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How to recover deleted SMS Android

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Were you doing some cleaning in the Android “Messages” app and unwittingly deleted some SMS you cared about a lot? Do not despair, perhaps you still have time to recover them: if the portion of memory on which the messages were saved has not yet been overwritten, that is, it has not yet been used to store new data, you may be able to restore your precious SMS.

All you have to do is turn to some solutions, such as those listed below, and use them to “scan” the memory of your device: if the messages are still present on it, you will be able to view and retrieve them in a few minutes. If not, I’m sorry, but you’ll have to forgo the ability to find them again (unless you’ve made a prior backup).

So, curious to know more? Yup? I counted on it. Then I would say to put aside the chatter and immediately take action: take a few minutes of free time, read the tips below and find out how to recover deleted SMS Android in the easiest and fastest way possible. I am sure that, in one way or another, you will succeed in your intent. There is nothing left for me to do but wish you a good read and good luck recovering your SMS!

Preliminary information

The procedures to follow to recover deleted SMS from Android are very simple, however many of them require rooting on Android: a procedure that allows you to remove the standard system protections and act on your device in a deeper way by going, for example , to perform operations such as searching for deleted files.

It is not difficult to implement, but it varies according to the device in use and can lead to both the deletion of data (if an unlocking of the bootloader is also required) and the forfeiture of the warranty. I invite you to read my tutorial dedicated to the topic to find out more.

App to recover deleted SMS from Android

Do you want to try to recover deleted SMS from your smartphone without going through the PC? Well then here are some data recovery apps that might be for you. Keep in mind, however, that installing new apps on your device could lead to the overwriting of the portions of memory on which the messages you intend to recover are located!

EaseUS MobiSaver

EaseUS MobiSaver Android

Whether you have submitted your smartphone to the root procedure or not, you can try to recover deleted messages directly from the device in use, using the EaseUS MobiSaver application , which allows you to recover messages, photos, contacts, WhatsApp chats and others. data from Android devices without going through the computer.

EaseUS MobiSaver is free for the recovery of JPG and MP4 files, it allows you to preview recoverable messages, but to actually recover the latter requires an in-app purchase of € 6.49. The root is not essential for SMS, while for photos and videos it is very useful for accessing a greater number of data (therefore to scan the phone memory more “thoroughly”).

To install EaseUS MobiSaver on your device, open the Play Store page dedicated to the app and press the Install button . When the operation is complete, start the application and, if you are rooted, press the Grant button to allow it to acquire the administration rights.

Once this is done, presses the SMS button , allow the app to access the phone’s SMS and wait a few minutes for the scan of the device memory to be completed. Next, tap on the titles of the messages found by the app to view the complete conversation.

To export messages, instead, select them by placing the check mark in the box next to their titles and then click on the Retrieve button , at the top right. This operation, as already mentioned, is only possible by purchasing the full version of EaseUS MobiSaver.

Programs to recover deleted SMS from Android

If you prefer to act as a PC, you can download the data recovery programs that I am about to recommend, connect your smartphone to your computer and follow the instructions to recover deleted SMS that you find below.

EaseUS MobiSaver for Android (Windows)

EaseUS MobiSaver

The first software I recommend you to try is called EaseUS MobiSaver for Android and it is the desktop version of the app I told you about earlier. It is designed to recover messages, photos, contacts, videos and music from mobile phones equipped with the Android operating system. It is compatible only with Windows and is free, but it has the limitation of being able to export only one file at a time: this means that you will have to select only one message at a time, choose the folder on the PC in which to save it and repeat the operation for all the SMS. to recover. Alternatively, the Pro version of the software is available , which costs € 36.95 and has no such limitation.

EaseUS MobiSaver for Android is very easy to use but to use it you need to have both root and USB debugging enabled on your phone . Rooting is the process by which administrator permissions are obtained on the smartphone, I told you about it abundantly even before (as well as in my guide on how to root on Android).

The USB debugging , however, is a special way to connect the Android device to your computer. To activate it, go to the Settings of the operating system, select the Info on the phone item from the menu that opens and presses the word Buid number seven consecutive times. So go to the Settings> Development options menu and put the check mark next to USB debugging to complete the operation.

