Set up Messages Backup: Everyone makes mistakes and there are chances when we might have deleted a text before realizing that it was actually an important one. It happen when you were deleting a bulk of messages, reset your phone or unfortunately lost your phone.
Whatever the case, you might be searching for a solution to recover text messages on your Android phone. Our guide will help you with retrieving deleted text messages and prevent such a scenario in the first place.
Set up Messages Backup:
How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages
Firstly, there’s no reliable way to recover lost texts on Android. If you have stammer upon this guide because you lost your text messages, they’re gone now, for good.
While looking for the same on Google might redirect you to third-party recovery software like FonePaw, Mobikin, EaseUS MobiSaver, and much more.
Why Should You Not Use Recovery Software For Retrieving Texts
- Root Access: Almost all the above-mentioned tools need access to your phone’s root folder. This folder stores a database of your text, by default, hides the folder since it belongs to the system. This permission can only be enabled by rooting your device that may be a difficult process if you’re not someone who experiments on their phone.
- Expensive: Even if you’re beyond the first limitation, you don’t want to go through this process which is costly to retrieve your lost texts. Don’t worry some of the software assure your data recovery for free, recovering deleted texts will be part of the software’s Pro pack.
- Privacy scare: Since these software tools allow access to your root folder. They can also modify any element of the Android system. This added to the fact that modern Android phones connect to PC using the Media Transfer Protocol. Make sure the tools could as well steal your personal data and use it against you.
What can you do to save your text messages
The good thing is you can easily take backups of your texts. You can set your messages to automatically back up to cloud, so you can restore it at a later point in time. Also, it helps you when you want to retrieve messages from an old device to a new phone.
How to back up and restore text messages using Microsoft SMS Organizer
Firstly, download and install the Microsoft SMS Organizer app from Google Play.
Open Microsoft SMS Organizer.
Now complete the initial setup of setting as default message app, sign in with a mobile number, etc.
Once the setup is done, tap on the 3-dot button on the top right.
Choose on Backup & restore.
Click on the Google Drive account.
Choose the Google account you want the app to use to backup your text messages and then tap OK.
Also, select how often you want the app to backup your texts by clicking on Auto-backup and selecting a preferred period.
Click on Back up.
Your messages will now be backed up. But if you want to restore deleted texts, you can do so by following the steps down below:
At first, Open Microsoft SMS Organizer.
Click on the 3-dot button.
Click on Backup & restore.
Now click on Restore.
Choose a recent backup from the list you wish to retrieve texts from.
Click on Restore. Your SMSes from the last backup will be restored back on your phone.
How to back up and restore text messages using SMS Backup & Restore
Firstly, download and install the SMS Backup & Restore app from Google Play.
Now Open SMS Backup & Restore.
Click on Get Started.
Allow the app permission to contacts, messages, call logs, storage, and telephone by clicking on Allow.
Then click on Set up a backup.
Switch the toggle next to Messages to ON. You can additionally backup call logs, media, and group messages by clicking on Advanced Options.
Now click on Next at the bottom right.
On the next page, choose the storage you want to back up your text messages to. You can select between Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and device storage. Choosing ‘Your Phone’ will save the backup on your internal/external storage.
Click on login, if you selected one of the cloud services but ignore if you selected ‘Your Phone’.
Click on Save at the bottom.
Manage your upload options on the next page.
Click on Next.
Select how often you want your SMSes to be backed up. You can select from daily, weekly, and hourly. In the advanced options, you can schedule backup at a specific time of the day.
Press Back up now.
To backup messages through SMS Backup & Restore, follow the instructions carefully:
At first, Open SMS Backup & Restore.
Click on the hamburger icon at the top left.
Choose from a list of backup sources, you want to restore from.
Click on Restore.
Click on Ok.
Then click on Yes.
Once the backup is complete, click on Close.
Your older text messages have been restored based on the backup you choose.
Here is how to Set up Messages Backup. For further queries and questions let us know in the comment section below!