Need lost message recovered for legal purposes Help!

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How Do I recover lost messages from my phone? Does Koodos keep track of these things? Tried Dr phone but everything I've recovered is mixed up and gibberish
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Posted 4 years ago

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Paul Deschamps, Mobile Master

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You will need a court order to get past texts for your legal matter from your carrier.
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I can't request my own messages?
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Unfortunately, no :( What phone do you have? In the future consider something like MightyText (this is Android only) to back up your text messages to your computer and their cloud. The free version allows for 6 months of keeping messaging, for a fee they will even be stored indefinitely.
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its an iphone 5
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If you've made a backup of your phone before deleting the message here's some info that might help

http://www.iphonebackupextractor.com/...
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can't find any backup of text msgs on iCloud...
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It's not on icloud you need to look, but on your computer. Go ahead and download backup bot (http://www.icopybot.com/itunes-backup...) and the software will find the backup you need!
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Had you backed up the iPhone before you lost the messages?

If you have recent iTunes or iCloud backup of the iPhone 5, just restore the iPhone from the backup.

If the backups are not the latest, and the data generated after the backup is also important to you, try to extract the lost messages from the backup files.

If you don’t have any backup of the iPhone, use an iPhone data recovery to recover the deleted messages from the iPhone directly.

The following guides may be helpful:

Restore your device from an iCloud or iTunes backup

How to recover deleted iMessages

How to recover deleted texts from iPhone

How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone and iPad

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Hey Allen! If you have iCloud or iTunes backups of when the iMessages were on your phone, you can restore your iPhone with the backup file.  If so, remember that you will lose any data added to your phone after that backup.  Hope this helps!
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