How to Restore iPhone Lost/Deleted Message after iOS 12/11 Upgrade

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Now the new iOS public beta version has been officially released to the public recently. I believe many Apple fans and tech fans are itch to install iOS beta and experience the brand new features. However, a certain number of users replied that the latest system has run into some troubles, such as text message gone after iOS 12/11 update. In this post, I’d like to share 3 ways to recover lost messages on iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6s/6/5s/5 after upgrade to iOS 12/11.

Method 1: Undelete iOS 12/11 iPhone Message History without Backup
Method 2: Restore Lost iPhone SMS on iOS 12/11 with iTunes Backup
Method 3: Retrieve Deleted iPhone Text Message after iOS 12/11 Update from iCloud Backup

Method 1: Undelete iOS 12/11 iPhone Message History without Backup (Recommended)

Data loss with new update is frequently heard every year, and iOS 11 is no exception. If you are unlucky to find iOS 12/11 delete all text messages, and what’s worse, you had never backed it up before, UltData will be the first choice for you to recover iPhone message SMS, iMessage, WhatsApp, Viber messages after iOS 12/11 update. Here is what you will need to do:

Step 1: Free download and install UltData on your PC or Mac and connect your device with it.

Step 2: Select the file type you want to restore back to iPhone and click Start Scan to move on.

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Step 3: As soon as the scanning process finished, all the lost sent and received text messages will be listed chronologically. Preview and select the message history to be recovered. Click the Recover button on lower right to regain theses contents.

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Video Guide on How to Recover iPhone Lost Messages after iOS 12/11 Update with UltData

Method 2: Restore Lost iPhone SMS on iOS 12/11 from iTunes Backup

If you are foresighted enough and had backed iPhone with iTunes before installing iOS 11, things will become much easier. You can use iTunes to easily recover message deleted after ios 12/11 update.

Step 1:Make sure the iTunes is up to date on your PC/Mac to avoid unnecessary iTunes errors, and disable Find My iPhone feature. Then connect with your iPhone.

Step 2: Click the iPhone icon to call out Summary. On the summary interface choose Restore Backup.

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Step 3: Select the latest backup you’ve made, and click Restore for lost messages recovery.

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Note: iTunes can only retrieve the deleted message history up to the day you made backup, and messages sent & received after iOS 11 upgrade as well as other contents will be erased from your iPhone.

Method 3: Retrieve Deleted iPhone Text Messages after iOS 12/11 Update from iCloud Backup

Similarly, iCloud also allows you to undelete iPhone message conversation after updating to iOS 12/11. Add a premise that you must back up with iCloud before updating iOS. To check whether you have a recoverable iCloud Backup, go to Settings > You Name > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage to view detailed backup information.

Step 1: Tap Settings > General > Reset, and select Erase all contents and settings.

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Step 2: You will be navigated to Apps & Data screen, choose Restore from iCloud Backup and sign into your account.

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Step 3: Choose the available backup to start recovery.

The Bottom Line

Considering that iTunes and iCloud may wipe out part of contents and data from your iPhone, and the uncertainty that whether your desired information is exactly included in the system backup, you are highly recommend to try UltData to selectively preview and recover iPhone message after ios 12/11 update without losing other files.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iOS 11 Update Follow @Jerry Cook