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How to recover deleted text messages on your Android phone

Update: MobiKin Doctor for Android added

Authored by: Cory Schmidt — 3 weeks ago

If you've accidentally deleted all your SMS messages – or even just a single, important message – you need to act fast. Lost messages are recoverable, but only until the portion of memory on which they were saved is over-written by an app update, file download or similar. So grab your phone and your computer and learn how to recover deleted text messages on Android.

Sponsored: MobiKin Doctor for Android

If you've lost or deleted your text messages then the fastest way to get them back is to get a quality program that quickly recovers them. MobiKin Doctor for Android is a top-notch system that quickly and effectively recovers all of your text messages.

The most important feature to a text message recovery program is compatibility and MobiKin Doctor for Android supports over 2,000 Android device models. This innovative program can be used with HTC, Samsung, Motorola, LG, Sony, Asus and many more brands.

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Recover lost or deleted text messages with MobiKin. / © MobiKin

MobiKin Doctor for Android is flawless at recovering text messages but it also recovers tons of other types of valuable data. You can get lost or deleted contacts, photos, movies, music, documents and many more. You can recover them in their original format and modify them as you please.

Get the reliable and effective MobiKin Doctor for Android now and get back all of your lost or deleted text messages. You can even back everything up so you always have a copy on your PC or Mac.

Sponsored: FonePaw Android Recovery

FonePaw Android Data Recovery can detect and recover deleted or lost files from Android devices through a clean and intuitive UI. Coupled with its powerful data recovery capacity, supporting multiple Android OS versions and devices, it's a top-tier tool for recovering your lost data.

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FonePaw can detect and recover lost files from Android devices. / © FonePaw

How to never lose a text message again

Maybe you've learned your lesson, maybe you haven't. If you want to avoid the panic of losing your messages and using a PC to recover them, the best thing to do is to back up your SMS messages regularly. The good news is, doing so only takes five minutes.

I use a free app called SMS Backup & Restore. It's straightforward, looks nice and works perfectly: all you need for this type of operation. Check out the screenshots below for the walkthrough.

SMS Backup & Restore Install on Google Play

1. Once you've downloaded and installed SMS Backup & Restore, open the app and tap Backup.

2. Next, choose what exactly you want to create a backup of, then – crucially – tap Local backup and upload if you want to send your backup to Google Drive, Dropbox or an email address.

3. Make your selection from the list that appears and then tap OK.

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SMS Backup & Restore is clean and simple to use. / © ANDROIDPIT
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Hit Backup, make your selections and tap OK. / © ANDROIDPIT

4. To restore your backed-up SMS messages, tap Restore on the app's home screen, then, on the Restore Backup page, you can just tap the backup name in the list to restore it (if it's stored locally).

5. If your backup is stored in the cloud, tap the overflow menu (three dots) at the top right, then Load from and select whichever cloud service it's stored on. 

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You can back your messages up to cloud storage, then restore them. / © ANDROIDPIT

6. There are plenty of extra options in SMS Backup & Restore, including scheduled backups and password protection. You can find these by tapping the overflow menu icon at the top right of the app's home screen, then hit Preferences.

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Take advantage of the opportunity to schedule backups and more. / © ANDROIDPIT

Have you ever lost your text messages by accident? Did you manage to recover them? Share your tips and experiences in the comments.

A Minnesota native, Cory's background is in writing and editing. He received his BA from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and his MA from the University of Kansas. He joined the Android community in 2009 and is excited to be contributing at AndroidPIT.

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  • Recover messages from Android phone .You need to download and install it on your computer. All you need to do connect your Android phone to the computer through USB cable.

  • Both apps asked to register for a paid account to retrieve texts

  • The FonePaw is nice. How is the MobiKin Doctor?

  • I downloaded Mobikin but my phone wouldn't let me open it and I can't afford to get the other one right now so I guess I can't get back my lost messages. I seem to be losing messages a lot that I am not deleting. So I don't know why this is happening.

  • nice and great

  • Reyn 3 weeks ago Link to comment

    Good share.

  • When we lost texe messages by accidently, we’ll be unable to find the chat record, especially those from important people, such as our friends, important customers, and even the boss. I bet we won’t want to see this happen. Then we need to do something to restore your deleted text messages just like the article wrote.

  • MobiKin Doctor for Android seems cool, I will try it if needed.

  • lucyll 1 month ago Link to comment

    Recover lost text messages from android phone

  • Thanks for sharing, the text messagtes are not really deleted, in case you don't save many new data to your phone overwritten them.

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  • Thanks for sharing, yes, we can still recover lost mobile phone text messages with a android phone sms recovery app.

  • I only have internet on my phone, do I need to have it on my laptop to do this?

  • All the method are same!!!

  • So many suggestions from everyone so I'm sure the one who are landing here would be confused which one to choose.

  • Root your device and you can easily get your deleted text messages back.

  • This topic gets about 10 new comments everyday. Cool, isn't it?

  • I'm sorry I posted same messages twice.

  • Menka K. 2 months ago Link to comment

    It's high time guys start backing up your devices.

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