How to recover deleted text messages from Android

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When you delete your important SMS messages on your Android. They were not really gone, but only marked as useless on your phone and could be overwritten by new data. That’s to say, you need to stop using you Android phone after deleting and find a professional Android Data Recovery to help you recover your deleted SMS messages on Android.

Then, you can turn to Dr. Fone for Android, which is a powerful Android Data Recovery to recover deleted SMS messages and other files such as videos, photos, contacts etc from Android phones, such as Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S2/S, Samsung Galaxy Note 3/2/1, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony, ZTE, Huawei etc.

Tips: If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Dr. Fone for Android (Mac) to help you recover deleted messages on Android devices on Mac.

Step by step to recover deleted SMS messages from Android

Step 1: Connect your Android phone to the computer

Download, install and run Dr. Fone for Android, you will see the main interface as follows. And then connect your Android phone to the comptuer with a USB cable.

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Step 2: Enable USB debugging before scanning your Android phone

Check whether you’ve enabled USB debugging on your Android phone. If it isn’t detected by the program, you need to enable USB debugging. Check what Android OS is your phone and then follow the instructions below to open USB debugging.

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter “Settings” < Click “Applications” < Click“Development” < Check “USB debugging”
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter “Settings” < Click “Developer options” < Check“USB debugging”
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter “Settings” < Click “About Phone” < Tap“Build number” for several times until getting a note “You are under developer mode” < Back to “Settings” < Click“Developer options” < Check “USB debugging”

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Note: If you still get this window and the USB debugging has been enabled, please try to disable it and reset it again.

Step 3. Scan your Android phone for deleted text messages

Once your Android phone is detected, the program will ask you to click the “Start” button to start analyzing your phone’s data.

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Note: Before starting, make sure that your phone battery is more than 20% charged, so that you can get a smooth scan.

If your device is not rooted before, the program will directly scan it after the analysis.

Note: For the device that Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android doesn’t support currently, it may lead you to set USB Mass Storage on your device to scan photos, videos, music and documents, or to root your device by yourself (if there is no USB Mass Storage option). All rooted Android devices are supported well. You can choose to do it or not by yourself.

If you rooted your device before, you need to allow the program Superuser authorization on the screen of your device. Just click “Allow” when the message pops out on your device’s screen. Then back to your computer, and click “Start” on the program’s screen to scan your device.

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Note: For some devices, they may ask you to click “Allow” more than one time on your device’s homescreen. It’s normal. Just do it if it askes. It doesn’t matter. Just click it until it doesn’t appear again or the program has begun its real scan.

Do not disconnect your device during the scan, or the scan will fail.

Step 4: Preview and recover deleted SMS messages from Android

After scan, all recovered files including messages, contacts, photos and video on your Android will be found and displayed in the scan result. You can preview every message, including iMessages (media contents are not contained). Mark what you want and export them to your computer by clicking “Recover”.

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Tips: If you need to transfer files from iPhone to Android, you can turn to MobileTrans for Windows or MobileTrans for Mac.

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