A Guide On How to Retrieve Deleted Texts On Samsung

If you are looking for a way to retrieve the deleted texts on your Samsung mobile after you deleted them unintentionally, then continue reading this article to know how to retrieve deleted texts on Samsung.

Every day we receive many important texts on our Samsung mobile that we cannot afford to lose – messages from clients, business colleagues, loved ones, or even vital information that you may require later. 

But, there can be many circumstances or instances like system crashes, factory resets, unintentional removal, and many others, that result in the text messages getting lost on our phones.

If you have accidentally deleted any message from your Samsung device, don’t worry! The messages are only marked as deleted and become invisible, but technically they are not completely lost from your device. 

Here in this guide, you’ll learn how to retrieve deleted texts on Samsung, but first, let’s know about some of the basic things.

Where Are Deleted Text Messages Stored On Android?

The moment you are sending or receiving SMS on your android mobile, it gets saved in the folders like ‘Inbox’ or ‘Sent items’ on the phone.

When you intentionally or unintentionally delete a text message, they do not get deleted from the device immediately. 

Generally, Android SMS are stored in a database in the data folder of the internal memory of the android phone. The location of the database can vary for each android phone. 

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Here are some places where the deleted text messages can be found, depending on the android version of your phone – 

  • Android 4.3 or older : 


  • Android 4.4 or later : 


  • Android 7.0 and above : 


Are Deleted Text Messages Stored On SIM Cards?

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After deleting a text message, technically it does not vanish from your Samsung device straightaway. The encrypted technical SMS data still remains on the SIM card, however, it gets flagged for overwriting. 

The technical encrypted message data is stored on the device until enough new information available is stored for overriding it.

In case the text message gets downloaded straight to the android phone, hundreds of ‘removed’ text messages can remain. 

How Long Are Deleted Text Messages Stored?

The time length for the deleted messages to be stored in your device completely depends on the frequency of your utilization of the SMS services. 

If you text regularly or on a frequent basis, the deleted text message may not be available for that long. It is due to the fact, that the ‘deleted’ texts kept in the device’s memory get removed in an order of oldest to newest.

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How To Retrieve Deleted Text Messages On Samsung Without Backup?

In the majority of the cases, the users delete the texts without creating a data backup in advance. Tools such as Droidkit are helpful for finding the deleted texts on your Samsung device in case you do not acquire any android backup. 

The Quick Recovery modes in such tools are useful in quick and effective scanning, previewing, and recovering multiple types of erased data, including text messages, documents, contacts, and many more. 

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Follow these steps to retrieve deleted texts on your Samsung device using Droidkit – 

  • Install Droidkit on your PC, open it, and tap on ‘Deep Recovery Mode’ shown on the screen.
  • Go to the Data Category screen, then select ‘Messages’ from the given list and click on ‘Start’ for recovering the SMS.
  • You will have to connect your ‘Android Device’ and click on ‘Start’.
  • Now, wait for some minutes as the tool will be checking the status of your device. Click on ‘Root Now’ in case your Samsung device has not been rooted before. 
  • Lastly, after the device is rooted, select the messages you want to recover and select the option to device or PC.

How To Retrieve Deleted Messages On Samsung With Backup?

If you have already enabled the android backup, you can try to recover the deleted messages on Samsung from the previous Samsung backup.

All the Samsung mobiles and tablets have a built-in internet backup solution called Samsung Cloud, which helps in managing files by making backups, thus the data can be recovered in case of accidental data loss. 

If your phone is backed up to Samsung, follow these methods to retrieve your lost texts – 

Go to ‘Settings’.

Find and tap on ‘Cloud and Account’, then tap on ‘Samsung Cloud’.

Tap on ‘Messages’ > ‘Trash’.

Select the text(s) you want to restore, then click on ‘Restore now’.

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