I just updated to 9.3 and don't appear on my text messages on iPhone. I updated my iPhone 6 to iOS 9.3 today, but after that i found messages are missing. Is there any way to recover those missing text messages due to iOS update? Thanks for your help.
Apple released its new iOS 9.3 to the public. Most iPhone users have updated to the new iOS so as to experience the new features and bug fixes. However, in the process of update, some problems also exist. Just as the above user, he lost text messages when updated to iOS 9.3. So is there any way to recover lost text messages due to iOS 9.3 update? How to retrieve missing text messages from iPhone after iOS 9.3 update? Don't worry. Here, I have three methods to help you find and get back missing text messages from iPhone due to iOS 9.3.
What do you need to recover missing text messages from iPhone?
- Your iPhone
- A computer. Windows or Mac
- Auntec iFonebox
Auntec iFonebox is a professional iPhone text messages recovery software which can not only recover deleted or lost text messages, contacts, notes, wechat messages, etc, from iPhone or iPad directly, but extract and restore lost data from iTunes or iCloud backup selectively. Plus, iFonebox is a great helper to transfer recovered text messages back to your iOS device directly.
It is necessary to download and install iFonebox on your computer firstly. There are two versions accessible: Windows version and Mac version. Here, I will share two methods to help you recover missing text messages from iPhone directly and recover lost messages from backup due to iOS update.
Recover missing text messages from iPhone after iOS 9.3 update
Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iOS Device mode. Please connect 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.
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.
Preview and select messages to retrieve to iPhone. Now you can select those deleted 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.
Retrieve missing text messages from backup selectively after iOS 9.3 update
If you want to selectively retrieve lost text messages from iTunes or iCloud backup after iPhone updated to iOS 9.3, here are tips for you within the help from iFonebox.
Run iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup mode. You can select one iTunes backup file containing your deleted text messages to scan. Bear in mind to connect your iPhone to the computer so as to recover lost messages back to it.
Scan messages from selected iTunes backup. Click on Messages item to begin the automatic scanning and analysis process.
Preview and select lost messages to recover. Now you have the chance to view and select deleted text messages from iTunes backup.
- Whenever you delete some text messages or other data from iPhone by accident, what you need is to turn on Airplane Mode or power off your iPhone directly and then, back up iPhone with iTunes or iCloud just in case of deleted data being overwritten by new added data.
- 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.