How to Retrieve Text Messages from Broken iPhone

My iPhone screen is smashed and I the screen touch is malfunctioning. Although it still vibrates and lights up when a message comes, I can no longer access to any message on the broken iPhone. So I buy a new iPhone and restore message data from my smashed iPhone to the new device. Now I want to show you my method on how to retrieve text messages from my old iPhone.



First of all, I would like to introduce my recovery tool here.


I use iOS Data Recovery as the recovery software in the entire process. It features on multiple recovery modes. Aside from recovering messages from iTunes or iCloud backups, iOS users can apply it to extract text messages from iPhone, iPad or iPod without any backup file. Moreover, it supports other iOS data like contacts, pictures, call history, WhatsApp chat history, calendar and so forth.


Here comes the method which I use to restore texts onto my new iPhone with iOS Data Recovery. If you have a similar scenario, then you can try this method as follow.



How to Retrieve Text Messages from iPhone Device


Step 1. Get iOS Data Recovery

Download iOS Data Recovery and install it to your computer. You are able to choose either a free trial version or a charged version.


Step 2. Choose recovery mode

You should select the "Recover from iOS Device" mode in the program after your iPhone is detected. Please make sure that your iPhone is connected to your computer with a USB cable.


Step 3. Choose file types

If you wish to retrieve text messages from another phone like the broken iPhone to your new iPhone, you should tick the "Messages & Attachment" box in the iOS Data Recovery. This step should be done after your device is recognized. After that, you can click "Start Scan" to detect all the message data from the broken iPhone.


Step 4. Restore iPhone texts

iOS Data Recovery will list the scanning result and allow you to preview the detail info of text messages. Check the desires iPhone text files in the app and then click on the "Recover" button.


If your broken iPhone cannot be recognized, you probably need to recover texts from iPhone backup.


How to Retrieve Text Messages from an iTunes Backup


Step 1. Launch iTunes and then connect the new iPhone to your computer.


Step 2. Select the iPhone icon once it appears.


Step 3. Choose "Restore backup"


All the data in your backup will now be copied onto your new device. Remember that this method may erase data on the recipient iPhone.



In addition, iOS Data Recovery can selectively recover texts and other iOS files from iTunes backup without data loss! You can download it to find out more amazing functions in this recovery tool by yourself.