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How to Recover Lost iPhone Text Messages after update to iOS 11/10

How to Recover Lost iPhone Text Messages after update to iOS 11/10

Summary: an effective way to recover lost or accidentally deleted data can help you resolve lost messages due to updates to the iOS 11/10.3 system.          

Lost SMS after updating iOS 11 system?                 

After iOS 11 update, the SMS was deleted? I'm excited to learn that apple iOS 11 will be released and can't wait to update the iOS 11 system and forget to back up important messages before iMessage. After the iOS 11 update, I lost the iMessage that sending and receiving at my iPhone 8/7/6/6S. Is there a way to recover the missing iMessage SMS after the iOS 11 update? "

The current upgrade is the experience version of iOS 11, and the time for the official update from iOS 11 has not yet arrived, so users who have lost data to update to iOS 11 will still have to wait for some time. Therefore, we must develop the habit of backup, to avoid our data loss disappeared.     

How to recover lost text messages after updating iOS 11 from iPhone           

When you upgrade to iOS 11 or downgrade to iOS 10, you may run into the same problem, "the message disappears", as the user says. If you find information after the iOS 11 / 10 upgrade or downgrade is missing, how can you retrieve lost mail from your iPhone or iPad iOS 10/11? For restoring the loss of data in iOS 11, you can refer to the recovery method of iOS 10.

iPhone data recovery for recovering the SMS    

With iPhone 7 data recovery, you can recover lost or deleted SMS and SMS attachments from iPhone, 8/7/6S/6/SE/5S/5/4S/4, etc., if you do not have backup in iTunes or iCloud. Of course, if you have an available backup, you can also backup SMS from iTunes and iCloud. IPhone data recovery not only can help you recover SMS, instant messaging, video, photos, notes, call records and other datas from the iPhone / iPad in iOS 11 / 10.3 update, but also enable you to recover your chat application message, like WhatsApp message, Viber message, the messages, line messages, Skype messages, WeChat messages etc..          

There are three ways to recover deleted SMS from iPhone          

Free download the iPhone data recovery to recover iPhone text messages in iOS 11/10 in three recovery modes:

   

Recover Lost iPhone Text Messages after update to iOS 10:

Part 1. Recover Data from iOS Device Directly

Step 1. Connect iOS Device with Computer

Use the USB cable that comes with your iOS device to connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, to your computer. Then launch dr.fone on your computer and choose "Recover".

Once the program detects your device, it will show you the window as follows.

Tips: Before running dr.fone, you're supposed to download the latest version of iTunes. To avoid the automatically sync, don't launch iTunes when running dr.fone. I suggest you to disable the automatical syncing in iTunes beforehand: launch iTunes > Preferences > Devices, check “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”.

Step 2. Scan Your Device for Lost Data on It

Simply click the "Start Scan" button to let this program scan your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to scan for deleted or lost data. The scanning g process may last a few minutes, depending on the amount of data on your device. During the scanning process, if you see that the data you're looking for is there, then you can click the "Pause" button to stop the process.

Step 3. Preview and Recover the Scanned Data

The scan will take you some time. Once it's completed, you can see a scan result generated by the program. Data both lost and existing on your device are displayed in categories. To filter out the deleted data on your iOS device, you can swipe the option "Only display the deleted items" to ON. By clicking the file type in the left side, you can preview the found data. And you can see there is a search box on the top right of the window. You can search for a specific file by typing a keyword in the search box. Then save the data to your computer or your device by clicking the recovery button.

Tips: About recovering data

When you find the data you need, just put the check mark in front of the box to select them. After then, click the "Recover" button at the bottom right of the window. By default, the recovered data will be saved to your computer. As for text messages, iMessage, contacts, or notes, when you click Recover, a pop-up will ask you to "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to Device". If you want to put these messages back to your iOS device, click "Recover to Device".

Part 2. Recover Data from iTunes Backup

Step 1. Choose Recovery Mode

Launch dr.fone and click "Recover".

Then choose "Recover iOS Data".

You can see three options on the side here. Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File". After then, the iTunes backup recovery tool will detect all iTunes backup files on this computer and display them in the window. You can confirm which one is the one you need according to the date it has been created.

Step 2. Scan Data from iTunes Backup File

Choose the iTunes backup file that contains the data you want to recover and click "Start Scan". It will take a few minutes to extract all data from the iTunes backup file. Be patient.

Step 3. Preview and Recover Data from iTunes Backup

After a few seconds, all data in the backup file will be extracted and displayed in categories. You can preview them one by one before recovery. Then you can selectively mark and recover those you want by pressing the "Recover" button at the bottom. Now contacts, notes and messages can be directly recovered to your iOS device if you keep your iOS device connected with your computer via a USB cable during the recovery process.

Tips: you can see there is a search box in the result window. From there, you can type in the name of a file to search for it.

Tips: What if your iTunes backup file is located somewhere else?

When your iTunes backup file comes from somewhere, such as moved from another computer with a USB drive, how can you preview and get the content from it? There is a way. When you are at the first step, click "Select" under the list of iTunes backup files, and you can flexibly choose the iTunes backup file no matter where you place it.

Then in the pop-up window, preview and target your iTunes backup file. Then click "Start Scan" and you can move on with the step 2 above. It's pretty useful feature.

Part 3. Recover Data from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Choose Recovery Mode

After running dr.fone, choose "Recover" and click on it.

Then choose "Recover iOS Data".

After that, you can see there options for you to do data recovery. Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup Files". Then you'll see the window below. Enter your iCloud account and password to login. dr.fone takes your privacy seriously. We never keep a record of any your Apple account info or content at any time during your sessions.

Step 2. Download iCloud Backup File

When you logged into iCloud, the program can find all iCloud backup files in your account. Choose the one where you're going to recover data and click on the "Download" button.

And then in the pop-up, you can choose the type of files you would like to download. This will reduce the time of downloading the iCloud backup file. After that, you can scan the iCloud content now. Click on the "Next" button to start downloading. It will take you some time. Just wait for a moment.

Step 3. Preview and Recover Data from iCloud Backup File

The scan will be complete in a few minutes. Once it stops, you can preview almost all data in your iCloud backup file, like contacts, messages, photos, and more. Check them one by one and tick the item you want. Then click on the "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to your device" button to save them on your computer or your device with one click.

Now contacts, messages and notes can be directly recovered to your iOS device if your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is connected with your computer with a USB cable during the recovery process.

Tips: Directly preview and recover data from downloaded iCloud backup files

If you have downloaded iCloud backup files previously, you don't need to sign in and get off the iCloud backup file again. Click "To preview and scan previously downloaded iCloud backup file" under the account sign-in entrance.

Then you can see all downloaded iCloud backup files displayed in a list. You can choose any of them to extract the content. All these downloaded backup files are located on your own computer. If you don't need them any more, you can click on the trash icon beside the scan button to delete them completely.

    

In life, no matter how careful we are, we inevitably encounter unexpected circumstances. So, in order to avoid missing data, we have to store important data on the computer periodically



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