Lost iMessages–How Do I Retrieve Them?

By | November 5, 2015


How do I get back my old iMessages? I updated my iPhone 5c to iOS9 recently and that caused my phone to freeze – I had to bring it into my phone carrier and have it be finished installing there. When I got my phone back, everything was gone (almost like having a new phone). Any ideas on how I can get those messages back? Thanks. My device is iPhone 5c, iOS 9. 

When update to a new iOS operating system, it is quite common to lose some data like iMessages or other data, just make your iPhone a new one. So the question here is, how to retrieve lost iMessages from iPhone 5c? Actually, this is not a quite difficult problem as long as you have an iTunes or iCloud backup for your lost iMessages. Keep reading. I will show you how to retrieve lost iMessages from backup selectively.

In order to retrieve lost iMessgaes from backup selectively, firstly, you need to know something about iFonebox, which is a professional iOS data recovery. It can not only recover deleted or lost data like contacts, iMessages, WeChat messages, notes and more from iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, but extract and retrieve lost data like iMessages from your iTunes or iCloud backup, pretty powerful. Next are detailed steps which shows you how to retrieve lost iMessages from iTunes backup.

How to retrieve lost iMessages from iPhone 5c? 

There is no doubt that the first thing is to download and install iFonebox. There are two versions accessible: Windows version and Mac version. PLUS, iFonebox free trial verison (Win and Mac) is always available. Now, you can follow the listed steps to get back lost iMessages.

  1. Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup mode. Just choose one iTunes backup file containing your lost iMessages to scan.
  2. Scan iMessages from iTunes backup. iMessages is contained in Message item.
  3. Preview and choose lost iMessages to recover. After scanning, you can pick out your lost iMessages and then, click Recover to PC button to finish the whole process.

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Tips: if you have an iCloud backup for your lost iMessages, just choose Recover from iCloud Backup mode. Sign in with your Apple ID and password to get back your iPhone lost iMessages.

It is quite convenient to retrieve lost iMessages from iTunes backup with iFonebox.



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