Question Can a deleted SMS be recovered ?

Ananth Bhat S

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I have an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 (SAMSUNG-SM-G930A) currently running on Android Version 6.0.1

I had recently noted down some important data as Anonymous Draft SMS & unfortunately i can't find it in the SMS folder. I haven't synced my SMS folder or turned ON any backup.
Is there any way I can retrieve the SMS without Rooting my device ?
 

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If the SMS was deleted from the main phone database, there is no way to recover these without a back up. If the message was deleted from a 3rd party app, it MAY have not deleted it from the main database and the message would still be there (you can check it by using the stock messaging app). But, again, if it was deleted from the main database, then it cannot be recovered.
 

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Unfortunately, that would make it even less likely you could recover it. The draft was most likely just saved in RAM, or in a very temporary cache that was cleared out the next time you started a new draft.