How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from Android with/without Computer?

This is a detailed tutorial, showing you how to retrieve deleted text messages on Android with or without computer. If you're interested in it, please read this post right now.

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Now, you have deleted an important message on Android without backup, how to find them back? Which kinds of solutions are you ready to try? Without computer or with it? Have no idea in your mind? Don't worry, you can find all you wanted answers in this post.

Today's post is going to tell you how to recover deleted Android messages with computer first, then show you how to retrieve SMS from Android without PC and finally list some tips to help you avoid losing messages in the future. Sounds great? Let's do this now:

No matter which kinds of recovery method you're choosing, you'd better to backup text messages on Android in regular basis, this could be the best way to reduce the risk of losing it on your device again.

Part 1: How to Recover Deleted SMS on Android with Computer?

If you want to retrieve deleted text messages on Android when you have a computer, a suggested way to execute the process is using dr.fone - Data Recovery (Android). It makes easy to recover the deleted data (not only messages) for even a non tech-savvy. The best thing is the users can try it free of charge before purchasing it. There is no risk involved using this tool and one can retrieve messages without any hassle. Before learning how to retrieve deleted text messages, we would like you to have a glance on the features of this amazing tool.


dr.fone - Data Recovery (Android)

The tool helps in retrieving deleted text messages or other data like contacts, call logs, Whatsapp messages, photos, videos, etc. from Android device's internal storage and external storage.

  • It has a great compatibility which counts as more than 6000 Android devices.
  • This tool is flexible under any data loss scenarios. To put simply, you can retrieve data if it is lost due to system crash, accidental deletion, factory reset or any other reason.
  • Support 6,000+ Android devices, including all popular Android brands like Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony, LG, etc. High compatibility make it can satisfy different users' needs.
  • This is quick and risk-free software to protect your personal info and save your time.
4,290,481 people have downloaded it

[Step Guide] How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on Android with iSkysoft Android SMS Recovery?

Step 1. Launch the dr.fone application

To start with, please download and launch the dr.fone application on your computer. Choose “Recovery” from the main window and then connect your Android device to the computer.

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Step 2. Choose the types of deleted data to recover

Then the dr.fone will display three options to recover deleted or lost data on Android within the interface below. Please choose the “ Recover Phone data” on the left and then select the types of deleted files you want to recover. After this, please tap on “Next” to move ahead.

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Step 3. Scan the deleted data and files

In this step, the program will show you several scanning modes to retrieve your deleted photos,videos and more on Android. You are able to select “scan for deleted files”, “Scan for all files” or try the advanced scan mode. Here we choose the “Scan for deleted files” to find deleted files quickly and then tap on “Next” to continue the operation.

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After select a scanning mode, the software will analyze your Android phone or tablet firstly.

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Next, the application will begin to scan both existing and deleted files on your Android device such as messages, contacts, call history, videos, documents, audio, attachments and so on.

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Step 4. Find and recover deleted data on Android

After the scanning ends, you are able to view all data on Android phone or tablet and can tap on “Only display deleted items” to find the deleted files efficiently.

save backup files

After deleted data is found, you can preview and only select those you need, and hit on the “Recover” button for exporting them to your computer.

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Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on Android without Computer?

When recovering deleted text message without PC, you can try to use apps as below.

1. Dr.fone app

If you don't own a computer or it is not working at the moment by any reason, we have the solution for this as well. You can recover your deleted messages using data recovery apps. One of them is Dr.fone data recovery app, which can compatible with most of the leading Android brands and able to retrieve major files in an Android device.


  • Compatible with latest Android versions
  • Simple to use
  • Can recover a large number of data, including messages, contacts, photos and videos.

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2. GT Data Recovery

Another app which can support you in a situation when you don't have a computer is GT Data Recovery. This app can retrieve deleted text messages irrespective of the cause behind it. In simple words, it can restore deleted messages in any situations. Cool, right? What's more, this app also allows users to recover other types of files from Android, such as contacts, Whatsapp messages, photos and so on.


  • Works quickly and flexibly
  • Free of ads
  • Has a PC version as well which supports unrooted Android phone


  • Works with a rooted Android model
  • Sometimes gives inconvenience by not recovering everything

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3. Deleted Messages Recover

Deleted Messages Recover is yet another way to retrieve deleted text messages on your Android phone without syncing or connecting to a computer. As advertised by the app, it provides way with the features to its users, one can restore or retrieve deleted text messages even after factory resetting the device and can also recover them irrespective of the cause of deletion. Users can also make backups on their cloud storage accounts or on SD cards, and they can even schedule the backups to automatically perform a backup.


  • Compatible with latest Android versions.
  • Easy to use interface makes you feel comfortable.


  • The retrieval process is a bit time-consuming.
  • Reportedly, it’s not capable of recovering messages properly.

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Part 3: Never Losing Important Messages Again!

Even though there are lots of methods available for you to recover deleted messages on Android, but after reading the above contents, you must have realized that the process could be a little bit trouble, especially you don't have a reliable Android SMS Recovery software at hand. And almost all Android message recovery software or apps require a rooted Android device for successful recovery, this might stop lots of users in the journey of recovering Android messages.

Actually, if you can develop a habit of creating message backups regularly, then all your problems can be solved immediately. With a backup file, you can easily restore deleted messages from backups without rooting requirement. So you don't need to worry about your phone's security and warranty.

Sounds great, right? Here we have divided the backup tools into several categories, let's check them now:

- Official Tools

You know that Android has various brands and manufacturers, so you can easily find that almost all manufacturers have released their own Android manager program like Samsung Kies, HTC One Suite, etc. Obviously, these official backup tool can works well on their own devices, but referring to devices from other brands, it is useless. What's more, lots of users complained that these official tools are easier to crash and slow down the device.

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- 3rd-party Backup & Restore Program

With the increasing needs of data backup and restore, many professional data backup & restore program have been released, and some of them have gained a great reputation among Android users, such as dr.fone - Phone Backup (Android). These kinds of programs always be installed on computer, so it will never occupy space and slow down your device. And it allows users to restore specific files to device without restrictions, this is the function that the official tools or apps doesn't have.

See how to use dr.fone - Phone Backup to backup your Android data:

How to Backup Everything on Android with 1 Click

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Computer for Backup

How to Sync App or App Data from Android to PC

- 3rd-party Assistant Tools

Actually, you can also find some assistant or file manager for Android on the Internet. Ok, they works well on backing up Android data to computer or Cloud space, but almost all of them doesn't support the function of restoring. That means you're only allowed to view the messages on your computer or hard disk, and if you wish to return them to your Android phone, you need to find other methods. Troublesome, right?

Write in the End

That's the whole methods that I'm using to recover deleted text messages on Android with or without computer. Do you think that is useful? And which method or tool are you going to try first? Ok, please let me know your final option of restoring and backing up your Android messages by leaving a quick comment in the below comment section. And we can discuss it together. Or if you don't know how to choose, I'd like to recommend you start your journey from dr.fone.


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