I am using a 32GB iPhone 7, and my girlfriend uses a 16GB iPhone 6 Plus (iOS 9). Everything was fine with our conversation on iMessages. But then 2 weeks ago I told her to update to the latest iOS 10, the iMessages becomes weird for us. For her, all important messages are gone. The message threads are there, but nothing inside. Is there any way to help me retrieve my lost imessages from iPhone 7 with iOS 10.1.1? Thanks very much.
It is quite common to lose important iMessages when update iPhone 7 to iOS 10.1.1, for accidents always happen during the process of iOS 10.1.1 update. Thus, is it possible to get back missing imessages from iPhone after update to iOS 10.1.1? I would promise, yes, definitely. Within the help from iPhone text messages recovery tool, it is quite simple to find lost iMessages from iPhone running iOS 10.1.1.
Also read: 3 methods to recover deleted messages from iPhone 7 Plus/7
There are dozens of such text messages recovery tool but here, I mean iFonebox. For in our test, we find that iFonebox is a professional iOS data recovery tool which can not only recover deleted or lost data like contacts, wechat messages, messages, notes, etc, from iPhone or iPad directly, but extract and restore lost data from iTunes or iCloud backup selectively, without wiping any data on your iOS device, unlike restoring from backup directly. So, I would mainly focus on how to retrieve lost iMessages from iPhone with iOS 10.1.1 via iFonebox.
Undoubtedly, it is necessary to download and install iFonebox on your computer firstly. There are two versions accessible: Windows version and Mac version.
How to retrieve lost iMessages from iPhone with iOS 10.1.1 directly?
Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iOS Device mode. Please connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable so as to scan and get back lost imessages 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.
Scan messages from iPhone. Click on Messages item to start scanning and analysis process. iMessages are stored on Messages item. It may take some time to scan if you get a larger data for imessages on iPhone.
Preview and select lost imessages to retrieve back to iPhone. Now you can select those missing imessages 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.
PS : if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup for lost iMessages on iPhone, you can also choose Recover from iTunes Backup or Recover from iCloud Backup mode to find lost imessages to iPhone under the help from iFonebox.