3 Quick Ways to Recover Deleted Text Messages from Samsung Galaxy

Last updated: Jul. 25, 2017

It's definitely annoying even upset when you accidentally deleted some text messages exchanged with your loved ones. It happens no matter you hold a Samsung Galaxy S7 phone, or a Galaxy Tab or Galaxy Note tablet.

Fortunately, it may be still possible to retrieve the texts! Today we're going to share you with three different techniques to do this.

Note: some options may not apply to your situation. If that's the case, just skip it and go to the next one.

1. Restore from a backup app

Though Samsung or Google Android does not offer a default backup solution for text messages, there are some third-party apps available in the Android Market that can get this done, and most of them are free to use. Apps like SMS Backup & Restore, SMS Backup+, etc. claim to be able to quickly sync your Android text messages to Gmail or other places.

If you have used such apps to back up your texts, that's great. Simply open the app, follow the instructions to restore your content. The process is often pretty easy and straight-forward.

No backup? No worry, check out the next method.

2. Use a Samsung Android data recovery software

When it comes to technology challenges, there are always solutions. Thanks to those smart developers, we now have a list of third-party Android data recovery tools, one of which is Dr.Fone.

Get Dr.Fone for Android (PC)          Get Dr.Fone for Android (Mac)

Here's a quick tutorial using the program to undelete Samsung text messages:

  1. Get Dr.Fone and install the software on your computer.
  2. Connect your Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet to the computer.
  3. Launch the program, follow the instructions to enable USB debugging, select a file type to scan. In this case, click "Messaging".
  4. Now the software will scan your device for any recoverable text messages. Be patient as it may take extra seconds or minutes.
  5. Preview and recover your messages after the scan is complete.

3. Retrieve text messages from your service provider

Many of you may not know that your cell phone carriers or service providers (e.g. AT&T, Verizon, etc.) actually keep copies of your personal data, including text messages you receive and send out.

First off, log into the website of your service provider online, navigate to the right section to look up history data. Some providers list your Galaxy text messages sent and received during the previous billing period. If you couldn't find them, contact their customer support to see if they can pull it up for you.

It's worth noting that if you're located in the United States and your phone carrier is AT&T, you're in luck because could easily restore your messages via this portal - AT&T Messages.​

Note: depending on the terms of use, you may need to pay an extra fee to restore text messages.

Final words

Text messages are often more valuable than other types of data, and we can't afford to lose them sometimes. Sadly message loss does happen in daily life, mostly due to accidental deletion. However, they may be still recoverable. Hope you find the above Samsung Galaxy text message recovery guides useful. If you've managed to retrieve your texts, that's great! If not, leave a comment below and let us know your situation, we'll try our best to help.

Meanwhile, don't forget to back up your messages! You can do so via an Android backup app like Google Sync. Some service providers may offer their own backup solutions. For example, Verizon Cloud offers online storage service for its users. It's best to take advantage at least one backup mechanism, just in case.

Jessica Carrell

Jessica is the content manager at AnySoftwareTools. She is a lover of photography, technology, teaching, and learning. Recently she's keen on following news related to tech giants and SaaS startups in bay area.

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