How to Fix: Text Messages Disappeared from iPhone X/8
Text messages disappeared from iPhone X/8 (Plus)? Don’t worry, this guide will tell you the methods to get back the missing messages.
Text messages disappeared from iPhone is a frequently occurring problem, and many new iPhone 8/iPhone X users also have emailed us telling about it. Actually, there are quite a few reasons that can lead to text messages missing from iPhone X/8, like iOS update, restore from wrong backup or incorrect settings for iPhone. Whatever the reasons, you definitely want to recover the text messages as soon as possible. Just keep reading to find out the methods.
How to Fix Text Messages Disappeared from iPhone X/8
Tip 1. Hard reboot your device. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button, then press and quickly release the Volume Down button, finally press and hold the Power button until you see the Apple logo.
Tip 2. Turn iMessage off/on. Go to Settings > Messages > Turn off iMessage and turn it on after a few seconds.
Tip 3. Check Keep Messages. Open Settings app > Messages > Keep Messages > Three options for you, it will permanently delete the messages older than 30 days, 1 year or never. You can choose Never to prevent the messages disappeared from iPhone problem in the future.
Tip 4. Reset All Settings. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. It will not erase any iPhone data.
Tip 5. Restore from Backup. If you have backed up your iPhone 8/X before the text messages disappeared, you can choose to restore your iPhone from that backup. But it will erase the existed iPhone data. If you only want to restore missing messages or have no backup, then the next method can help you.
Tip 6. Use iOS Data Recovery – PhoneRescue for iOS. It’s one professional iPhone data recovery tool that can help users find lost text messages with or without backup.
- It can help you find missing text messages on iPhone, or only export messages from iTunes/iCloud backup.
- It lets you preview, select and then recover the text messages to iPhone directly or download them to computer.
- It will not erase any existing data on your device during the recovery.
Step 1. Download PhoneRescue for iOS on computer, install and open it > Connect your iPhone 8 or iPhone X to computer via USB cable.
Step 2. Choose one recovery mode as per your needs, here we choose Recover from iOS Device as example > Click right arrow to continue.
Step 3. By default, all categories will be selected. Please uncheck Select All option and then choose Messages. Click OK to confirm.
Step 4. After the scanning, you can preview and select the messages you need > Click To Device button to recover the texts to iPhone 8/X, or To Computer to download them to Mac/PC.
The Bottom Line
Hope this guide can help you fix the text messages disappeared from iPhone 8/X issue. If you have any question about this guide, please contact us via email or leave a comment and we will reply you soon.