How to Restore Deleted Text Messages Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

How to Restore Deleted Text Messages on Android

Accidentally deleting text messages from your Android device can be a frustrating experience. Fortunately, there are several methods you can try to recover those precious messages. In this tutorial, we will explore different ways to restore deleted text messages on Android.

Method 1: Using Google Drive Backup

If you have enabled Google Drive backup on your Android device, there’s a good chance that your text messages are backed up and can be easily restored. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1: Open the Google Drive app on your Android device.
  2. Step 2: Tap the menu icon (three horizontal lines) in the top-left corner of the screen.
  3. Step 3: Tap “Backups” from the menu.
  4. Step 4: Select the backup that contains your text messages.
  5. Step 5: Tap “Restore” and wait for the process to complete.

Method 2: Using SMS Backup & Restore App

If you don’t have a Google Drive backup or if it doesn’t contain the desired text messages, you can use a third-party app called SMS Backup & Restore. Follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Install SMS Backup & Restore from the Google Play Store.
  2. Step 2: Launch the app and tap “Set Up a Backup”.
  3. Step 3: Select “Text Messages” as the item to back up.
  4. Step 4: Customize the backup settings if desired.
  5. Step 5: Tap “Backup” to start the backup process.
  6. Step 6: To restore deleted text messages, tap “Restore” and select the backup file containing the messages you want to recover.

Method 3: Using Data Recovery Software

If the above methods fail, you can resort to using data recovery software. This method is more advanced and may require technical expertise. Here’s an overview of how it works:

  • Step 1: Download and install a reputable data recovery software on your computer.
  • Step 2: Connect your Android device to the computer using a USB cable.
  • Step 3: Follow the software’s instructions to scan your device for deleted text messages.
  • Step 4: Preview the recovered text messages and select the ones you want to restore.
  • Step 5: Click “Recover” or a similar button to save the selected messages on your computer or back to your Android device.


Please remember that data recovery software may not always guarantee successful recovery of deleted text messages. It depends on various factors such as how long ago the messages were deleted, whether they have been overwritten by new data, etc. Additionally, using such software carries some risks, so proceed with caution and make sure to read and follow the instructions provided by the software developer.

We hope this tutorial has helped you understand how to restore deleted text messages on Android. Remember to regularly back up your device to avoid potential data loss in the future.

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