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iMessages Deleted Automatically

Hi, I noticed yesterday that all of my text messages from 21 March 2020 to 10 August 2020, have been deleted.  I did not delete them.  I visited the Apple shop and they said it was not a phone issue.  I need to recover the missing data.  Can you advise?  Many thanks.

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Re: iMessages Deleted Automatically

@Irene1902

Do you do any backups to icloud?

As if so you should be able to restore them from an icloud backup

https://www.imyfone.com/icloud/restore-imessages-from-icloud/

If not then there is no way to restore them, im afraid.
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Registered: ‎04-04-2012

Re: iMessages Deleted Automatically

@Irene1902 

Look in message settings as you can select to never expire. 

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Re: iMessages Deleted Automatically

Thank you for your help

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Re: iMessages Deleted Automatically

it also worth checking in iCloud setting that you have messages backup turned on (its OFF by default)