How To Recover Deleted Text Messages on Android


If you’ve deleted your SMS inbox you have to act quick, because the messages are only until the portion of memory on which they are saved is rewritten.So here the way to recover the lost text message of your Android.

How To Recover Deleted Text Messages on Android

In this article I will show you two ways to recover your lost text on android.One is to use Android Data Recovery and the other is to use FonePaw Android Data Recovery. Both of them can help you restore text messages on Android 2.3 or latter, including Android 5.0.

Tutorial 1:Restore SMS from Android with FonePaw Android Data Recovery

At first download the software for your operating system of computer.

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Step 1. Connect Android to Computer Using USB Cable
Download and install FonePaw Android Data Recovery. Connect your phone with a USB cable.
Connect Android to PCNote: For the detail operation to enable USB debugging, you can check it on the Step 2 that we’ve mentioned in Tutorial 1. Just choose the compatible one according to your operating system.

Step 2. Choose Text to Scan
After enabling USB debugging, you are allowed to choose the data type and scan. As the below windows shows, click “Messages” and “Messages Attachment” if you have MMS on your Android and want the attachment in your SMS restored. And then click “Next” to allow the program to scan your Android for deleted text messages.
Select Android Messages

Step 3. Allow Super Users Request
After that, there will be a window saying “The software needs to get privilege to scan deleted files, please try as below:”. Just click “allow” on your Android device. If it fails, please click “Retry”.
Tap Allows on Android

Step 4. Scan and Recover Android Deleted SMS
Now, you’ve come to the last but important step. All your deleted text messages will be listed in categories. The deleted SMS will be in red color. Preview and choose whatever you want and click “Recover” on the lower right button. Within several seconds, your SMS will be retrieved and saved on your computer.
Extract Android Text Messages
Note: You can restore your deleted Android text messages with ease by following the steps above. Besides extracting SMS, FonePaw Android Data Recovery also allows you to recover deleted contacts from Android, call logs as well.


Tutorial 2 :Recover Messages from Android with Android Data Recovery

Step 1. Install and Run the Andoird SMS Recovery Program

Please download the installation package first via above links. Then install it on the computer by following the default wizard. The software will be open immediately after the installation is finished.
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android recovery connect

Step 2. Turn on Android USB Debugging

USB debugging allows computer software to access Android device in a more advanced manner for further operations. Tap “OK” on your Android phone to enable usb debugging on your device when the software asks at start up. If you don’t know how to do it, please follow the instructions list below:

For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Go to Settings < Developer options < Check USB debugging

For Android 4.2 or newer: Go to Settings < About Phone < Tap Build number for several times until getting a note ‘You are under developer mod’ < Back to Settings < Developer options < Check USB debugging.

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Step 3. Scan and Analyze Your Android Phone

Click the Start button on the main screen to let the software scan the lost messages you deleted previously. Please make sure the battery capacity is more than 30% as it takes some time to complete the scanning. In addition, the software needs you to grant super user permission to proceed to the next step.

android recovery scan

Step 4. Preview and Start Recovering Lost Messages

A list of items will be displayed on different categories after the scan ended. Click the Messaging option on the left menu bar, and then it unfolds all of the text messages stored on your device, including the current list and deleted ones. The ones marked in red color are lost messages which is recoverable with the help of Android Data Recovery. Click “Recovery” button on the bottom of the screen to start the recovering process.

recover Android sms

Besides message recovery, the Android Data Recovery is also capable of recovering deleted or lost contacts, photos, music, videos and documents, even WhatsApp messages are in the scope of support. With this powerful data recovery software, you are no longer in the worry of lost items on your Android phone.


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