“Had an iPhone 4s for a few years, backed it up frequently. My parents back at home bought and activated a new iPhone 6 for me, keeping my same number. For two weeks all messages sent to my number went to my iPhone 6 instead of my 4s. When I finally got home and checked my 6, I saw over 70 messages waiting for me. I backed up my iPhone 4s and then synced that data onto my iPhone 6. Once that transfer was finished however, I noticed my inbox now contained only messages from my 4s, the 70 new ones from my 6 were nowhere to be found. Is there any way of getting these messages back?”
As long as you never try to restore your iPhone 6 from backup for your iPhone 4, you can get back the lost messages by directly scanning your iPhone 6 with third party iPhone data recovery software.
Here is how.
> 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.
> Connect your iPhone to computer.
> Click “ Start” on the startup interface after being recognized.
> Choose messages to scan and analyze selectively.
> Wait until the data analyzing process completes.
> Select the deleted messages and then click “Recover to Device”.
> The recovering process will take some time, please wait for a while.
> Your iPhone will be restarted with the Apple logo and progress bar after the recovering process is finished.
> The white Apple logo and progress bar will appear on your iPhone.
> All the recovered messages will be transferred to your iPhone soon.
Or if you have ever enabled automatic backing up with iTunes, there should be an iTunes backup file for your new iPhone 6, you can recover the lost messages from your iTunes backup file.
Here is how.
> Install and run iFonebox.
> Choose the recovery mode of “Recover from iTunes Backup”.
> Select an iTunes backup file from which you want to extract all your messages only.
> Choose Messages to scan and analyze selectively.
> Wait until the messages and contacts analyzing is finished.
> Preview all the extracted messages and select what ever you need to recover to computer or recover to your device directly.
In addition, you can call your carrier for help. Some of the carrier will offer the messages history for customers.