How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from Android Phone

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Text messaging is one of the core functions we use daily when working with a cell phone, no matter it's an old aged Nokia 5230 or latest Samsung Galaxy S5. With growing popularity of WhatsApp, the best know mobile messaging app, text messaging steps into a new level. Now, you can send text, voice, photo, even video across this mobile app, the only requirement is to have a workable internet connection. No additional fee is charged by the wireless mobile carrier we have contacted with. This feature makes the app crazily adopted all over the world, especially in developing countries.


Are the deleted messages completely erased? NO!

However, one of the problems we are facing is that old text messages are consistently deleted to make the message list clean and maintainable. Or sometimes, we just removed the message by accident. Then one day, we found out that we need to get the deleted text messages back as there were trustful evidences that can help us out on some issue as a proof. In fact, the "deleted messages" were not really wiped from your device and still remain in the storage system, but it's marked as deleted and the space it occupies is marked as 'reusable'. And as long as the space isn't reused for another file, then information can be recovered.


Fortunately, there are a certain number of tools already available on the market to achieve this goal. Mobiledic Android Data Recovery is one of the best on the list because of its success rate and simple user interface. It's totally capable of recovering deleted SMS, Contacts, Music, Video, Photo and documents. The software will do most of the dirty work for you, and what you gone to do is to click on several buttons.


This program supports both Windows and Mac OSX with a wide range of previously published versions, including Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Mac OSX 10.9/10.8/10.7.


Supported Android devices: Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, Huawei, ZTE and more.

Supported Types of File: SMS, contacts, photos, videos, WhatsApp messages, call history, document, .etc.

Windows version
Mac version

Tutorial: How to Retrieve Deleted or Lost SMS on Android Phone

Step 1Install Mobiledic Android SMS Recovery

To get started, the first step is to install Android Data Recovery software on the computer. Download files are listed above, currently available for Windows 8/7/Vista/XP and Mac OSX Maverick/Mountain Lion/Snow Leopard. Launch the tool after installation, the main screen like this. Click "Recover" tab and Next..

recover messages on Android


Step 2 Connect Your Android Phone to Computer and Enable USB Debugging

Plug your phone to computer via USB cable. If the Android USB is properly installed, the software will detect the device immediately after the device is well connected to the computer. A pop up messages will be shown in from of the screen, telling that you can use the software to recover deleted messages.


Enable USB Debugging


Follow the ways below to enable 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"


Step 3 Analyze and Scan Your Android Phone

The software will automatically detect the device information to take further actions. If the Android OS is 4.2.2 or above, please authorize your PC by clicking OK on your Android cell phone to grant advanced privilege to the software. Continue to tick "Start" to analyze and scan your device for deleted messages or other files..

Detect and Analyze Your Phone


There is no need to spend longer time to scan the all data, you're allowed to select the type of file you want to scan and recover, this will save your much time. If you need to recover lost photos, just put a tick it.


select which data you want to scan



Step 4 Preview and Start Recovering Messages from Android

Click the Start button to analyze previously deleted contents, like text messages. It takes 10-25 minutes to complete the scanning process, which is largely depend on how many files already stored on the device. After the analyzing process, all of the files are listed in corresponding category. Follow the instructions the software asks to make it fully functional. Check the text messages you want to recover or recover all the messages at once.


For lost photos: How to recover photos from Android

For lost contacts: How to retrieve deleted contacts on Android

recover Android messages

Note: If your want backup all contacts, please choose export all contacts to computer.


This tool is a powerful data recovery tool that every Android user should get in hand. It's far more than a text message recover program, which is also capable of recovering a wide range of other items, like phone contacts, apps, photos, video, music and documents. When you want to get your data back, Android Data Recovery is the first choice of mine. Perhaps, there are items that you don't mind losing. Extra data that are not in use occupy precious space you need and you feel better off without them. This Android SMS Recovery program allows you to restore data that you have selected so you can leave your old messages, videos or movies you don't like to watch anymore and music you prefer not to hear again.  


By installing Android data recovery software in your computer or any android device compatible with it, you need not fear losing data in your device. This software will guarantee 100% recovery of your contact list, messages, files, photos, music, movies, and videos. You are assured that the program will protect your private information and treat any problems with your android and smartphone.

Windows version
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Iris Bella is the Founder and Editorial Director at Mobiledic Studio. You can also find her on social network.

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