How to Restore Lost Contacts After iOS 8 Update from iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S

You may probably want to know:

1.    Will I lose my contacts if I update my iPhone to iOS 8?
The fact is this is an uncertainty event. Statistics shows that, more than 80 percent users who updated iOS 7 had lost their contacts, and contacts missing also happened to some users who have upgraded iOS 8 version. Moreover, some of them are not only lost contacts, but other files like photos, text messages, notes, calendar etc. Therefore, you have better to backup data before update iPhone to iOS 8.

2.    Contacts have all disappeared since I downloaded iOS 8, is there any way to get them back?
Sure! This guide will take you through the process of iOS 8 lost contacts recovery.

NOTE: If you forgot to backup your iPhone, please stop using your iPhone as much as possible to prevent the lost data being overwritten.

how to restore lost contacts from iPhone after ios 8 upgrade

Generally speaking, iPhone data can be recovered through iTunes backup, via iCloud backup and even without backup. However, the backup file created on iOS 7 can’t be restored to iOS 8 devices that the backup restore instruction on Apple support doesn’t work. Then should we still back up data on iTunes or iCloud? Yes, a third-party tool is able to restore data from backup without limitation of iOS version. Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery is the best data recovery software to rescue data lost on iOS 8/7 update, accidentally deletion, factory reset, jailbreak etc. Below I will state how to restore iPhone contacts with Tenorshare iPhone data recovery program with 3 ways.

First of all, download software on PC and install it.
Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery for Windows
Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac

Run program and you can see the interface as below:

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Part 1: How to Recover iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backup After iOS 8 Update

Don’t sync your iPhone with iTunes until get your contacts back. Now, what you need to do is:

  • Switch to the recovery mode of “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File”, and check the iTunes backup file need to extract contacts from all the found backup files, and then click “Start Scan”.
  • No need to waiting, all the data in backup will be scanned immediately. Navigate to the left, and click on “Contacts” list, preview contacts before recovery.
  • Mark those missing contacts on iOS 8, and click “Recover” button to save contacts on computer.

This recovery mode offers 3 free contacts recovery in trial version, please try it first before decide whether to get the full version.

Part 2: How to Restore iPhone Contacts Lost on iOS 8 Upgrade from iCloud Backup

Using iPhone data recovery to restore iCloud backup is save much time and trouble. Let’s see how simple it is.
The first step: click on “Recover Data from iCloud Backup File” recovery mode, and then enter your iCloud username and password. After sign-in you’ll be taken to the iCloud backup file list page.
The second step: hit the iCloud backup file which contains the lost contacts, click “Next” button to download this iCloud backup. After the backup file is totally downloaded, this program will start to scan data automatically.
The last step: Preview and select any contacts you need to recover and just check “All” and click “Recover” to finish.

Part 3: How to Retrieve iPhone Contacts after Updating to iOS 8 without Backup

Most iPhone users hardly ever thought they would lose data after iOS upgrade that they haven’t backed up. Never mind, Tenorshare iPhone data recovery is powerful. Here is how it works:
-Select the first recovery mode “Recover Data from iOS Device”.
-Connect iPhone with computer via data cable, and the program will start to scan once the phone is distinguished. It may take you few minutes and more to scan the phone.
-When the scan is over, preview and retrieve lost contacts.
That’s it.

Prompt: If you have missed to back up data before iOS 8 update, then don’t forget to backup your iPhone before Jailbreak. And if unfortunately your lost iPhone, iPad contacts again after jailbreak, then the ways above is also applicable to recover iPhone data after iOS 8 Jailbreak.

How to recover iPhone Lost Contacts after Downgrade iOS 7 to iOS 6?

Too annoying! I thought it is enough bad luck to lost iPhone contacts after iOS 7 update. And I have to collect my friends and relatives contacts again. Two weeks later, I think the iOS 7 Operating system is very uncomfortable to used for me.Moreover, the iOS 7 itself has a lot of bugs, although it’s designed, innovative, I still prefer to use iOS 6, so I downgrade iOS 6 to iOS 7 version, but I downgrade my iPhone 5 to iOS 6, my all iPhone Contacts are lost again! I want to know how to recover lost contacts from my iPhone 5 after downgrade to iOS6?

