1. AC Question's Avatar
    My son did a factory reset on my phone I got everything back but my text messages how do I retrieve them without using a computer. Could he have retrieved them himself
    01-13-2016 03:29 AM
  2. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    Sadly, your messages are gone. Even with a PC the chance of recovery is slim
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-13-2016 03:35 AM
  3. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    Unless they were backed up in a cloud service, they are gone. No getting them back sadly.
    Laura Knotek and anon(632115) like this.
    01-13-2016 04:33 AM
  4. Feldon's Avatar
    I'm sorry but there's no solution to get these messages back. For some reason, a proper backup of an Android phone requires at least 6 different steps:

    • "Full" phone backup (Samsung) -- Samsung Smart Switch
    • "Full" phone backup (if not Samsung) -- Helium and My Backup
    • Backup all text messages with SMS Backup and Restore
    • Backup call logs with Call Log Backup and Restore
    • Backup contacts with Export Contacts as VCF (Google account sync is a joke)
    • Copy all Music, Photos, and Wallpapers to your PC through USB3 cable
    • Take screenshots or notes of location and placement of icons on all home screens

    Only then will you have what iPhone and Windows phone users get with their standard 1-click Backup. Maybe Google will get serious about backup in Android Nutella?
    01-13-2016 06:13 AM
  5. Xerrox's Avatar
    Would it be possible to get the people at the other end of these text messages to send you the chat history? I know on WhatsApp it's possible to email the chat to someone, not sure about other messengers.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-13-2016 06:22 AM

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