How To Recover Deleted Messages From Android Devices

Have you ever deleted important text messages by a wrong tap or lost all the messages after a factory reset, system crash? Well, sometimes we unintentionally delete our text messages and later regret it, isn’t it? Don’t worry guys, you can still recover the deleted or old text messages from your Android Smartphone.

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After you unintentionally delete messages from your Android phone, the phone doesn’t delete the message from its memory, it only changes the space the deleted data occupied as ‘unused’ and the new data will be overwritten and occupy the space. Although recovering deleted messages isn’t an easy task, there are a few methods available which can help you restore the deleted files. In this tutorial, we brought you the best ways to recover deleted messages from your Android Smartphone.

How to Recover Deleted Messages from Android Phone?

There are many ways to retrieve your deleted stuff. Choose the best one according to your purpose.

1. Dr.Fone:

This app comes from a world-leading consumer software solution developed by Wondershare. Dr.Fone already has 50,000,000+ users and the reason behind its massive success is the company’s user trust, loyalty, and paying close attention to user requirement and constantly delivers better products in the market.

Dr.Fone is a remarkable data recovery tool for the desktop. Dr.Fone not only recovers deleted messages, but it can also recover a variety of lost data including deleted contacts, and pictures along with audio and video files and most importantly, app-specific data such as Whatsapp messages.

Steps To Recover Deleted Messages Using Dr.Fone On Android:

  • First, download and install ‘Dr.Fone -Recovery & Transfer wirelessly & Backup‘ Software from Play Store.

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  • Now you have to enable USB debugging by going to Settings > About Phone > Build Number and tap on it 7-10 times till the dialogue box shows “You are under developer mode“. Now you will see developer option in the settings, tap on it and click USB Debugging.

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  • Connect your Android phone to the PC with the help of USB.

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  • The software detects your device and now you have to choose the form of data you want to recover. If you want to retrieve text messages, select Messaging and click Next.

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  • The software scans for your deleted messages and displays them on the screen. Finally, you just have to click on Recover to save the files on your PC.

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2. FonePaw:

According to the tests made during this process of recovering deleted data, the first thing that you need to do is TURN OFF wireless/mobile data on your phone and DO NOT USE the phone especially for downloading files, install apps, etc. After a few tests, it is said that installing a message recovery app might overwrite the recently deleted messages and can’t be retrieved. Instead, you need a PC and a program to recover deleted messages.

It is very easy-to-use FonePaw and recovers deleted and old data from your Android phone memory. It also provides a preview of the deleted messages so that you can select the required ones.

Steps To Recover Deleted Messages Using FonePaw On Android:

  • First, download and install ‘FonePaw Android Data Recovery‘ on your PC and connect your phone to a PC with the help of USB.
  • Now you have to enable USB debugging by going to Settings > About Phone > Build Number and tap on it 7-10 times till the dialogue box shows “You are under developer mode“. Now you will see developer option in the settings, tap on it and click USB Debugging.

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  • Once the PC and phone get connected, the program shows you a window shown below.

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  • Here, you have to choose the form of data you want to recover such as deleted photos, contacts, videos and also WhatsApp messages. If you want to retrieve text messages, select Messaging and click Next.

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  • The software scans for your deleted messages and displays them on the screen. But before scanning, you need to give permission to FonePaw to recover deleted stuff. As shown in the screenshot, there will be a pop-up window on your phone asking for your permission. Go to the Android phone and tap “Allow/Authorize” on the pop-up window. If there is no such prompt on the device, click “Retry” to try again.

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  • Now, the preview of both deleted and existing messages will be shown and are differentiated with two colors red and black. If you want to see only deleted messages, just tap ‘Only display the deleted items‘ to ON. Click on the text messages and tap on Recover to get them back. The data will be stored on your PC.

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