Restore Lost iMessage History From iTunes After Update To iOS 8.3

By | April 13, 2015


“I upgraded to iOS 8.3 on Thursday. All my iMessage history is missing from Jan 6 to Thur for a couple of my contacts. I have backed up my iPhone before update. Is there any chance to get those iMessage history?¬†Anyone else having this issue?”

Recently, iOS 8.3 has been a hot topic for its new bugs as well as data loss in the process of update. As the above problem raised by the iPhone user, he just lost some iMessage history and he wanted to find them. Is there any good way to restore those iMessage history from his iTunes backup? Of course there is a method to make it.

In order to restore lost iMessage history from iTunes after update to iOS 8.3, the first method is to restore backup to your iPhone. When you take this action, what you need to know is that you have to reset your iPhone and then, restore the whole backup to your iPhone, which will erase your other data. Hence, here, I want to show you how to restore only lost iMessage history to your iPhone from iTunes.

If you want to restore only lost iMessage to your iPhone, you need a third party software like iFonebox, Dr Fone to help you. Such software is powerful and professional at recovering deleted data like contacts, messages, notes from your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Plus, to extract and restore data from your iTunes or iCloud backup is no longer a big problem with such software. Here, I want to recommend Dr Fone, for compared with iFonebox, if can transfer recovered messages/iMessages to your iOS devices directly.

How to restore lost iMessage history from iTunes after update to iOS 8.3?

The first thing is ti download and install Dr Fone for iOS. Also, two versions are accessible: Windows and Mac. You can also use the free trial version in advance. Free trial version: Windows and Mac. Now, you can follow the next 1-2-3 simple steps.

  • Launch Dr Fone. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup. Remember to connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer so as to transfer iMessages to your devices.
  • Scan Messages from iTunes backup.
  • Preview and select lost iMessages to recover. You can preview and select lost iMessages to restore. Then the whole process is finished.


Notes: if you have backed up your iMessages or messages with iCloud, you can also choose Recover from iCloud Backup in the first step.

To restore lost iMessage history from iTunes after update to iOS 8.3 is as easy as a piece of cake with such iOS data recovery.


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