How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on Samsung? - 4 Ways in 2023

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In this article, you will learn 4 ways to retrieve deleted texts on Samsung S23/S22 Ultra/S22/S21/S20/S10/S9/S8/S7 and more. You need a computer to recover the lost SMS while using Method 1 and Method 4. But if you like to retrieve deleted texts on your Samsung Galaxy without a computer, you can jump to Method 2, or Method 3.

Note: When you lost text messages or other data on your Samsung phone by accident, please stop using your Samsung Galaxy at once. Meanwhile, turn off the network to avoid the auto update. Do not bring any new data to your Galaxy. Because once the space of the deleted data is overwritten by the new data, you can not retrieve the deleted data anymore.

Method 1. How to Retrieve Deleted Texts on Samsung with Samsung Data Recovery

Commonly, data loss happens by accident and we always have no time to backup files. If you lose text messages on your Samsung Galaxy without backup, the easiest way for you to retrieve deleted texts is to use the best professional Android recovery tool - Samsung Data Recovery.

The software supports almost all Samsung devices on the market, including Samsung Galaxy S23/S21/S20/S10/S9/S8/S7/S6/S5, Galaxy Note 20/Note 10/9/8/7/6, Galaxy A series, J series, M series, etc. It is also friendly to other Android brands, like Huawei, Xiaomi, HTC, LG, Sony, and more.

With Samsung Data Recovery, you can:

(1) Retrieve music, videos, pictures, and documents from SD card without loss (without root).

(2) Restore SMS, contacts, call logs, media files, and documents from internal storage and SIM card (root required).

(3)Recover deleted data without backup in 3 steps.

Please notice that you need to root your Samsung Galaxy at first. Otherwise, the program can not access the internal memory. That means, it can not recover the lost text messages on your Samsung Galaxy. So root is required for the data recovery. If the phone is rooted, that you can go with the following steps.

Free download the software:

Steps on how to retrieve deleted texts on Samsung:

Steps 1. Connect your Samsung phone to the computer.

After downloading the program, please launch it, and connect your Samsung Galaxy to the computer via a USB cable. Then, enable USB debugging as the prompts. Go with the on-screen prompts to make the program recognize your Samsung Galaxy. Once done, you can see the interface as below. Click "Next" and go on.

how to retrieve deleted texts on samsung phone with samsung data recovery

Step 2. Preview and select the lost text messages.

Now you can go the "Messages" folder, preview all the text conversations, and select the texts that you want to retrieve. Please tick them on. (The deleted texts are marked in red.)

retrieve deleted text messages from samsung to the computer

Step 3. Start to retrieve deleted texts to PC.

After the selection, you can tap on the "Recover" button. Select a local folder to store the recovered SMS. Then, the deleted texts are restored to your computer.

Note: This software is used for data recovery in a normal situation. Some people also want to recover files from broken Samsung screen. You can read this article: Data Recovery on Samsung Galaxy with Broken Screen

Method 2. How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on Samsung from Cloud

Samsung Cloud and Google Drive provide cloud storage for users to store their Samsung files, including the text messages. If you have synced your SMS to the cloud account, that you can even retrieve them back without backup in this way.

Here's how: (The buttons may be different on some Samsung devices.)

  1. Open the "Settings" app on your Samsung phone.
  2. Find out and tap on "Cloud and Account".
  3. Select "Samsung Cloud".
  4. Choose "Messages".
  5. Click "Trash".
  6. Select the text conversation that you wanted.
  7. Tap on "RESTORE NOW" to retrieve the deleted texts to your Galaxy.

how to retrieve deleted text messages from samsung cloud

Here is also a "Trash" feature of Google Drive. You can try to restore the lost SMS from Google. The deleted files may be kept in "Trash" for a period of time. (Google will keep for 30 days.)

Please keep in mind that you need to turn on the messages sync before the data loss.

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Method 3. Recover Deleted Messages from Samsung Phone without Computer

There are many third-party apps on Google Play can help recover deleted messages from Samsung phone without computer. Unlike the first two methods, to recover deleted messages from Samsung with apps, you may need to backup your SMS before. However, these apps are always easy to use. Just follow the on-screen prompts, users can understand the app easily.

Here are some of the best.

SMS Backup & Restore (Rating 4.5/5)

As its name said, SMS Backup & Restore is a free app for users to backup and restore text messages easily. With it, you can backup text messages in XML file format, which can be uploaded to Dropbox or Google Drive for safe store and sharing.

recover deleted text messages on samsung with app 1

SMS Backup+ (Rating 4.3/5)

SMS Backup+ is free. You can use it to automatically backup your SMS, MMS, and call logs to Gmail account. It also allows you to restore the text messages and the call logs to your phone.

recover deleted text messages on samsung with app 2

Titanium Backup (Rating 4.6/5)

Titanium Backup is an Android backup app for root phone. With it, you can move apps/app data from your Samsung Galaxy to your SD card. However, if you need to backup and restore text messages, MMS, and call logs, you need to pay $5.99 for its pro version.

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Read Also:

Guide to Transfer Android Files to External Hard Drive

Best Samsung Data Recovery Apps in 2022

Method 4. Restore Deleted Texts on Samsung from Phone Carriers

Many phone carriers will store the users' text messages, call logs, and other private data for 3 to 6 months. So you may restore the deleted text on Samsung from your phone carrier. However, like AT&T, T-mobile, Verizon, and more cellular providers collect your private data mainly for political purposes. It may get hard to restore the deleted Samsung SMS in this way.

What's more, you may need to pay for it. But you can try it by logging into the website of your cellular provider and finding your Samsung text messages conversations. You can also contact their customer support for help.

recover deleted texts from samsung phone carriers

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Extra: How Can I Avoid Data Loss Again?

Got through with data recovery, do not forget to backup your Samsung Galaxy if you do not want to lose the data again. Data loss always happens unexpectedly. In such a case, you may have no time to backup your files. So it is necessary to backup your Samsung data at a daily time. You can use this professional software - Samsung Messages Backup to backup your Android files to your computer with 1 click.

You can free download the program and have a try:

Here is the main interface of the software. You can use it to backup and restore Android files on the computer intuitively.

backup your samsung galaxy at a daily time

The Bottom Line

Select one method as you like to retrieve the deleted Samsung texts. Please keep in mind, here are two things that are more important than data recovery - in case of data loss permanently, you need to stop using your Samsung Galaxy once losing data accidentally, and you should develop a habit to backup your Samsung files at a daily time after getting the lost data back.

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