Texting is what most people do on their iPhones - iMessage is iPhone's most popular app by far. iOS 8 has introduces a new way of texting, unfortunately, before you can experience it, you might find that text messages on your iPhone are gone after iOS 8 update. Can I recover iPhone text on Mac after iOS 9.3/9/8.2/8.1/8 update? I know this is what you all want to ask. Just continue reading and you'll soon get the answer.
Here are 3 options for you to recover lost iPhone text messages: restore from iTunes/iCloud backup and recover directly from iPhone and restore from backup rely on third party software like iPhone Data Recovery for Mac.
According to Apple, the SMS get backed up in iTunes or iCloud when you do a sync/backup can be restored from the latest backup. Restoring from both iTunes backup and iCloud backup could restore your iPhone to a previous state, which we've explained in detail in earlier posts How to Backup and Restore from iTunes Backup and How to Backup and Restore from iCloud Backup.
Aside from iTunes backup and iCloud backup, the software iPhone Data Recovery for Mac offers you a unique way to recover iPhone messages on MacBook after iOS 8 update. Even if you have never backed up iPhone, you can still recover lost iPhone data. The software will scan iPhone and allow you to directly retrieve data from iPhone.
You can start by connecting iPhone to Mac via USB cable and run the program on your Mac. When all is ready, just start scanning your device.
As scanning finishes, choose Messages and SMS Attachments to preview all of the found text messages one by one. Then selectively recover the items you want to the computer. Your text messages will be saved in a .txt, .xls or .xml file.
You might notice that the third party software iPhone Data Recovery for Mac allows you from iTunes backup and iCloud backup as well. This is quite different from Method 1 as using this way: you can preview and selectively restore messages from backup, instead of restoring the entire backup to your iPhone.
Overall steps are pretty simple, select the backup file you need > san the backup > recover data from backup. Go to iPhone Data Recovery for Mac guide page for more information.
As your iPhone messages are back, you can go forth and enjoy the new features in iOS 9/8 Message app that affect group conversations, sharing your location in a message, an attachment overview, sending multiple photos and videos at once and more.