“In order to save some of my iPhone storage space, i set my Message App with automatically delete option. But now, i need to check some of my old messages several month ago, how could i recover automatically disappeared messages on iPhone?”
Firstly when we don’t want to use auto delete feature on our iPhone, we can turn it off. Then we can backup our iPhone messages manually. Then it can help avoid losing some messages. And if you have lost some of your messages, you can follow below steps to get them back.
Turn off Auto Delete Option
Before get back our lost messages, you can turn off auto delete options firstly, in case we won’t lost more messages.
1.Open your iPhone iPad, go to Setting–Message.
2.Then scroll down and find the option “Keep Messages”, and choose “Forever”.
Then your messages won’t be delete automatically.
Recover Auto Disappeared Messages without Backup
We can get back our automatically disappeared messages from our backups, but what to do when we have no backups?
Now you can come to iRefone for help, which is a professional iOS data recovery software. It can help us recover as well as backup more than 16 kinds of files, including contacts, notes, messages, photos, reminders, calendars, call history, WeChat messages ect. Also when we have backups, it can help us extract data from iTunes and iCloud backup selectively, and it allows us to preview them before restoring.
Now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try.
Step 1. Run iRefone, connect your iPhone with PC. Choose “Recover from iOS Device”, tap on “Start”.
Step 2. Then we’ll enter the new interface with many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, find and click “Message” icon, and it will be scanned by the software.
Step 3. After scanning, you can preview and choose disappeared messages you need, tap on “Recover to PC” or “Recover to Device” to get them back.
Recover Auto Disappeared Messages from iTunes Backup
Also iRefone can help us extract our auto disappeared messages from iTunes backup selectively when we have some backup on iTunes, see below steps.
Step 1. Run iRefone, launching your iTunes. Choose “Recover from iTunes Backup”, and all your backup files on iTunes will show up.
Step 2. Find the one you need, click “Select” at the end of the files you need. Then we’ll enter the new interface with many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, find and click “Message” icon, and it will be scanned by iRefone.
Step 3. Wait a few seconds for scanning, then you can preview and choose messages you need, tap on “Recover to PC” or “Recover to Device”.
Recover Auto Disappeared Messages from iCloud Backup
Now we’ll see how to recover auto disappeared messages from iCloud backup selectively without erasing all content and settings.
Step 1. Run iRefone, choose “Recover from iCloud Backup”. log in it with your Apple ID and password.
Step 2. When log in, all your backup files on iCloud will show up. Find the one you need, click “Download” at the end of the files you need.
Step 3. After downloading, new interface with many data icon and media icon will show up. Find and click “Message” icon, and it will be scanned by the software.
Step 4. When finish scanning, you can preview and choose messages you need, tap on “Recover to PC”, and choose folder path to save them.