How to Restore Deleted Text Messages on Android?

Rothman By Rothman, 19th Jan 2018 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Lost text messages on Android? You are able to restore deleted text messages on Android with one of these tips.


I think it was the worst thing I had ever. Last weekend, I upgraded to Android Oreo 8.0 for my Huawei Mate 9. Yeah, I backed up all the SMS messages, contacts, and some other important files to the phone internal memory beforehand. However, after the upgrade it turned out to be an unfavorable outcome so I finally decided to come back down to the Android 7.0.

What exceed my expectation was all the phone data and even the backup file kept inside the phone memory were erased completely during the system downgrade. It went without saying that all my text messages were missing.

If you had ever encountered this unfortunate thing like me, I will tell you what to do to restore the deleted text messages on your Android phone as what I did before.

How to Restore Deleted Text Messages on Android?

Almost every Android phone has its built-in Backup app for users to backup contacts, call logs, messages and etc to the cloud service, phone internal storage and external SD card. It was the smartest thing that I used it to backup my messages a few months ago, so that I could restore the deleted text messages from Android, though not all.

Beside preinstalled Backup app, Google Drive is always the best choice for most of the Android users. So long as you have synced your Android data to the Google Drive, once you lose Android data by any reasons, you just need to tap the Google Drive app and restore the backed up files.

Note: The backup file will remain until you don’t use your phone for two weeks, and you will see an expiration data below the backup, “Expires in 54 days” for example.

How to Get Android Text Messages on Computer?

If the method above doesn’t work, or to say you don’t have backup file on hand, you must follow this way. Actually even after the messages are deleted, they still remain on your phone memory until they are overwritten by the new written data. Hence, you still have the opportunity to recover deleted text messages from Android.

And the only way is do this with the help of Text Messages Recovery tool, even most of them require you to upgrade to the full version to get the deleted text messages back on Android, they provide you the free trial version to scan your phone for the deleted data. Once your deleted files are scanned out then you can decide whether to buy the license or not.

My advice is if you decide to use this kind of recovery programs, do so as fast as possible after messages loss on Android mobile. Then longer you leave it the more likely that they will be overwritten.

Never Lose Text Messages Again: Backup & Restore SMS on Android

If you want to avoid the panic of losing text messages again some day, it is better for you to backup your Android text messages at regular period. In this case, you can try this Android app named SMS Backup & Restore, which can be downloaded from Google Play. With this toolkit, you are able to backup the messages from Android to Google Drive, Dropbox and mailbox.

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