iOS 10.2 Deleted All Texts And iMessages, How To Find?

By | December 14, 2016

 find missing text/imessages on ios 10.2

“After I update my phone to iOS 10.2, I couldn’t find any messages including text messages and imessages in my iPhone 7, any suggestions how to recover deleted messages on iOS 10.2? Thanks”

One of our readers reported the messages issues in iOS 10.2. After updating to iOS 10.2, you might drop into the same problem of “message lost” just like the user above. If you are the one who is having the similar issue, how can you restore disappeared messages from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch in iOS 10.2?

Actually, the deleted text/imessages are still store in your device, just make sure you turn on Airplane mode or reduce the usage of your device in case the previous data will get overwritten by the new incoming data. Next we will provide you solution on recovering lost text messages/imessages on iOS 10.2 by using a professional iOS data recovery tool even if there is no available backup.

Tool we’ll use to find missing text/imessages on iOS 10.2:

iFonebox is an easy and reliable iOS data recovery tool that supports 3 types of recovery mode, which are “Recover from iOS device”, “Recover from iTunes backup” & “Recover from iCloud backup”. If you have backup, you can restore your disappeared data from iCloud/iTunes backup selectively by not wiping all your current data. Besides messages, iFonebox can also recover notes, calendar, Wechat attachments, whatsApp messages etc. In this article, we’ll mainly focus on recovering lost text and imessages on iOS 10.2.

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How to find iOS 10.2 Deleted All Texts And iMessages?

In order to recover deleted messages on iOS 10.2, you need to download and install iFonebox on your computer. There are 2 versions accessible: Windows version and Mac version. It is free for you to download our software – iFonebox.

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Step 1: Run the software with your device connected

When you got no backup files for your deleted messages, you still can restore your deleted text messages/imessages by tapping “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.


Step 2: Scan your “Messages”

Select “Messages” under “Text Data” column, PS: imessage is in Messages too”. 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 text messages/imessages. You can edit the deleted messages before recover. The last step is select the messages you want to recover either “Recover to PC” or “Recover to device”. If you select “Recover to device”, you will be able to view your deleted messages on your device directly.


iFonebox is such a powerful program on recovering deleted messages on the newest iOS 10.2 even you didn’t back up. Download and give it a try now!

If you have iTunes or iCloud backup, read this: How To Restore Missing iMessages From Backup To iPhone?

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