Er, it’s getting really annoying. Most of my friends have suffered such agony. iOS 7 is just a beta version and it is not be stable enough as iOS 6 for users to have a comfortable experience so that they downgrade iOS 7 to iOS 6 and lost not only contacts, but photos, sms, notes and more files. Well, things have terrible enough, let’s us to find a quick and simple way to solve lost contacts after downgrade iOS 7 to iOS 6.

The whole process is extremely easy if you choose iPhone Data Recovery to get back lost contacts. No need to get back lost contacts by asking people on facebook, MSM or from friends one by one, you can restore lost contacts on iPhone for one time! Then how to do? Check the details given below.

You have synced iPhone with iTunes before downgrade iOS? –>Go

Firstly, free download iPhone Data Recovery program and install it in on your computer.
Step-1: Launch this program and you can see two recovery modes in the interface: “Recover Data from iOS Device” and “Recover Data from iTunes Backup”, choose “Recover Data from iTunes Backup” as recovery mode.
Step-2: Then you can see all the backups you made in the computer will be listed. Check the one need to restore contacts and click “Start Scan”.
Step-3: The scanning time depend on how many files on the backup, generally speaking, no more than 3 minutes. After the scanning completed, you can preview not only contacts, but other files as photos, sms on the windows. In the end, select contacts and hit “Recover” to finish the recovery.

Oh, no backup before lost contacts on iPhone! –>Go

Recovery mode “Recover Data from iOS Device” is especially for the iPhone users who haven’t made a backup.
# Connect your iPhone with computer and launch iPhone recovery tool, enter recover data from iOS device recovery mode.
# This program will scan iPhone 5 & iPhone 4S directly, and if you are iPhone 4 users, enter DFU mode to scan for lost contacts by following the tips below:
1.    Click “Start” on the interface of the software and then press “Home” and “Power” button on your iPhone at the same time.
2.    Hold both of them for about 10 seconds. Then release “Power” and keep pressing “Home” for another 10 seconds.
Then you will be informed you have entered recovery mode, and this tool begin to scan.
# Preview all the files after scanning. Then select the contacts you want to recover click “Recover”, and all the lost contacts will be saved on your computer.

The ways above also help to restore contacts after iOS 7 update. I have listed exhaustive number of solutions, hoping that at least one of them fixes the lost contacts or the files after downgrade iOS 7 to iOS 6 issues.

PS: Feel iOS 7 not as perfect as imagine and want to downgrade iOS? Check out “How to Downgrade iOS 7 Beta back to iOS 6

How to restore Contacts after iPhone Upgrade to iOS 7

The last major iOS 6 update for Apple’s mobile devices was mostly hit, because Apple has launched the all-new iOS 7, featuring a radically overhauled interface, new Control Center, transparent animations and more. The new system will be available for the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, the iPad 2, iPad third and fourth generation, the iPad mini and the iPod touch fifth generation, likely due to some of the more powerful needs of the new OS.

However, if after updating to iOS 7, I lost all of my contacts.  Is there any way to get them back?

No matter you lost contacts on iPhone after upgrade to iOS 7 on your iPhone or iPad, the below methods I introduced all can help to recover lost contacts on iPhone.

It is easy to lost iPhone contacts, photos, text messages and other files after updating to the new iOS, and iPhone Data Recovery program comes to you and help to recover lost data in a simple way. It can recover contacts from your iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS without iTunes backup and also help to recover your deleted or lost contacts from iTunes backup if your iPhone isn’t in hand. If you don’t want to lose contacts, you can transfer iPhone contacts before upgrade iOS. Now, let’s check the detail steps on two recovery modes.

recover iPhone contacts after updating to iOS 7

recover iPhone contacts after updating to iOS 7

Mode 1: Recover contacts from iPhone without backup

Step-1: Free to download iPhone Data Recovery program from http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/iphone-data-recovery.html and install it on your local computer. Then connect your iPhone with the computer and launch this program.
Step-2: Select “Recover Data from iOS Device”. If you are not iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S users, then following below steps to get iPhone into DFU mode:
1) Hold your device and click “Start” in the pop-up window.
2) Hold both “Power” and “Home” buttons for 10 seconds.
3) Release the “Power” button but not the “Home” button after 10 seconds. Release “Home” button after another 10 seconds. Then you’ll be told that you’ve successfully entered DFU mode.
Now wait when iPhone Data Recovery is automatically scanning your iPhone for lost or deleted contacts.
Step-3: After the scanning, you can preview the lost contacts on iPhone. Check “Contacts” in the list of scanning results on the left. Choose those you’d like to get back and click “Recover” to restore them on your computer.

