Did you accidentally delete all your text message and are wondering how to get them back? Did someone take your Android device and delete some of your important messages? Did you forget to make a backup of your text messages and you don’t know what to do in order to recover them?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you’re not alone, since lots of Android users face the same problem. You don’t need to worry as this guide will show you how you can retrieve your deleted text messages in just a couple of minutes.
Using this guide, you’ll learn various methods on how to retrieve deleted text messages on Android. For all of these methods, you’ll need a computer in order to recover the deleted messages and root access on your Android device.
Method 1: Wondershare Dr.Fone
Wondershare is one of the most popular companies when it comes to managing your Android device through your PC. Not only are the company’s apps good at keeping your device in sync with your PC, but there are also several apps for recovering deleted files on your Android device. Dr.Fone is Wondershare’s Android recovery utility, specifically designed for retrieving important files on your Android device.
The app is possibly the easiest and fastest method available for recovering data on Android devices, specially text messages. Currently the app supports recovering deleted messages, music, pictures, images, documents, history of your Whatsapp conversations and contacts. One of the best things about this method is that it lets you preview the text messages that you want to recover before actually retrieving them. Over 2000 Android devices are supported by the app from some of the biggest manufacturers, meaning that it should work with most Android devices.
Download and install Wondershare Dr.Fone on your PC. You can get the app through Wondershare’s official website. Once downloaded, install the app like any other PC app.
Open your Settings app, tap on Developer options and make sure that USB Debugging is checked. If you can’t find Developer options, go to About phone in the Settings app and keep tapping on Build number until you see a You are now a developer message. You’ll now have the Developer options menu in the Settings app.
Launch the Dr.Fone app on your PC, connect your Android device to your PC using a micro USB cable and wait for the app to recognize your device. Tap on Allow if you get any popup on your Android device.
Click on the Start button to start scanning for deleted data on your Android device. This might take a while, specially if you have a lot of data on your device.
Click on the Messaging tab and select the message that you want to recover by clicking on the checkbox next to each message. You can also preview the messages on the right by clicking on the messages.
Click on the Recovery button. That’s it! The app should now start retrieving your messages and your messages will be recovered once the process is complete.
Method 2: Tenorshare Android Data Recovery
Tenorshare is another popular company, specializing in helping users recover important data from their smartphones and PCs. The company is quite popular as it makes data recovery utilities for iOS, Android and Windows PCs. Tenorshare’s Android Data Recovery is a PC software that lets you recover important data on your Android device, including messages, contacts, images, videos and call logs.
Like Method 1, this app also features previewing the files before actually restoring them. The software is reliable and should work with most Android devices as it supports Android versions 1.5 to 4.4. If Method 1 didn’t work properly on your device, then this is possibly your next best alternative.
Download and install Tenorshare Android Data Recovery on your PC. You can download it using Tenorshare’s official website.
Enable USB Debugging on your Android device by following Step 2 from Method 1.
Open the app on your PC and connect your Android device to your PC using a micro USB cable.
Open the Settings app on your Android device, go to Wireless and network and tap on USB Utilities. Press the Connect storage to PC button.
Tap on the Turn on USB storage button.
Click on the Start button in the app to start the scanning process.
After the scanning is complete, click on the Messages tab.
Select the messages that you want to recover by ticking the checkbox next to each message and click on the Recover button. That’s it! Your selected messages should now be recovered.
Method 3: MyJad Android SMS Recovery
MyJad Android SMS Recovery is another popular app for restoring deleted messages on your Android device. As the name suggests, this software is specially designed to recover only messages on your Android device and it works really well. MyJad has apps for recovering various types of files on Android and iOS devices. Aside from SMS recovery, the company also has webcam software and apps for recovering contacts.
The app also supports recovering messages that were stored on your device’s SD card. Not only does the app let you recover basic message information, but it also recovers name, number, date and time for a particular message. You can also recover the messages in XML and HTML formats.
Download and install MyJad Android SMS Recovery on your PC. You can download the app through MyJad’s official website.
Open the app, connect your Android device to your PC using a micro USB cable and make sure that USB Debugging is enabled by following Step 2 from Method 1.
Wait for your device to be detected by the Android SMS Recovery app. Once your device is recognized, an automatic scan should begin.
Click on the Message tab after the scanning process is complete.
Select the messages that you want to recover by ticking the checkbox next to each message. The messages that were deleted are available in Red. Messages in Black are the ones available on your Android device.
Tap on the Recover button after selecting your desired messages. The recovery process should now start and it might take a while if you’ve selected a lot of messages.
Tap on Ok in the Recovering finished popup. That’s it! Your deleted messages are now recovered and you can unplug your Android device from your PC.
Messages are possibly one of the most important features of smartphones as they can be personal and confidential. If you have lost or accidentally deleted messages on your Android device, then you’re not alone. If you’ve made a backup, then you can easily restore your messages through the backup utility. If you haven’t backed up the messages, then you can easily restore your messages using any of the methods mentioned above. To further save your butt you can checkout our guides on how to recover deleted files and how to backup apps on Android.
All of these methods require root access and a connection to your PC and they should work with most Android devices. Even if a particular app doesn’t work with your device, you can always switch to another method. After recovering your deleted messages, make sure that you make regular backups of your messages in order to recover them easily in the future directly on your Android device. Whichever method you choose, make sure that you follow all the instructions properly on how to retrieve deleted text messages on Android, and feel free to shoot any questions below!