How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from Android
Summary: Today we are going to show how to recover deleted text messages from Android. If you are looking for a simple guide about how to find deleted text messages on you mobile Android phone, this page will help.
There are many unfortunate events that can seamlessly lead to accidentally deleting text messages that you hold dear without any notice - one wrong move, navigating too quickly or an evil bug. But not all is lost! Actually, deleted text messages are temporarily saved in the virtual space. Though you cannot see them, you can regain them with a computer and a program called FonePaw Android Data Recovery.
Coupled with simple operation and efficiency, FonePaw Android Data Recovery is qualified enough to retrieve deleted text messages on Android. With this program, you can easily recover your deleted Android SMS including name, date, and detailed contents. Moreover, the program works perfectly in most of popular Android brands, such as Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Sony, Google Nexus, OnePlus, ASUS, HUAWEI, Xiaomi, etc.
Now just free download the text message recovery software - FonePaw Android Data Recovery on your Windows PC or Mac computer and then follow the steps to recover deleted messages on Android .
Note: Do not continue using the phone once data loss happens, or the deleted SMS will be overwritten by new data.
Video Tutorial: How to View Deleted Text Messages
Step 1. Connect Android to Windows
First of all, launch Android Data Recovery. Link HTC or Samsung Galaxy S7/S8/S9/Note 8 to Windows with a USB cable. Don't worry about any hacking. The phone is under protection during the whole procedure.
Step 2. Turn on Android USB Debugging
Turn on HTC. Follow the steps below to enter USB debugging mode and then click the "OK" button.
Tips for USB Debugging:
For Android 4.2 or newer (including Android 7.0/8.0/9.0): Hit "Settings" > "About phone". Tab "Build number" for 7 times till the dialogue box "You are under developer mode" occurs. Then go back to "Settings" > "Developer options" > "USB Debugging".
Step 3. Select Messages to Recover
When you have conducted a successful connection, it is high time you can choose your wanted files types. Tick the box followed by "Message" and click "Next".
Apart from recovering deleted text messages, this program can also recover media files, such as photos, videos and music. Learn how to recover deleted photos from Android.
Step 4. Analyze Device and Get Privilege to Scan Files
Android Data Recovery needs to get privilege to scan SMS data. Please go to the Android phone and tap "Allow/Grant/ Authorize" on the pop-up window.
If there is no such prompt on the device, click "Retry" to try again.
Step 5. Preview and Recover Text Messages from Android
Before recovering text messages from Android, you are allowed to read deleted text messages on Android. You can view names and dates of all the SMS. Click the name, you will get detailed information of all the messages from that contact.
Deleted messages are written in red font while the existing ones are black. If you are inclined to set to display the deleted SMS only, just tap the "ON" icon. Click the items you want and then the "Recover" button; the program will help you save them on your PC.
As for Android phones, when you recover the deleted messages, it is in need to activate your phone since you should enable USB debugging before recovery and the device needs to allow the program to access the phone data.
If you wonder how to show the messages, you can check the retrieved results. The recovered messages will be saved on your computer in CSV and HTML formats. You can open the CSV file in Microsoft Excel or in text editor like Notepad. It is small-sized and easy to be printed out.
And HTML file will display the recovered messages in more organized and clear manner. So if you just want to read the messages, HTML might be a better choice for you.
Warm Tips for You:
1) Recovered Android text messages will be saved in CSV/HTML formats.
2) Remember to backup Android sms regularly. So you can deal with most loss data situations.
The Android text recovery tool - FonePaw Android Data Recovery has done a great job to help you recover deleted messages from Android, right? Besides text messages, this software is able to restore all deleted multimedia and text messages from Andorid phones. It will show you a satisfactory result.
Above is the whole guide to retrieve deleted messages from Android. If you have any problem when following the steps, please let us know by dropping a comment below!
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