Restore Lost Text Messages From iPhone Running iOS 10.2


After Apple released iOS 10.1.1, most iPhone users reflected the battery drain problem.So will the upcoming iOS 10.2 fix the problem? When updating to a new iOS system, some people face the data loss problem like text messages. Here is the question: is it possible to restore lost text messages from iPhone running iOS 10.2? 

Generally speaking, when updating to iOS 10.2 and text messages got lost, don’t be afraid, you can restore lost text messages from iPhone running iOS 10.2. Undoubtedly, the easiest way to retrieve those missing messages from iPhone is to restore from iTunes or iCloud backup data if you have one. But the problem is when restoring from iTunes or iCloud backup directly, you may take the risk of wiping other data from your iPhone. Thus, I will show you a better method to help you recover lost text messages from iPhone directly with iOS 10.2.

In order to restore lost text messages from iPhone, I think what you need is the help from iFonebox, a professional iPhone text messages recovery tool.

Not to mention that, iFonebox can not only retrieve deleted messages, but a powerful data recovery tools that allows you to recover as many as 16 types of data from iOS device, such as notes, reminders, contacts, wechat contacts, whatsapps attachment etc. Moreover, iFonebox supports extract and restore lost messages from iTunes and iCloud backup selectively. This tutorial mainly about recovering deleted messages from iPhone as well as retrieving from backup selectively.

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

Retrieve lost text messages from iPhone with iOS 10.2 directly

Step 1. Launch iFonebox.  Choose Recover from iOS Device mode. Please connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable so as to scan and get back lost text messages to it. Once connected successfully, your iPhone will be detected by iFonebox. If it is the first time to connect your iPhone to the computer, you need click Trust the computer on your iPhone screen firstly. Click Start button to begin.


Step 2. Scan messages from iPhone. Click on Messages item to start scanning and analysis process. It may take some time to scan if you get a larger data for text messages on iPhone.


Step 3. Preview and select messages to recover to iPhone. Now you can select those deleted messages and then, click Recover to Device button. Once clicked, just follow the reminders pop-up from the software. You need to turn off Find My iPhone in advance. After restoring, your iDevice will be restarted and then upgrade. Once all are done, those deleted messages have been in your iPhone safely and successfully.


Restore lost text messages from backup selectively

If you have an iTunes or iCloud backup for those lost messages, you can use iFonebox to extract and restore missing messages from backup selectively. Here, I will take Recover from iTunes Backup as example.

Run the software and scan your backup files. Launch iFonebox and connect your phone via USB cable.  Select “Recover from iTunes backup File” on the interface of iFonebox, and you will see your iTunes backup files. Click start scan. PS: Please click “select more” if you do not found your backup file on the interface.
Scan text messages from iTunes backup. Now you can click on Message item and start automatic scanning. It takes longer time to scan messages if you have a larger data. Just be patient.
ifonebox-itunes-backupPreview and recover messages to iPhone 7. After scanning, now you  can preview and select those lost messages you need from backup, you can click Recover to PC or Recover to Device button to transfer those recovered messages back to your iPhone.

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