Hidden iPhone trick lets you read deleted texts | The Sun

IPHONE fans are realising they can now recover their old text messages from a secret folder.

Apple introduced a special Recently Deleted option in the brand new iOS 16 update.

The trick allows you to recover messages you've purged in the last 30 days.

After 30 days, they'll automatically be cleared.

So if there's a message you deleted by mistake and want back, don't wait around.

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Just open the Messages app.

Tap the Edit button in the top left corner.

Then you should see Show Recently Deleted.

If you don't see it, it's either because you don't have the most recent version of iOS installed.

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Or you've not deleted any messages of late – it'll only show up when you've deleted something.

In the Recently Deleted section, you'll see a full list of all texts removed in the past 30 days.

Each message has an expiry date at the end of it, so you know how long you have left to recover it before it goes forever.

You can select each one you want to recover and tap the Recover button at the bottom right.

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Or you can select Delete if you want it purged for good.

Alternatively, there are buttons to Recover All and Delete All as well.

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