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We’ve already talked about how to delete your text messages, so now we’re going to look at how to recover deleted text messages on your iPhone. That’s right, text messages don’t really get deleted when you delete them, unless you reset your iPhone to its factory settings — an action designed to erase everything on your device, not just texts.

If you’re passing your iPhone on to someone else, or selling it, then performing a factory reset is the safest way to rid your device of its precious data. If you’ve deleted some texts by mistake and want to recover them, there are ways you can do this. Let’s take a look at a few examples.

Restoring texts from an iCloud Backup

Restoring an iCloud backup is probably the easiest way to recover deleted text messages on your iPhone. Provided that you have iCloud Backup turned on, and your iPhone has been doing its scheduled backups, then your deleted texts should be backed up to iCloud. The service backs up messages sent via iMessage, SMS, and MMS, though it does require the SIM card that was in use when you made the backup.

  1. Go to Settings > iCloud > Backup.
  2. Make sure iCloud Backup is turned on.
  3. After that, you will have to erase your iPhone by going into Settings > General > Reset.
  4. Choose Erase All Content and Settings.
  5. Once done, you’ll be asked if you want to restore your iPhone from an iCloud Backup.
  6. Choose Restore from iCloud Backup.

Once your backup is restored, you should be able to access any texts that were on your phone when you first made the backup.

Restoring texts from an iTunes Backup

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prevent from syncing itunes iphone ios

If you’re in the habit of doing backups through iTunes, then you should have a number of backups to choose from. However, this requires a bit of digging in the iTunes preferences before you plug your iPhone into your computer.

  1. In iTunes, go to Edit > Preferences > Devices.
  2. Make sure Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically is checked.
  3. Click OK.

If you sync your iPhone with iTunes, you can permanently delete messages so they can’t be recovered. Once you’ve prevented your iPhone from automatically syncing, however, there are two ways to restore your iPhone from an iTunes backup.

  1. After you reset your iPhone to its factory settings, you can either Restore from iTunes Backup or plug your iPhone into your computer and open iTunes.
  2. Select your iPhone in the top menu, and in the Summary section, click Restore Backup.
  3. If asked to update your device, select Download only.

Restoring text with a third-party app

There are many apps that will allow you to retrieve text messages from your iPhone, most of which work in the same way. You plug your iPhone into your computer, open a program, and follow a set of on-screen steps. From texts to call history, these apps will let you recover things you thought were lost forever. Below are a few of our favorites.

The best

iMobie Phone Rescue ($60+)

Phone Rescue will allow you to recover a number of files, including messages. What sets this program apart, however, is that it allows you to recover data from your iCloud account, in addition to your iTunes and device backups. The app also has a number of repair tools, which let you recover your device when it crashes or experiences errors.

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iMobie

The rest

Wondershare Dr.Fone ($70+)

This recovery tool is compatible with the latest iOS devices, and you can install the program on both MacOS and Windows-based machines. The software will allow you to quickly recover text messages, as well as photos, videos, and even data from third-party apps like WhatsApp.

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Wondershare

Tenorshare Ultdata ($50+)

Like other recovery apps, this app will let you recover both messages and media. It also allows you to recover your iPhone when it’s stuck in recovery mode, or when it fails to install the latest iOS update.

Source : yahoo.com 

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Google discovers an Israel made Android App which can snoop on your phone calls, text messages and spy on you

Google has recently revealed that it has unearthed a new spyware that can track information of calls, messages and internet history as well as spy on people through their smartphones’ camera and microphone – making it possibly the most dangerous smartphone malware ever made.

Made by an Israeli Company

Researchers on the security front at Google and Lookout have come across the spyware that has the ability to spy on users by hacking their smartphones’ camera and microphone, as well as track calls, messages, internet history and more – christened Chrysaor. The spyware appears to have some link to Pegasus – a program that was known to be targeting iPhone users back in 2016. Pegasus was developed by an Israeli firm NSO Group technologies.

Google and Lookout announced their discoveries last week. The app is not available on the Google Play store. Yet, it has been detected on 36 devices – mainly in the country of Israel followed by Georgia, Mexico, Turkey, Kenya & others. NSO Group Technologies has been accused of developing Smartphone hacking software and selling them to spy agencies all across the world – as they did with Pegasus.

“To install Chrysaor, we believe an attacker coaxed specifically targeted individuals to download the malicious software onto their device,” said Google.
“Once Chrysaor is installed, a remote operator is able to surveil the victim’s activities on the device and within the vicinity, leveraging microphone, camera, data collection, and logging and tracking application activities on communication apps such as phone and SMS.”

Reason it has stayed hidden

Chrysaor has also been found to have a self-destruct mode.  “If it feels like it’s going to be found, it removes itself,” said Lookout mobile security researcher Michael Flossman. This can explain why the researchers took so long to detect the malware. This could also mean that the spyware has been around for much longer than Pegasus and could’ve infected many more than the 36 devices currently known. Lookout and Google have acknowledged that though the samples are from 2014, there was evidence the spyware was still working on some victim Android phones when discovered in the last few months.

Though the probability that your smartphone might be infected with such malware is very small, it is still recommended to stay cautious. Do not install software from sources you don’t know about & always update your phone with the latest security patches.

Source : techworm.net

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Every once in a while, people find strange contraptions that can be used inside the iPhone’s messaging app to crash the recipient’s device. Some of them are serious bugs, while others will only freeze your iPhone for a few minutes. In either case, they’re seriously annoying. And guess what? There’s a new iPhone-crashing text message in town that people will keep sending to their iPhone-carrying buddies.

However, it can all be easily fixed.

First explained on YouTube channel EverythingApplePro and Preston159.com, the bug relies on sending a string of images and characters to a target: a white flag emoji, a zero, and the rainbow emoji. The issue affects any iOS device that’s on iOS 10.x, but if you’re still running earlier iOS versions, you’re safe.

However, the actual sending of the message isn’t completely hassle-free, as the same string can also freeze the sender’s phone. The trick involves either using the Notes app on iCloud.com or iCloud Drive to share the characters.

Once the message hits the targeted iPhone, the device stops working for a few minutes regardless of whether the recipient reads it or not. You won’t be able to do anything once the freeze is in effect. The buttons won’t work, and you’ll have to wait for the phone to reboot by itself.

“What you see in the text is the waving white flag emoji, a zero, and the rainbow emoji,” a technical explanation on vincedes3.com reads. “The rainbow flag emoji isn’t an emoji in itself, it’s made of three characters: waving white flag, a character called variation sector 16 (VS16 for short), and the rainbow. What VS16 does in this case essentially is tells the device to combine the two surrounding characters into one emoji, yielding the rainbow flag (this is similar to how skin tone modifiers work, but not exactly the same).

“The text you’re copying is actually waving white flag, VS16, zero, rainbow emoji. What I’m assuming is happening is that the phone tries to combine the waving white flag and the zero into an emoji, but this obviously can’t be done. Usually, the phone wouldn’t try to do this, but it notices that the rainbow emoji is also there, and knows that it can combine the white flag and rainbow emoji, so it tries.”

There’s one thing you need to do in case the Messages app keeps crashing. You’ll have to head to this link on the phone so that the Messages is restored.

To prevent this from happening again until Apple fixes it, you can also consider blocking on the iPhone the persons who’re using it against you and maybe even reassess those friendships.

Interestingly, the bug also affects Android handsets, but they’ll be slow down significantly rather than freezing completely — the video below explains it all.

Author: Chris Smith
Source: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/one-emoji-message-crash-iphone-not-careful-192713160.html

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