How to Recover Deleted SMS/Text Messages from Android
“I can’t figure out how to recover my text messages deleted by accident from my Samsung Galaxy S7, please help.” A question asked by James Wood in an Android forum.
Currently WhatsApp and other messaging apps have boasted large numbers of active uses and lead to the decline of tradition SMS volumes. However, still millions of text messages are sent and received by short message service (SMS) on Android mobile phones every day. And for some artificial or non-artificial reasons such as deletion, software crash, system error and etc, the SMS messages may get lost. It would be a nightmare when there are important information in it. Hereon, we’ll share you an easy way to retrieve deleted text messages from Android.
Note: When you find text messages were deleted or lost from Android device, please stop using the device and recover lost SMS messages with a professional data recovery tool as soon as possible.
Download and Install Gihosoft Android SMS Recovery Software
Gihosoft Android Recovery Freeware offers an easy but free way to retrieve your deleted or lost text messages from all kinds of Android smartphones and tablets, like the latest Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 +/S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge/Note 5/J7/J5, HTC 10/A9/M9/M8 , LG V20/V10/G6/G5, Google Nexus 6P/5X, Motorola, Sony, Huawei, OnePlus, ZTE and many more. Please download the SMS recovery for Android phone and install it by following the setup instruction step by step.
Easy Steps of Recovering Deleted/Lost Text Messages from Android
- Step 1. Start Android SMS recovery software on your computer.
- Step 2. Connect Android to PC via USB cable. If there’s a trouble that your Android device cannot be identified by computer, please visit how to connect Android to PC.
- Step 3. Start scanning files on your Android device. The scanning process will take a few minutes that it depends on the file quantity stored on your Android device.
- Step 4. Preview and recover deleted texts on Android. All the scanned files such as text messages can be previewed with details like person name, phone number, messages content, date and specific time.
Except restoring deleted and lost text messages on Android, this software can also enable you to recover Android deleted WhatsApp, Viber, contacts, photos, videos, and more files.
How to Keep Android SMS Messages Safe?
When there are various reasons such as rooting, unintentional deletion, virus infection, factory setting restoration and other unknown factors that can cause Android device files loss, maybe backing up SMS on Android is the best way to keep your important data safe. You can try an Android message backup tool like SMS Backup & Restore which is free to download on Google Play. Or you can use Android File Transfer to move text messages from one Android phone to another as a backup.