How to Recover Deleted Texts on Android Smartphone?

Author:Jake | TIME:September 26,2017

Text message as an important way of communication has been using a lot even though many new messaging apps available now. And some of the text messages on your Android phone may be very important to you. Losing them may bring you a lot of troubles. There are many reasons that can result in your losing text messages. For example, mistaken deletion, factory reset, hardware/software failure, system crash, etc. Good news is that there are ways to recover deleted texts from your Android phone.


Below we will talk about how to recover deleted texts on Android phone in two effective ways. Before that, it is very important to understand that as soon as you are aware of the text message loss, you should not add or delete them in your Android device. Otherwise, you will have them overwritten and will never get them back in any means.


Solution 1: Recover Deleted Text Messages from Android

Solution 2: Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on Android with SMS Backup and Restore


Solution 1: Recover Deleted Text Messages from Android

cFone Android Data Recovery is a ideal tool for deleted text message recovery on Android phone. In addition to text messages, this software also allows you to recover iMessages, contacts, WhatsApp, Kik, Viber, photos, videos, songs and many more data types. It can help recover data directly from your device even though you don’t have any backup. Now download and install the program on your computer and follow below steps to recover SMS messages from Android phone.


How to Recover Deleted Texts on Android in 3 Steps?

Step 1: Connect Android to Computer

After you start cFone Android Data Recovery on your computer, click to choose “Data Recovery”.

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Now connect your Android phone to the computer via USB cable and follow the steps to enable USB debugging.

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Step 2: Scan and Find Deleted Texts

In this step, you will need to select file types(Messaging) to scan.

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Now you should select a scanning mode and click “Start” to scan through the Android phone.

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The program will find and display the deleted text messages in the interface.



Step 3: Recover Selected Text Messages

Once the scanning process is complete, you will see all your Android data including existing and deleted files. You can select only the deleted photos and click the “Recover” button to recover deleted texts from Android phone.

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Part 2: Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on Android with SMS Backup and Restore

SMS Backup and Restore is an easy-to-use app that backs up and restores all messages in your Android phones, including SMS and MMS. Though this method has some limits, it can help recover deleted text messages if you have backed up your text messages via this SMS Backup and Restore app on your smartphone. You can follow below steps to backup and restore text messages on your Android phone.

Create New Backup
1. After you download and install SMS Backup and Restore app on your Android phone, launch this app and then choose “BACKUP”.

2. You will see the pop up window “Create New Backup”.

3. You can then edit the name of the SMS backup. You can choose to create backup include MMS messages and emoji/special characters.

4. Then you can alternatively choose to create Local Backup Only or create Local Backup and Upload. Then hit “OK” > “YES”.

Note: If you choose the former, you may lose the backup files if your phone gets lost or damaged. However, if you choose the latter, you can upload your backup to Google Drive/Dropbox/Email.

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5. SMS Backup & Restore will backup your SMS. When it is finished, hit the button “CLOSE” and “OK” to complete the backup.

SMS Backup and Restore 



Restore Texts Backup to Android

If you have backed up the text messages, you can restore them to your Android now.

1. Start SMS Backup and Restore and choose “RESTORE”.

2. Then you can choose to restore MMS messages and select “Do not restore duplicates”. And you can alternatively choose to restore all messages or only items sent/received.

3. Hit “OK” to start the deleted text message recovery and when restore completes, hit “CLOSE”.

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