How to Recover Lost Messages after iOS 11 Update

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An iOS Update is important as it comes with bug fixes aimed at improving your device’s performance. Aside from bug fixes, updating your device opens you up to a lot of new features that are also aimed at improving the efficiency of the device. This is also true of iOS 11. But the process of updating your device can bring with it a number of problems that can cause the device to malfunction. One of these issues is data loss. It is uncommon, but a problem with the update can cause you to lose some of the data on your device.

Therefore, don’t be surprised when after an update you find a few messages are missing from your device. the only problem is you can’t restore the backup created before the update because it was created in iOS 10. You need a specialized solution to get your messages back. In this article, we provide you with that specialized solution.

The Tool You Need to Recover Your Missing Messages after iOS 11 Update

In a situation when you’ve lost your messages after an update, the only way to get them back is using a data recovery tool. But not just any data recovery tool will do. You need a tool that guarantees results in the shortest time possible. That way you can go back to using your device as normal. The best data recovery tool to get your messages back is iMyFone D-Back. This tool is specifically designed to help you recover lost data without affecting your device in any way.

The following are just some of the features that make D-Back the best tool for the job.

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Key Features:

  • It can be used to recover up to 22 type of data including messages, photos, videos, notes, WeChat data, WhatsApp chat and more.
  • It is useful in the recovery of data directly from the device, from an iTunes Backup of an iCloud backup.
  • It is quite easy to use, quick and highly effective.
  • iMyFone D-Back has been recommended by many famous sites like Cult of Mac, and Makeuseof and it is trusted by thousands of customers from all over the world.

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How to Use iMyFone D-Back to Recover Your lost Messages

Download and install the program to your computer and then follow these simple steps to recover your missing messages. Choose the mode of recovery depending on your particular situation.

1. Recover Directly from the iPhone

If you don’t have a backup of your messages, choose this mode of recovery. But be sure to begin the recovery process immediately you discover the messages are missing. This is to reduce the probability the messages will be overwritten. That said, follow these simple steps to recover the missing messages.

Step 1: Launch D-Back on your computer and from the main window select “Recover from iOS Device.” click “Start” to begin the recovery process and in the main window, select “Message” as the type of data to recover.

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Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and once the program detects the device, click “Scan” to begin analyzing the device. looking for the missing messages.

scan iPhone

Step 3: Once the scanning process is complete, you should see all messages, both existing and deleted listed in the next window. Select the missing messages and then click “Recover” to save them to your computer.

previous messages on iPhone

3.2. Recover from iTunes Backup

If you had included the messages in your iTunes backup, follow these simple steps to recover them.

Step 1: from the main window, click on “Recover from iTunes Backup” and then click “Start” to begin. From the next window, select “Message” and then click “Next.”

Recover from iTunes Backup

Step 2: From the list of iTunes backups displayed in the next window, select the most relevant backup and then click “Scan” to continue.

scan iTunes backup

Step 3: From the resultant results page, select the missing messages and then click “Recover” to save them to your computer.

Preview messages in iTunes backup

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3. Recover from an iCloud Backup

Follow these simple steps if the missing messages are included in an iCloud backup.

Step 1: from the main window, select “Recover from iCloud Backup” and then click “Start.” Select “Message” from the next window and then click “Next.”

Recover from iCloud Backup

Step 2: Sign in to your iCloud account to gain access to your iCloud backups. Once signed in, select the one that contains the messages you wish to recover and then click “Next.”

sign in to your iCloud account

Step 3: The program will analyze the selected iCloud backup and display all the messages in that backup. From here, select the messages you want to recover and then click “Recover” to save them to your computer.

preview messages in iCloud backup

iMyFone D-Back (compatible with iOS 11) offers you an easy way to recover lost messages. It is highly valuable especially in this case since you can’t restore an older backup. But it will come in handy in future data loss incidences especially when you lose data without a credible backup. Try it today! It won’t disappoint you.

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