How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on Android and iPhone
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  • 26/04/2022
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How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on Android and iPhone

Recovering deleted text messages is not a simple task but may be possible if you have proper backups set in place early on. Many advertised software claims to get the deleted data, but few do. The best option will always be backups.

Backup systems can range from Google Drive, iCloud, Carrier company’s cloud to specific phone company’s cloud storage.

How to Recover Deleted Text Messages From Backups:

Carrier Back Ups

Major carriers like Verizon and AT & T provide cloud backup storage for their users.

Verizon Content Restore

Tons of people use Verizon cloud backup. You may use the free contact-only Backup or have a storage plan in place. If you do, you can restore the text messaging content to the phone

Note: Messages and call logs can’t be backed up from or restored to iOS devices

AT &T Message Backup & Sync

AT&T has its own AT&T messaging app, including AT&T message backup & Sync. To download messages stored in the AT&T cloud From AT&T Messages Backup & Sync, use the following steps:

This message backup only works for certain android devices. This process will not work on IOS.

Check Sim Storage of Your Android Phone

Sim cards hold very little memory in them but do hold some messages. There is no guarantee that the exact deleted message you are looking for is present there, but it’s worth a shot.

How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on Android and iPhone

Restore from Google Drive for Android

We suggest always backing up your whole device in google drive. If you lose any messages or anything else, everything can be restored all at once. Trying to restore specifically would need a third-party app using the BackupBackup of google drive as storage.

Follow the steps below to restore the Backup fully:

Restore From ICloud for Ios

Can You Retrieve Deleted Messages From Social Media?

There are plenty of videos in the media regarding deleted messages retrieval for Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp. Most of them suggest full profile data downloads and archive processes.

Please understand that these things will not work. Archives hide messages from inbox, and data downloads will give you the full profile data without the deleted data.

If you have only deleted the specific message for yourself, the recipient will still have the copy. If the message is deleted from everyone, you will not get it back.

Do We Need to Back Up Social Media?

The best way to backup facebook is to download your total Facebook data from Facebook and keep it stored safely, preferably in cloud drives.

You can view the contents via a browser or HTML viewers except for WhatsApp, where you can back up chats within the app itself.

How to Protect Your Text Messages in the Future?

Have Sources of Backup Set Up Early On

The best way to make sure you don’t lose your message or any file in the future is to back them up early on. The best method has to be Google for android and iCloud option for IOS. These cloud options provide free storage, and you can buy more if need be.

Google Drive Backup

Google Drive is a cloud storage service that can be accessed anywhere provided you have the appropriate logins. The great thing about it is that you get to store files here; hence, back-ups can be set up here. Let’s learn how to do it:

For Android

Note: the specific steps may vary according to the model of the devices, but the gist is the same.

For IOS

Cloud Backup in Android and IOS

There are various cloud backups available for different phones. For Eg: Xiaomi offers Mi Cloud with free 5GB of storage, so backing up messages, logs, and important stuff won’t be a problem.

Similarly, you get one drive as your cloud backup service for Samsung devices with Free 5 GB of storage. Companies have different setup systems for their cloud.

The general step is to check settings and find your phone’s accounts and Sync or phone account. There will most likely be an option to join their cloud.

You can back up your essentials for Apple phones that use IOS via iCloud.

iCloud Backup

Use Third-Party App Back Ups (Last Resort)

There are plenty of third-party apps that backup your device for you. If you regularly back up with your clouds from google or your carrier companies or iClouds etc., these Backups may not be necessary.

You can try one of the options below; one of them will surely work on your device:

Recommended for Androids

Recommended for IOS

Where Do Deleted Messages Go?

Once you choose the delete option for any kind of file in your phone, the file is allocated for being overwritten, meaning as new files are stored in the device, they will overwrite the older files that you thought you deleted. There is a chance of those files being restored until it is overwritten.

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