How to Recover Deleted Messages from Samsung Galaxy S5/S6

Q:”I accidentally deleted whole conversation of text messages instead of 2 specific messages. How do I recover my deleted messages? They were not backed up by cloud.” – asked by ariat89

Everyone may encounter this problem. So the question is, how to retrieve the messages? The answer is, restoring from the backup file is always the best solution if you have a good backup habit. But if you do not have a backup? Don’t worry, this article will provide you with a solution.

See also: How to Recover Lost Photos or Videos from Samsung Galaxy S6/5/4

Why we can retrieve the deleted messages?

When you delete a message on your phone, in fact, it does not actually deleted but just be invisible. The phone just delete it from the index file, so you can’t see it any more. But it does still exist on your phone. That is the reasion why we get some possibilities to find the message back.

How to retrieve deleted messages from Samsung Galaxy

We need a program that can scan your phone and try to get data back. There are many this type of software, like Dr.Fone for Android, Aiseesoft, etc. So you only need to select one of them and follow the instructions. Here we will use Dr.Fone for Android as an example.

1. Download Android Data Recovery program here, or its offical website.
2. Root your phone. (See also: How to root your Galaxy S5)
3. Enable USB Debugging on your phone.
4. Install the program and run it, then connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 to the PC. The program will start to connecting your device and your computer. An app named MobileGo will be installed automatically on your phone to guarantee the connection and recovery processes. And please do not start any other Android management software during this process.
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5. Select the types of data you want to scan for: Contacts, SMS, Call Logs, WhatsApp messages & attachments, Photos, Videos, Audio, or some other files. Check them and click Next to continue.
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6. Select a storage scanning mode: Scan for deleted files or Scan for all files. Hit Next.
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7. Click Start button to begin scanning.
8. Wait for a few minutes until the process finishes. The program will give all the scanned data in lists. Select the data that needs to be recovered and click Recover. You can select a path on your computer to save these recovered data as a HTML or TXT file.
Note: The deleted ones will in orange and existing ones in black. You can separate them by using the button above: Only display deleted items.
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How to Recover Lost Photos or Videos from Samsung Galaxy S6/5/4

As we know, Samsung Galaxy S series have a nice camera and high-resolution screen. You can take very high quality videos & photos around yourself, share with your friends and families, which is really cool.

However, there are still risks of losing the photos and videos at any time because of accidental deletion or data error. You should form a good habit of regular backups. Then you will not panic when losing something important. Even if you don’t have a backup, you still have chance to recover the photos or videos by using Android Data Recovery.

Dr.Fone for Android is a safe & easy-to-use android data recovery program and can help you to retrieve any data like photos, videos, contacts, text messages, documents, music & archive files etc. on your Galaxy S6/5/4.

Preparations

1. Download Android Data Recovery and install it. (Windows version and Mac version)

2. Root your Android phone. (See also: How to root Android devices.)

P.S. Do not upgrade to Android 6.0, because it’s hard to root.

Steps to recover data from Galaxy S6/5/4

Step 1, Connect your Galaxy S6/5/4 to PC
Launching Dr.Fone for Android, you’ll get the primary window below. Please connect your Galaxy to the computer via a USB cable.

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Step 2, Enable USB debugging (Optional)
If you have enabled USB debugging on your Galaxy S before, you can skip this step, else you will see a window as below. Please follow the detailed expression in the window to set it now: Enter “Settings” > Click “About Phone” > Tap “Build number” for 7 times until getting a note “You are under developer mode” or “Developer mode has been enabled” > Back to “Settings” > Click “Developer options” > Check “USB debugging”.

For details, you can read this post: How to Enable USB Debugging on your Android Devices.

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Step 3, Start scanning the data on your device
After enabled the USB debugging, the program will detect your device automatically. Then Click “Start” to analyze the data on your device. Please note that you’d better to keep the battery more than 20% before scanning.

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Note: If your device is not rooted before, the program will start scanning directly after the analysis. Or you will need to allow the program Superuser authorization on the screen of your phone. Just click “Allow” when the message pops out on your device’s screen. Then back to your computer, and click “Start” on the program’s screen to scan your device.

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Note: Do not disconnect your device during the scan, or the scan will fail. If the program doesn’t start scan for a long time, please try again. And some devices present “Allow” button for several times. Just click it until it doesn’t appear again or the program begin scan.

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Step 4, Preview and recover
The scanning process would take a while. Then you can preview all recoverable data found in the scan result sorted by category. Mark those you want and click “Recover” to save them on your computer.

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Note: Deleted contacts, text messages, and other else are also displayed in the result, and deleted SMS and contacts are shown in red. You can separate them by the color.

 

How to Recover Deleted Photos on Your Android Device

If you have deleted your photos by mistake or wiped your device to flash a new ROM. Then you will need to read this step-by-step guide to learn how to recover your lost photos on your Android. We will show you how easy it is. You only need to move fast.

Why you can get photos back

When you delete the photos, videos, music or other content, they are not actually deleted. They just become invisible. They are still on your Android’s storage. So when you found deleted some important photos by mistake, please act fast as soon as possible. The faster you act, the more likely you are to recover the deleted photos.

Note: Turn off Wi-Fi and data connection would be better.

How to recover deleted photos on Android

WARN: THE RECOVERY PROCESS REQUIRES ROOT ACCESS ON YOUR PHONE, WHICH WILL VAID YOUR WARRANTY.

1. Download and install an Android File Recovery tool called Dr.Fone for Android on your computer.

 

2. Connect your phone to your computer with USB cable. You have to enable USB debugging on your phone for this process. An app called Mobilego will be installed on your phone.

Note: Please do not run any other Android management software during the recovery process.

