Today I went back to look up some old messages (old meaning within the past 30 days) and while the threads are still there, some of the texts are missing. I’m missing both texts I have sent and texts I have received. They are iMessages, so going from Apple device to Apple device. When I do a spotlight search with a keyword, the thread pops up with a preview of a couple words from the text I’m looking for… but when I open the thread and scroll back to the date it was texted, it’s gone. Some of the messages were from 5/31/2015 and some were from 6/3/2015, so they’re not that old.
Here is a pretty long post which was extracted from Apple community. This user presented us a question that how to recover text messages missing from old text threads randomly. When faced with such a problem, you don’t have to be so panic, for there are still methods to help you recover those missing text messages or iMessages. Keep reading here.
According to this user’s description, I believe that his missing text messages are still in his iPhone. So you can use iFonebox to help recover those missing text messages from old text threads. What can iFonebox do for you? As is known that iFonebox is a professional iOS data recovery tool which enables you to recover missing text messages from your iOS device. Except for messages, iFonebox is also supportive to recover deleted contacts, and notes and more than 11 type of data from your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Pretty powerful. Plus, iFonebox is also a great helper to extract and restore lost data from your iTunes or iCloud backup. Three working modes are offered: recover from iOS device, recover from iTunes backup and recover from iCloud backup. Next, I will show you how to operate iFonebox to recover those missing text messages. Here we go.
How to recover text messages missing from old text threads randomly?
It is necessary to download and install iFonebox in the first step. There are two versions accessible: Windows version and Mac version. Certainly, you have the chance to use Free Trial Version (Win and Mac) instead. Now, you can follow the listed 3 simple steps below:
- Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iOS Device. Please connect your iPhone to the computer so as to scan text messages from your iPhone.
- Scan text messages from your iPhone.
- Preview and pick up those missing messages to recover. After scanning, you can select those missing text messages and then click Recover to PC to finish the process.
Notes: if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup which contains those missing text messages, you can also choose the other two working mode in the first step.
So you don’y have to be scared when text messages are missing from your iPhone. With iFonebox, it is always convenient and practical to recover those missing text messages from old text threads randomly.