[Solved] iPhone Keeps Deleting My Messages Without Asking

Brithny posted on Apr 04, 2018 to iPhone Data Recovery | How-to Articles


Does you iPhone delete your messages by itself? If your iPhone keeps deleting your messages without asking, there is no need for you to worry about this situation. This post provides you with the most effective solutions to fix the error and retrieve your lost messages. Read on and follow the details below.

iPhone Deletes Messages by Itself

"Recently, my iPhone becomes really weird. My iPhone keeps deleting my text messages without asking! Whenever I open my text messages, nothing appears. And then whenever I text someone, the second I leave the messages interface and come back, the text messages get deleted again! Why does this happen and how can I retrieve my old texts and prevent this from happening again? Please help! Thanks!!!"

The user’s experience above is not a rare issue, as lots of iPhone users have encountered the same terrible situation – iPhone keeps deleting messages without asking.

Don’t worry about that too much, we do have solutions for that. In the following, we will not only show you how to fix the error and restore these deleted messages but share you a simple way to prevent this from happening.

Part One. How to Restore Automatically Deleted Text Messages from iPhone 

Actually, when the messages deleted from iPhone, they still exist on our device. They are just marked with deletion by the system and invisible to us. That’s to say, your deleted texts can be easily got back as long as you find these hidden messages. 

However, it is almost impossible to find these deleted message files, unless getting outside help from a professional iOS data recovery tool.  EaseUS MobiSaver is just the reliable yet efficient iOS data recovery software that can help you retrieve deleted messages with or even without backup.

Method 1. Restore lost text messages/contacts without backup

If you have no available backup, don’t upset, here’s the way to retrieve deleted text messages even without any backup. Just follow the easy steps below to restore your automatically deleted text messages now.

1. Connect iDevice with PC. Launch EaseUS MobiSaver on your PC. 
Choose "Recover from iOS Device", "Recover from iTunes Backup" or "Recover from iCloud Backup" and click Scan. 

recover automatically deleted messages from iOS device

2. Scan iOS Device, iTunes or iCloud and find important data.
EaseUS Mobisaver will automatically scan iOS device, iTunes or iCloud and find present data and even some lost data for you.

let the ios recovery tool scan for your lost messages

3. Preview and restore lost text messages/contacts. 
You can choose the important data such as your contacts, SMS or other data to click Recover and save those data to a safe spot in on PC. 

preview your text messages and recover what you want

Method 2. Free recover lost messages/contacts from iCloud backup

If you have created backups for your text messages and contacts into iCloud, you can then follow the steps below to restore lost messages/contacts

  • Sign into iCloud on your iOS device, tap Settings > iCloud and turn off Contacts/Text Messages.
  • Press Keep on My iPhone when the popup messages come up.
  • Turn on the Contacts/Text Messages and tap Merge.

Wait patiently and all lost messages/contacts will be restored back to your iOS device again.

Method 3. Get deleted text messages/contacts from iTunes backup

1. Open iTunes on PC or Mac that you used to backup your iPhone, iPad or iPod.

2. Connect iOS device to the computer with a USB cable. Follow the onscreen steps to enter your device passcode or to trust This Computer.

3. Select your iOS device such as iPhone, iPad or iPod touch when it appears in iTunes.

4. Choose Restore Backup in iTunes and look at the date and size of each backup and select the most relevant.

5. Click Restore and wait for the restore to be finished.

retrieve automatically deleted iPhone messages from iTunes backup

Make sure that the iTunes backup you made before contains the deleted messages!


Part Two. How to Prevent iPhone from Deleting Text Messages by Itself

Since there’s no way for iOS users to delete all the messages at once, Apple offers an auto-delete feature to Messages. If you have turned on this feature, your iPhone will keep deleting messages automatically and regularly. So, to prevent your iPhone from deleting text messages automatically, you just need to follow these suggestions:

1. turn off the Auto-Delete feature on iPhone.

Step 1. Go to Settings on iPhone > Choose Messages.

Step 2. Scroll down and choose to Keep Messages option > Tap on Forever. In this way, it will no longer auto-delete messages on your iPhone.

2. Usually backup your iPhone files (messages, pictures, and videos) 

You can Backup your messages or photos to iCloud or iTunes. It's a nice choice to backup your iPhone to Windows 10.


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