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How to Fix iPhone Messages Disappeared Problem

-- Monday, August 14, 2017
I texted someone on my iPhone yesterday and everything was fine. However, this morning I found out that the messages completely disappeared from record. Could it have been that turning off my phone before the message was properly delivered interfered with delivery? Why else might this happen?

iMessage missing messages issue can be happened sometimes when you send or receive messages on your iPhone. From this guide, you will learn why the issue comes out and how to fix it effectively. Please check it out!

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    If you have noticed that your messages on iPhone seem to be disappearing or missing, you may feel pretty confused about it and you are wondering why it happens. Please see the possible reasons below that may cause the iMessage missing messages issue.

    Reason 1 iMessage disappeared after iOS update: most iOS updates bring with a slew of newly discovered bugs including sync problems, iPhone get stuck issue, and other problems including iPhone messages disappeared.

    Solution: If your messages get lost or wiped after iOS update, you are recommended to use the iOS Data Recovery program to get all of them back. It allows you to recover iMessages from iPhone directly, iTunes backup file as well as iCloud backup file. Please head to this link: How to Recover iMessages from iPhone to read more details about it.

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    Reason 2 Your iMessage history only keeps in 30 days or 1 year instead of forever. If you choose to "keeps in 30 days or 1 year" from the settings, text messages would automatically be deleted after a period of time. This also makes your iPhone messages disappeared.

    Solution: Head to "Settings > Messages > Keep Messages" and you can see there are three options: 30 Days, 1 Year or Forever for you to keep messages on your iPhone. Please select "Forever".

    iMessages Expiration

    Reason 3 If your iPhone comes with an older version of iOS, you may find out that after you watch a video message sent to your iPhone or iPad in Messages app, it disappears automatically soon after. It is because auto-delete video messages feature is enabled by default and it would automatically delete your messages.

    Solution: You can change the Automatic Video Message Removal Time on your iPhone to fix the messages disappeared issue. Please head to "Settings > Messages > Expire" and then choose "Never" option.

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    Ivy Bruce

    Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.