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Tech It Easy Pro-Tip: Recovering Deleted Texts

Recover Deleted Text Messages 📱

First off - Happy Pi Day!

And Happy Birthday, Einstein!

And happy re-launch day for my business Tech It Easy!

What a fun, nerdy day!!

Anyway, back to the task at hand!


Today's Tech Tuesday Tip will show you how you can quickly retrieve deleted text messages if you ever accidentally delete an important conversation or text thread from your phone!

On iPhone *requires iOS 16*

  1. Open Messages

  2. Select "Edit" in the top left corner

  3. Select "Show Recently Deleted"

  4. Select the messages you want to restore and press "Recover" in the bottom right corner


On Android *varies based on OS Version*

  1. Open Messages (the default Android version)

  2. Tap on the "three dot menu" icon

  3. Select "Trash"

  4. Select the messages you want to restore and press recover in the bottom right corner


If you happen not to notice the deleted message(s) for longer than 30 days, they may no longer be accessible in the "recently deleted" or "trash" sections - however it may still be possible to retrieve them from a recent backup. If you find yourself ever running into this situation, feel free to reach out to me directly to find out more on this process!



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