How to Recover Deleted SMS from Samsung Galaxy

author Emily Watson
date Monday, March 12, 2018

Summary: If you've lost or deleted the important text messages on your Android such as Samsung Galaxy S8/S9, you still get a chance to get them back. Please scroll down and check the details on how to restore lost or deleted text messages from Samsung without backup below.

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Samsung Galaxy, a widely-used Android brands, is more and more integrated with our life. Samsung users like you and me are likely to store quite a substantial amount of information on our phones, for example, SMS with detailed information of an appointment, interview, meeting, etc. However, mistakenly SMS deletion always happens. And that's why we write this tutorial on how to recover deleted text messages on Galaxy S9/S8/S7/S6/S5/S4, Samsung Note 8/Note 5/Note Edge/Note 4/Note 3.

Where Are Deleted Messages Stored on Samsung Galaxy?

SMS messages are stored in the internal memory of your Galaxy phone. When a message is deleted, it still remains in the internal memory as unreadable and inaccessable data. But the data won't be in your phone forever. As you use the phone, new data could be created and cover the deleted message. Therefore, you need to find a recovery tool and recover the deleted message as soon as possible. Before that, please do not factory reset, format or continue using your phone to preserve the data.

Delete Messages on Samsung

Solution: How to Recover Deleted Samsung Galaxy SMS

To get back your deleted SMS from Samsung Galaxy, you are advised to try FonePaw Android Data Recovery (opens new window). This program can be applied to many Samsung Galaxy models, like S9/S8/S8 Plus/S7/S7 Edge/S6/Note 5/Note Edge. Once you get the program connected to your Samsung Galaxy, deleted SMS can be scanned and selectively recovered. To begin the Android SMS recovery, you should firstly download and install the FonePaw app on your computer.

Now, you are abe to check on the video guide or follow the step-by-step guide below to retrieve deleted texts from Samsung.

Step-by-step Guide to Regain Lost Data for Android Phone:

Step 1. Connect Samsung Galaxy to PC

First and the foremost, please connect your Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S6 to Windows with a USB cable that came with it. If this is the first time you connect your Samsung Galaxy to the computer, drivers should be installed so that the program can recognize your device.

Connect Samsung Galaxy Phone to PC

Step 2. Debug USB on Samsung Galaxy

You need to debug USB on your Samsung Galaxy. For Samsung Galaxy running different OS, follow the tips to enable USB debugging.

Android 2.3 or earlier: Go to "Settings" > "Applications" > "Development" > "USB debugging".

Android 3.0 to 4.1: Go to "Settings" > "Developer options" > "USB debugging".

Android 4.2 or newer: Go to "Settings" > "About phone". Tap "Build numbers" for 7 times. Go back to "Settings" and choose "Developer options". Hit "USB debugging".

After that, tap "OK".

Debug USB on Samsung Galaxy S6

Step 3. Choose File Type – SMS to Scan

When the following window occurs, choose "Message"/"Message Attachments" and the "OK" to start data scan. But you can transfer the existing ones to computer for backup.

Choose File Types to Scan

Step 4. Authorize FonePaw App on Your Phone Before Scanning

The program will ask for privilege to access data in Samsung Galaxy before scanning. If there is a pop-up window as below, please tap "Allow/Grant/Authorize". If there is no such pop up, click "Retry" and try again. On your computer, click "I Have Authorized".

Read more details about how to authorize FonePaw on your phone.

Authorize FonePaw Scan

Step 5. Preview and Recover Deleted SMS from Samsung Galaxy

Standard Scan can only find out the files that already in your device. If you need to recover the hidden or deleted files, try Deep Scan.

To preview and restore deleted Samsung messages, click the ones from the list and then you can check the files. After that, click "Recover" to get them back. All the retrieved data will be stored in your computer in CSV and HTML format. The former supports to print out while the latter is easy to read. In this way, you can recover deleted messages on Android easily.

Deep Scan on FonePaw

Important Tip: You should have the habit of backing up your SMS messages on Android phone (opens new window)so that you can always get them back if deleting them accidentally.

Is it Possible to Recover Deleted SMS From Samsung Without Computer?

Yes. It is possible. Some of you may ask how to retrieve deleted texts on Android without computer. Actually, there are data recovery apps that can be installed on your Samsung phone. However, to guarantee a high success rate, a recovery program for Windows or Mac PC is more recommendable. You are more likely to get your deleted messages back with a computer.

Moreover, to install a recovery app on your Samsung device, it is inevitable that you need to continue using the phone after the messages are deleted, which could make the deleted messages be overwritten and unrecoverable. Therefore, a recovery program for computers is your better choice. After all, using a computer to recover data is just as easy as that of using the phone.

Above the the whole guide to solve the problem of how to retrieve deleted texts on Samsung. With the FonePaw Android Data Recovry app, other files such as deleted contacts and deleted call logs are also retrievable, too. It is helpful in recovering deleted photos from Samsung (opens new window), videos, music, WhatsApp messages and documents from Android. Don't hesitate to download it and have a try. If you have any question about this guide, please drop us a comment below!

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