How to Recover Deleted Messages on a Mac 2023

To recover the messages you unintentionally erased, you are no longer need to restore your Mac from a backup.

On your Mac, did you unintentionally erase a message from the Messages app? It happens to everyone occasionally, but don't worry you can get it back.

How to Recover Deleted Messages on a Mac 2023

The communication threads you unintentionally erased can be recovered as long as your macOS is current and you act quickly enough. We'll demonstrate how to retrieve deleted mails on a Mac in this article.

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Before You Start

You may retrieve iMessage texts, conventional SMS messages, and attachments using the Messages app for Mac. On a Mac, you can recover deleted messages, but it's wise to be aware of the following restrictions first:
  • You can only recover deleted messages if your Mac runs macOS Ventura or later.
  • You have only thirty days to restore deleted messages.
  • You can't restore individual messages from a conversation; you can only restore the whole message thread.
Since macOS Ventura is still in development, the only way to utilize this feature at the moment is to install the beta version of macOS Ventura on your Mac.

How to Restore Deleted Messages on a Mac 

How to Recover Deleted Messages on a Mac 2023

Follow these easy steps to recover deleted mails on your Mac:

1. Open the Messages app on Mac.
2. Select View > Recently Deleted from the macOS menu bar. Or, press Control + Command + 5. That should bring up a list of conversation threads and the number of deleted messages in the sidebar; you can't view the deleted messages.
3. Select the conversation thread you want to restore and choose Recover.
4. Repeat the steps for any other conversations you want to restore. To restore multiple threads simultaneously, hold down Command while clicking on them.
5. Select the Back icon on the top left of the Messages window to return to your main messages list.

If you use Messages in iCloud, any messages you restore will also appear on other Apple devices you own, like the iPhone and iPad.

Message Recovery Made Easy 

You shouldn't have any issues retrieving deleted messages on your Mac as long as it is running macOS Ventura or later. The Messages app has gained a useful feature with the addition of the new Recently Deleted folder.
Just keep in mind the 30-day deadline, and you should be OK. Additionally, if you own an iPhone or iPad, you might be interested in finding out how to retrieve deleted texts on iOS and iPadOS.

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