Apple has released iOS 10.2.1 officially to the public to fix some bugs and improve its functions. Now you can update iPhone to the newest iOS via OTA. However, most people will be worried about the data loss problem like text messages and contacts. As is known that it is quite common to lose important data during the iOS update process due to various reasons like insufficient storage problem or data base issue. Thus is there any way to recover lost messages and contacts due to iOS 10.2.1 update? Don't be panic, even if important messages and contacts are missing during the iOS update, we still have methods to help you retrieve them. Just keep reading if interested.
The first method is to recover lost messages and contacts from iPhone backup, either iTunes or iCloud backup. I think most people will turn to backup for help, indeed, it is a good choice. But the problem is when you want to view and select part of the data to recover, it will become a problem, for iTunes and iCloud will not enable you to choose some data to restore. Then, you can turn to iFonebox for help, a professional iPhone data recovery software.
It is known that iFonebox is a powerful iPhone data recovery tool which allows you to recover deleted or missing data from your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch directly. Plus, you can extract and restore lost data from iTunes or iCloud backup selectively. So cool. Also, within the help from iFonebox, you can transfer recovered contacts, notes and text messages back to your iOS device directly.
Undoubtedly, it is necessary to download and install iFonebox on your computer so as to retrieve missing data. There are two versions optional: Windows version and Mac version.
How to recover lost contacts and messages after iOS 10.2.1 update?
Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iOS Device mode. Please connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable so as to scan and recover contacts and 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 to click "Trust the computer" on your iPhone screen. Click Start button to begin.
Scan data from iPhone. Here, take messages as example. 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 instant 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 selected lost messages have been in your iPhone safely and successfully.
Finished. In a word, it is quite convenient to retrieve missing contacts and text messages to iPhone directly via iFonebox due to iOS 10.2.1 update. Of course, you can choose Recover from iTunes/iCloud Backup mode to get back lost data if you have an iPhone backup for what you need within the help from iFonebox.