How To Retrieve Old Messages After iPhone Update To iOS 8

By | October 16, 2014

“I updated my iPhone 5 to iOS 8, I have difficulties retrieving old Messages, How can I return to iOS 7? iPhone 5, iOS 8”. Some one asked such a question.

As to the second question, how can I return to iOS 7? I wrote an article about A Method to Downgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 7 on iPhone. At that time, you can still try this way to return to iOS 7, but now, you cannot do that again.  Apple has now stopped signing or authorising iOS 7. This means the method of downgrading from iOS 8 to iOS 7 is no longer effective. If we discover a new method to help you reinstall iOS 7, we will update the article.

Here, I can only help this user to solve the first question. How to retrieve old messages from iPhone 5 after update to iOS 8? Usually, before updating to iOS 8, you have to do a full-scale backup for you iPhone or iPad. So there is still a method for this user to retrieve his old iPhone 5 messages-extract his iTunes bakcup.

In order to extract iTunes backup, a third party software is in need. iFonebox is such a third party software which is professional and powerful to extract iTunes backup data. Plus, iFonebox can be used to recover your iPhone/iPad deleted data like messages, contactsnotes, voice memos, reminders, etc. BTW, the new version now can transfer contacts and notes to your iPhone directly from iOS devices or iTunes backup. Learn more.

How to retrieve old messages with iFonebox?

The first thing you need to do is to download and install iFonebox. There are two versions: Windows and Mac, and either version is effective.  Of course, there is free trial version for you to check whether iFonebox can fix your issue.

Simple steps:

Launch iFonebox > Choose Recover from iTunes backup > Scan your iTunes backup > Choose Messages tab > All messages backed up in iTunes are shown > Choose the messages and click Recover > The process is done.



It is just easy as a piece of cake to use iFonebox to retrieve old messages after updating to iOS 8.

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