Mode 2: Perform iPhone contact recovery from iTunes Backup

First step: Run the program on your computer, choose “Recover Data from iTunes Backup” recovery mode and all the iPhone backup files in your computer will be displayed. Choose the backup file of your iPhone and click “Start Scan”. Then you just need to wait for the scanning results.
Second step: Select “Contacts” in the lists of scanning results. Now you can preview the deleted or lost contacts and make your choice to recover whatever you want, by simply checking and clicking “Recover” button.

With the steps above, you can get back iPhone contacts after updating to iOS 7 easily. Come on, give it a try!

How to Transfer iPhone Contacts with 2 Simple Ways

How to transfer iPhone contacts to computer without iTunes?
Hi, I have an iPhone 5 and I use Exchange server account to sync my iPhone contacts with Google. I would also like to transfer my iPhone contacts to my computer (as a sort of an offline backup copy). I would rather not to use iTunes sync as it already deleted my old iPhone contacts once when I tried to transfer them to my Windows XP computer. How is that possible?

In fact, there are two ways to transfer iPhone contacts. One is transfer iPhone contacts from Google, and the other is transfer contacts from iPhone to computer. Here are the details:

transfe iPhone contacts to computer

transfe iPhone contacts to computer

Way one. Transfer iPhone contacts from Google (gmail)
You can quickly export your Gmail Contacts list into a CSV file. Here’s how:

1 Sign in to Gmail.
2 Click Gmail at the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts.
3 From the More actions drop-down menu, select Export….
4 Choose whether to export all contacts or only one group.
5 Select the format in which you’d like to export your contacts’ information. Please note, some of these formats can lose some contact information.
– To transfer contacts between Google accounts, use the Google CSV format. This is the recommended way to back up your Google Contacts.
– To transfer contacts to Outlook, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, or various other apps, use the Outlook CSV format.
– To transfer contacts to Apple Address Book, use the vCard format.
6 Click Export.
7 Choose Save to Disk then click OK.
8 Select a location to save your file, and click OK.

Way two. Transfer iPhone to computer
iPhone Data Recovery not only is a recovery tool but also can transfer iPhone data to computer. Here I will introduce how to use iPhone data recovery program to transfer iPhone contacts in a few words.

Firstly, download iPhone Data Recovery and install in your computer. There are two modes for you to transfer iPhone data. Transfer contacts to computer from iPhone backup and transfer iPhone contacts to PC without back. I will introduce the first mode below, if you want to know how to do the second mode, visit: http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/iphone-data-recovery.html

# Launch iPhone tool and the program will identify your backup files automatically.
# Choosing the backup files of you, click “Start Scan” to scan all the contacts on your iPhone.
# Preview the scan files after the scanning.
# The last step is check the contacts you need to transfer to computer, click “Recover”.

For Mac users, you can transfer iPhone contacts to Mac by using iPhone Data Recovery for Mac versions.

iPhone Data Recovery-How to Recover Contacts, Photos, Call History and more Files

Are you an iPhone owner? Do you have any things means a lot of you in your iPhone, such as contacts, notes, or perhaps your text messages? You must be grieved if you lost these things. Most data likely to be deleted by you accidently or lost when upgrade iOS. Are you feeling helpless? Don’t feel disheartened, Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery program is a useful way to recover your important data.

iPhone data recovery

iPhone data recovery

This is an omnipotent data recovery tool for iPhone data recovery. It support you recover 12 types files, include lost photos, videos, contacts, SMS, calendar, call history and more things. And no matter you are owning an iPhone 5, or iPhone 4S, 4, and even iPhone 3, you have the choice to recover iPhone data. There are two ways to recover data from iPhone. One is “recover data from iOS” which means you are able to recover data without backup. And the other is “Recover data from backup”, this way is specially for the users who have backed up data with iTunes before.

