How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on Android [2022 Updated]

By Nathan E. Malpass, Last updated: November 30, 2022

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This article will tell you how to recover deleted text messages on Android. It is a step-by-step guide about restoring deleted texts from Android with or without a computer. You are able to preview the deleted text messages free on Android.

Part 1: Can I Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on Android Successfully?Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on Android Part 3: How to Restore Deleted Text Messages on Android without PCPart 4: Video Guide: How to View Your Deleted Texts & Get Data BackPart 5: Final Words

Part 1: Can I Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on Android Successfully?

The answer to this question is YES. With the innovative technology that we have nowadays, it is possible to recover deleted text messages on Android successfully with the use of a computer and a program for recovering data.

When you delete data, it will be temporarily saved in the virtual space of your mobile phone, though marked as "unused", and does not completely disappear within one deletion. This is why we can retrieve your deleted data.

However, it's not always easy to retrieve your text messages. So what to do when I mistakenly deleted text messages?

How can I retrieve deleted text messages from my Android without backup?

If you accidentally deleted text messages from your Android phone, then the first thing to do for retrieving the messages back is STOP using your phone and get a professional recovery tool. Any new operation to your phone will generate new data to overwrite the deleted one.

Here we recommend FoneDog- Android Data Recovery for its high success rate.

Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on Android

With the help of FoneDog Android Data Recovery, a file recovery software that can find and recover deleted or lost data, including text messages, from your Android phone and tablet. It recovers permanently deleted text messages with an almost 100% recovery rate. It is easy to use and does not require any technical skills. You can download the free trial to preview your deleted text messages first!

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It is very easy to use, and we have a step-by-step guide for you. Even you have no rich technical knowledge, you can also get back your deleted messages from your Android device. Here are the detailed steps to retrieve deleted text messages on Android:

Step 1. Run FoneDog Program and Connect Android Phone to PC

  • Connect your android device to your computer via USB cord.
  • Open the installed FoneDog toolkit – Android Data Recovery on your computer.
  • Open your Android device.
  • Enter ‘Settings' and then select ‘about phone'.
  • In the options, tap ‘Build Number’ seven (7) times in rapid succession and then ‘back’.
  • Select ‘Developer Options’ in the pop-out menu.
  • Turn on ‘Developer options’ and select USB Debugging.

Connect Android Phone To PC

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging

In enabling the USB debugging, you should see a message pop up on the Android device requesting you to do that. If you had already enabled USB debugging, skip this step.

More Details: How to Enable USB Debugging on Android Device

Allow USB Debugging on Android Phone

In the pop out question asking to allow UBS debugging, select ‘Always allow for this computer’ and then tap ‘OK’.

Step 3: Select Messages to Recover

Select the type of files you want to recover, because you are recovering text messages, select ‘Messages’.

Choose Messages to Scan and Recover

Tip: If you also want for photo recovery on Android for free, this tool would help.

Step 4: Start Scanning Deleted Text Messages on Android phone

Click “Next” to allow the program to begin scanning deleted text messages on your device. The program will proceed to scan the device. This may take a while, depending on how much data you have on your device. If you receive a Super-user Authorization request on your device, tap “Allow” to continue.

Scanning Device for Deleted Text Messages

Step 5: Recover Deleted Text Messages on Android

Once the scan is complete, you should see all the text messages data displayed on the next window. Select the text messages you would like to recover and then click “Recover.”

Recover Deleted Text Messages from Android

We've all deleted a text message (or whole inbox) by accident, but it's easy to recover deleted text messages on your Android. Easy as that, for more or less five (5) minutes, you can recover deleted or lost text messages with the use of FoneDog Toolkit - Android Data Recovery.

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Part 3: How to Restore Deleted Text Messages on Android without PC

If you are finding a solution to recover deleted text messages on Android without PC. Here is the answer for you.

Solution 1. How to Recover Deleted Messages on Android from Backups

Most Android device support backup and restore. When you lose your important messages, you can restore your text messages from the backup.

  1. Go to Settings > Backup & Restore.
  2. Select the latest backup and restore it. Your deleted text messages are there.
  3. Wait for the process to get your deleted text messages back.

Note: But pay attention, it will cover all your data. Your data created after the backup will be lost.

Solution 2. Text Messages Recovery Using Android SMS Recovery App

Some apps may recover deleted text messages on Android without a computer. However, as we said above, downloading and installing a new app on your Android phone memory space and it could overwrite your deleted messages.

So we recommend you retrieve deleted text messages from Android with desktop Android SMS recovery software - FoneDog Android Data recovery. It will be more efficient.

Part 4: Video Guide: How to View Your Deleted Texts & Get Data Back

Here is a simple Video Guide for you to easily to recover deleted messages on Android, all you need to do is click and watch the video to get SMS back right now.

FAQ: How Long Do Deleted Text Messages Remain Before Being Overwritten?

There is no definite answer. But we can assure that the sooner you stop using your phone, the greater chance to have them back.

FAQ: Can I Recover Deleted Text Messages on Android Without Root?

To find your deleted text messages stored on Android, it would be better when you root your phone, since they are stored in the hidden folder of your phone memory, which can not successfully access by the regular file explorer. If you cannot find the data you want with the regular scan, then only by rooting your Android phone can Android Data Recovery gain access to the deleted messages. Therefore, you should always try to root your phone if you want them back.

Part 5: Final Words

Master and follow the five steps to recover your deleted messages on android with FoneDog Android Data Recovery now! The tool will show you a WONDER.

Backup Android SMS regularly is an important thing. You can back up the important text messages in case they are deleted by mistake or Android update lost text messages.

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Henry2019-12-28 14:26:29

Hello, should I root my phone?

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FoneDog2019-12-29 07:50:13

Hi, FoneDog Android Data Recovery provides two scan modes: Quick Scan and Deep Scan(Root is required). You can choose one of them; to root your phone could increase the success rate of data recovery.

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Cinthia2020-01-06 07:37:57

the software always tells that my phone is not connected

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FoneDog2020-01-07 16:09:49

Hi, please try with the tricks in the link to solve the connection issue:

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Cinthia2020-01-08 12:42:22

thx, i contacted the support team and it is ok now.

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Nathan E. Malpass

iPhone/Android Devices’ Maintenance Expert

Staying home, listening to music, writing tech articles

Many people asked me to repair their mobile phones so I have a lot of experience in mobile phone repair, and I know a lot about Android or Apple phones.

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