How To Recover Messages from Lost/Stolen iPhone?


Have you ever been thinking about how to save data like messages from your iPhone when it gets lost or stolen? Most people may suppose it is impossible to recover text data like iPhone messages from a lost or stolen iPhone. Now things are different. As long as you have backed up your iPhone to your computer through iTunes, you can recover messages from lost or stolen iPhone selectively.

As it is known that iTunes backup file itself is not readable, thus we cannot access the text messages from the iTunes backup file particularly even though you can precisely locate where it is. You need to turn to a third party iPhone data recovery software for help. iFonebox is such kind of professional and easy-to-use iPhone data recovery software, which can retrieve all the messages from the iTunes backup file for lost or stolen iPhone. Here is how.

> Install and run iFonebox on your Mac computer.
Note: iFonebox is available for both Windows and Mac, please choose the right version to download and install.
> Choose the recovery mode of “Recover from iTunes Backup” after the iFonebox is successfully launched.
> Select an iTunes backup file after all the backup files are presented in a list. Choose the one which includes all the iPhone messages that you want to extract.
Note: If you cannot find the iTunes backup file from the list, you can click the button “Select more” to browse your computer to locate the iTunes backup file you need.
> Choose Messages to scan selectively by clicking on the icon for Messaegs app from the interface listing all the supported data categories.
> The data scanning and analyzing will take quite a time if you have a large number of messages stored on your iPhone or iPad, please wait patiently.
> All the messages items will be presented for previewing and selecting after the data scanning and analyzing is finished.
> Please choose all the messages or simply select whatever you want to recover to your computer computer by clicking on “Recover to PC” or “Recover to Mac” if you are using the Mac version.


After you have finished recovering iPhone messages from the iTunes backup file, you are free to erase everything from your lost or stolen iPhone for the sake of protecting your privacy from being usurped.

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