How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages
Text messaging is great. Right up until the point your phone bugs out or your finger slips and all of a sudden your messages are gone. Unfortunately with a phone there’s no recycle bin you can go and restore them from but there are things you can do to retrieve deleted text messages without a headache.
Don’t worry. You don’t need to buy expensive software, get any special cables or start pulling your phone apart. TextRar specializes in helping people restore their lost text messages with step by step guides, videos and software.
Whatever caused your texts to be deleted in the first place we’ll do our best to help and restore them. We’re constantly updating to cover the latest techniques and handsets and we’re always confident to say we can help.
We don’t run a business fixing peoples phones for astronomical prices or anything like that. We help people restore the messages on their own phones as easily as possible. We might (in some situations) suggest tools or services but the majority of our users can use free tools and work with our free guides to restore everything at 0 cost.
Our time and costs are supported by advertising on the website. Other than that restoring text messages on the latest phones is just a hobby for us.
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How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone
Certainly one of the more popular phones on the market at the moment and there just seems to be something about that touch screen which just loves to delete the text messages you had been trying so hard to keep hold of.
Luckily, in terms of retrieving deleted text messages, the iPhone has a very clear advantage. In fact it has one of the best records for managing to store deleted text messages for as long as possible and still being able to recover them. There’s still no absolute guarantee that you’ll always manage to get back deleted data but it has the best chance and the easiest methods of doing so. We keep an updated tracker of working methods of how to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone models.
Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on BlackBerry
As much as they might be trying to brand themselves differently these days BlackBerry seems to be mainly a corporately used phone. Which makes it even more annoying when you lose text messages you were hoping to keep with your meeting details.
There’s not a lot of flexibility when it comes to a BlackBerry but there are a few techniques you can try and we track them on the how to retrieve deleted text messages on Blackberry page. Some of these techniques are as easy as they come and don’t need anything but a few clicks of your phone.
Now normally I suggest people turn off their mobiles when they want to recover their data so they reduce their chances of overwriting the deleted data locations. With a BlackBerry messages can actually be stored within the cache so you should keep your phone on and charged so you don’t lose power.
How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on Android
Now this is the tricky one. The Android has been so widely adopted now to the point where it even rivals the iPhone. And while it has a lot of the same kind of features. One place where it is lacking is in the ability to recover text messages as easily. Certainly one of the hardest challenges on this front but there’s still a couple of things you can do.
Make sure you check out the latest techniques on the retrieve deleted text messages Android tracker.
Retrieving Deleted Text Messages on Standard Phones
Not all of us are using a smartphone and obviously this comes into effect here. When you’re trying to recover deleted text messages on an older ‘standard’ mobile phone your success can be a bit of a mixed bag. On some phones it’s going to be easier and on others it’s going to be harder.
We can’t ever really make any guarantees when it comes to retrieving deleted text messages and older non-smart phones are probably the worst for this. We try to cover as much as we can in our overall tracker and if you get in touch with us we’ll do our best to see what we can do with your specific model if we haven’t already looked at it.
Specialist Phone Recovery Techniques
If the basics don’t cut it there are a couple of specialist services out there. Some companies sell proprietary recovery software which can be more effective than the public stuff while others get you to mail your mobile phone to them and they do what they can. Some of these techniques, services and software can be expensive.
Some of them are pretty dire. There’s a lot of useless equipment and software people are trying to sell out there but there are also some pretty useful ones. We’ve reviewed a couple of good ones and pointed out a few as an example of the kinds of things you really should avoid. You could also consider using the LALLPT SMS tool which has the highest success rate. It’s also user friendly and frequently updated meaning
Why Providers Don’t Want you Retrieving Deleted Messages
Some might be wondering why providers don’t commonly provide software, apps or a service to retrieve your deleted text messages. In fact some don’t even consider the fact that they don’t and they’ll actually call their phone service provider in an attempt to get them to restore an SMS.
But the truth is phone providers generally want a deleted message to stay deleted. If their deleted messages were so easily recovered they’d get a bunch of bad press for leaving sensitive information too easily available. A deleted message on a phone is the same as a deleted file on a computer – ideally they stay deleted.
Learning how to retrieve deleted text messages is never really covered with most phones. Your phone manual won’t have anything on it and the phone store will probably tell you restoring them isn’t possible. You might be lucky and find a tech store which will take your phone and a fee only to return it a few days later with some mumbled excuse. They still keep your money of course.
The problem is we never really worry about our text messages. They’re just, there. Most of the time they don’t get deleted and we don’t accidentally delete the important ones. The problem is occasionally we lose a message we needed to keep and that’s where the problems started.
If you’re like me then most of your life is kept on your phone. From the important work messages to the personal sentimental texts you like to look back on. A text message is handy way to keep a note and it’s a great way to re-live a conversation. But when your finger slips or the phone bugs out on you – then those messages can be lost forever.
If you want to recover deleted texts then you want to start doing something quickly. The longer you wait the higher the chance the memory where the deleted text messages are being stored will be deleted. So use your phone as little as possible and get started on recovering them quickly.
Whether or not your messages can be restored depends on how long it has been, the type of handset and the network you’re with. Technologies are constantly changing and we keep updating with the latest methods to help our users recover their texts as quickly and as easily as possible.
We understand that our users are not all ‘tech savvy’ so we keep our guides and tools as easy to follow as possible. You’ll have no barrier using our system to get your texts restored.
I do need to make it clear that we can’t always restore every text or sometimes anything from specific phones. We keep updating and I think we have the best procedures for retrieving messages on almost all of the most popular phones. But we can’t guarantee what texts you’ll be able to restore if any. We’re confident we can help the majority of our users however and we don’t charge anything for the service.