Having trouble reversing a mistake on your iPhone? This article can help! Get all the tips and tricks you need to undo actions on your iPhone.
Most of us are familiar with the convenience of using an iPhone, but sometimes we may accidentally do something we didn’t mean to do. Whether it’s deleting a text message, a photo, an app, or something else, the good news is that there are usually ways to undo your actions. Here's how to undo actions on an iPhone.
Delete a Text Message
If you’ve accidentally deleted a text message, the good news is that you may be able to recover it. To undo the deleted text message, open the Messages app and find the conversation that contained the deleted message. Swipe left on the conversation, then tap “More” and select “Unsend.”
If you can’t find the message, it may be because it was deleted before your device had a chance to sync with iCloud. To recover the message, you’ll need to restore your device from a backup. To do this, open the Settings app, select your name at the top, then select “iCloud.” In the iCloud settings, select “iCloud Backup” and select “Restore Backup.”
Delete a Photo
If you’ve accidentally deleted a photo, you can usually recover it from the Recently Deleted folder in the Photos app. To undo the deleted photo, open the Photos app and select “Albums” at the bottom of the screen. Scroll to the bottom of the Albums screen and select “Recently Deleted.”
In the Recently Deleted folder, you’ll see a list of photos that have been deleted within the last 30 days. To recover a photo, select the photo and tap “Recover.” The photo will be moved back to the Photos folder.
Delete an App
If you’ve accidentally deleted an app, you can usually recover it from the App Store. To undo the deleted app, open the App Store and tap “Updates” at the bottom of the screen. Select “Purchased” and find the app you want to recover. Tap the cloud icon next to the app to download it again.
Unsend an Email
If you’ve accidentally sent an email, you can usually undo the action by recalling the email. To do this, open the Mail app and select the sent message. Tap the “More” button in the top right corner, then select “Recall.”
If the email has already been read by the recipient, the recall won’t work. However, you may be able to recall the message if the recipient hasn’t read it yet.
Undo an Action in a Game
If you’ve accidentally made a mistake in a game, you can usually undo the action by tapping the “Undo” button. Depending on the game, the undo button may be located in different places, so you’ll need to look around the game to find it.
Accidentally doing something on your iPhone can be stressful, but fortunately there are usually ways to undo the action. Whether it’s deleting a text message, a photo, an app, or something else, there are usually steps you can take to undo the action. In most cases, you can recover deleted items from the Recently Deleted folder, or download them again from the App Store. You can also recall an email if it hasn’t been read yet, or undo an action in a game. With these tips, you can easily undo any accidental action you’ve made on your iPhone.