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Restore Deleted SMS on Samsung (3 Easy Ways)

Here is a detailed guide on how to restore deleted SMS on Samsung devices. Let’s say you have inadvertently deleted a very important message and you wish to recover it or perhaps you had to reset your phone and consequently lost all of your data. If you have been unfortunate enough to experience any of the above-mentioned scenario then fret not, in this article we will be presenting to you easy solutions applicable to each of these cases.

How to restore deleted SMS on Samsung

There can be two situations: you deleted the message from your inbox or you removed the message entirely from your phone’s memory. For the first situation, you simply have to restore it from the trash data of the messaging app. However, if the second situation is the case, then you will need to have a backup in order to restore it.

Restore deleted SMS messages from Messages App’s Trash:

When you delete a text from Samsung Messaging App, they are placed in trash for next thirty days before getting permanently deleted.

Step 1: – After opening Samsung’s messaging app, at the top right-hand corner you will find three vertical dots.

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Step 2: – From the drop-down menu that will appear choose “Trash” to gain access to the app’s bin.

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Step 3: – In the “Trash” window, you will see all of the messages you have deleted in the past 30 days. Scroll down to the desired message and hold down on it until you see a checkmark on the message.

Step 4: – At the bottom of the screen you will see the option to either “restore” or “delete” the message. After tapping on restore you will have successfully salvaged your desired text message without utilizing PC.

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Restore SMS messages using Samsung Cloud:

Samsung cloud is a super handy feature of Samsung that allows you to easily restore and back up all of your sensitive data on your device. The best part is that you don’t even have to pay a penny for it, it is completely free of cost. For this method to work you need to first have a backup on hand. Below is how you can backup all of your text messages in Samsung Cloud.

Step 1: – Go to Settings and navigate to “Accounts and Backup”.

Step 2: – In this section, scroll down to Samsung Cloud.

Step 3: – Under Samsung Cloud, you will find “Backup data”.

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Step 4: – Here you will be presented with a list of options that you wish to backup e.g., Call logs, Calendar, Contacts & Messages. Select the desired apps and tap “Backup”

Once the backup has completed you will be able to see what was saved in the backup including the last backup date and time. Now if you were to accidently delete a message, restoring it will be a piece of cake.

Step 1: – Again open Settings and scroll down to “Accounts and backup”

Step 2: – This time, under Samsung Cloud tap on “Restore data”

Step 3: – You will again be presented with a list of options. Choose Messages and continue to restore and once done you will have access to your previously deleted message.

Restore using SMS restore App

If you are ever in need of restoring your SMS or Call logs then “SMS Backup or restore” will be a perfect choice.

Step 1: – Install “SMS Backup or restore” from your Play Store. It will look like this:

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Step 2: – Open the app, it will ask you for permission to access your messages, phone calls and call logs. You will have to allow to successfully proceed.

Step 3: – Next, set up a Backup by tapping on this button.

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Step 4: – You will be asked if you wish to backup your call logs along with your text messages. You can simply toggle it off if text messages are your only priority and then click on next.

Step 5: – After this you will have to choose where you will be storing this back. Choose from OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox. The option of “phone” is not recommended as you can see below.

Step 6: – After selecting the storage place, you will have to select the storage folder and confirm the frequency that you wish to assign to this backup. You can choose from hourly, daily, or weekly. When done simply click on “Backup” and wait for it to complete.

Now comes the unfortunate time when you delete an important message and you are going to use this app to recover it.

Step 1: – One the homepage, tap on the three horizontal bars on the top left corner. You will see this side menu.

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Step 2: – Tap on restore and choose the location from which you wish to restore the data. The options will be same as the last time. Again, choose from OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, or Local Backup Location if you had opted for “phone” previously.

Step 3: – After correctly selecting the restore location, you will have to choose what you wish to restore. Tap on Messages and Select “Restore”. Keep in mind that for restoration to begin it is essential that your default messaging app is this SMS Backup or restore app. You can temporarily switch the default to this and change later.

With that you will have successfully restored your deleted SMS without PC just with a free app.

Recommended: Restore your deleted messages using Wondershare.


Other third-party apps that you can utilize for the fulfillment of this purpose are Undeleter Recover Files and Data, GT Recovery, SMS Backup Plus and Dr. fone.

It should be noted, however, that GT Recovery asks for quite a number of permissions and requires root access, the same goes for Undeleter Recover Recover Files and Data.

Dr. fone will be the most suitable choice among these as it is an easy-to-use data management software that allows you to perform multiple tasks including phone backup, screen unlock,data recovery etc. On the downside, you don’t need root access for devices with Android 8 or below only. Moreover, it is not free and will cost you around $79.95 per year.

Fakhra Ahmad

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