What’s The Best Way To Recover Texts From Non-bootable iPhone?

I have a water damaged iPhone SE which is not bootable. And I wonder if there is any official data recovery service available on physically damaged iPhone from Apple? Or it would be also good to know if there any such services in your region? Any idea would be appreciated.

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Your iPhone may become completely dead for many reasons, such as liquid damaged, screen crashed, system bankrupt, or any other unknown reasons. In this circumstance, what worries you most is the data in it. Does it mean kiss goodbye to your precious data? No! Take texts for example, I found an effective way to recover texts from non-bootable iPhone with the help of iFonebox.

iFonebox iOS data recovery software is a comprehensive tool that supports up to 17 categories of data. Besides texts, it can recover many other data like call history, safari bookmarks, calendar events, WeChat messages, WhatsApp messages, voice memos, contacts, photos, etc. As long as you’ve synced to your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud before, it won’t be a difficulty for iFonebox to retrieve texts from non-working iPhone.

With iFonebox, you can selectively restore data from backup files. Furthermore, this powerful tool allows you to preview the detailed information before restoring them from device or backup. We all know that from the backup you made to iCloud or iTunes. You would restore them to a new device that has been erased. Fortunately, IFonebox overcomes this shortcoming. It also a handy iOS data backing up tool, sounds miraculous, right?

iFonebox has two available versions: Windows version and Mac version. Please make sure to download and install the right version for your computer. Once you have installed the program, here’re the steps to get back texts if iPhone won’t turn on.

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Step one: Launch iFonebox

Click Recover from iTunes Backup File, you’ll see all backups you have listed in the interface, choose the right backup, then click “Select” button to begin.


Step two: Scan data

It will scan automatically after you click the specific icon, it might take your some time, please wait patiently.


Step three: Recover data

Now you can recover the data you want from backup. Choose the items you want to restore and click the “Recover to PC” button.

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How To Transfer Texts From Old iPhone To New iPhone X?

I’m transferring data from my iPhone 6 to a new iPhone X. I can’t figure out how to transfer old messages content to the new iPhone. Any help is appreciated.

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Are you being told that “If you are not restoring the device from your iTunes or iCloud backup, then messages will not be transferred in any other way”? That is absolutely wrong! I would like to recommend iFonebox to you.

As a handy and reliable data transferring tool, iFonebox can help you transfer contacts, notes and texts to new device directly. So it’s an easy task for to transfer texts from old iPhone to new iPhone X. Besides, it supports to download up to 14 kinds of data from your iPhone to the computer, such as photos, WhatsApp messages, WeChat contacts, call logs, calendar events, safari history and so on. If your iPhone storage is used up, it’s also a good way to get back more space.

In addition to extracting texts from old iPhone to new iPhone X, iFonebox is also the easiest iOS data recovery software, which is able to restore as many as 17 kinds of data. Whether you deleted them by accident or they were lost for upgrading to iOS 11, if you have a backup, it can help you get back you missing data selectively. Even if you don’t have a backup, you still have a chance to find you missing data. It sounds cool, right?

It’s necessary to download and install iFonebox on your computer. There are two versions available: Windows version and Mac version. Next, I am going to show you how to remove text messages from old iPhone to new iPhone X.

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Step one: Launch iFonebox

Connect your new iPhone X to computer and choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” mode. All iTunes backup files will be listed and you need to select the iTunes backup for your old iPhone then click “Select”

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Step two: Scan data

Just click on “Messages” item, it will cost your some time, please wait patiently.


Step three: save data

After scanning, you’re able to preview all the messages, then choose the data you want and click “Recover to Device” button to transfer those messages to new iPhone.

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How To Download Only Texts From An iCloud Backup?

How many past backups are on my phone? I deleted an entire text history with my daughter. Can I restore a specific part from a backup, such as texts? Or at least view this information in some ways without completing the entire backup.

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iCloud automatically backs up your iOS device information daily over Wi-Fi when your device is turned on, locked, and connected to a power source. If you accidently delete the text messages, you are able to recover them from an iCloud backup. However, this will erase all the existing data on your iPhone. Do you have any ideas to download only texts from an iCloud backup? iFonebox can do that!

Main features of iFonebox:

  • Fully compatible with all kinds of iOS devices, including iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X
  • 3 recovery modes with the utmost probability of data recovery
  • Support to recover up to 17 kinds of data
  • Support data preview before restoring them from a backup
  • Higher recovery rate and 100% security guarantee

Compared to traditional recovery mode, you can save only texts from an iCloud backup instead of the whole backup under the help of iFonebox. It can get your missing data back in various scenarios, such as water damaged, accidental deletion, iPhone disabled, update failure, factory reset and so on. In addition to that, iFonebox is also a handy transferring tool for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Assume your iPhone storage is used up, it can help you back up some of the data to your computer so you can get back more space. It sounds fantastic, right?

iFonebox works well on almost all iOS devices, it’s necessary to download the right version for your computer then I will show you the detailed options to extract only text messages from an iCloud backup.

