Recover Deleted Text Messages from Samsung Galaxy mobile

We delete those unwanted text messages on our Samsung mobiles from time to time. By deleting them, we can clear up our storage and leave more space for other important data or applications on our Samsung device. However we might delete some important text SMS messages by mistake. Is there a way to get back the deleted text messages from our Samsung smartphone, like Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, S6, S7? In this guide, we will introduce you the world’s first Android data rescue software which can help you restore or recover the formatted or missing data on your Android device. We will be using Samsung mobile phone in the example to show you how to recover delete text messages from Samsung and more Android devices, it applies to not only Samsung smartphone but also LG phone, HTC smartphones, Motorola, Nexus, Lenovo, ZTE, Huawei, and more mobile phones, Android tablets and many other cell phones that are running on Android OS system.

Honestly there are a few Android data recovery utilities can do this. However Dr. Fone for Android is for sure a masterpiece for this. Not to mention it is the World’s first Android data recovery software, it is easy to use for beginners (do not get panic when we say ‘data recovery’, it is really not that difficult), it is powerful enough to recover many other lost data like photos, videos, contacts, call history, audio files, documents, etc. Just take a look at all the positive feedback from thousands of Android cellphone users, especially the Samsung users’ comments, you can’t go wrong with it. Before we go to use this Android recovery application to recover lost text messages from Samsung mobile phone, you can firstly download it for free below.

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Recover Deleted text messages from Samsung mobile phone

Make sure not to use your phone before we are going to retrieve the lost text SMS on Samsung smartphones with the Android Data Recovery application. It is because any new data saved in the storage may erase or overwrite those deleted data on your mobile device.

There are four steps to retrieve lost text messages on Samsung mobiles:

Step 1. Enable USB Debugging on Samsung phone

If you are not familiar with this option and want to know what is USB debugging, when and how to enable or disable this option on a Android device, you can refer to an early post here: How to enable USB debugging mode on Samsung mobile phones?.

The Android data recovery tool will also prompt you to enable USB debugging before you can use it to recover data from Samsung smart phones. Different Android versions may differ in appearance or settings of this option.

Step 2. Connect up your Samsung mobile to computer

Now connect your Samsung cell phone to computer with the USB data cord. The Android data recovery program for Windows PC or Mac OS X can automatically detect your mobile device connection.

Step 3. Scan Samsung mobile phone

The Samsung data rescue utility will need to firstly analyze your mobile device and temporary root will apply in order to retrieve the maximum data from your phone’s storage. After that you will have the option to scan Samsung phone storage. Since all files, external SD cards, internal memory will be scanned, it may take some time to complete.

The Android phone data recovery is capable of retrieving many different file types, you will have an option as shown in below screen capture to select which file type you want to get back. Currently you can get back mobile contacts, text messages, WhatsApp messages & attachments, Gallery, Audio, Videos, Documents from your Samsung tablets and mobiles. By default all file types will be selected. However it takes more time compared to recover specific files. In this case, we are going to recover deleted text messages from Samsung phone, we can check only Messaging and uncheck other options to save a lot of time in scanning the whole mobile device and all its data.

Step 4. Preview and Retrieve deleted text messages from Samsung mobile

The scan result will be organized into different group in the left side navigation menu. Click Messages to display all found text messages in the middle column.

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If you click on a specific contact or number, you can review the details about the messages on the right column, such as message content, date. Right above the text SMS window, there will be an option ‘Only display deleted item’, you can turn it on to narrow down the search. You can tick the first box to quickly select and deselect all text message. You will have three choices to recover the lost text messages from your Samsung mobile phone, right click on the selected messages, you will find options to recover only the highlighted SMS message, recover selected SMS messages, recover all text messages.

More Samsung Data Recovery tutorials

The above guide applies to various Samsung phone models, such as Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy Note, and many more. As we mentioned above this Android phone data recovery supports contacts, text messages, WhatsApp messages & attachments, Gallery, Audio, Videos, Documents recovery. For example, you can refer to this tutorial to retrieve photos videos from Samsung phones when no backups were created, and this guide reveals the easy steps to recover deleted contacts from Samsung mobile phones. If you lost data on your Samsung and Android devices, you can download the free trial on to your PC or Mac below and use it to scan your phone see if those deleted data can be found or not.

Recent phone models supported

With every software upgrade, we can see more phone models are supported. Here are some of the recent Samsung phone models supported (supported phone models include but not limited to following). Please note that this list is incomplete. “NOT LISTED” does not mean “NOT SUPPORTED”. A lot more phone brands and models are supported by this Android phone recovery software.

  • Galaxy S6 models: SM-N920C,SM-N920G,SM-N920I,SM-G9208,SM-N920S,SM-N920W8, SM-N920T,SM-G920I,SM-G920L,SM-G920R4, SM-G925I.
  • Galaxy S6 Edge models: SM-G925L, SM-G925P, SM-G925S, SM-G9280, SM-G9287, SM-G9287C, SM-G928G.
  • Galaxy S7 models: SM-G930S, SM-G930L, SM-G930F, SM-G930W8, SM-G935F, SM-G935T, SM-G935X.
  • Galaxy Note 5 models: SM-N920L, SM-N920P.

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85 thoughts on “Recover Deleted Text Messages from Samsung Galaxy mobile”

  1. HELP !!!

    Have Galaxy S-7.

    Downloaded and ran Dr. Fone (Trial version)

    the S7 is hung at 90% and in a repeated (every 2-3 min) reboot.

    was trying to recover deleted text messages.

    I’m (my phone) we are dead in the water…it is my only source of work communications

    1. Mine did the same thing, lol

      I still haven’t figured out how to make this work…
      Does the free trial just not work?

  2. Matt,

    I have an Samsung S5 and deleted a message in error but since have communicated with this contact, can I still retrieve the older message(s)?


    1. it is hard to say. it will only work when the deleted messages have not been overwritten by new data saved on the phone.

  3. hi.
    i tried the data recovery on my samsung j7 prime.. when it was aroung 90%, it became unresponsive and my phone switched off.. until now, i can’t switch it on.. help!

    1. sorry for the inconvenience caused. you can try to uninstall its battery, wait for sometime before you re-install it, then power on the phone again see if any luck. If the problem persists, please send us the log files as shown from this picture so our support team can look into the issue and provide specific instructions.

  4. I ran the trial version and it seemed to work fine. However, some of the recovered text messages don’t show the entire message and include a series of asterisks. As an example: Hey, I’ll meet y**********************************
    Other messages show a bunch of different characters and I think those have been overwritten. Does the series of asterisks *********** show the data has been overwritten or is this because the trial version doesn’t show the message in it’s entirety? Will the full purchased version reveal the entire message?

  5. Sir please update me that can I reterieve the recorded audio data from the Samsung Glaxy S6 which i deleted 5 months ago? After deleting the audio files I may update the mbile software more than 3 times. Is it possible to reterive the data? Please help thanks.

    1. the chance to get them back is slim. but if they are very important and still worth a try, you can go to download the Android phone data recovery software on to your PC, connect your phone to PC via USB, then run the recovery program, select the audio file type and scan your phone see if any luck. note that the free trial version allows you to scan Android devices and preview data, in order to extract those found data to computer, you will need to buy the full version.

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