Text messages disappearing in iOS 5

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by 5t3f4n, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. 5t3f4n macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2011
    Today I discovered that all text messages with a certain contact were gone.
    I've read about the lowered limit in iOS 5, but a quick search on Google suggests that the limit is 75,000.
    I'm only at about 18,000 messages currently so that shouldn't be an issue.
    And reaching the limit should only prevent you from receiving more messages, not delete current ones.

    So I plugged my iPhone into my computer and opened PhoneView and suddenly I can see all messages all the way back to 2008.
    How do I go about displaying them on the phone again?
    The [Load Older Messages] button that normally resides at the top of a conversation is not present for this contact.

    iPhone 4S 64GB. iOS 5.0.1. iTunes 10.5.2. Not jailbroken.
  2. CiscoFD macrumors newbie


    Jun 8, 2009
    London, UK
    samething happened to my gf 4s :-(

    sounds like a bug that needs to b killed by an apple!
  3. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA
    Have you tried restoring again from backup? Maybe something happened during the first time. I still have all my previous texts that's going back up to 2008 and it shows the entire thread. So, I don't think it affects all iPhones.
  4. Travoisexpo macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2013
    Step 1.Open up the message were it has gone missing
    Step 2. Whilst viewing the message Do a hard reboot on your iPhone.
    Step 3. When the iPhone resets it will load the entire message/thread.
    Step. Go back to view the message.

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