Why the earliest text message disappear automatically? There are many people complain about the problem at Apple forum. Several earlier entire conversations under the messages are completely gone or part of earlier messages are not being displayed in some certain conversion. If you are facing this problem, the following guide will help you to fix it.
Keep Text Messages Forever
The steps are written using an iPhone device with iOS 8 and iOS 9 version. When your iPhone store text messages are set to 30 days, or one year, your messages will be automatically deleted, reaching the limit of storage time. There are three options to choose, we set it to Forever now.
Step 1: Go to Settings, scroll down to Messages option.
Step 2: Enter Messages, scroll down to MESSAGE HISTORY.
Step 3: Keep Messages set to Forever
Step 4: Back to Messages option, scroll down to AUDIO MESSAGE and VIDEO MESSAGE
Step 5: Set the expire button to Never
Please note: When your text messages be set to forever so that they aren't automatically deleted. It will contains a lot of text messages, photos, audios and videos, they will take up amount of iPhone storage. If you find that your iPhone storage is not enough, this guide can show to free up iPhone storage space.
Keep iPhone has enough storage
On devices using iOS 5 or later, cache cleaning occurs automatically when the device has less than 1 GB of available storage. This storage-management feature is designed to optimize the performance of your iOS device when space is limited. When your iPhone are running out of space, it will perform automatic cleanup operation to remove app caches.
“Cleaning” may appear under the app's icon on your iOS device. It's clearing the app's cache, which is a temporary storage area for documents and other data. Your earliest text message may be remove during this process. It is necessary to keep your iPhone have enough space.
How to retrieve the lost text messages?
When your earlier messages have disappeared for some reason, is any solution to retrieve those lost text messages? Fireebok Data Recovery for iPhone is an essential tool and it can backup, extract and recover text messages that are either on your iPhone or the ones that you have backed up in iTunes or iCloud. This in-depth tutorial will show you how to retrieve the lost text message from iOS device or backup.
Recover deleted text messages from iOS device directly
To recover deleted text message from your iPhone, download and install Data Recovery for iPhone. Connect your iPhone to your personal computer and open Data Recovery for iPhone. Once this is done, you should see the device display in "Recover From iOS Device" section. Click "Scan" button to complete the scanning.
After the scanning has completed, choose "Contact & Messages & Call log" section, your messages will be displayed in Message tab. The delete messages be marked by yellow color. And you can turn on "Only display deleted items" button to display the delete messages. There are two preview modes: Norm previewand Hex preview. You can search the key word about the deleted messages information in hex preview.
Recover deleted text messages from iTunes backup
To recover from iTunes backup, make sure you have backup your iPhone with iTunes before. It doesn't need to be connected to iPhone, or even your iPhone is not around. It can still use it. Run Data Recovery for iPhone and choose "Recover From iTunes Backup" section. It will list all your iTunes backup, you need select one backup and click "Scan" button to complete the scanning.
After the scanning has completed, it is the same operation as the scanning from iOS device. Choose "Contact & Messages & Call log" section, your messages will be displayed in Message tab. The delete messages be marked by yellow color. And you can turn on "Only display deleted items" button to display the delete messages. There are two preview modes: Norm previewand Hex preview. You can search the key word about the deleted messages information in hex preview.