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Top 2 Options to Restore Messages/SMS on New iPhone X/8/8 Plus

September 05, 2017 06:35 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iPhone 6 Topics
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I believe everybody has some precious messages between you and someone important to you saved on iPhone and you’ll never want to remove them, but what if those precious texts has been deleted or missing by mistake or lost after iOS 11 update, I guess you are going to crazy. No worries!

There are 2 options available to recover lost text messages/SMS on iPhone X/8/8 Plus. The first one is restore them from your iTunes and iCloud backup if you backed up your iPhone previously, but this way may erase all contents and settings.

The second one is that you can get your messages back with the help of a third-party software, like Tenorshare UltData, which not only assist you restore messages from iTunes and iCloud backup optionally, but also retrieve them from your iPhone directly even without backup. Now let’s see the details.

Option 1: Restore Deleted Texts from iTunes/iCloud Backup

If you are in the habit of doing backups, then this option is right for you, you can recover deleted iPhone 8 texts either from iTunes backup or from iCloud backup.

From iTunes Backup:

Firstly, connect your iPhone with PC, then iTunes should launch automatically.

Click iPhone image icon in the top left corner. Then choose “Restore backup” from summary. After that, all the data on your iPhone will be replaced by the backup you made previously.


From iCloud Backup:

Please note that, all the current data on your iPhone will also be overwritten by the old backup files with this method, so make sure you save copies of those files you don’t want to lose.

To recover messages from iCloud backup, connect your iPhone with WiFi, go to Settings>>General>>Erase all content and settings, then your new iPhone will burst into life again.


Then tap on Restore Backup from iCloud Backup under App & Data screen, sign into iCloud and select a backup from the list to start recovery.


Option 2: Undelete Lost Messages from iPhone X/8/8 Plus without Backup

If you do not make any backups or you are unwilling to overwrite your current data, you can use a third-party iOS data recovery software like UltData to help you get back your lost messages and sms. UltData has won a good reputation in iOS data recovery, which is capable of recovering up to 25 kinds of files including messages, photos, videos, contacts, call history, Facebook/Line/Wechat history and more. Now let’s perform a lost message recovery on your iPhone X/8/8 Plus without backup.

Get free trial version of UltData downloaded here and install it.

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After installed, by default, all categories will be selected, for time saving, you can only tick Messages and click "Start Scan" to proceed.

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Once the scan completed,select Messages and SMS Attachments and located the lost messages you want to restore, hit “ Recover” to start texts recovery, then assign where you want to save them.

In addition to recover lost data from your device directly, UltData can also getting back missing files from iTunes and iCloud backup. More importantly, it will not result in any data loss compared to option 1 we mentioned above.

Have you ever experienced any issues on your new iPhone X/8/8 Plus? If you have you lost your photos, videos, chat history and other data, the steps are similar.

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