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How to Restore Deleted Text Message from broken Samsung Devices

By Mat, Last updated: March 14, 2018

How can I restore my deleted text messages from a broken Samsung Phone? The messages are very important for me. Please help me!

Texting is the easiest and most effective way of communication. Anybody can do it anytime. Text messages not only serves as a tool to communicate but also carries all types of information. Just think of some things stored in our text messages: love greetings, special quotes, addresses, business contacts, etc. And so, it is understood that when you have deleted text messages from your Samsung device, the world stops for a while. But how were your text messages got deleted?

Part 1. What May Cause You Accidently Deleted Text Messages?

There are three major reasons I can think of which can cause your deleted text messages.

  1. Factory Reset. We usually do this due to touchscreen problems, apps crashing, device issues like can’t make or receive calls, and other functional problems. Performing this is very critical because it removes all settings and data in our devices, including text messages. So do this only if absolutely necessary and make sure that you’ve made a backup first.
  2. Phone Crash. This happens very rarely and usually comes without warning. It could be triggered either by a virus or simply a hardware malfunction. Nonetheless, it does happen and can delete text messages as well.
  3. Accidental Deletion. We love to send and receive text messages in bulk until our conversation had become too heavy. We then have to delete some to clear more space and we oftentimes do it carelessly. We just realize afterward that we had deleted text messages which are dear to us. This is the common mistake the most of us do.

But have you heard people say that lost data is not lost at all? That they don’t disappear from your computer when you delete them? Yes, it is definitely true. All those data are hidden somewhere waiting to be recovered or replaced. The same case happens with our Android devices. Everything we lost, including deleted text messages are saved in the virtual space until some time passes by or space is needed to store other data during an app update or file download. So if you have accidentally deleted text messages from your Samsung device, you have to act immediately to avoid losing them permanently.  

Part 2. How to Avoid Losing Deleted Text Messages Permanently

Because deleted text messages can be overwritten, you have to do the following actions to still recover them:

  • Stop using your Samsung device until the deleted text messages have been recovered.
  • Try to recover the deleted text messages the soonest time possible. It is because the longer they remains unrecovered the harder it will be to recover them and the higher the chance that they will be overwritten.

It sounds scary if this will going to happen to anyone and that could be you. Fortunately, technology nowadays makes our lives so convenient. It provides several ways to never lose precious data particularly your deleted text messages. The simplest way possible is to regularly backup your text messages. There are two options to do this, either by Gmail cloud or a trusted software.

  • Backup with a Gmail account. Please take note that you need to have a Gmail account to do this backup. Simply install the SMS Backup+ app from Google Play store for free. Open it and continue on the backup process. Just make sure that you had supplied all the necessary information and did the required actions. You can then tell the app which data to backup and you’re all good.
  • Backup with a software program. This method requires you to do the backup on a computer but is also easy to follow. Just be confident that you had selected a trusted provider as there are many hoax programs offered to scam you. Read on reviews available online to guide you which program to choose. Don’t worry about the technicalities because there are usually easy-to-do guides on how to run the program.

But what if when you are about to backup your data, including your text messages, yet suddenly your Samsung device got broken? A double headache right? You need not only to find ways how to recover your deleted text messages but also know how to do it with a broken Samsung device. But worry no more because a group of software experts has developed the best program to offer you the right solutions for Android data recovery even with a broken device.

Part 3: How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from Broken Samsung Device Using FoneDog Toolkit - Android Data Recovery

You might be thinking that Android data recovery is for professionals only. But not with FoneDog toolkit - Android Data Recovery. Anybody like you who don’t have any professional computer skills can work it out. All you need is to perform four easy steps: connect, scan, preview and recover. It supports many files to recover aside from deleted text messages such as photos, music, video, contacts, and more. It also provides flexible recovery where you can select any item you want with just a click. It’s compatible with over 6000 Android phones and tablets from Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, ZET, Huawei and much more. Whether your Samsung device is rooted or unrooted, FoneDog - Android Data Recovery still works. It won’t change the status of your Samsung device. To top it all, this software is 100% secure because it won’t modify or leak anything on your Samsung device. Simply take on the following easy step-by-step guide.

Step 1. Launch FoneDog toolkit - Android Data Recovery on computer

FoneDog toolkit - Android Data Recovery is not an app, it’s a desktop tool. So you will need a computer to download and install the software. Launch the toolkit on your computer and select Data Recovery among all the toolkits as shown in the window below.

Connect Android to PC

Step 2. Connect Your Android Phone to a Computer

At this time, connect your Samsung device to the computer using a USB cable. Just make sure that USB debugging mode of your device is enabled or turned on. You must know what is the Android version of your device to correctly follow the directions below for different Android versions:

  • For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter “Settings” > Click “Applications” > Click “Development” > Check “USB debugging”
  • For Android 3.0 to 4.1: 
    2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter “Settings” > Click “Developer options” > Click “Development” > Check “USB debugging”
  • For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter “Settings” > Click “About phone” > Tap “Build number” for several times until you get a note saying “You are under developer mode” > Back to “Settings” > Click “Developer options” > Check “USB debugging”

Please take note that you may have to disconnect your Samsung device when setting the USB debugging mode. Simply connect it back after you’ve done with it. Then continue to the next step.

allow USB Debugging

Step 3. Analyze and Scan Your Samsung Device to Find The Deleted Text Messages

Once your Samsung device is detected and connected successfully, FoneDog toolkit will display all the data types that it can recover which are all checked by default. You can simply select which data you want to recover.

choose file type

Before you start analyzing your Samsung device, make sure that the battery on it is more than 20%. There are two scanning modes to choose from as shown by the window below. Read the description and select either the “Standard Mode” or the “Advanced Mode” to continue. Choose the mode according to your need. But it is recommended that you try the “Standard Mode” first because it works faster. (But if it doesn’t find the data you’re looking for, then you can try the “Advanced Mode” instead.)

Click “Start” and FoneDog toolkit for Android is now scanning your Samsung device to recover your deleted text messages. The scanning process will take about few minutes. Just wait for a while until the scan is over. But take note that during the scan process, you might receive a Superuser authorization appearing on your Samsung device. If you get it, just click “Allow” to continue scanning.

 

Step 4. Preview and Recover Your Deleted Text Messages

When the scan is complete, all your recoverable data on Samsung device will be found and displayed in the scan result. You can then preview every message, including your WhatsApp chat history. Since you wanted to recover deleted text messages, you can turn on the option "Only display deleted items" as shown by the window below. And finally, you can export them to your computer by simply clicking “Recover”.

And now you’ve got those deleted text messages back again together with the precious information.

Recover Deleted Data from Android

Part 4. Video Guide: How to Restore Deleted Text Messages From Samsung Devices

Now you have learned pretty good knowledge and skills on how to recover deleted text messages from your broken Samsung device. You’ve also learned some ways on how to prevent losing them by having a backup and taking urgent actions. More importantly, you have discovered the most tested and proven software program of FoneDog - Android Data Recovery. By simply following those 4 easy steps of using FoneDog toolkit for Android, you can now testify that it’s not only for professionals to use but for someone like you too.

So, whenever your friends or relatives experience the same problem, you can recommend them to use FoneDog toolkit for Android. Remember also that dr.fone toolkit can recover not just deleted text messages but a whole lot more of data stored on your Android device.

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