Why your iPhone deleted all your messages? Don’t worry, this guide will tell you all the reasons and give you some potential ways to get them back.
Today, I was unable to text anyone and I decided to turn off my phone for a while. Once I switched it on, my iPhone deleted all my texts. Why did my Phone delete my messages? What’s wrong with it, and is there any way to retrieve my lost messages? iPhone 7 with iOS 12.
– A User from Apple Support Community
You may also meet the issue just like the above user. You should know that you may lose all of your messages due to an iOS upgrade, accidental deletion, device failure, etc. However, some users also say that they did nothing, but iPhone messages were deleted on their own. Why would this happen?
Here in this guide, to stop your iPhone from deleting texts, we will tell you the possible reasons for this issue and also give you some methods to recover deleted messages.
A few operations will cause all your messages deleted from your smartphone:
You may choose to keep messages in 30 days or 1 year instead of forever. You can go to Settings > Messages > Keep Messages to have a check. If it is not Forever, it is the reason that iPhone deleted all messages. And set the option to Forever, please, in case you will lose your messages due to this reason again.
This seems to be the most possible reason why iPhone deleted your message conversations, based on the information and feedback from our users and others on the forums. Most of them have noticed that they lost their messages after updating to new iOS version. System problem may also get your messages lost accidentally.
This is not a common reason, but it did exist that some people lost data after restoring from a backup. Because people won’t know what exactly iTunes or iCloud will back up.
When an iPhone deleting messages by itself, it should be caused by the above reason. Then, where are deleted text messages? They should be temporally deleted and you should recover the deleted text messages right away. Here we have listed several methods for you to search old messages on iPhone and retrieve iPhone messages, from iPhone backup or without backup with the help of a third-party tool.
If you have no backups, it’s hard to get back your messages actually. But there is still a chance you can have a try to get back your lost data. With PhoneRescue for iOS, you can quickly scan your iPhone to recover deleted text messages and message attachments.
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And you can follow the steps below to recover deleted messages:
Step 1. Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your PC/Mac > Open it and connect your iPhone to the computer > Select Recover from iOS Device and continue.
Step 2. Only select Messages and click on OK to scan.
Step 3. Here you can preview all text messages and message attachments, by name or by date > Select the messages you want to recover > Click To iPhone or To computer.
Step 4. And, you will get the Data recovery completed page as below.
If you have regularly backed up your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud, this issue would become much easier. Because you can directly restore the iPhone from the iTunes backup or iCloud backup to get back your lost messages.
However, before we get started with the detailed steps about this way, we would like to notify you that it requires you to erase your iPhone and the data on your device will be replaced by the data in the backup. In other words, you are getting back deleted messages at the cost of losing all the current data on your device. If you would not like to lose data, you can also use PhoneRescue for iOS to restore messages from iPhone backups, no erasing.
Here we go with the steps.
iTunes Backup Restoring
iCloud Backup Restoring
Also, some iPhone users have reported the message photos were deleted from their iPhones. The reason why pictures within text messages disappear should be iMessage photos not loading correctly because of unstable WiFi connection, iOS glitches, etc, or #images not working. And you can fix photos disappearing from text messages:
Also Read: How to Fix iPhone Not Sending Pictures >
That’s all for “why did all my messages delete on my iPhone” and the methods to recover the deleted messages. Just like you see, the reasons why messages got deleted are various, as well as the way to get them back. PhoneRescue for iOS is designed to find and get deleted data back on your iPhone/iPad, no matter whether you’ve backed up or without backup. So, you can freely download it to recover deleted messages and message attachments now.
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