4 Best Ways to Recover Telegram Messages on iPhone or iPad

Posted by Brian Davis on Feb 4, 2021 3:00 PM.

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Telegram is a free instant messaging app that gains huge popularity over the last 1 to 2 years. It manages to attract users with its amazing features. However, what’s been bothering many is how to recover the Telegram messages. People would sometimes delete messages on Telegram from their iPhones intentionally or unintentionally, and not all of them have backups. No matter the reason, the lost messages seem to be unrecoverable? Or can it be recovered?

This guide will introduce the 4 best ways to recover messages on Telegram. No matter you have backed up your Telegram messages or not, you can use them to retrieve your messages back.

The Best Tool to Recover Lost Telegram Messages for iOS Devices

TunesKit iOS Data Recovery is a powerful data recovery tool that can recover the deleted, lost, expired messages from almost all models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. If you don’t have backups in iCloud or iTunes, because this app is able to retrieve your Telegram messages from Apple devices, iCloud, and iTunes. The whole recovery process can be done at home within minutes.

TunesKit iOS Data Recovery allows users to preview the retrievable data and choose the specific type of files to recover. With the intuitive UI, even new users can recover their Telegram messages without any trouble.

In the next part, we will introduce how to retrieve your Telegrams on iPhone or iPad from your iCloud, iTunes, and Apple devices.

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Method 1. How to Recover Telegram Messages from Apple Devices Without Backup

Many people don’t have backed up Telegram chats, but it won’t prevent the recovery of the chat history. Here is the step-to-step tutorial to retrieve Telegram chats from Apple devices.

Step 1: Install and Launch TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery, then connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer with an Apple USB cable. Then in the middle top of the main interface, click the "Recover from iOS" icon.

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Step 2: The program will detect your device and detect different files are shown on the screen, choose the categories of data on the right column that need to be scanned. Then click the "Scan" button and the program will begin scanning the chosen data.

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Step 3: All scanned data will appear on the left divided into different types. Now browse through the files and tick the ones that you want, and press the "Recover" button. The program will start recovering your files and minutes later your Telegram messages will be retrieved.

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Method 2. How to Recover Telegram Messages from iCloud or iTunes Backup

If you have backed up Telegram chat history to iTunes or iCloud, you can certainly recover from them. But using TunesKit iOS Data Recovery will make this job easier for you and requires no involvement of the Apple devices.

Recover Telegram Messages from iTunes

Step 1: In the main interface, choose the "Recover from iTunes" mode. Choose the iTunes backup you want and tap the "Scan" button to scan this iTunes backup.

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Step 2: Just like the last method, you can preview and tick the Telegram messages here. When you have selected all the lost messages you want, press the "Recovery" button at the bottom right.

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Step 3: Wait a few minutes, and the Telegram chats will be restored.

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Recover Telegram Messages from iCloud

Step 1: In the main interface, tap on the "Recover from iCloud" icon. You will be asked to input your Apple ID and password to log into your Apple account.

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Step 2: Choose the iCloud backup you want and press the "Scan" button to scan the data.

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Step 3: Preview and choose the messages you want to recover for Telegram. Then click the "Recover" button to initiate the recovery process, which will take several minutes.

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How to Recover Lost Telegram Messages with Mobile Devices Only

If you don’t have access to a PC or Mac, is it still possible to recover the Telegram messages? Yes. As long as you have turned on your Telegram in the iCloud backup option, you can recover it from the previous iCloud backups. But please be alert that any data after the data of the iCloud backup will be erased from the phone or iPad. That’s because you are replacing the current data package on your device with the older data package, so you cannot choose which to retain and which to forgo.

Simply follow the steps below to retrieve your messages with your iPhone and iPad only.

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Step 1: On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on the "Erase All Content and Settings" button.

Step 2: Tap "Back Up then Erase" and input your passcode to avoid losing your data.

Step 3: After that, tap the "Erase iPhone (or iPad)" and confirm the action by entering your password.

Step 4: Your device will reboot and show an initial screen. Tap the Restore from iCloud backup and choose the backup you want. Then wait until the process completes.


This guide has provided you with a full guide to recover lost Telegram messages with or without backup on your PC, Mac, or Apple devices. We sincerely hope that with those methods you can get the Telegram messages back.


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