How To Recover Deleted Text Messages On Your Android Smartphone
Have you ever deleted a text message on your Android smartphone by mistake and instantly regretted it? If you're among the many people who've made the mistake of deleting texts, you can get those texts back by following a few steps. It's important to back up all your phone data, including text messages in the case of such accidental deletions.
Recovering text messages from the Recycle Bin
Many Android smartphones come with a Recycle Bin for text messages. As the name suggests, this folder saves your recently deleted text messages for 30 days before they're lost permanently. You can recover a recently deleted text from the Recycle Bin by following the steps below.
- -> Open the Messages app
- -> Tap the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner
- -> Here, tap Recycle Bin
- -> Click on the conversation you deleted by mistake
- -> Hit Restore
Now, that restored message should be visible again in your inbox.
Recover text messages from a Google Drive backup
For this to work, your text messages need to be backed up on Google Drive. If you had Google Drive backups turned on, you can restore these messages to your phone by following the steps below.
- -> Head to Settings
- -> Tap on System >> Backup >> Restore Data
- -> Now click on "from a cloud backup" and select Google Drive
- -> Here, you can choose the backup you wish to restore
- -> Click Restore
Now, your deleted text messages should be restored on your Android smartphone.?
You can also use third-party apps to restore your deleted text messages. For this purpose, your Android smartphone needs to be rooted - a process not suggested for all users as it can make using your phone risky.
Text messages are easier to recover if done urgently. Restoring deleting text messages from your Android phone's Recycle Bin is your best bet against losing a message/conversation forever.