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How can I recover text messages deleted from my Samsung Ca

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How can I recover text messages deleted from my Samsung Capitavate?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Android Devices
Expert:  Answers by Eric replied 4 years ago.
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If they are truly deleted and not just "missing", then I am afraid you wont be able to restore them. Smartphones (Android, iPhone, etc.) work different from computers - when a file is deleted it isn't stored in the "trash" where you can "undelete" it. Once its deleted, the memory is used to write new data and it cannot be undone.

However, there is a chance its not actually deleted. Open the Play Store app and install a free app called GO SMS Pro. Once you install it, open the app and it will scan your device for any text message files and load them. if it doesnt find the ones you are missing, then unfortunately they are gone.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
This didn't work, Eric. What should I try now?
Expert:  Answers by Eric replied 4 years ago.

 

As I mentioned, "Once you install it, open the app and it will scan your device for any text message files and load them. If it doesnt find the ones you are missing, then unfortunately they are gone."

 

I am afraid once they are actually deleted, they are gone. I wish there was more we could do. I pride myself on resolving all my customers issues (as my 100% positive rating will attest to) but sometimes, gone is just gone.

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Is it possible for someone to access those text messages & delete them without having the cellphone?
Expert:  Answers by Eric replied 4 years ago.

No, they would need physical access to the phone (phone in hand, so to say).
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

How hard is it to delete text messages?

Expert:  Answers by Eric replied 4 years ago.

It takes about 10 seconds. You just open the Messaging app, press and hold your finger on the conversation in the list that you want to delete and choose delete from the menu that pops up.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
How about deleting ALL of the text messages? Do they have to be done individually?
Expert:  Answers by Eric replied 4 years ago.

Depends on the app. Some Text apps allow you to "multi-select" messages, and them delete them all in one motion, so yes, that is possible.

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