Ever delete a text message and then realize you actually need it? Learning how to retrieve deleted text messages on Android comes in handy in these circumstances. It is possible to recover deleted text messages on Android devices – so let’s get into how to do it.
Via Google Drive – How To Retrieve Deleted Text Messages On Android
If you have your phone backed up to Google Drive, you might be able to get your text messages back that way, as Google Drive backups can restore previously deleted messages.
- Step 1: Sign in to your Google Account on a secondary phone.
- Step 2: Set up your secondary phone and click Restore when prompted to restore your phone to the most recent Android Backup.
- Step 3: Once this secondary phone is set up, check your messages folder and see what texts Google has pulled.
Via Android Data Recovery and FonePaw
If this doesn’t work, you are going to need to consider downloading an Android Data Recovery app on your computer and seeing if you can actually use that to restore your text messages. FonePaw is a popular data recovery program for Android.
- Step 1: Download FonePaw on your PC
- Step 2: Take your phone and plug it into your computer using a USB cable.
- Step 3: Enable USB Debugging on your device in your settings.
- Step 4: On the phone screen, select Messages and click Next.
- Step 5: Download FonePaw on your Smartphone using the Android Data Recovery Program – this is something you want to do after you have connected your phone to your computer so that if your phone overwrites anything important, it’s already been scanned by the program on your PC.
- Step 6: Within the app, click Allow when it comes to allowing the app to read your messages.
- Step 7: On your computer, select Scan Authorized Files.
- Step 8: View the files that the app has recovered and select any messages you want to restore.
- Step 9: Tap Recover to recover them back to your phone.
These two methods are your best bet at figuring out how to retrieve deleted text messages, so hopefully, you can get back whatever it is that you are looking for.
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