How do I get old text messages back to iPhone?

By | December 16, 2016

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“Hello, I’m using iPhone 6 Plus with ios 10.2. I have accidentally deleted some text messages, I want to get it back and transfer back to iPhone (if possible) but I use my phone more frequently than my computer. Any suggestion to do this? Thanks!”

In here, 2 questions, one is how to get old text messages, another one is transfer them back to iPhone. Like the user above, he was wondering that can he move his text messages back to his iPhone? The answer is YES, why not? Actually recovering and transferring text messages back to iPhone can be done in the same procedure by using an iOS data recovery tool. And this iOS data recovery tool is refer to iFonebox – a professional third-party iOS data recovery tool. Just keep reading and learn more.

iFonebox is a professional and trustworthy iOS data recovery tool which support transferring text data like contacts, messages and notes back to device directly. It also supports recover up to 16 data such as contacts, messages, notes, Wechat attachments, WhatsApp data and so on. Another amazing feature you can extract and retrieve lost data selectively from your iTunes and iCloud backup.

In order to get back and move text messages back to iPhone, you are required to download and install iFonebox on your computer. There are 2 versions accessible which are Windows and Mac version. It is free of charge if you download iFonebox.

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How do I get old text messages back to iPhone?

We will use Windows version as an example.

Step 1: Run the software with your device connected

When you got no backup files for your deleted messages, you still can retrieve your deleted messages by tapping “Recover from iOS device” as your recovery mode after you run the software. Then, click “Start” to begin.


Step 2: Scan your “Messages”

Select “Messages” under “Text Data” column, and then click “Start Scan” button.


Step 3: Preview and recover

After done scanning, you can select “Only display the deleted items” to filter your results if you are looking for deleted messages. You can edit the deleted messages before recover. The last step is select the messages you want to recover and click “Recover to device”, the lost messages will be in your device now.


If you have iTunes or iCloud backup: How To Retrieve Deleted Text Messages From iPhone 7/7Plus Backup?

You just need 3 steps to recover and transfer lost text messages to iPhone. Is it simple and easy? If you any questions when you using iFonebox, feel free to drop us a comment.

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