This evening I was using my iPhone 6 and it crashed. I went back into my messages to send a picture, and when I did that i noticed all pictures were gone. As soon as I hit library, my phone did a hard reset. I went back to see all 12000 of my pictures and thousands of important iMessages to be gone. I checked my storage settings and they are still taking up the same amount of space so I know they are there somewhere. My pictures started magically redownloading and are all back, but the messages are not. What should I do? iPhone 6 with iOS 10.2.1
So what should you do to retrieve disappeared SMS as well as iMessages from iPhone 6? Undoubtedly, it is quite annoying when text messages are disappeared from iPhone with unknown reasons, for some messages mean a lot to us. Thus, is there any way to recover lost SMS/iMessages from iPhone 6 easily? Definitely yes. Just keep reading here and methods will be listed below.
Things to prepare ahead to get back lost messages:
- Your iPhone 6 with USB cable
- A computer, Windows or Mac
- iPhone text messages recovery tool
As is known that there are dozens of professional iPhone text messages recovery software, but here, I would like to introduce iFonebox, a powerful and best iPhone data recovery enabling you to retrieve deleted or disappeared messages, contacts, wechat messages, whatsapp messages, etc, from iPhone directly or from iPhone backup (iTunes & iCloud) selectively, not wiping any new added data on your iOS device. Also, it is a great helper to transfer recovered SMS/iMessages back to your iPhone directly, so cool.
Before using it, you should download and install iFonebox on your computer firstly. There are two versions accessible: Windows version and Mac version. Please choose the right version to install according to your computer running system.
Section 1. Retrieve disappeared SMS/iMessages from iPhone 6 directly
Step 1. Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iOS Device mode. Please connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable so as to scan and find lost text messages to it. Once connected successfully, your iPhone will be detected by iFonebox. If it is the first time to connect your iPhone to the computer, you need click Trust the computer on your iPhone screen firstly. Click Start button to begin.
Step 2. 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. SMS and iMessages are all contained in Message item.
Step 3. Preview and select messages to recover to iPhone. Now you can select those missing 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.
Section 2. Recover lost imessages from iTunes backup selectively
Step 1: Run the software and scan your backup files. Launch iFonebox and connect your phone via USB cable. Select “Recover from iTunes backup File” on the interface of iFonebox, and you will see your iTunes backup files. Click start scan. PS: Please click “select more” if you do not found your backup file on the interface.
Step 2. Scan text messages from iTunes backup. Now you can click on Message item and start automatic scanning. It takes longer time to scan messages if you have a larger data. Just be patient.
Step 3. Preview and recover messages to iPhone. After scanning, now you can preview and select those lost messages you need from backup, you can click Recover to PC or Recover to Device button to transfer those recovered messages back to your iPhone.
Section 3. Get back only disappeared imessages from iCloud backup
Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iCloud Backup mode in the main interface of the program and then, you will need to sign in with your Apple ID and password. Remember to turn off your two step verification ahead. After that, you have the chance to select your iCloud backup to download.
Download SMS/imessages from iCloud backup. After you have selected one iCloud backup to download, iFonebox will start the downloading process. Also, you can select only messages to download to save more time.
Scan and preview lost messages from downloaded iCloud backup. After downloading process finished, you are able to access and view those lost messages from iCloud backup. Just click on Messages item and scan lost data from it. You can transfer recovered messages back to your iPhone directly.
In a word, within the help from iFonebox, you just need a few clicks to retrieve disappeared SMS/iMessages from iPhone 6 at ease.