Snapchat is a very popular photo and video sharing application. The unique feature of this application is that the photos are only supposed to be displayed for 10 seconds before they are permanently deleted. However, it is actually possible that anyone can recover the photos and videos after they have been deleted. So in this article we will see how to recover Snapchat messages on iPhone.
Snapchat is popular because of the idea that the messages are not going to be forever. This means that people are more willing to do something embarrassing because the incriminating evidence will not be around for anyone to see. However, there is a problem with this. Although Snapchat messages disappear from your Snapchat application, they are never actually deleted from the iPhone.
Instead of being deleted they are stored in the phone’s memory with a .nomedia extension. This type of extension means that all other applications must ignore it. In other words, it seems that the photos and videos are not deleted. Actually it is very easy to access these files again.
To recover Snapchat messages from your iPhone you will have to rename the files so that the .nomedia extension can be removed. This can be achieved through a file manager application. So you will have to jailbreak the iPhone and find a suitable file manager application.
Search your device for files with the nomedia extension. These will be all Snapchat messages. Select and change the name of each one to eliminate the extension. This should allow other applications to index and display the thumbnails so you can see them again.
The disadvantage of this method is it need to jailbreak the iPhone to install a file manager app, and we can’t guarantee that this will work, since it can be a bit complicated to find the files.