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!
Though it will be great if you have the iTunes or iCloud backup with which you can restore your iPhone to get back the lost iMessages, you are still be able to reclaim the deleted iMessages without it. All what you need a third party iPhone data recovery software.
iFOnebox is the magic utility which can recover the lost iMessages after the ios 9.3.1 update directly from the iPhone selectively, even if you have no iTunes nor iCloud backup. Besides, iFonebox can recover lost or deleted notes, contacts, SMS messages, wechat , whatsapp and photos etc from iPhone or iPad. If you have backup file, iFonebox can help you export data from the backup file without losing anything else.
Now I am going to get down to the details about how to recover the deleted iMessages from iPhone directly and selectively.
> Install and run iFonebox on your computer.
Note: iFonebox is available for both Windows and Mac, please choose the right version to download and install according to what kind of machine you are using.
> Plug in your iPhone to computer and click “Start” after your iPhone is recognized by iFonebox.
Note: If your iPhone fails to show up on the startup screen , please make sure whether you have trusted the computer on your iPhone.
> Choose iMessages to scan selectively by clicking on the icon of Messages app from the screen where all the supported data categories are listed.
> After the data scanning and analyzing is completed, all the iMessages items including the deleted items (showed in orange) will be presented for previewing.
> Select the deleted items to recover by checking “Only display the deleted” and then click to recover to computer or simply retrieve to your iPhone.
Tips: Please switch on “Airplane Mode” while recovering the deleted iMessages to iPhone or iPad to prevent the recovering process being interrupted and the recovery fails.