Recently I upgraded phones from 5s to the 6 Plus. All of my text messages within the past year are missing. How can I retrieve them? iPhone 6, iOS 9.2
It is quite common that text messages are missing when your upgrade your iPhone to new iPhone 6. We have received so many emails from users about missing text messages on iPhone issue. The good news is that we can offer your methods to retrieve lost text messages from iPhone, whatever the iPhone model is. Keep reading here.
Can't miss: How do I retrieve deleted text messages for iPhone 6?
Before retrieving missing messages on iPhone, what you need to know first is whenever some messages are deleted or lost from iPhone, the first thing is to turn on Airplane Mode
or power off your iPhone directly, then do a backup work for your iDevice with iTunes or iCloud just in case of deleted messages from being overwritten by new added data. In other words, the deleted data have to make room for new added data. That's why I suggest you should do it. Next, I will share tips to help you recover iPhone 6 missing text messages
In order to retrieve missing text messages from iPhone, it is inevitable to turn to a professional iPhone data recovery
for help. As is known that iFonebox is a professional iPhone message recovery which can not only recover deleted messages
, contacts, notes, wechat messages
, etc, from iPhone and iPad directly without backup, but extract and restore lost data from iTunes or iCloud backup selectively. Now, iFonebox is supportive to recover lost messages back to iPhone directly, like contacts and notes
. So cool.
Definitely, you should download and install iFonebox on your computer firstly. Two versions optional: Windows version and Mac version.
How to retrieve missing text messages from iPhone 6s/6?
Choose Recover from iOS Device mode. Please connect your iPhone to the Mac 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 a little time if you have a large data for messages.
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 missing messages have been in your iPhone safely and successfully.
if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup for your missing messages, just choose Recover from iTunes Backup or Recover from iCloud Backup mode to retrieve lost messages on iPhone. The whole process is just the similar as the above.
In a word, it is quite convenient to use iFonebox to retrieve missing text messages from iPhone 6s or iPhone 6.