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How To Recover Deleted Text Messages On An Android

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How do you recover deleted text messages on an Android?

The need to recover deleted text messages could be several reasons, maybe you need to prove something to someone, or maybe you deleted some messages in anger then now you realize you need them, so what do you do? Does your Android phone have a recycle bin? Nope. Then? What can you do to recover deleted text messages on your Android phone, and what to do to keep it from happening again?

Unlike your computer, which has a trash can or recycle bin that holds all deleted files for some time before deleting them, your Android device doesn’t have one, neither can you undo the deletion to restore deleted texts once you confirm the action. Like deleted files hidden in a computer’s hard drive waiting for retrieval or replacement, your Android device keeps everything you delete including text messages long enough before space is needed to save more data.

Your best bet, other than requesting the sender to resend the message, is to put your device in Airplane mode and find an SMS recovery app to help you with the deleted messages on your Android before they’re overwritten.

STEP 1: Connect Android to Windows.
First of all, launch Android Data Recovery on a computer. Connect your phone to a computer with a USB cable. The programme will automatically detect your Android phone.

STEP 2: Choose to restore text messages.
Once the computer and the phone are connected, the programme will prompt you to choose what kind of data you would like to recover from your Android device. In this case, choose “Messages” and click “Next”.

STEP 3: Install FonePaw App.
The programme will then scan your Android phone for deleted messages. Install the FonePaw app on your phone. Enable install via USB and tap on Install when you see a pop-up on your Android phone.

STEP 4: Permission to scan deleted messages
Once the app is installed, you can give permission to Android Data Recovery to access your deleted data. Tap Allow when FonePaw asks you to allow its access to read messages on your phone. After you have granted all permissions, click Scan Authorized Files to scan the deleted messages.

STEP 5: Recover text messages from Android

The programme will first perform a standard scan on your phone. If you are still unable to see your deleted message, click Deep Scan to find more.

STEP 6: Deep scan for recovery

After the deep scan, deleted messages will be displayed in red font. If you want to look at the deleted SMS only, just tap “Only display the deleted items” to turn it on. Click the text messages you want to restore and then press the “Recover” button.

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