iOS 10 is said to be the world’s best mobile operating system since its debut on WWDC in 2016. So lots of iPhone users cannot wait to upgrade their device to iOS 10 once received the update push. Unfortunately, some people find that there are data lost after the update, such as photos, messages, contacts, etc. In this post we aim to tell you top 3 ways to restore lost messages on iPhone after iOS 10 upgrade. If you have the same trouble during/after iOS 9.3.2/9.0/8 update, the methods we will elaborate also apply.
It can be absolutely devastating to lost previous photos or messages due to accidental deletion or iOS update/jailbreak. When you think that you press the delete button, you data has gone forever, which is not the case. Your data is almost always recoverable with the help of iPhone Data Recovery software. It offers three options to get back iPhone lost messages, photos, contacts, Safari, Notes, and more. It can be done by scanning the iPhone to see if the imprint of the files still exists for recovery; Lost data can also be recovered from iTunes/iCloud backups.
When you open iPhone Data Recovery, the default recovery option is “Recover Data from iOS device”. You can switch to the most suitable recovery modes.
Recover Data from iOS device: Scan iPhone directly to recover lost data without backup. You’d better stop using the iPhone and turning on Airplane mode to avoid further data overwritten.
Recover from iTunes backup files: Your files have been backed up to iTunes and you want to selectively extract the part of lost messages only.
Recover from iCloud backup files: Download files from iCloud backup without wiping data on iPhone.
Following the steps below to restore lost messages on iPhone 7/SE/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4S.
Step 1. Choose the proper recovery option. If you connect iPhone for direct scanning, please unlock the device to get it detected.
Step 2. Preview data and locate your lost messages
Data scan can be completed within 1-3 minutes, you can then preview all data including existing and deleted. Click Messages folder on the left column and you’ll find all messages (including iMessage) threads. On the left bottom you can tick Show Only Deleted to preview all lost messages.
Step 3: Check the messages threads that you have lost during/after iOS 10/9 update, and click Recover button. You will get two recovery options. Choose the one you prefer to continue.
Done! Your lost messages have now been recovered successfully to iPhone or computer. For other types of data like Contacts, Notes, WhatsApp data, the steps are similar.