messages Recovery

Posted by Brian Davis on Dec 4, 2020 2:00 PM.

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Do you know the Instagram Direct? Unlike the Instagram that merely sharing photos , Instagram Direct on iPhone or other iOS devices is able to send messages, videos, photos, stories, etc. If you are a frequent Instagram direct user on iPhone, there may be some messages that important for you. If you accidentally delete them and are seeking for tips to recover them, then the following 5 ways are presented to help you to restore iPhone Instagram Direct messages.

Part 1: Simple methods to recover Instagram messages on iPhone
Part 2: Complicated ways to restore iPhone Instagram messages
Part 3: Bottom line

Part 1: Simple methods to recover Instagram messages on iPhone

1.1 Retrieve from other users

Actually, the direct messages you deleted on Instagram still exist on the person's Instagram you have sent if he or she doesn't remove them. In such a case, you could directly ask for his/her help to deliver them to your Instagram account. You can have a try to see whether the Instagram direct messages are brought back.

1.2 Restore via a third-party tool

When it comes to iOS data recovery, we must have known some related tools such as TunesKit iOS Data Recovery. Similarly, to recover the Instagram direct messages on iPhone, the best choice for you is to use this third-party software. Why? The reasons are listed in the below framework.

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Key features of TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery

  • Support restoring almost all iOS data like facebook messages, iPhone videos, photos, and so on.
  • Support almost all iOS devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod.
  • Fully compatible with all iOS versions including the latest iOS 14.
  • Recover data from various causes such as mistaken deletion and software bugs.
  • Supports recover encrypted files and previewing before recovery.
  • Easy steps and user-friendly interface.

Step 1: Download and launch TunesKit iOS Data Recovery on Mac or Windows PC. Then connect your iPhone to the computer through an original USB cable. When it's detected, select the "Recover from iDevices" to start.

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Step 2: Now check the app messages that you want to recover from the iPhone. Once finished, tap on "Scan" button, then the program will start to scan your device to restore deleted instagram messages automatically.

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Step 3: After the scanning process is finished, you can check the instagram messages on the left and click it to preview every deleted message. Check the one you want to retrieve and click on "Recover" button to get them back to your computer immediately.

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Part 2: Complicated ways to restore iPhone Instagram messages

2.1 Retrieve from Instagram data

If you would like to try other complex methods to retrieve iPhone Instagram direct messages, then you could do it via Instagram Data. The deleted messages may be available in the Instagram server, but this process will take up much time and effort. The steps are as below.

Step 1: Head to Instagram website and log in your account.

Step 2: Click your profile > Settings > Privacy and Security.

Step 3: Locate Data Download and tap the Request Download option.

Step 4: Follow the next procedures like verification, clicking link in your email, etc.

Step 5: A ZiP file named Your Instagram Data will be sent to your email, open it and check your messages.

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2.2 Restore Instagram DMs from online site

To recover Instagram direct messages on iPhone online, you might achieve it on the Instagram Messages recovery site. But some glitches will happen on this website. You can give it a shot and here are the related procedures.

Step 1: Search the Instagram Message Recovery online.

Step 2: Enter your username and then sign in your account.

Step 3: Click on the Recover Messages button and complete human verification. (In the end, at least 40 questions need to be answered)

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2.3 Recover through connected Facebook account

Since the Instagram app can be used via logging in the Facebook account, so the Instagram account is connected with Facebook account. In this way, you could check out the inbox of your Facebook to get Instagram messages back.

Step 1: Sign in your Facebook account on the Facebook website.

Step 2: Go to the inbox and find the Instagram Direct to see the messages.

recover ins message from facebook

Part 3: Bottom line

Well, these are the 5 ways and specific steps to recover Instagram direct messages on iPhone. Among them, the safest and fastest tip will be the application of a third-party TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery program. Of course, others are also worth trying. Finally, sincerely hope your Instagram messages can be restored successfully.

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