Text messages can be lost for a variety of reasons, including accidental deletion, incorrect iOS upgrade, jailbreak error, or other unfortunate circumstances. Rest assured, you can, at least in some cases, recover lost text messages from your iPhone. How is this possible? The iPhone stores all SMS, MMS and iMessage data in a SQLite database, an open source utility built into all mobile phones and most computers, which comes with many popular applications.
When you delete a message, the space simply changes from “allocated” to “unallocated”, while the message data remains in place to be eventually overwritten by new messages that arrive over time. Before the new data overwrites the old data, you can restore these messages. The first thing to do is to temporarily stop the messages until you find your lost messages.
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