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How to Recover Lost iPhone Messages after updating to iOS 8

Please help! I lost most messages after updating phone with iOS 8. I tried seeing if my messages could be found in iCloud. No luck. How do I recover?

There’s no doubt that iOS 8 has brought a healthy dose of new features and general performance enhancements to the fold, but also, the Cupertino firm has clearly been hard at work in improving what’s already here but not yet perfected.

After updating to the latest version of iOS 8, many iPhone users find that the messages in their iDevice get lost randomly. If you have lost many messages in your iPhone, you can restore your iPhone with the backup you have created with iTunes. After restoring the backup to your iPhone, you may get the lost messages back.

Update iPhone to iOS 8 losing any photo, apps, SMS or messages?Many iPhone users lost data after update iPhone to iOS 8.However, If you want to recover lost messages from iPhone iOS 8, you need to use a third data recovery.

iOS 8 Data Recovery-iPhone Data Recovery can not only recover deleted messages from iPhone after iOS 8 upgrade,but also recover lost contacts,photos,videos,bookmarks,etc.

And you can free download the software and have a try.

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How to Recover Deleted messages on iPhone After iOS 8 Update

Part 1: Recover iPhone messages by extracted iTunes Backup

This iPhone messages recovery program enable you to restore iPhone messages from iTunes backup, no matter you are using the iPhone 6, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S,iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, or iPhone 3GS , or you just lost it.

Step 1. Scan the backup file

Note: To prevent the backup file from being updated and replaced by the contacts on your iPhone now, please do not connect or sync your iPhone on iTunes after you lost your messages.

If you have ever synced different iDevices with iTunes before, there will be show you more than one backup files after clicking “Recover from iTunes Backup File“. Choose the one for your iPhone and click “Start Scan“.

Step 2. Restore your messages from iPhone

The scanning may cost you a few seconds. You can find all the contents on the backup file displayed in details. The data presented in the scan result is clear, organized and in original quality. You can preview all data in the scan result except for messages files.

To recover the messages, check the box in front of the messages and click the “Recover to Device” or "Recover to Computer" button, then you are successfully save the content on your computer. If you have a need, you also can mark contacts, photos, notes and other data to restore them.

Form the scan result, you can see those existing in the backup file and those deleted from your iPhone showed in different colors. You can separate them by clicking “Only display the deleted items“.

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Part 2: Directly scan and recover messages on iPhone

Step 1. Run the program and connect your iPhone to the computer

After downloading and installing the program, then run it on your computer. Connect your iPhone to the computer.

For iPhone 6/5S/5C/5/4S user, you can click “Start Scan” button directly.
For iPhone 4/3GS user, you can choose “Advanced Mode” at the corner of the window to get a deeper scan.

Step 2. Enter the device’s scanning mode and scan it

iPhone 6/5S/5C/5/4S users need to click “Start Scan” to directly scan your iPhone for deleted messages on it. For iPhone 4/3GS users, follow the steps below to enter the device’s scanning mode to scan it:

1. Hold your iPhone and click the “Start” button.
2. Pressing the “Power” and “Home” button simultaneously for 10 seconds;
3. In 10 seconds, release “Power” button, while keep holding “Home” button for another 15 seconds until you get the message of successfully entering.

Whichever device you use, the program will automatically begin scanning your iPhone according to your lost contacts after you doing the steps .

Step 3. Preview and recover iPhone messages

You can preview all found data before recovery after the scanning. Choose “messages” to preview, then mark the ones you wanted and click “Recover to Device” or "Recover to Computer" button to save them on your computer easily.

Now, download this iPhone message Recovery software to have a try!

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