I was composing an SMS message and then I tapped on send button. This message was composed for group of 50 persons. It started sending messages in background and I could hear the sound of sending messages one by one.

Suddenly while sending messages, the Springboard crashed. It displayed me three options: "OK", "Restart", "Help". I tapped on "OK" and restarted SMS app to view SMS. But I found everything empty in SMS application and messages were still being sent from my phone in the background.

I got frustrated and I connected the iPhone to my computer, it started synchronizing and synchronized the empty SMSs.

I am able to search all of my previous messages from Spotlight search, but when I select a message from search results of spotlight, it redirects me to SMS application and application shows nothing.

Even in SMS application, I can search for messages and I can find the previous messages as a search result but I can't open them.

How can I get back my messages?


I think you must restore your iPhone from a iOS backup! But than you will lost your last changes.

  • I already restored the phone, but it restores from the last sync & during last sync - I lost all msgs. So, even after the restore, I have no messages. My Last last backup was before 2 months. – Sagar R. Kothari Sep 27 '11 at 14:23
  • Sorry! But my English is not very well. You wrote in your quastion that you only sync your iPhone. A restore from a backup will replace your complete content on the iPhone and overwrite all changes since that backup. – Tim Sep 28 '11 at 9:38
  • I am able to view all the msgs from spot-light search even after restoring the iphone. – Sagar R. Kothari Sep 28 '11 at 10:54

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .