iPad mini 3 has been released for half a year, and many people choose this 7.9-inch tablet as it is easy to carry. Besides using it to watch movies and play games, iPad mini users also send iMessages to their families and friends with the Message app. However, the users may also come across the problem of getting junk iMessages which makes the users feel pretty annoyed.

Users are able to delete the iMessages in batch to clean the Message app, but sometimes they will delete the useful iMessages by accident. If users want to recover deleted iMessages from iPad mini 3 after deleting them, they will have three easy ways to do that.

The most common way is using iTunes to restore your iPad mini. With iTunes, you are able to get the contents in the backup to your iPad mini again, including the lost iMessages. To restore your iPad mini, you should plug your iPad mini into computer via USB cable, and click the iPad icon when it is recognized by iTunes. Then choose “Restore Backup” in the summary panel. iTunes will warn you to erase all the contents and settings in the iPad mini, and then restore the backup to your device. After that, your iPad mini will restart, and you will get the lost iMessages back.

You can also take advantage of iCloud to recover deleted iMessages on iPad mini 3 if you have enabled the service on your device. You need to turn on Wi-Fi connection and tap Settings > iCloud, and enter it with your Apple ID. Then tap “Restore Backup” to restore the iPad mini with the iCloud backup. Of course, before the restoring process, you have to erase all the contents and settings on your iPad mini.

If you don’t want to erase the contents and settings before recovering deleted iMessages on iPad mini 3, you should try the third-party iPad data recovery software. Among all data recovery programs for iOS devices, Leawo iOS Data Recovery is regarded as one of the best. This software is used for recovering deleted files from iOS devices and iTunes backups, and it exports the recovered files to computer in viewable files. The following guidance will show you how to recover deleted iMessages from iPad mini 3, and you are allowed to free download the software to have a try. Note that the trial version will stop at the preview window.

How to Recover Deleted iMessages from iPad mini 3

Choose Recovery Mode

Choose Recovery Mode

Run Leawo iOS Data Recovery on your computer, and you will see the recover modes in the main interface. One is “Recover from iOS Device”, and the other is “Recover from iTunes Backup”. Choose the former mode and connect the device to computer with the USB cable. The software will recognize and analyze your iPad.

Preview and Select Messages to Recover

Select Messages to Recover

After the analysis, Leawo iOS Data Recovery will scan the contents in your iPad mini. After the scan, choose “Messages” in the sidebar and check “Only display the deleted items” at the bottom. Check the messages you need in the right part, and click the “Recover” button.

Choose Target Folder

Choose Target Folder

After clicking the recover button, you will see a pop-up dialog. Click “Open” in the dialog to choose a folder on your computer to save the exported messages. Then click “Go” to start recovering deleted iMessages from iPad mini.

As mentioned, this software enables users to extract files from iTunes backups. So the following guidance will show you how to extract iMessages from iPad mini 3.

How to Extract iMessages from iPad mini 3

Select iPhone Backup to Scan

Choose iPad Backup

Run Leawo iOS Data Recovery and choose the “Recover from iTunes Backup” in the main interface. The software will display all the backups you have made in the window. Choose the iPad backup and click the “Scan” button.

Preview and Select Messages from the Backup

Select Messages

The software will scan the contents in your iPad backup, and it may take short time. After the scan, choose “Messages” in the left sidebar, and check the messages you need in the right part. Then click the “Recover” button at the right bottom.

Choose Recovery Mode

Choose Target Folder

After clicking the recover button, you will see the pop-up dialog. Click “Open” in the dialog to choose a folder on your computer to save the exported messages. Then click “Go” to start extracting the iMessages.

Leawo iOS Data Recovery also helps to backup iPhone, iPad and iPod touch files to computer. For example, you are able to use this software to backup iPhone photos. So don’t hesitate to check it out if you are interested.