How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on ZTE Phones? 3 Possible Solutions

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Summary

In recent years, more and more people use ZTE phones. Although current ZTE phones have made great process in data security, it is still quite common that we lose text messages on our phones due to various unexpected situations, like accidental deletion, formatting, virus infection, system crash or other errors. As messages contain many important information, losing messages makes us very anxious. Don't panic! This post will introduce how to retrieve deleted text messages on ZTE phones in 3 possible ways. And you can learn the step-by-step instructions below to recover deleted text messages on ZTE phones.

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Part 1: Why Are Text Messages Deleted? Can We Retrieve Deleted Messages on ZTE?

Every day numerous ZTE users may experience text messages loss from their phones and the possible reasons may be like this:

  • Accidental deletion
  • Virus or malware attack
  • System crash
  • ZTE phone formatting
  • Software or OS update
  • Other errors

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Whatever reason it is, after losing text messages from your ZTE device, you had better stop using your ZTE phones, switch off Wi-Fi and mobile data and power off your phone to prevent new data from generating on your ZTE. You need to do so since deleted messages are just marked as invisible or replaceable in system and will still occupy space in ZTE device until new data replaces their space. That is to say, ZTE SMS recovery is only possible before new data generates.

However, I have to say that the best way to avoid data loss is not to recover data after it gets lost but to back up your Android device timely. Well, let's back to the point of how to retrieve deleted text messages on ZTE devices.

Part 2: How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on ZTE

How to retrieve deleted text messages on ZTE? There are two approaches - retrieving deleted messages from the previous backup or without backup. The following three ways will respectively illustrate how to retrieve deleted text messages on ZTE without backup and from the previous backup.

2.1 How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on ZTE without Backup via Samsung Data Recovery

Samsung Data Recovery is an amazing Android recovery app that retrieves deleted text messages on ZTE without backup. With Samsung Data Recovery, you can recover deleted contacts, call logs, messages, videos, music, photos and documents from Android internal memory and SD card (if any) to computer under Android Data Recovery mode.

Besides, you can also recover deleted photos, videos, music and documents from SD card to computer, and backup the existing media files from SD card to computer under SD Card Recovery mode. Well, its most remarkable advantage over other similar ZTE SMS recovery apps lies in that Samsung Data Recovery allows you to preview both existing and deleted files before recovery or backup, select wanted SMS to recover, and recover or back up files from ZTE to computer in original file format and data quality.

Well, such excellent Samsung Data Recovery also works well with all Android phones and tablets running Android 2.1 and later, like Samsung, Sony, ZTE, HTC, Huawei, LG, Xiaomi, Motorola, etc. For ZTE phones, it is well compatible with ZTE AXON 10 Pro/10s Pro/9 Pro/9/M/7s/7 Max/7, ZTE ZMAX, Blade A7/A7s/A2017/A601/A3/A910/A510/20 Smart/V10/V10 vita/V9/V7 Max, S6 LUX, S6, ZTE A2020N2 Pro/A2020 Pro, N600, RACER, RACER II, SKATE, U880, Z990, a5, Avail, BASE lutea, etc.

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How to retrieve deleted text messages on ZTE without backup?

1. Install and launch Samsung Data Recovery on your computer, and enter in Android Recovery module from toolbox.

2. Connect your ZTE phone to computer via a USB cable, then enable USB debugging and grant permission on your ZTE as prompted. During connection, this program will automatically scan the deleted and existing data on ZTE phone, if it cannot scan out wanted data, you can try to root your phone once.

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3. After scanning, under Android Data Recovery mode, select Messages folder from left window > Check messages you want to recover from right window > Tap Recover at the lower right corner of the window to retrieve deleted text messages on ZTE without backup.

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2.2 How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on ZTE ZMAX via Backup and Restore Feature

Nowadays, many Android smartphones have pre-installed backup and restore feature, and ZTE phones are no exception. Thus, if you have made a backup of your ZTE text messages beforehand, you can retrieve deleted text messages on ZTE ZMAX from backup files. However, if your ZTE phone is released much earlier and has no backup and restore feature, or if you didn't back up SMS before they are lost, you cannot use this method, but you can use Samsung Data Recovery introduced above to recover deleted SMS on ZTE ZMAX without backup.

How to retrieve deleted text messages on ZTE ZMAX?

1. Navigate to Settings on your ZTE phone.

2. Scroll down to find Backup & reset > Restore.

3. Turn on Messages to make it automatically restore deleted text messages from backup.

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2.3 How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on ZTE via SMS Backup & Restore

SMS Backup & Restore is third-party software that backs up and restores Android SMS, MMS and call logs. If you have backed up your ZTE SMS to it previously, you can easily restore deleted text messages on ZTE from backup files. Or, you can choose Samsung Data Recovery to retrieve deleted text messages on ZTE without backup.

How to retrieve deleted text messages on ZTE?

1. Launch SMS Backup & Restore on ZTE phone.

2. Turn on Restore option and select Text Messages.

3. Tap Restore and Yes to start restoring SMS to ZTE phone.

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Now you have mastered how to retrieve deleted text messages on ZTE, to avoid text messages from losing again, you can back up and restore SMS on your phone.

The Bottom Line

In this article, we introduce three possible ways about how to retrieve deleted text messages on ZTE. To be frank, I strongly recommend you to use Samsung Data Recovery, since you can recover deleted text messages on ZTE phone without backup, and the recovered SMS keeps original file format and data quality. Besides, Samsung Data Recovery is also easy to operate, fast to transfer and highly secure to ZTE data and personal privacy. Of course, you can try the other two methods if you have backed up SMS beforehand.

And, if you encounter any problem during use, feel free to leave a comment below.

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