Now you can move on to download EaseUS MobiSaver for Android. Then connect to the program’s website and click on the Free Download button , then open the installation package called emsa-free.exe and click first on Yes and then on OK .

Installazione EaseUS MobiSaver

Then put the check mark next to I accept the agreement , press the Next button three times in a row and remove the check from the Participate in the Costumer Experience Improvement Program option to not send anonymous usage statistics to EaseUS. Finally, click the Next , Install , Install and Finish buttons and the software installation process will be completed.

Now, start EaseUS MobiSaver, connect the phone to the computer via USB cable and start scanning the device with EaseUS MobiSaver for Android by pressing the Start button on the software home screen. If your phone is not detected, try expanding the Android notification menu (swiping from the top of the screen to the bottom) and select File (MTP) link mode from the USB link section .

On the smartphone screen, warnings relating to the connection with the computer will appear: put the check mark next to the item Always allow from this computer and always press OK . Then, when the SuperSU (or SuperUser ) warning appears , press Grant to authorize the execution of MobiSaver with root permissions.

Well: now wait for the phone scan to finish, select the Messages item from the left sidebar and put the check mark next to the title of the SMS to be recovered. Then, press the Recover button , choose the folder in which to export the message and that’s it. Repeat the operation for all the SMS you want to recover. The files will be saved in the form of HTML documents that can be viewed with any browser.

iReparo for Android (Windows / macOS)

iReparo for Android

If EaseUS MobiSaver failed to meet your expectations, you can try iReparo for Android , a program for Windows and macOS that allows you to recover deleted data from Android devices. It is paid, costs $ 49.95, but is available in a free trial version that allows you to view the text of all the messages in the memory of your device.

To download iReparo for Android on your computer, connected to the official website of the program , select the Windows item or the Mac item and press the Download button . When the download is complete, if you are using Windows , open the .exe file you just obtained and press the Yes and OK buttons . Then put the check mark next to I accept the agreement and click first on Next four times in a row and then on Install and Finish to complete the setup.

iReparo for Android

If you are using a Mac , on the other hand, open the iReparo for Android pkg package and click on Continue two consecutive times and then on Install . Then type in the system administration password and complete the setup by clicking in sequence on the Install software and Move buttons .

iReparo for Android

Now, launch iReparo for Android and connect your smartphone to your computer. As explained in the previous chapter on EaseUS MobiSaver , you need to enable USB debugging in the Settings> Developer options menu of the phone. The root is not necessary.

At this point, click on the Contact, SMS, Call log button of iReparo for Android, answer in the affirmative to the USB debugging requests that appear on the smartphone and then press the Start button to start the search for deleted SMS. You will have to wait a few minutes for your computer and phone to communicate.

The iReparo for Android app will open on the smartphone: choose, therefore, whether or not to backup your data and press first on Yes and then on Start in the program window on your computer, to start the actual scan of the mobile phone.

iReparo for Android

At the end of the scan, select the Messages item from the sidebar of iReparo for Android and select the deleted SMS of your interest (if any): in this way, you should be able to view the complete history of the conversation and recover the information you have need.

iReparo for Android

If you have purchased the full version of the program, by clicking on the Recover button (bottom right) you can export the selected messages to your computer.

Note: Using iReparo for Android may lead to deletion of the SuperSu app on rooted devices. To fix this, re-download the application in question from the Play Store .

Other useful solutions

SMS Backup & Restore

If you want to prevent such situations from happening again in the future, listen to my advice and install SMS Backup & Restore : it is a free application that allows you to create a backup copy of all the SMS on your phone and restore them to the occurrence.

How does it work? Nothing easier. After downloading the app on your smartphone, press the START button to accept the conditions of use, then click Allow to give it all the permissions necessary for its operation and immediately call up the Backup function by pressing the appropriate button.

In the screen that opens, choose to save messages and / or calls and move on . Then choose whether to save the data on your mobile phone or on a cloud storage service (eg Google Drive or Dropbox ), press Next , choose whether to schedule an automatic recurring backup and press the START BACKUP button (bottom right) to start the data saving.

Subsequently, to restore a backup made with the app and recover any deleted SMS, press the ☰ button located at the top left, select the Restore item from the side menu, choose the path of the backup to restore, select the backup of your choice and press on RESET (bottom right) to start the data transfer. It will take a few moments to complete the operation.