How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on Sony Xperia Z3

By Emily Watson, Friday, June 12, 2015

The Sony Xperia Z3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update has been rolling out around the world over-the-air (OTA). I guess you are more anticipated on typing and sending messages on the model equipped with a 5.2-inch (70.9% screen-to-body ratio) and 1080 x 1920 pixel display as well as a multitouch that is up to 10 fingers. However, the convenient touch screen also makes it easier for you to delete the text messages, contacts, call logs, etc. accidently. When losing all the SMS messages, what can be done to retrieve deleted text messages on Sony Xperia Z3?

FonePaw Android Data Recovery is well worth trying. It allows Xperia users to retrieve multiple files from Android. SMS is one of them. The program will scan and specify the lost messages. So you can select and recover what they want. No matter you use Sony Xperia X Compact, XZ1, XZ Premium, Z5, Z4, Z3, Z2, M2, or Z1, you can easily retrieve the deleted text messages of Sony.

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Things You'll Need:

• FonePaw Android Data Recovery

• Sony Xperia XZ1/XZ Premium/XZ1 Compact/Z5/Z4/Z3

• Windows PC

• USB cable

Sony Xperia SMS Recovery Guide

Step 1. Open USB Debugging on the Phone

Get preparation for the recovery. Before starting, go to your Android phone and follow the steps to open USB debugging: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".

Open USB Debugging on Sony Xperia

Step 2. Plug Sony Xperia Z3 into PC

Match your Android phone to the computer via USB cable. As you have turned on the USB debugging, the computer will automatically detect your phone.

Plug Sony Xperia Z3 into PC

Step 3. Set to Scan "Messages" on Sony

When the screen shows as below, you can choose file types to scan. Select "Messages" from the menu. Then hit the "Next" button and move on.

Set to Scan Messages on Android

Step 4. Grant the Software to Access Sony Mobile

The program will ask to get permission to access the Android phone. Turn on your mobile. When you get the prompt as below, please hit "Allow/Grant/Authorize". Then the software will start to scan data in the phone.

Grant the Software to Access Sony Xperia

Step 5. Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from Sony Xperia 

Select "Messages" from the left list. Detailed content including text, sent and received time, contact's name, and phone numbers are displayed. Preview before recovery. Then selectively tick the ones you want and press "Recover". They will be saved on your phone in CSV/HTML format.

Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on Sony Xperia Z3

Now do you know how to retrieve deleted SMS messages? I guess your answer is a big yes. Maybe frequently backing up your important data is a good thing. Every time you delete your phone data, think before you act. When you are going to factory reset or format your Android mobile, back up files via FonePaw Android Data Recovery by recovering and exporting them to the PC firstly.

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