It is pretty simple for you to use this iPhone data recovery software. First, you need to download this program and install it on the PC. Launch it and you can see two recovery modes to recover iPhone files. Here we take the first mode for example, click “Start Scan” to scan for the lost files. If you are not iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S users, you need to enter DFU mode to scan files.  After few minutes, all the lost data will be scan on the interface. Before you recover this data, you can preview it. Both you can choose part of files to recover and recover all the files. The last step is click “Recover” to finish the recovery. The second mode is for the iPhone users who have a backup or do not have an iPhone on hand to recover data from iPhone.

The best way to protect data loss in iPhone is not use iPhone data recovery tool, but to backup files from time to time. However, we usually realize this until the data loss. Therefore, start to backup your iPhone data right now.

How to Extract iPhone Contacts from iPhone Backup

According to the statistics, contacts is one of the data most iPhone users easy to lose. The reasons of lost iPhone contacts are multiple, and also there are several ways to recover it. In this article, we will discuss how to extract contacts from iPhone backup.

Extract iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup

If you have contact on your iCloud, then this way is the best choice for you. If you do not sure if you have enable iCloud Contacts sync, you can log on https://icloud.com the check the Contacts option, search your contacts to check if it is still here.

If it is true, start to extract iPhone contacts from backup now.
1: Go to Settings -> iCloud on your iPhone
2: Turn off Contacts (if it’s not turned off already)
3: When the popup message comes up, press ‘Keep on My iPhone’
4: Now, turn ON the contacts again and tap “Merge”; wait for a while
5: After sometime, you should see the deleted contact back on your iPhone
6: In case this doesn’t work, all you do is delete your iCloud account (but keep all data) and then re-add the iCloud account by logging in with your Apple ID and password
7: Merge all data and wait for a while. After sometime, iCloud will have merged all

Extract contacts from iPhone backup files with iTunes Data Recovery

Unfortunately, your contacts do not in your iCloud.  But you have a good habit of syncing iPhone with iTunes from time to time. Congratulations, you can extract iPhone contacts easily with an iPhone backup extractor program. Here is a note: please don’t sync your iPhone with iTunes before recover your contacts, or the lost contacts will lose forever.

There are so many iPhone backup extractors on the internet, which should I choose? Here I recommend Tenorshare iTunes Data Recovery tool, not only this tool help to extract iPhone contacts from iTunes backup, but also extract other data as photos, note, and call history and so on. And I had to give it a couple of tries but it worked 100%.

Here are few words to show how to extract contacts from iPhone backup.
Firstly, download this program and install it on your pc. It is necessary to connect iPhone with computer, just launch this program, and check the backup files you need to extract contacts, click “Start Scan” to scan for the lost contacts.
Secondly, after the scanning completed, you can preview the contacts, select the contact you want to extract, and click “Recover”, then you will be asked to choose a saved path. In the end, all the contact will be recovered on the local PC.

Start now:
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Recover Contacts from iPhone Backup with iTunes Data Recovery Software

Does anyone know how to recover lost contacts on an iPhone?
I lost all my contacts on my iPhone 5 for some reason. It means a lot to me, can anyone tell me how I can recover my lost contacts? I can use iTunes and I synced my iPhone to iTunes on my computer from time to time. So if there is anyone out there that can tell me how i can recover contacts from iPhone backup. Thanks.

Yeah, you can recover lost contacts from iTunes backup because you have synced your data with iTunes before. Every time, you sync data between your iDevice and iTunes, all the data will be backed up as .sqlitedb files by iTunes. And the backup files will be updated to the last sync. That’s mean you just can extract the final backup file from iTunes. This type of backup file can’t be taken out or viewed unless using some program as iTunes Data Recovery.

iTunes Data Recovery enables you to extract iTunes backup file, including contacts, text messages, notes, photo, video, call history and calendar, no matter you’re using iPhone or iPad and iPod Touch. The software is compatible with latest Windows 8 & 7, Vista, XP and Mac. To get your lost contacts, you need to download the free trial version of iTunes Data Recovery program.

