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How to Recover SMS Messages When iPhone Screen Is Smashed

March 11, 2016 12:25 am / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPhone Tips
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"After hearing a loud bang, I realized my iPhone fell to the ground and the screen is smashed. What’s worse, it’s hard to use. Then I tried to sync the broken iPhone to iTunes but only to find that the messages disappeared. Some customers messages are important to me. How to recover messages when iPhone screen is smashed?"

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It’s really a thorny issue to restore SMS messages from broken screen iPhone. But you still have the opportunity to get back your iPhone lost messages even though the screen is cracked. Generally, the lost SMS is still in your iPhone but they are inaccessible. Hence you are able to retrieve the lost iPhone messages before they are overwritten.

Tenorshare UltData (iPhone Data Recovery) is the efficient data recovery tool specially designed to retrieve SMS text messages from a smashed iPhone.

With this workable program, you can do:


Additionally, this software is compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista and Mac OS X 10.11 EI Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7, 10.6 and below.

Tutorial on How to Recover SMS Messages from a Broken Screen iPhone

Here are 3 options for you to recover lost iPhone messages - recover messages from iPhone directly, restore iPhone messages from iTunes backup and retrieve iPhone messages from iCloud backup.

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Option 1: Recover lost messages from iPhone without backup

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to PC with USB cable and select “Recover Data from iOS Device”.

Step 2: Click “Start Scan”, after scanning you can preview all files.

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Step 3: Choose the lost desired messages and click “Recover” to restore SMS messages on your iPhone.

Option 2: Restore lost iPhone messages from iTunes backup

Step 1: Select "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File". It will automatically find and list all iTunes backup files. Select your iPhone backup messages and click "Start Scan" to start iTunes backup extracting.

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Step 2: After scanning, you can preview all messages. Select your target messages, then click "Recover".

Step 3: Navigate to a folder on your computer to save the recovered iPhone messages.

Option 3: Retrieve lost iPhone messages from iCloud backup

Step 1: Switch to “Recover lost data from iCloud backup” and login iCloud account

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Step 2: Select the backup you need and click “Next” to confirm your selection

Step 3: Choose “Check all” to preview all data, select your desire messages and click “Recover” to save them on PC

That’s it! Don’t worry about the lost files on iPhone anymore, Tenorshare UltData provides the best iPhone data recovery service for you!

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