Top 4 Ways to Fix iPhone Shows Unread Text Messages But There Are None

Posted by Brian Davis on Oct 9, 2021 10:52 AM
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Have you ever come into a situation that your iPhone notice you there is a new message, but there are none? It seems that your iPhone has suffered a ghost message, which means that you can see a notification, but you can't find the message, just like a ghost. It is troublesome because it will confuse you whether there is something important you had lost. Now, let's see why this issue happens and how to fix it quickly and safely.

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Part 1. Why I meet ghost messages on iPhone?
Part 2. Top 4 methods to fix iPhone ghost messages
    Method 1. Ask Siri to read the unread messages
    Method 2. Fix iPhone mail ghost messages using TunesKit iOS System Recovery [No data loss]
    Method 3. Force restart your iPhone
    Method 4. Reset all your iPhone settings
Part 3. Summary

Part 1. Why I meet ghost messages on iPhone?

The reasons will be various and most of them can be due to software glitches. Though it is a tough job to get the true cause to make it happen, we can still sort out the common reasons. Sometimes a bad network will make your iMessage receives wrong messages and shows you a mistake notification. Or your iPhone settings make your messages not showing up. No matter what issues your iPhone met, read it on and try the workable methods to fix your iPhone. Now, let's see the detailed tutorial.

Part 2. Top 4 methods to fix iPhone mail ghost messages

Method 1. Ask Siri to read the unread messages

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The first thing you should do when meeting iPhone shows unread text messages when there are none is to ask Siri to read the unread messages. Launch Siri and give it a voice command. Siri will help you find out the unread message. If you are using an iPhone with a Home button, you can keep holding the home button to launch Siri. On iPhone X or later, press the Side button for a few seconds. Or just say "Hey Siri" to launch it.


Method 2. Fix iPhone mail ghost messages using TunesKit iOS System Recovery

When some software issues occur on your iPhone, it is impossible to find it by ourselves. Fortunately, though we can find out the glitch, there are still ways for us to fix it. I think using an iOS fixing tool like TunesKit iOS System Recovery is a wise choice. It is a professional and technical iOS fixing program that can overcome the issues like iPhone back button not working, iPhone/iPad stuck in Guided Access Mode, or iPhone unable to complete Touch ID set up in several steps.

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Characteristics of TunesKit iOS System Recovery:

  • Fix iPhone ghost messages without data loss
  • Avaliable on Mac/Win and supports iOS 15/14
  • Provide Standard Mode and Advanced Mode to fix
  • Easy-to-use and beginner-friendly interface
  • Fix your iOS devices without losing any data
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Here is the step-by-step guide.

Step 1Connect your iPhone to TunesKit iOS System Recovery

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To fix iPhone showing unread text messages but there are none, please connect your iPhone to a computer with a lightning cable. Then install and launch TunesKit iOS System Recovery on your computer. TunesKit iOS System Recovery will start to detect your iPhone. You can click the Enter/Exit Recovery Mode button to enter Recovery mode.

Step 2Select a mode

select a mode

In TunesKit iOS System Recovery, there are Standard Mode and Advanced Mode for you to choose from. Generally speaking, the Standard Mode is powerful enough to fix iPhone shows unread text messages but there are none. The Advanced Mode can fix more issues than Standard mode, but it will erase all your iPhone data. Don't forget to back up your iPhone if you need to use the Advanced Mode.

Step 3Download firmware package

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Then, TunesKit will start to download a firmware package that can fix ghost messages on iPhone. Before downloading, please confirm that the given information on TunesKit is corresponding to your iPhone. If not, please correct it manually. Click the Download button to the next step.

Step 4Fix iPhone mail ghost messages

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Finally, TunesKit iOS System Recovery will start to fix your iPhone, and it will get back to its normal state soon.


Method 3. Force restart your iPhone

restart your iphone

Force reboot your iPhone is a nice way to fix your iPhone shows unread text messages when there are none. Force restart can clean up the cache and refresh your iPhone.

For iPhone 6s or earlier: Keep holding the Power button and Home button at the same time. When the Apple logo appears, release the two buttons.

For iPhone 7/7 Plus: Hold the Volume Down button and the Power button concurrently. When the Apple logo appears, release the two buttons quickly.

For iPhone 8 or later: Keep holding and release the Volume Up button quickly, then hold and release the Volume Down button quickly, finally hold the Power button until the Apple logo appears.


Method 4. Reset all your iPhone settings

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If your iPhone settings are mistakenly set, it will cause the problem that your iPhone shows unread text messages but there are none. You can reset all your iPhone settings to fix this worrisome issue. If you don't know how to reset your iPhone settings, you can follow this step: Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.


Summary

Though iPhone is a safe and stable system, it will also meet some unexpected issues. As for me, I think TunesKit iOS System Recovery is the best way for iOS users to fix different software issues. It is easy-to-use and effective to help you get rid of iPhone problems.

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