Lost All WeChat Messages After Update To iOS 9.2.1, How To Recover?


What happened? After update to iOS 9.2.1, all wechat messages are lost. I just have an iTunes backup for my iPhone 6 before update to iOS 9.2.1, but I don’t want to restore from iTunes backup again, for it is complex to use iTunes. Is there any other way to recover lost wechat messages on my iPhone after update? Thanks. 

Another wave of data loss problems is approaching as Apple released iOS 9.2.1 to the public yesterday. As the above user, he just lost all wechat messages after updated to iOS 9.2.1. It seems that he is unwilling to restore from iTunes backup, afraid of data overwritten problem. So is there another way to recover lost wechat messages after iOS 9.2.1 update? Definitely yes. Two options are here: one is to recover lost wechat messages from iPhone directly, the other one is to extract and restore lost wechat messages from iTunes backup selectively. Both of the methods need to done under the help from iFonebox, which is the best WeChat data recovery software.

As is known that iFonebox is a professional iPhone data recovery tool which can not only recover deleted wechat messages, wechat conversations, wechat contacts, etc, from iPhone and iPad directly, but extract and restore lost wechat images, wechat audio messages and more from iTunes or iCloud backup selectively. Good job. Detailed steps are shared to help you get back lost wechat messages from iPhone after update to iOS 9.2.1.

But before that, it is necessary to download and install iFonebox on your computer. There are two versions accessible: Windows version and Mac version.

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Recover lost WeChat messages from iPhone directly after iOS 9.2.1 update 

  • Launch iPhone WeChat data recovery. Choose Recover from iOS Device mode. Please connect your iPhone to the computer so as to scan and analyze deleted wechat history from it. Click Start button to begin.
  • Scan WeChat messages from iPhone. Just click on WeChat Messages item to start the automatic scanning and analysis process. If you have a large wechat messages, it will take a little time to scan. Just be patient.
  • Preview and select missing WeChat messages to recover. Now you can view those scanned missing wechat messages and then, select those you need to retrieve, then click Recover to PC button to end the whole process.


Get back lost WeChat messages from backup selectively after iOS 9.2.1 update 

Here, I will take Recover from iTunes Backup as example.

  1. Run iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup mode. All iTunes backup files will be detected and listed in the software. So just select one iTunes backup file to scan WeChat messages lost from iPhone.
  2. Scan WeChat messages from selected iTunes backup. Click WeChat Messages item to scan and analyze.
  3. Preview and pick out those lost WeChat messages to recover. You have the chance to choose those lost WeChat messages and then, click Recover to PC to end the process.


That’s all. Now you have successfully recovered all wechat messages on iPhone after iOS 9.2.1 via iFonebox.

Read also 

How To Restore Only WeChat History From iCloud Backup?

How To Recover Missing WeChat Messages Without Backup?

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