iPhone Data Disappeared
1.1 iPhone Contacts Disappeared
1.2 iPhone Text Messages/iMessages Disappeared
1.3 iPhone Photos Disappeared
1.4 iPhone Notes Disappeared
1.5 iPhone App Disappeared
1.6 iPhone Emails Disappeared
1.7 iPhone Music Disappeared
1.8 iPhone App Store Disappeared
1.9 iPhone Calendar Disappeared

[Solved] Text Messages/iMessages Disappeared from iPhone? Get Them Back

Summary

iPhone text messages or iMessages disappeared randomly for no reason? Don't panic. Read this post and learn how to recover missing text messages/iMessages with or without any backup.

"I found some text messages disappearing from my iPhone 6 after iOS update, and also lost some attachments pictures. I have tried some fixes, such as hard reboot my iPhone, reset network setting and turn iMessages on/off, but still cannot get back the missing messages. They very important to me, so how can I retrieve them back, is there some methods to fix this message problem?" – From Apple Community

In today's technology driven lifestyle, we all use our iPhone a lot for personal and professional needs, hence it would cause us too much trouble if something important got lost from your iPhone. Recently, a lot of iPhone users have reported that their text messages or iMessages are randomly disappearing. Even most of users are positive that they didn't delete any of the text message/iMessage from their iPhone, they are gone without reasons.

You must be dead curious about this issue. Why did text messages disappear from iPhone? How to fix it and get all missing text messages/iMessages back? To help you with this question, we have collected all information in this article. Continue to read this article, and learn why your text messages disappeared on iPhone, and how to recover all missing messages.

Text Messages Disappeared

Text Messages Disappeared

Why would "messages disappeared from iPhone" happen?

Even though most people claim that they didn't delete any text message or iMessage manually, they must did some other risky operations that cause messages missing from iPhone. Here are some common reasons that make your iPhone messages disappeared from inbox.

1. iOS upgrade. We have noticed that, in most cases, text messages disappeared from iPhone after iOS update.

2. Improper messages settings. iPhone provides you several settings to help you customize Messages app, like how long to keep messages on your iPhone. If your message history only keeps in 30 days or 1 year instead of forever, then there are great chances that your messages expired and got erased.

3. When you sync iPhone with iTunes, or restore iPhone, you could all lose your text messages unexpectedly.

All situations we list above would make you lost important messages on iPhone X/8/7/6/5/4. To prevent any unexpected data loss, we strongly suggest you to back up iPhone regularly, whether with iTunes or iCloud. But even if you don't have any backup right now, you can still get your messages back following the solutions below.

Best method to retrieve disappeared text messages/iMessages from iPhone

After your text messages or iMessages disappeared from iPhone, does it mean that they are gone forever? Of course not. Sometimes, they are just marked as deleted and still hidden on your devices. With professional iPhone Text Message Recovery tool, it is possible to recover them.

Aiseesoft iPhone Data Recovery is advanced program that aims to be industry leading iOS data recovery software, it is very easy to use and provides you multiple modes to recover 20 + data types. More highlights include:

1. Recover disappeared or missing text messages with or without backup.

2. All messages types are supported, including text messages, iMessages, WhatsApp messages, SMS messages, MMS messages, message attachments, etc.

3. Preview detailed messages infos and select what to recover accordingly.

4. Save deleted text messages as CSV or HTML format on PC/Mac.

5. Many other iPhone files and data such as contacts, notes, photos, call logs, videos, etc. are supported as well.

6. Fully compatible with all iOS devices, including iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 4, etc.

iPhone Data Recovery enables you to get lost iPhone texts back from iOS device, iTunes backup or iCloud backup. Now free download the program on your computer or Mac, and follow the steps below to learn how to fix text messages disappeared from iPhone using the program.

Solution 1. How to get back disappeared messages from iTunes/iCloud backup

Provided that you have backed up iPhone before, you can use iPhone Data Recovery to selectively recover missing text messages from iTunes or iCloud backup. Here we will take iTunes backup as an example, and show you how to gain access to your backup files and extract text messages.

Step 1Open iPhone Data Recovery

Install FoneLab and choose "iPhone Data Recovery" feature on the main interface, then tab Recover from iTunes Backup File mode from the left panel.

Recover from iTunes Backup File

Step 2Scan iTunes backup

All iTunes backup files will display with device name, latest backup data and serial number. Select an iTunes backup file, and then click "Start Scan" button to scan iTunes backup.

Scan iTunes Backup File

Step 3View missing iMessage/texts messages in the backup

After the scanning process, all backup files will be listed as different categories on the left. Check "Messages" and "iMessages" to preview all text messages/iMessages on the main screen. The deleted ones will be mar ked as red while the existing ones are black. You can also toggle "Only display the deleted item(s)" on to view deleted texts only.

View Text Messages iMessages on iPhone

Step 4Recover disappeared text messages from iTunes backup

Select all disappeared text messages you want to get back, then click "Recover" button on the bottom-right corner. Confirm the path you want to save the texts, then all messages will be exported to the computer as CSV and HTML format.

Solution 2. How to recover disappeared messages from iPhone directly (No backup needed)

If you have never backed up iPhone before, that's ok. iPhone Data Recovery provides you the option to recover missing text messages from iOS device directly. It is also easy enough to operate. Follow the steps below.

Step 1Open iPhone Data Recovery

Install and launch FoneLab, choose iPhone Data Recovery feature on the main interface, then you will enter iPhone data recovery window.

Open iPhone Data Recovery

Step 2Connect iPhone to computer

This text message recovery tool normally sets Recover from iOS Device as the default mode. Now you can connect iPhone to computer via USB cable. Click "Trust" button on your iPhone to allow the connection, soon iPhone Data Recovery will display your iPhone name and other info.

Connect iPhone to Computer

Step 3Start scan iPhone

Click "Start Scan" button to scan all your iPhone data, including disappeared text messages. Seconds later, the software will show you how many existing and deleted files have been found.

Step 4Preview disappeared texts on iPhone

All iPhone files are listed as different categories on the left. Check "Messages" to preview all text messages on the main screen. The deleted ones will be marked as red while the existing ones are black. You can also toggle "Only display the deleted item(s)" on to view deleted texts only.

Preview Disappeared Text Messages

Step 5Recover missing text messages/iMessages

Select all deleted text messages you want to recover, then click "Recover" button on the bottom-right corner. Confirm the path you want to save the texts, then the deleted messages will be exported to the computer in CSV or HTML format.

In this article, we have mianly showed you how to fix when text messages or iMessages disappeared from iPhone. Still have more questions? Feel free to leave your comments down below.

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June 13, 2018 09:33 / Updated by to iOS Recovery