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How to Restore Messages from Android Phone Memory

By Emily Watson, Saturday, Jan. 09, 2016

Sometimes message loss happens without any indication. For example, when you are texting a friend, someone calls you. Then you look up unconsciously. At the same times, you accidentally slide the touch-screen of your Android phone. Then one or more SMS are gone. You scroll down the page but still cannot find the threads back. No worry! You can restore messages from Android phone memory.

Why Deleted Messages Can Still Be Restored?

Most of you may think it impossible to retrieve SMS from Android phone memory. But actually you are wrong. The conversations are temporarily deleted from your phone memory and become invisible. A piece of recovery software can scan and restore them. But the vacancy cannot be covered by new data. Otherwise, deleted data would be overwritten and they would be gone permanently.

So once you realize the loss, stop using the phone and download a program to help you, FonePaw Android Data Recovery for example. This is a useful tool to retrieve lost SMS from Android phone memory. It can get back all info of a conversation, including content, name, phone number, and time.


Restore Deleted Text Messages from Android Phone Memory

Step 1. Connect Android Phone to your Computer

Run FonePaw Android Data Recovery on your computer. Note that both Windows and Mac are available. Then connect your Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for example) to the computer with USB cable. Then turn on USB debugging. Wait till the phone is recognized.

Connect Android Phone to Computer

Step 2. Select File Types to Scan

In this step, you can select file types to scan. Highlight "Messages" from the list. Then click the button "Next".

Select Android Phone Text Messages

Step 3. Allow Superuser Request on Android

Go to your Android phone. You should receive the Superuser Request note on your phone. Select "Allow/Grant/Authorize" so that the program is able to get permit and enter your device. Once you allow the Superuser request, the program will scan SMS in your Android phone memory.

Allow Superuser Request on Android

Step 4. Restore Messages from Android Phone Memory

After several minutes, the scan will be completed. Select "Messages" at the left pane. You can preview them in details. Note that deleted items are written in red font. Mark the ones you need and click the button "Recover". FonePaw Android Data Recovery will help you get back your SMS from Android Memory.

Restore Messages from Android Phone Memory

That's the whole process. If you have restored messages from Android phone memory with the help of FonePaw Android Data Recovery, share the good news with us. If not, don't worry. You can leave comments and tell us what problems you encountered! We will give you the answer.


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