iPhone Text Messages Disappear from Inbox? Here’s How to Get Them Back

It would be annoying to find iPhone deleting messages by itself. If you have the same problem, read on this article to learn what to do when iPhone text messages disappear from inbox.

By Ansel Riley | Posted: Jan. 09, 2018, Last Updated: Jan. 17, 2018
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Although it is not a common issue for iPhone users, it can be really annoying to find iPhone deleting messages from inbox by itself. Sometimes iPhone text messages disappear from inbox after iOS software update or after a restart, but there are also cases that iPhone text messages just disappear from iPhone suddenly. Regardless of the reasons, what matters is how to get back missing text messages on iPhone.

If you have made backup for your iPhone before, you can easily recover disappeared iPhone messages by restoring your iPhone from iTunes backup or from iCloud backup. But what to if you don’t have available backup or missing messages aren’t included in your backup? Here in this article, we are going to talk about how to get back disappeared text messages on iPhone without backup.

What to Do If iPhone Text Messages Disappear from Inbox in iOS 11/iOS 10

First of all, go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage and scroll down to Messages app to check if it takes up the same storage. If your messages disappeared from iPhone but still in storage, well then, you have a good chance to get back your missing messages on iPhone. Next, follow the troubleshooting steps to fix iPhone messages disappearing from inbox.

1. Hard Reset your iPhone

Here is how to hard reset your iPhone:

2. Reset All Settings on iPhone

You can also try resetting all settings on iPhone to fix iPhone deleting messages by itself. To make it, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. If you have passcode for your iPhone, you’ll need to enter your passcode to reset all settings. This will not erase any data from your iPhone but reset all system settings to default.

How to Fix iPhone Deleting Messages

How to Fix iPhone Deleting Messages in iOS 11/iOS 10

3. Recover Disappeared iPhone Messages via iPhone Data Recovery Tool

If neither of above steps worked, you might need to turn to third-party software to recover missing messages on iPhone. PhoneRescue for iOS, a professional iPhone message recovery tool is here to help. It supports securely scanning your device and allows you to recover disappeared messages from your iPhone directly. In addition to text messages, PhoneRescue for iOS is also capable of retrieving iMessages as well as message attachments like pictures, videos, etc. Compatible with iPhone X/8/7/6/6S/SE/5, PhoneRescue for iOS can work with both Windows and Mac OS.

Now, download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer and follow the instructions below to get back your missing messages on iPhone.

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Step 1 Open PhoneRescue for iOS and plug in your iPhone. Choose Recover from iOS Device from the main screen.

How to Recover Disappearing Text Messages on iPhone - Step 1

How to Recover Disappearing Text Messages on iPhone – Step 1

Step 2 In the pop-up window, select Messages (or other types of data you want to recover) and click OK.

How to Recover Disappearing Messages on iPhone - Step 2

How to Recover Disappearing Messages on iPhone – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select your disappeared iPhone messages, and then click either of recover buttons to save messages.

How to Recover Missing Messages on iPhone - Step 3

How to Recover Missing Messages on iPhone – Step 3

The Bottom Line

PhoneRescue for iOS makes it possible for you to recover missing messages on iPhone without backup. It can also be helpful when you want to recover mistakenly deleted messages as well other data and files on iPhone X/8/7/6/6S/SE/5. Give it a try now >

Ansel Riley

Member of @iMobie team, has over 3-year experience in data recovery/transfer technology.

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