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How to Recover Text Messages from Android Phone

--Wednesday, May.29, 2013
Messages play a very important role in people's daily life who uses Android phones. It can help people easily communicate with each other, deliver vital information, store long and large amount of messages for a long time. But if due to certain reasons as virus attack, hardware or software failure etc the saved important messages can get lost/deleted, which could be a very disastrous situation for an Android user. There’s quite a degree of luck that you can retrieve deleted text messages from Android with the help of some Android sms recovery tool.

Here I would like to recommend you the Android Photo Recovery, which is designed for recoverring all the deleted as well as lost and formatted messages as well as contacts, photos, videos from Android Devices.Just download it free via the link below, install it on your computer.

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Part 1: Steps to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on Android

Note: Once lost critical SMS, you should not add or delete the text messages in your smartphone. Or, the lost sms may get overwritten, which means you can no longer get back the lost messages.

Step 1 Run the program and connect your Android to the computer
After installing the Android Photo Recovery on your computer, run it and you will see the primary window as follows.

Connect Phone to PC

Step 2 Enable USB debugging on your Android phone
Connect your Android to the computer via an USB cable, if you have open the USB debugging on your Android, it will skip to step 3 directly. If not, you may need to turn to your Android device and follow the below steps to enable USB debugging for your phone:

1) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" > Click "About Phone" > Tap "Build number" for 7 times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" > Back to "Settings" > Click "Developer options" > Check "USB debugging"
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" > Click "Developer options" > Check "USB debugging"
3) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" > Click "Applications" > Click "Development" > Check "USB debugging"

Enable USB Debugging

Android Photo Recovery makes it possible for you to selectively choose which type of files to scan.

Choose Messages to Scan

Step 3 Allow Software to Scan Lost Data
Before scanning your phone, you will be ask to move back to your phone again to click "Allow" to keep ahead. Then you can let the program scan the lost messages on your Android.

Tap Allow

Step 4 Preview and restore SMS from Android device
It may take a few minutes to scan data from your phone, please wait patiently. As soon as the scan is over, you will see this Andriod Data Recovery can recover data as Messages, Contacts, Photos and Videos from your phone. Left click the "Messages" and "Messages Attachments"to preview every messages, then mark what you want and export them to your computer by clicking "Recover".

Recover Messages

Note: SMS found here contains those you deleted recently (displayed in orange) and those existing on your Android device (displayed in black). You can also recover only messages or some photos/audios from messages.

Part 2: What Is the Difference Between SMS & MMS?

SMS, the abbreviation for Short Message Service, is a text messaging service component of a phone or mobile communication system. Using standardized communications protocols, it enables the exchange of short text messages between mobile phone devices. MMS, stands for Multimedia Messaging Service, also be called PXT, a picture message, or a multimedia message among users. You are able to send a MMS messages include multimedia content to other device.

So what is the big difference between MSM and MMS?

1. You can send a message of up to 160 characters to another device with SMS, while for MMS, there is no limit.
2. You can only send a text message with MSM. But with MMS, it allows you send a message including pictures, video, or audio content to another device.
3. Most of the cell phones support to send MSM messages. But for the MMS, some older handsets have trouble with the newer MMS format.

Do back up frequently won't take you a long time but can help you a lot if your Android data get lost. To do back up with your Android data, you can try Android Transfer on your computer. With it, what you lost can be restored back as long as you have back up before.

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