Text Messages Disappeared From iPhone With iOS 9.3, How To Recover?

By | March 24, 2016


My wife’s phone suddenly has lost all of the texts from me from current back to 2012. Any idea why this would happen?none of her other threads have been affected. Can those disappeared text messages be found and recovered? Any suggestions? iPhone 6s, iOS 9.3

So the question here is quite clear: how to recover disappeared text messages from iPhone with iOS 9.3? Usually, we will restore deleted text messages from iTunes or iCloud backup directly if we have one. Well, when restoring from iTunes or iCloud backup directly, other data like contacts, notes, wechat messages, are also likely to be overwritten by data from backup. That’s why most people prefer to recover lost text messages from iPhone directly. Here, I will show you how to get back disappeared text messages from iPhone running iOS 9.3 directly.

When it comes to iPhone text messages recovery problem, what we must mention is a professional iPhone data recovery tool called iFonebox. Within the help from iFonebox, it is quite simple to get back iPhone deleted text messages as well as other data like contacts, notes, wechat messages, whatsapp messages, etc, from iPhone or iPad directly. Of course, if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup for your lost data, iFonebox is a great helper to extract and restore lost data from backup selectively. So cool. Now, iFonebox has becomes more and more powerful to transfer recovered messages back to iOS device, just like contacts and notes. Detailed steps are listed.

How to recover disappeared text messages from iPhone?

It is necessary to download and install iFonebox on your computer. There are two versions accessible: Windows version and Mac version.

If you want to recover found text messages back to your iPhone, you’d better turn on Airplane Mode when connect your iPhone to the computer,  just in case messages transferring fail because of new text messages received during the process. Steps are here.

Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iOS Device mode. Please plug in your iPhone to the computer with USB cable so as to scan and retrieve messages back to it. Once connected successfully, your iPhone will be detected by iFonebox. Click Start button to begin.

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Scan messages from iPhone. Click on Messages item to start scanning and analysis process. It may take some time to scan if you get a larger data for text messages on iPhone.

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Preview and select messages to retrieve to iPhone.  Now you can select those lost messages and then, click Recover to Device button. Once clicked, just follow the reminders pop-up from the software. You need to turn off Find My iPhone in advance. After restoring, your iDevice will be restarted and then upgrade. Once all are done, those deleted messages have been in your iPhone safely and successfully.


Notes: if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup for those disappeared text messages on iPhone, you can also choose Recover from iTunes Backup or Recover from iCloud Backup mode to selectively restore lost text messages to iPhone within the help from iFonebox.

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