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Recover Samsung Galaxy S3 deleted Text Messages in 4 steps.

  • How can I recover deleted text messages on my Samsung galaxy 3? How do I be sure a deleted text message on my galaxy iii is permanently deleted? I want to get them back. - Chet

    If you are a GALAXY S3 user, I believe you have a lot of messages in the phone. If you deleted all SMS or text messages which are important to you by accidentally, like CHET, I think you would like to find a way to restore it, but there is no recycle bin on Samsung Galaxy S3, unlike computer, how to recover deleted text messages on Galaxy S3? This article introduce a simple way, as below.

    Step by step to recover deleted text messages from Samsung Galaxy S3
    Before to recover deleted text messages on Galaxy S3, we need an Samsung Galaxy S3 Data Recovery to help us, here recommend: Android Data Recovery. Download the free trial version:


    Step 1. Connect your Samsung Galaxy S3 to the computer
    Connect your Samsung Galaxy S3 to the computer. And then run the program and you may find the primary window below. Your device will probably be detected instantly.
    main screenshot

    Step 2. Enable USB debugging
    If you did not enable USB debugging on the device before, you have to set it at this point. There are actually different ways for different devices based on the Android OS versions. Pick the one for yours and follow it.
    1) For Android OS 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" > Click "Applications" > Click "Development" > Check "USB debugging"
    2) For Android OS 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" > Click "Developer options" > Check "USB debugging"
    3) For Android OS 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" > Click "About Phone" > Tap "Build number" for several times till finding a note "You are under developer mode" > Returning to "Settings" > Click "Developer options" > Check "USB debugging"
    Galaxy s3 text messages recovery – USB debugging

    Step 3. Prepare to scan your Samsung Galaxy S3
    When your device is connected and detected by the program, click the "Start" button in the screen below to start analyzing it. Before doing this, make sure that your phone battery is more than 20% charged, so that you can get a smooth scan.
    prepare to scan

    In the latest version, Android Data Recovery empowers you to seletively choose which type of files you want to scan. You can choose "Contacts", "Messaging", "Gallery" or "Videos" if you like.
    choose scanned files

    Choose the scanning mode, you are allow to choose "Scan from Deleted Files" or "Scan for all Files".
    Android Data Recovery – select scan mode

    After the analyzing, you need to turn to your device's home screen to click "Allow", so that the scan can be started.
    Note: For some devices, they may ask you to click "Allow" more than one time on your device's home screen. It's normal. Just do it if it asks.
    Samsung galaxy s3 recover deleted messages - Superuser Request

    Step 4. Preview and retrieve deleted text messages on Galaxy S3
    When the scan ends, the recoverable messages will be shown in the scan result. You can check them one by one, so that you can make sure what you want. Mark them and click "Recover" to save them on your computer as a HTML file.
    retrieve deleted text messages on Samsung galaxy s3 – recover results

    Note: The Dr.Fone for Android not only enables you to recover deleted text messages from Android devices, like Samsung, Motorola, LG, HTC, Sony, Huawei and much more, and also can recover deleted contacts, video, photos etc.

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