Losing text messages on your iPhone 8 can happen for any number of reasons. One of the most common is accidental deletion although other reasons like software, hardware damage or iOS 12 upgrade can also cause data loss. If you have lost some of the text messages on your iPhone, you can simply get them back by restoring the device to an iCloud or iTunes backup. But there are fundamental flaws with this solution the biggest being that you may lose some of the new data on your device if you restore it.
The problem is increased ten-fold when you don't have a backup of the photos. The good news is, it is actually possible to recover the deleted messages even if you don't have a backup. The reason is when you delete a file on your device, only the file marker is removed to make space for a new file because the process of actually removing the file from the device is very time-consuming. For this reason, you can recover the deleted files even without a backup as long as you have a good data recovery tool to help you scan the device deeply.
An iPhone data recovery tool is what you need if you want to get your text messages back especially if you don't have a backup for them. iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery will be quick and easy without compromising on the efficiency of the data recovery process. It will help you recover various types of data from your iOS device if you don't have a backup and also recover deleted data from an iTunes or iCloud backup file if you have a backup. It is also quite easy to use and safe for both your device and the other data on the device.
How to Retrieve Deleted Texts on iPhone 8
Before we begin, it is important to note that the only to guarantee you can recover the deleted messages is to stop using the device immediately. This is to prevent overwriting the data and thereby rendering it unrecoverable. To begin, download and install the program to your computer and then use one of the following processes to recover your text messages.
1. Recover Deleted Text Messages without Any Backups
Follow this process if you don't have a backup of the missing messages.
Step 1: From the main window, select "Recover from iOS Device" and then click "Start" to begin.
Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and wait for the program to detect the device. Click "Next."
Step 3: Select "Message" in the next window as the type of data to recover and then click "Next."
Step 4: When the scanning process is complete, you should see a list of all messages on that device displayed in the next window. Select the messages you want to recover and then click "Recover" to save them to your computer.
2. Recover Deleted Text Messages from iTunes Backup
Choose this recovery mode if you have a backup of the messages in iTunes but don't want to restore the device.
Step 1: Select "Recover from iTunes Backup" in the main window and then click "Start" to begin. In the next window, select "Message" as the type of data you want to recover and then click "Next."
Step 2: From the list of iTunes backup files displayed in the next window, select the most relevant one and then click "Scan" to begin analyzing the backup file to find the missing messages.
Step 3: Once the process is complete, select the messages you want to recover from the results displayed and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.
3. Recover Deleted Text Messages from iCloud Backup
If the messages are instead in an iCloud backup, follow these simple steps to get them back.
Step 1: From the main window, select "Recover from iCloud Backup" and click "Start" to begin. Select "Message" in the next window and then click "Next" to begin.
Step 2: Sign in to iCloud and then select the most relevant iCloud backup. Click "Next" to allow the program to analyze the backup for the missing messages.
Step 3: Once the analysis is complete, select the messages you want to recover from the results page and click "Recover" to save them to your computer.