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Here is the guide on how to recover contacts from iPhone backup files with iTunes data recovery software on Windows or Mac.

Firstly, install and launch this program on your computer. All the iTunes backup will be detected and listed. Choose the right backup files and click “Start Scan”.

Secondly, it takes you a second to scan the files. After the scan, all the data from backup files will be displayed in the windows. You can preview the content before recovery, not only contacts, but the notes, message, call history and so on.

In the end, click Contacts catalogue, if you want to recover all the contacts, check the box in front of the Contacts and click “Recover “ button, and you also choose some of them to recover. Then you will be asked to save the recovered files in your computer, and all the contacts will be recovered quickly.

3 simple steps to recover iPhone contacts and most people have succeeded in this way!

Friendly Note: Though it is easy to recover iPhone data, it is best to avoid losing contacts from your iPhone any more, therefore, it is nice to backup data on your computer now and again.

5 Tips to Make it Easier to Manage your iPhone Contacts

A good management makes life much easier. As an iPhone user, have you ever thought to manage your contacts? Did you still think manage contacts is just a simple creation or edit? Actually, what you can do is far more than these.  Do not hesitate, start to try more wonderful iPhone contacts manage tips.

iPhone contacts manage

Tip 1. Merge Duplicate Contacts iPhone
When you found more than one duplicate contacts on your iPhone 5 address book, what would you do? Finding the duplicate contacts and delete one of them? If you know how to merge duplicate contacts, you will find how much time wasted on the past practice. To merge duplicate contacts, first of all, select a duplicate contact in your list. Tap “Edit” and scroll to the bottom of the screen and hit on “Link Contact.”  Then you can choose the contact you would like to merge the other contact with.

Tip 2. Establish iPhone Contacts Group on iCloud
Grouping makes contacts become clearer. Do you wish to divide your contacts into Relatives, Friends and Business associates etc? Do not want to apply manager app? Well, iPhone contacts manage free tip for you. You just need to log into your iCloud account. View “All Contacts” and click on the red ribbon groups icon at the top of the screen.  Then click the + button to create a new group and assign a name to the group. After doing that, go back to “All Contacts” and drag and drop a contact from the list into new group folder on the left. The new contact groups should automatically sync to your iPhone and you can view them by visiting the Contacts app.

Tip 3. Backup iPhone Contacts
Be afraid of all the contacts in iPhone will be lost one day because accidental delete or other unexpected iPhone breakage that you want to backup your iPhone contacts. Backup contact with iTunes is the most common way.
Following these steps to backup contacts with iTunes:
1. Connect your iPhone to the computer via data wire and launch iTunes
2. Choose the device from the left-side list, and click on the “Info” tab
3. Be sure that “Sync Contacts” is checked
4. Adjust any specific settings as necessary
5. Right-click on the iPhone name in the device list and choose “Back Up”
The final step performs a manual backup with iTunes and stores that backup on the local computer. How easily to manage iPhone contacts on computer, right?

Tip 4. Recover iPhone Contacts
Accidently deleted iPhone contacts, lost iPhone contacts after jailbreak or your iPhone break that you can’t get the contacts etc. Don’t lose hope yet, Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery is an all-in-one data recovery program, which can recover iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS photos & videos, contacts, SMS, call logs, memos and calendars, even Safari bookmarks from either device memory or iTunes backup file. More details, visit: http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/iphone-data-recovery.html

Tip 5. Print iPhone Contacts
It is impossible to transfer iPhone contacts to PC with simple “Copy” & “Paste”, and the iTunes backup files are also invisible. It is possible to print iPhone contacts?  As long as you have Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery program, you can print contacts from iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 or other models easily on your computer. Different from iTunes, Tenorshare allow you to directly export contacts from iPhone as a viewable and printable file, so that you can print it without any modification.

Surprise to see we can do so much to manage iPhone contacts? Start to enjoy these wonderful tips!

iPhone Call History Recovery-Several Basic Steps Help to Recover iPhone Call History

Question from Yahoo! Answers:
Some of my call history was deleted by mistake and I need some of the info for my business. Is there any way to recover call history from iPhone?

