All my text messages deleted!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Iphone3gs, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Iphone3gs macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2009
    All my text messages deleted!

    I don't know If I accidentally swiped across to delete them.

    Could it be coz my memory capacity of my iPhone is full and it needed more space so deleted all my text?

    New text's iv been sending are their but all my old text have gone?

    I havnt backed up in quite a while so don't know if I can retriev the latest ones?

    Any way to retrieve all my old texts?
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Texts are stored in the backup (Kbase link), but I'm afraid if sounds like any texts made after your most recent backup are gone. :(

    I could be wrong, but I don't think the iPhone will self-delete texts, even if you reach the limit of storage capacity.
  3. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    It doesn't auto-delete texts, OP must have deleted them (or someone using his phone).
  4. Iphone3gs thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2009
    Thanks for the info
  5. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    Cheshire, UK
    Try rebooting phone if you haven't already. Only way I can see to lose them all is by individually deleting or a reset settings & content - I assume nothing else has changed.

    Short of backup I think they'll be gone for good :(
  6. theperipheral macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    Think positively. You'll always have the MEMORIES of those texts, and that's the most important thing.

    Unless you get Alzheimer's...then you won't even have the memories anymore. But don't concentrate on that.
  7. Iphone3gs thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2009

    I would have to delete one by one.I had text
    From loads of people.

    I didn't have intention of deleting any.

    Don't know hoe they deleted know one uses my phOne.
  8. mrockm01 macrumors regular


    Oct 25, 2007
  9. zorinlynx macrumors 601


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    iCloud backups only store the most recent backup of the device. This is why it's important, when you notice you've ****ed things up, to DISABLE iCloud backups until you restore so you don't accidentally back up the ****ed up device and lose your good backup.

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