- Accidental deletion
- iPhone lost, iPhone screen broken, water damaged
- iOS upgrade, factory setting reset on your iPhone
Whatever the reason is, do you think that it is possible to restored erased SMS history? Of course yes. Actually you can recover iPhone 7 Plus messages either from your device directly or iPhone backup files. Well, if you want to restore lost text messages on iPhone 7 Plus and you wish to transfer them back to your device, you definitely need help from third party software: iFonebox – which is a powerful iOS data recovery software for iPhone users to restore their erased or lost data. Do you know what’s so amazing of iFonebox? Keep reading below.
iFonebox is a professional iOS data recovery software which allows you to restore SMS history from device or iPhone backup files. Additionally, you can transfer them back to your device directly after the recovery process finish, which means you can read your erased SMS history immediately on your device. Besides text messages, iFonebox do support other text data such as notes, contacts and iMessages preview and edit before transfer back to your device. One more amazing feature of iFonebox is you are allowed to extract and recover your lost SMS history from iPhone backup files (iTunes/iCloud) selectively. Under the help of iFonebox, you will not face the risk of current data get overwritten when your restore from iTunes/iCloud backup. Next, methods and detailed steps will be explained to help you restore erased SMS history to iPhone 7 Plus.
In order to begin recover iPhone 7 Plus messages, you need to download iFonebox on your PC/Mac in advance. There are 2 versions available: Windows version and Mac version.
Method 1: Restore Erased SMS History to iPhone 7 Plus Without Backup
Bear in mind that if you want to restore erased SMS history from device directly, please make sure you did turn on Airplane mode after your text messages deleted in case the new incoming data will overwritten your erased SMS.
—Run the software and select “Recover from iOS device” as your recovery mode after you run the software. Please do not forget to connect your phone with USB cable and if this is the first time you connect your iPhone to PC, you are require to tap “Trust the computer” on your iPhone screen. Then, click “Start” to begin.
—Select “Messages” under “Text Data” column, and then click “Start Scan” button. PS: if you having large data on your iPhone 7/7 Plus, it might take a little longer on scanning, just be patient.
—After done scanning, you can select “Only display the deleted items” to filter your results if you are looking for deleted messages. Select “Recover to device”, you will be able to view your deleted messages on your device directly. You are allowed to edit the deleted messages before recover.
Method 2: Recover iPhone 7 Plus Messages from backup files
If you have backup file earlier, you can select choose to restore your lost SMS from iTunes/iCloud backup file.
Recover iPhone 7 Plus Messages from iTunes backup
—Launch iFonebox and connect your phone via USB cable. Select “Recover from iTunes backup File” on the interface of iFonebox, and you will see your iTunes backup files. Start to scan. You may only select Messages to download during this recovery to reduce the download time. Next, select “Messages” item from iTunes backup files and click start scan.
—Select “Messages” under “Text Data” column Preview and select the messages and select “Recover to device”, after done transfer back to your device, you are able to view your erased SMS history on your iPhone 7 Plus.
Restore Lost Text Messages on iPhone 7 Plus From iCloud backup
—Launch iFonebox and connect your phone via USB cable. Select “Recover from iCloud backup file” as the recovery mode on the interface of iFonebox. Please log in your apple ID and password before proceed to next step.
—Select the backup files you want to recover and then click “Download”. You may only select Messages to download during this recovery to reduce the download time. Next, select “Messages” item from downloaded backup files and click start scan.
—After scanning, turn on the button “Only display the deleted” to narrow down the results if you only looking for deleted messages. Preview and select the messages you want to recover and tap “Recover to device”. You will see your lost text messages is on your device now.
Overall, whether you have backup or not, you also can use iFonebox to help you to restored erased SMS history and even allow you to transfer them back to your device directly. This guide is also available for other Apple users who using iPhone7/6 Plus/6/6S/SE/5/5S/4.
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