How can I recover deleted text messages?

Recover deleted SMS: How to get back messages

Once you have deleted an SMS, you don't have to despair immediately. There are ways to recover and retrieve important messages.

Get back deleted SMS on iPhone

SMS messages sometimes contain important addresses or other information. But it can quickly happen that you accidentally delete them. However, those are not lost: there are ways to get the message back on iPhone.

  • The best option is to restore from a backup via iTunes.
  • Every time you synchronize your smartphone with your computer, the content is backed up.
  • Connect your smartphone to the computer.
  • Open iTunes. Select the "iPhone" area and then the "Restore" area.
  • Choose an appropriate restore point. This must be before the corresponding SMS is deleted. Then confirm the process.
  • After the restore, your iPhone will restart and all messages should be available again.
  • Tip: If you would prefer to use a different method, you will find even more options in our practical tip for restoring deleted SMS messages on your iPhone.

Get messages back on Android

If you are using an Android device, there are ways and means of getting a deleted message back.

  • It is worth using an app for Android devices.
  • We recommend using the "SMS Backup & Restore" app for this.
  • Open the app.
  • Select "Save". The app will now create a backup.
  • These data are automatically saved in the "SMSBackup" folder on your SD card.
  • You can also use this app to schedule and create automatic backups.
  • To do this, follow the path: "Options"> "Schedule backup". Here you can schedule and set the time and frequency of the backups.
  • Select "Restore" from the main menu.
  • You can then choose from all the backups that the app shows you from the folder.
  • Select the desired date and click "OK". The SMS will now be restored.
  • Tip: If these instructions haven't helped you, you can read again here how to restore SMS messages to Android devices.

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