Is there any way to retrieve my disappeared text messages/iMessages from iPhone? Many iPhone users feedback that all of the text messages and iMessages suddenly disappeared for no reason. Missing messages cause major inconveniences now since a lot of contacts and work related matters were done through messaging. This guide is about how to retrieve the disappeared text messages/iMessages from iPhone, because of iOS update, Messages.app crashes, and other unknown issues.
All of my texts and iMessages history has disappeared from my iPhone 6s------Today when I turned on my phone all of my text messages were gone. Everything. I have my setting set for keep forever and I have not recently done the iOS update. How do I get them all back
----A User from Apple Community
It seems like a common problem in the most recent version of iOS in Apple product communities, a lot of people had the exact same problem or had ever encountered it. But it's so crazy, it almost looks like somebody can access to the messages and delete them. No one can accept it. Some users think iPhone will delete text messages when the free storage of iPhone isn't enough. And some iPhone users had a try to restart, install the newest iOS when problem occured, but nothing helped.
How to retrieve the disappeared text messages/iMessages from iPhone
When you contacted Apple Support, they will recommend to restore your iPhone to the latest backup. If you don't have any backup contains the messages, you'll feel hopeless. If you have an old iTunes or iCloud backup, when you restore the backup, all the new messages and other iPhone data which have not backup still gone. We believe that your disappeared text messages is still in the database file in iPhone, it's just not shown by the iPhone for some reason.
Here we use iPhone Message Recovery software --- Fireebok Fone Rescue to solve this problem perfectly. It can recover the iPhone text messages and iMessages from iPhone directly. And it also support to extract and recover text messages and other iPhone data, such as photos, contacts, notes and more from iTunes or iCloud backup, avoid restoring the entire old backup to replace the current iPhone data.
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Solution 1. Recover the iPhone text messages and iMessages from iPhone directly
Step 1. Make sure you have installed iTunes on your computer before. Connect your iPhone with the computer by USB cable and run Fone Rescue. It supports all iOS device and iOS version, including the latest iPhone X and iOS 11. Choose "Recover from iOS Device" tab, it will display your iPhone information and click "Start Scan" button.
Step 2. The scanning time depends on your iPhone data and storage, you can preview all iPhone text messages and iMessages under "Contact & Messages & Call log" tab after the scanning has completed. And you can find the message attachment under "Message Attachment" tab.
Step 3. Select the message conversation and click "Recover" button on the right top corner to save them.
Solution 2. Extract the iPhone messages and other iPhone data from iTunes backup
Step 1. Run Fone Resuce, Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup" tab. All your iOS device backup will list here, each backup has the name of device backup and backup date. Select the latest backup and click "Start Scan" button.
Step 2. After scanning, you will find all iPhone data will be showed below. You can select any tab to preview the detailed of your iPhone data. To view iPhone text messages and iMessages under "Contact & Messages & Call log" tab. Just choose the messages you want and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer.
Tips: Fone Rescue also support to recover the deleted text messages or iMessage from iPhone, to view only the deleted files, you can check the button "Only display deleted files" in red box. Or use the Hex preview mode to search the key word of the deleted messages.
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