Restore Lost Messages From iPhone After Downgrade To iOS 10.3.3 From iOS 11


As iOS 11 is about to be released this autumn, Apple released iOS 11 beta 4 to the public developers for test. And after testing, one develper needed to downgraded to iOS 10.3.3 from iOS 11, unfoutunately, he lost messages on his iPhone 7. Thus, is it possible to restore lost messages from iPhone after downgraded to iOS 10 from iOS 11? Definitely yes. Calm down firstly and then, keep reading. Methods are listed below.

Methods 1. Retrieve lost messages due to downgrade from iPhone directly

In order to retrieve missing text messages due to iOS downgrade, you need the help from iFonebox, which is a professioal iPhone Messages Recovery tool enabling you to find lost messages, contacts, notes, wechat messages, etc from iPhone directly. Plus, you can extract and restore lost messages from iTunes or iCloud backup selectively if you have, not wiping any data on your iOS device. Also, you can trasnfer retrieved messages back to iOS device directly. Pretty convenient.

It is necessary to download and install iFonebox on your computer ahead. There are two versions accessible: Windows version and Mac version.

How to restore lost messages from iPhone due to iOS 11 downgrade?

Run iFonebox. Launch iFonebox and select “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.


Scan your “Messages”. Select “Messages” under “Text Data” column. Then click “Start Scan” button to begin to scan your text messages on your iPhone.


Preview and recover. After done scanning, you can preview all those messages from iPhone including deleted ones. Select “Only display the deleted items” to filter your results if you are looking for deleted text messages/imessages. The last step is to 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 deleted messages on your device directly.


Methods 2. Restore lost messages from iPhone backup due to downgrade 

Another easy method for you to find iPhone lost messages is from iTunes or iCloud backup if you have one before.

Restoring from iTunes backup needs a computer. Firstly run iTunes on your computer and then, plug in iPhone. Once recognized, you can choose Restore Backup in the iTunes interface.

While restoring from iCloud backup is quite easy. Just do it on your iPhone. Go to Settings> General>Reset> Erase All Content and Settings. Your iPhone will be set as a new iPhone and when rebooted, you can choose to restore from iCloud backup file.

Remember that when restoring from iPhone backup directly, you may take the risk of erasing other new added data on your iOS device, so be cautious when choosing this way to retrieve lost messages because of downgrading to iOS 10 from iOS 11. PS: you can use iFonebox to extract and restore lost messages from iPhone backup selectively.

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