How to recover deleted text messages from Samsung Galaxy S3

“Hello, I have a question asking for help, I just misstakenly deleted some of my important text messages from my Samsung galaxy s3, I wana know is it possible to restore deleted text messages? please recommend some app that works! I would like to purchase it as the sms is really important to me. It is Android 4.2, thanks!   —– AndroidPit

More often than not, you may notice that many people are asking about how to recover their deleted files from their Samsung Android phones, these files could be photos or videos they shot with their phones or contacts or messages that they may accidently deleted.

If you are the person who has the habit of backup your data on your phone, then, good luck, you can recover your deleted files directly from backup. However, as far as I know, many people may not backup their data. Is there any way else to recover your deleted text messages from Samsung Galaxy S3?

Luckily, you can still recover your deleted text messages from your Samsung Galaxy S3 with a third-party Samsung Data Recovery like Dr. Fone for Android which can recover deleted text messages and contacts, videos, photos, audio, Whatsapp chat history, call history and documents etc from your Samsung Galaxy S3 and other Samsung devices like Samsung Galaxy S4/S2/S, Samsung Galaxy Note 1/2/3, Samsung Tablet as well that runs on Android 2.1-4.4.

Step by step to recover deleted text messages from Samsung Galaxy S3

Step 1: Connect your Samsung Galaxy S3 to the computer

Download, install and run Dr. Fone for Android to enter the following main interface. And then, connect your Samsung Galaxy S3 to the computer via a USB cable.

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Step 2: Eanble USB debugging before scanning your Samsung Galaxy S3

If your Samsung Galaxy S3 isn’t detected by the program, you need to enable USB debugging (or enable USB Storage Mode) on your phone. Check what Android OS is your Samsung and then choose the right way to open USB debugging follow below steps:

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 Samsung Galaxy S3 for deleted text messages

Once your Samsung Galaxy S3 is detected, the program will ask you to click the “Start” button to start analyzing your Samsung Galaxy S3′s data.

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Note: Before doing this, 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 home 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.

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Step 4: Preview and recover text messages from Samsung Galaxy S3

The scan will take you some time. When messages and contacts are scanned out, it will remind you. And you can stop the scan to get them back if you only want to recover deleted messages and contacts. For photos and video, it will take you more time to scan out all of them.

After the scan, you can check details of all the found data one by one. Mark those you want and click “Recover” to save them on your computer

How to recover deleted data from Samsung Galaxy S3

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