How to Recover Lost Messages After iOS 13/12 Update Quickly

Find messages missing/disappeared after iPhone updated to iOS 13/12? Don’t panic, this article share you3 easy methods to help you recover lost messages on iPhone after iOS update, including text messages, iMessages, WhatsApp messages, and their respective corresponding attachments.

By iMobie | Posted on: Sep. 19, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 23, 2019
iOS 13 Deleted All My Messages Attachments

iOS 13 Deleted All My Messages Attachments

It is common that every iOS upgrade results in some update errors and iOS data loss cases. However, with a number of attractive features that each update brings, so many users would like to upgrade their iPhone iPad to the new iOS even there is a risk of data loss.

After updating to the new iOS 13 this September, some people reported that they’ve lost their messages by accident. So if you fall into the same situation, how can you get back your lost data. In this post, we’ll help you retrieve the lost or deleted messages from your iOS 13 devices, even if no backup available. (This post also applies to iOS 12, iOS 11 and previous iOS versions. )

Lost All Messages on iPhone After iOS Update

Lost All Messages on iPhone After iOS Update

How to Recover Lost Messages on iPhone After iOS 13/12 Update

Restoring from iPhone backup is the most traditional method to get back messages, but as we knew, most of the people may have no iPhone backup available. Additionally, restoring from backup will erase all your data on your iPhone firstly and then put all contents from backup to your device. So if you are about to recover only those messages you lost after iOS update, PhoneRescue for iOS will help a lot.

Benefits of Using Professional iOS Data Recovery Program:

  1. Never overwrite or replace current data on your device.
  2. Retrieving messages with attachments even if you have no backups.
  3. Preview lost messages on iTunes backup and iCloud server.
  4. Recover messages within a few clicks without tech knowledge required.

After learning about the strengths of using an iOS data recovery app, you may like to get the detailed steps to recover your lost messages, keep reading to make it.

Method 1: Recover iOS 13/iOS 12 Deleted Messages without Backup

The worst case is that you lost messages after upgrading your iPhone to new iOS but without any backup. Then, you can follow the steps below to get them back as long as these messages not be overwritten by new data.

Step 1 Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac or PC computer > Install and open it > Connect your iPhone to the computer and select Recover from iOS Device mode.

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Recover Lost Messages After iOS 13/12.4.1/12 Update without Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Only tick Messages and click OK.

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Recover Lost Messages After iOS 13/12Update without Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select the messages you want to recover > Click To Device button or To Computer button according to your needs.

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Recover Lost Messages After iOS 13/12.4.1/12 Update without Backup – Step 3

A message missing from your iPhone is not really gone forever, it just been marked as deleted and stayed somewhere on your phone till been overwritten by new messages. That’s why best iOS data recovery can help you get them back even without backup. Once the invisible deleted messages been overwritten, no tools can help you make it. So, stop using your iPhone and act right now.

Method 2: Recover Lost Messages After iOS 13/12.4.1/12 Update from iTunes Backup

Follow steps below to selectively restore only messages from iTunes backup without erasing the current data on your device.

Step 1 Download and install PhoneRescue on your computer > Select Recover from iTunes Backup mode and click the arrow button.

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Recover Lost Messages After iOS 13/12.4.1/12 Update from iTunes – Step 1

Step 2 Choose one backup contains the lost message you want to recover > Select Messages and click OK to scan backup data.

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Recover Lost Messages After iOS 13/12.4.1/12 Update from iTunes – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select the messages > Click on To Device button or To Computer button according to your needs.

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Recover Lost Messages After iOS 13/12.4.1/12 Update from iTunes – Step 3

Method 3: Recover Lost Messages After iOS Update via iCloud Backup

If you’ve backed up messages to iCloud backup, then you can follow this method to selectively restore the lost messages without resetting your iPhone.

Step 1 Download and run PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Select Recover from iCloud.

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Recover Lost Messages After iOS 13/12.4.1/12 Update from iCloud – Step 1

Step 2 Sign in with your Apple ID and password, then you’ll come to this page, select iCloud Backup.

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Recover Lost Messages After iOS 13/12.4.1/12 Update from iCloud – Step 2

Step 3 Choose the iCloud backup that contains the lost text messages > Click Download > Then it would pop up a screen for you to choose data types you would like to recover, so check Messages > Click OK button to continue.

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Recover Lost Messages After iOS 13/12.4.1/12 Update from iCloud – Step 3

Step 4 After downloading, select Messages or Message Attachment > Preview and select the messages you want to recover > Click the Recover button base on your needs.

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Recover Lost Messages After iOS 13/12.4.1/12 Update from iCloud – Step 4

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to recover lost iPhone text messages after iOS update. As you can see from above, using PhoneRescue for iOS to recover lost iOS messages is easily and quickly, and no risk of new data loss. Besides messages, you can also use it to recover other 20+ iOS content like photos, videos, calendar events, notes, etc., and fix some iOS system problems. Download it to have a try >

iMobie

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