How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from LG

By Emily Watson, Friday, March 30, 2018

Question: "Can I retrieve deleted texts from my LG phone? I need to get back some important text messages from my LG G6. And I don't have a backup."

Solution: You can retrieve text messages deleted on LG phones. In fact, you can recover all kind of data - photos, contacts, videos, call logs on LG devices. 

The deleted data are still in the phone memory until new data appear and write over the deleted files. Operations like install apps, receive new messages, download photos all could potentially overwrite the deleted data on your LG phone.


LG G6


So the first thing you need to do is: turn off network connection on your phone and try not to use the phone.

Next, download FonePaw Android Data Recovery on a computer and run the program to recover deleted text messages. The program can work as an LG data recovery tool to recover deleted text messages from LG devices on Android 2.1 to 9.0, including LG G6/G5/G4/G3/G2, LG V30/V20, LG Stylo 2, LG Optimus G, LG Tribute HD, LG X power.

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How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from LG Phone

STEP 1. Connect Your LG Phone to a PC

Open FonePaw Android Data Recovery on your PC. Connect your LG phone to the computer via USB.


Link LG Mobile to PC


STEP 2. Enable USB Debugging on LG

If the program doesn't detect your phone, it probably because USB debugging is turned off on your phone. So you need to enable USB debugging. 

  • Open  LG device and tap "Settings" > "About". Hit "Build number" 7 times.

  • Go back to "Settings". Select "Developer options" > "USB debugging".

  • Pull down the drop-down menu. And highlight "PTP" mode.

To enable USB debugging on other Android versions, please refer to How to Enable USB debugging on Android.


Enable USB Debugging on LG


STEP 3. Select "Messages" to Scan

Once your LG phone is detected, the program will allow you to choose the categories of the data you want to recover. Select "Messages" from the categories and click "Next"


Select Messages


STEP 4. Grant the Software to Scan

Before the data recovery program is able to scan deleted text messages from your LG phone, it needs to get the privilege to access the part of the file system that contains the deleted files. Hit "Allow/Grant/Authorize" on your phone. Once this is done, the software will scan the deleted SMS.


Grant the Software on LG


STEP 5. Restore Lost SMS from LG

Choose "Message" from the left panel. You can preview detailed info such as content, time, contacts, phone number. The Deleted messages are displayed in red font. Then pick out the messages you want and click "Recover" to get them back.


Restore Lost Text Messages from LG G3

How to Block Text Messages on LG

Spam messages can be very annoying. You can easily block text messages from a specific sender with these steps:

  • Open Messages on your LG phone;   

  • Tap on the menu icon in the top right corner;  

  • Tap "Spam Manager" > "Spam Settings";  

  • Check "Block Spam" and go to "Spam Number" to add the phone number that you don't want to receive messages from.

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  • disqus_rBfZPIF5fg

    This didn't recover ANY deleted messages, it just came up with the messages already in my phone. I am NOT pleased, at all!

    2015-06-11 01:31