What if happen to lose text messages after iOS 9.2.1 updating
Summary: This article will show you three simple yet effective way to help you recover lost text messages from iPhone with iOS 9.2.1 update.
Apple has released iOS 9.2.1 to the public so as to improve the performances of iOS 9.2 and fix some bugs. Just as the previous iOS updating, a tremendous storm of losing iPhone data is approaching to us. During the process of iOS 9.2.1 updating, more and more users to claim that they have lost their data like text messages on their phones. If you were one of them, don't worry, this article aims for recovering disappeared text messages on iPhone with iOS 9.2.1 update.
It is quite common when some messages are lost in the process of update. The good news is if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup for those lost messages, just restore them from backup. The only problem is when restoring from iCloud or iTunes backup, some data in your iPhone may be erased meanwhile. So if you want to selectively restore messages from backup or recover disappeared text messages from iPhone after update to iOS 9.2.1, it is hard to make it unless you are under the help from iRefone for Mac, which is the best iOS data recovery tool.
With it, you can recover deleted text messages on iPhone directly without any iTunes or iCloud backup by scanning your device and listing all the marked and hidden messages, and also allows you to preview the deleted messages before recovering them. More than anything, iRefone also supports selectively extracting text messages and other iOS contents from iTunes and iCloud backup. And there is an equivalent version for Windows users, iRefone to aid you to get back text messages from iPhone on Windows.
Method 1: Directly Recover Text Message from iPhone
1. Run iRefone
Choose Recover from iOS Device mode. Please plug in your iPhone to the computer with USB cable. Once connected successfully, iRefone will detect your iPhone automatically. Click Start button to begin.
2. Scan messages from iPhone
Select Messages and Message Attachments icon to scan your iPhone for the hidden or deleted text messages.
3. Preview and choose lost text Messages to recover
After automatic scanning, now you can select those lost text message you need and then, click Recover to Mac button and all selected will be recovered to your computer.
Method 2: Recover iPhone Text Messages from iTunes Backup Files
If you have an iTunes backup for your lost messages, you can follow this method to restore lost text messages from backup.
Step 1. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup mode. All iTunes backup files will be detected. So just pick out one including your lost messages to scan. Click Select button.
Step 2. Select Messages and Message Attachments for scanning. As one of the most remarkable features, iRefone allows you to selectively scan files you need instead of all files on iPhone to simplify the recovery process.
Step 3. Preview and select all deleted text messages to recover. And by clicking Recover to Mac button to extract and save all lost text messages on your computer.
Method 3: Recover Deleted Text Messages from iCloud Backup Files
If you have an iCloud backup for your deleted text messages, you can choose Recover from iCloud Backup mode.
Step 1: Set off iRefone and you will see the interface asking you to choose recovery mode. Click to choose "Recover from iCloud Backup", and you are brought to an interface asking sign in with your Apple ID. You will be presented with a list of iCloud backup file for different iOS devices, choose the right iCloud backup file to download.
Step 2. Then, you can choose the Messages you would like to download. After that, you can scan the iCloud content now. Click on the "Next" button to begin. It will take you some time. Just wait for a moment.
Step 3. Once the downloading process stops, you can click the icon of the Messages data you need in your iCloud backup file. Finally, click on the "Recover to Mac" to save them on your computer with one click.
Till now, no matter whether an up-to-date iTunes or iCloud backup were created before the loss of the text messages, you can use the methods introduced in this tutorial to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone effortlessly.
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