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3. Select the types of file you want to recover: Contacts, Messages, Call Logs, WhatsApp Messages & attachments, Photos, Audio, Video and Documents. Then click Next.

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4. Choose to scan for deleted files or all files. Only scan deleted files will take less time. Click Next.

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5. The program inform you that it will automatically root your phone and return to unrooted status after recovery. Click Start.

6. Dr.Fone will analyze your Phone and reboot it. And you should grant Superuser permission when prompts on your phone.

7. The recovery tool will scan your phone and list the results. You can preview and select those content you want to recover by checking the boxes in front of them. Then click Recover. The program will ask you where to save the recovered photos on your computer. Wait till the process finish.

How to back up photos on your Android

You can back up your device’s photos and videos to your Google Photos library by turning on Auto Backup in the Settings menu. This can include photos you take with phone’s camera, photos download onto your device, and photos saved by apps.

Note: These photos are private unless you choose to share them.

Steps to turn Auto Backup on

  1. On your Android phone, tap Google Settings app.
  2. Tap Auto Backup
  3. Switch the toggle On.

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How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on Android Phone

If you have deleted some very important messages when emptying your SMS box. You have to act fast. Because emptying your SMS box does not actually delete the messages, it just hides it from immediate view. So you still have the chance to get them back, or they will be overwritten by something else. Here we will show you how to recover deleted text messages from your Android phone.

Tools to recover deleted text messages

There are many different PC and Mac-based tools can help you, and they basically do the same thing: connect your Android phone to your computer, scan your Android’s memory, then identify and recover the deleted messages. Here we introduce an Android Data Recovery tool: Dr.Fone for Android.

 

Other preparations

After download the Android Data Recovery program. We still have something to do.

How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from Android

Now let’s begin the recovery process. You will find it very simple and easy to operate.

Note: Please do not run any other Android management software during the whole recovery process.

Step 1: Launch Android Data Recovery tool and connect your device to computer.

Connect your Android phone or tablet to your computer via USB. The program will show that it is connecting with your device. An app named MobileGo will be installed on your Android to guarantee the connection and recovery process.

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Step 2: Select the file types you want to recover

It can recover 8 types of file, please tick Messaging and click Next. If you want to recover others either, then tick them all.

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Step 3: Select a scanning mode

If you can identify the lost data is deleted, you can choose only scan for deleted files. Or you should try the other scanning mode.

Note: Only scanning deleted files will take less time.

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Step 4: Ready to start

The recovery tool will automatically root your device to recover maximum amount of data. After the recovery process your device will return to unrooted status. Click Start.

Step 5: Scanning your Android

The program will start analyzing your device, and try to get root authorization. You should turn to your device and allow the SuperSU requrest.

Step 6: Preview and recover deleted content

Dr.Fone for Android will list all the recoverable contents. You can preview them and decide what you want to recover. Tick them and click Recover. The recovered data will be saved as a HTML or TXT file on your computer.

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How to never lose your text messages again

The best way to avoid data loss is backup. We suggest a free app called SMS Backup & Restore.

1. Open the app and tap Backup.
2. Choose what exactly you want to create a backup of, then tap Local Backup only. It will save the backup file on your Android’s storage. If you want to send your backup file to Google Drive, Dropbox or an email address, you can choose the other.

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3. To restore the messages from backup is very easy, just tap Restore on the homepage, and then tap the backup file in the list. If you have uploaded backup, tap the menu at the top right, then tap Load from.

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How to Recover Deleted Data from Your Android Phone

You might have accidentally deleted the contacts, SMS, photos, videos or files on your Android phone. Don’t be upset, you should try to recover the data as soon as possible. And please remember do not save or install anything to your device or turn it off until you attempt recovery. Because the deleted data is likely to be overwritten by any new content.

Preparations to recover data on Android

 

How to recover deleted data on Android

After doing the above preparations, recover your deleted data is a very simple work. You only need a few clicks.

Step 1: Connect your device

Connect your device to the computer and launch the Android Data Recovery tool.

Step 2: Identify your device

The software will try to connect your device and your computer. An app named MobileGo will be installed automatically on your phone to guarantee the connection and recovery processes. And please do not start any other Android management software during this process.

Note: If the USB debugging is disable, the program will teach you how to enable it.

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Step 3: Get ready to scan device

Now the software is ready to scan your Android device. You will see a window like this. Select the types of data you want to recover: Contacts, SMS, Call Logs, WhatsApp messages & attachments, Photos, Videos, Audio, or some other files. Check them and click Next to continue.

choose types of file to recover

Then you will be asked to choose to scan deleted files or all files. Obviously, only scan the deleted files will take less time.

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In order to recover more data, the software will root your device automatically and return it to unrooted status after recovery process.

Step 4: Start scan

The program will scan your Android phone for the deleted data. After a few minutes, the process should be finished. All the recoverable data will be listed. Select the data that needs to be recovered and click Recover. You can select a path on your computer to save these recovered data as a HTML or TXT file.

Note: The Android Data Recovery software can’t put any recoverable content back to your phone directly.

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How to never lose your data again

Data is priceless. However, data recovery is costly. You should form a good habit to back up data regularly.

There are so many ways to back up your Android’s data. You can directly copy the photos, videos, audio, and other documents to computer. Using Google Backup Service to sync the contacts, SMS, calendar, etc. to your Google account.

Android File Transfer is a very useful software that can back up your Android’s data to your computer. It has both Windows and Mac version. You can download below.

Steps to back up Android in one click
1. Run the software and connect your phone to your computer. Click Back Up Your Phone on the software homepage.


2. The software can back up contacts, text messages, call logs, apps, audio, videos, photos and calendars. Tick those you want and click Start Transfer. The backup files will be saved by default at C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\Wondershare\MobileTrans\Backup. You can change the save path in the Settings.

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