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5 Best Ways to Recover Deleted Telegram Messages on iPhone or iPad

Updated by Brian Davis on Oct 18, 2023 3:00 PM • Category: Restore iPhone
5 mins read

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 on iPhone/iPad. People would, sometimes, delete messages on Telegram from their iOS devices 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 5 best ways to recover messages on Telegram. No matter you have backed up your Telegram messages or not, you can use them to retrieve the deleted Telegram messages back.

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Method 1. Recover Deleted Telegram Messages from iPhone/iPad Without Backup

TunesKit iPhone 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. Besides, this app is able to retrieve your Telegram messages from Apple devices, iCloud backup, and iTunes backup. Even if you don't have backups in iCloud or iTunes, TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery will help you get your lost Telegram chats back. 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.

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Key Features of TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery

  • Restore diverse types of data like deleted Telegram messages, videos, photos, etc.
  • Recover data from different iOS device like iPhone,iPad and iPod.
  • Retrieve data under various scenarios including mistaken deletion and software update failure.
  • Fully compatible with all iOS versions including the latest iOS 17
  • Rescue encrypted files.
  • Support Previewing and selecting required data before recovery.
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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 1Launch TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery

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 2Scan lost Telegram messages

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 3Retrieve Telegram messages

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 iTunes Backup

If you have backed up Telegram chat history to iTunes, 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.

Step 1Launch TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery

Launch TunesKit software and choose the "Recover from iTunes" mode in the main interface. Choose the iTunes backup you want and tap the "Scan" button to scan this iTunes backup.

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Step 2Preview lost Telegram message

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 3Start the recovery

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

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Method 3. How to Recover Deleted Telegram Messages from iCloud Backup

With the help of TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery, you can also restore deleted messages on Telegram, as long as you've backed up the data on iCloud in advance. In the next part, we will introduce how to retrieve deleted Telegrams on iPhone or iPad from iCloud backup.

Step 1Launch TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery

Open iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer after the installation is compeleted. 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 2Scan the data

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

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Step 3Preview and recover lost Telegram messages

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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Method 4. How to Recover Deleted 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.

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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.

Method 5. How to Recover Deleted Telegram Messages with iTunes

iTunes application can also help users to recover deleted Telegram messages on iPhone if they have a previous backup. You can follow the following guide to recover the lost data on Telegram with iTunes.

Step 1. Launch iTunes app and connect your iPhone to the computer.
Step 2. HIt on the little device icon. Then, select the Summary optoin.
Step 3. Click on the Restore Backup... option.
Step 4. Select the backup file and hit on the Restore button to start recovering deleted Telegram messages.

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This guide has provided you with a full guide to recover deleted 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. If you have anyother questions, please feel free to leave us a comment below, or download TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery and take it a try.

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