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iOS 11 Tips

How to Recover Missing Messages After Updating to iOS 11

An iOS update can bring us many excellent new features, enjoyments and bug fixes but also will cause problem to users while updating it. Data loss is one of the biggest one. If you lost messages or iMessages on iPhone after iOS 11 update, here are 3 easy ways for you to get them back in different situations. Take note that they are also working for iOS 12 update.

The Tool You Need to Recover SMS on iPhone After iOS 11.3/11.2/11.1/11 Update

The easiest way to recover lost messages and message attachments on iPhone is using a professional iPhone data recovery tool like Tenorshare UltData. It can efficiently get lost iPhone SMS back no matter you have backup file or not.

  • Recover up to 25 type of data including messages, photos, WhatsApp chat and more.
  • Retrieve lost data from stuck/hung iPhone after update failing.
  • Retrieve lost iPhone data either with or without backup.
  • 100% recover lost iPhone data.
  • Work will with iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone 7/6S/6/SE/5s.

Situation 1. Message Disappeared from iPhone After iOS 11 Update and You Have No Available Backup File

The first situation is that most users encountered. You forgot to backup text messages on iPhone, only to find that your iPhone messages were missing. Don't worry! UltData can easily recover missing messages on iPhone without backup file.

Run this iPhone data recovery tool and connect your iPhone to computer. "Recover Data from iOS Device" is selected by default. Check the Box before "Messages & Attachments" and click "Start scan".

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After scanning, highlight the file type on the left pane to preview details of your messages on the right pane. Finally check the files you need and click "Recover".

recover lost messages after ios 11 update

Situation 2. Have Backed up iPhone in iTunes before SMS Lost and You Want to Selectively Extract Messages from iTunes Backup

Don't want to restore the whole iTunes backup file to your iPhone? ITunes cannot recognize your iPhone after update? iPhone Data Recovery thoughtfully offer you a way to selective extact messages from iTunes backup.

Run UltData and choose "Recover Data from iTunes Backup Files". Select the backup storing your messages and click "Start Scan".

Preview your lost messages and click "Recover" to recover your missing ones.

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Situation 3. Have Backed up iPhone in iCloud before SMS Missing and You Want to Restore Only Messages from iCloud Backup

Can't restore from iCloud since iPhone became inaccessible suck as freezing, stuck in Recovery Mode after iOS 11 upgrade? With UltData, this iPhone data recovery software, you can easily download messages from iCloud backup.

Choose "Recover Data from iCloud Backup File" and sign into your iCloud account. Select the backup and file types you want to download.

After downloading, you can see all your data in your iCloud backup. Click "Recover" to get them back.

retrieve lost messages after ios 11 update

That's all about how to recover lost messages and iMessages on iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/6S/6/SE/5s after iOS 11 update. Those methods are also working for iOS 12 update. There should be a situation perfect for you and can solve your message loss issue efficiently.

/ Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iOS 11 Follow @Jenefey Aaron