Don’t panic when encountering such thing. iPhone call history, including incoming calls, outgoing calls and missed calls can be recovered from iTunes backup or recover from iPhone itself. As long as you choose bread-and-butter iPhone data recovery program, you can recover deleted call history from iPhone quickly and simply.

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Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery, support iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, is a practical tool for iPhone users to retrieve deleted call history. If you are Mac user, attention, all the iPhone data recovery program can help to recover data from iPhone iPhone 3 GS and iPhone 4, however, Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac is the unique tool can perform iPhone 5, 4S data recovery.

Start here: Download iPhone Data Recovery

Follow these steps to recover call history iPhone
Step 1. Connect your iPhone with PC, and run the recovery software without opening iTunes or connecting it.
Step 2. Select your device name then click “Start Scan” to find all your call history on the iTunes backup file.
Step 3. When the scanning is over, files will be extracted from the iTunes backup file and displayed in categories including photos, videos, contacts, sms, call history and so on. You could choose the call history you want to get back and then click “Recover” to move on. Whatever files you want to recover is all up to you. It’s simple enough.
Step 4. At last, you need to set a target path to “Save” all your recovered stuff in the pop up window.

Note 1: This way not only for iPhone call history recovery, but to restore contacts on iPhone as well as photos, notes and so on.

Note 2: Backup history or other files is the best way to avoid iPhone data loss. You computer can backup your iPhone automatically every time you sync via iTunes if you enable backup services, and the iPhone call history is one part of the backup files, therefore, you can easily recover your iPhone history by using the backup data.

Recover Deleted iPhone Text Messages That Are Important to You

Is There a Way to Recover Deleted iPhone Text Messages?
You may use your iPhone for texting your friends or even for your business. But many incidents can cause your important data lose or erased off your iPhone. It is unbearable to lose your messages that you can’t afford to and it makes you feel depressed. If you have given up for iPhone SMS recovery, you are wrong. Here are two easy solutions to recover text messages from iPhone effectively. I’m going to show you how.

First of all, you need to find out whether you have created a backup for your iPhone SMS messages on iTunes. If you did, you are luck. You can retrieve text messages from iPhone on iTunes. All you need to do is to restore from the backup. But if you didn’t, you are out of luck. There is little things you can do but to get an iPhone SMS recovery software to recover your deleted iPhone text messages.

Free Solution to Recover Deleted iPhone Text Messages
To restore lost or deleted SMS messages from a previous backup from iTunes, folow the instrutions below after connecting your phone to the computer on which you create the backup:
Step 1. Right-click (or Control-click) the device and choose Restore from Backup
Step 2. If you have a new phone, connect it to iTunes and it will prompt to restore from the old backup
iPhone SMS RecoveryTrick to Recover iPhone Text Messages You Lost or Deleted by Using Some Sort of iPhone SMS Recovery Software
To start with recovering your messages, you need to download an iPhone SMS recovery software called Tenorshare iTunes Data Recovery that enables you recover lost or deleted data from iPhone easily without iTunes and your phone. This program allows you to scan and recover not only text messages, but also recover iPhone contacts, notes, call history, video memos, music and more directly from iPhone 5, 4, iPhone 4S and 3gs at ease.

Before recovery, do not connect your phone to the computer and even not sync it with iTunes. Otherwise, your text messages or other data will be gone for good.

Step 1. Download the iPhone SMS recovery software (from http://tinyurl.com/iTunesDataRecovery) and launch it on your computer, you will enter the main interface of the program.
Step 2. Select the backup file for for iPhone that stores your text messages and click “Start Scan”. Then, all previous data on the backup will be found and listed in categories.
Step 3. Preview and mark the files like text messages you want to recover, finally to click “Recover” button and then you need to set a target folder to save them on your computer.

Recovering deleting iPhone text messages is so easy that it won’t take you much time and effort. Just a few of easy steps, you can retrieve deleted text messages back easily by using some sort of iPhone SMS recovery software.

Hope this iPhone SMS recovery tutorial helps you. If it does, please let me know, I will be happy to hear that you get your messages back.