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Step one: Run iFonebox and enter your Apple ID

Run the program, then just click the “Recover from iCloud Backup” at the top right of the software. You’ll be asked to sign in with your Apple ID account and password correctly.

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Step two: Download data from iCloud backup

After you have selected an iCloud backup to download, it will start the downloading process. Also, you can select only “Messages” to download to save your time.


Step three: Scan data

Click on “Messages” icon to start scanning automatically. It will take some time, you should wait patiently.

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Step four: Preview and recover data

Now you can select the information you want and click “Recover to PC” or “Recover to device”, then the instruction is finished.

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How To Retrieve Lost iMessages Threads On iOS 10.3 iPhone?

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“Hi there, I just updated my iPhone 7 to iOS 10.3, and I didn’t know some parts of my imessages was gone, and I tried to scroll over and over I didn’t found them. And now I hoping I can get them back. Can you help please?”

Generally speaking, if your iMessages lost due to certain reasons like iOS upgrade, do you still have the chance to recover missing iMessages conversation on iOS 10.3 iPhone? Actually yes. You can get back missing iMessages threads on iOS 10.3 from iTunes/iCloud backup if you have backup, but you might need to be encounter the risk of current data get wiped by the backup data. However, if you don’t have any iPhone backup, the first thing you do is to turn on Airplane mode in case the deleted data overwritten by the new incoming data. Thus, is that any way to retrieve lost iMessages on iOS 10.3 iPhone? Definitely yes. Keep reading.

Read also: An effective tool to recover deleted iMessages from iPhone

To retrieve lost iMessages, you need help from a third party software – iFonebox. Why? Because iFonebox is known as a professional iOS data recovery software which support 3 types of recovery mode, there are recover from device directly, from iTunes backup and iCloud backup selectively. iFonebox not only allow you to recover deleted text messages, also can export and save your text messages as a backup to your computer. And now you are able to recover missing iMessages conversation on iOS 10.3 iPhone and recover straight back to your device. Besides messages, iFonebox is able to recover up to 16 data such as reminders, calendars, Wechat data etc.

Download and install iFonebox and begin to get back missing iMessages threads on iOS 10.3 by reading the steps below. Ifonebox is supporting Windows and Mac version.
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How To Retrieve Lost iMessages Conversation On iOS 10.3 iPhone?

Step 1: If you don’t have backup for your deleted messages, you still able to retrieve your lost iMessages by tapping “Recover from iOS device” as your recovery mode after you run the software. Please do not forget to connect your phone with USB cable and if this is the first time you connect your iPhone to PC, you are require to tap “Trust the computer” on your iPhone screen. Then, click “Start” to begin.

Step 2: Select “Messages” under “Text Data” column, and then click “Start Scan” button. PS: iMessages is stored in Messages as well.

Step 3: After done scanning, you can select “Only display the deleted items” to filter your results if you are looking for deleted messages. You can edit the deleted messages before recover. The last step is select the messages you want to recover either “Recover to PC” or “Recover to device”. If you select “Recover to device”, you will be able to view your lost iMessages on your device directly.

iFonebox is such a powerful program on recover missing iMessages conversation on iOS 10.3 iPhone back to your device directly even you didn’t back up. Download and give it a try now!

Can I Rediscover Old iMesages Texts from iPhone 6s?


Old iMessages can be gone from your iPhone for various reasons. iMessages text may get deleted by mistake, may get lost after an iOS update, or may be deleted automatically. You can always rediscover the old iMessages from your iPhone 6s provided that the old iMessages have not been overwritten. It would be great if you have iTunes or iCloud backup to restore your iPhone, but it would be much simpler if you can rediscover the old iMessages selectively. Continue reading

How To Recover Lost iMessages after iOS 9.3.1 update without backup?


One of my friends called me and told a sad story about iOs 9.3.1 update. He lost all his iMessages which has been kept on the iPhone preciously after he updated his iPhone 5 to the lates ios 9.3.1. He wants to retrieve the lost imessages and went to the Apple Store for help. He was told that the iMessages are gone for good since he has no backup. What a tragedy!  Continue reading

How To Reclaim Deleted iMessages History from iPhone SE?


A friend called and complained that he had bought the latest model of iPhone SE and deleted some of iMessages history. He has an iTunes backup file but it has been created months ago for his old iPhone. So he wonder whether it is possible to reclaim the deleted iMessages history from iPhone SE. The answer is definitely yes. One can regain the deleted iMessages history from iPhone SE, regardless of having no backup file at all. Continue reading