However, there are apps that would let you restore the messages that were erased in your device. One of them is Android data recovery which is powerful enough to recover deleted contacts, text message, photos and videos from Samsung Galaxy S4 and other Android phones and tablets. It is very easy to use and effective too.
How to Recover contacts and messages from Galaxy S4?
Step 1: Connect Samsung Galaxy S4 to the computer
After installing and luanching Dr .Fone for Android on the computer, you will be able to see the main interface below. Then please connect your Samsung phone to the computer via a USB.
|Connect Samsung Galaxy S4 to the computer|
Step 2: Enable USB debugging before scanning your phone
If your Samsung device isn't detected by the program, you need to enable USB debugging on your phone. Check what Android OS is your Samsung and then choose the right way to open USB debugging follow below steps:
1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click"Development" < Check "USB debugging"
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check"USB debugging"
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap"Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click"Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
|Enable USB debugging before scanning your Galaxy S4|
Once your Samsung is detected, the program will ask you to click the "Start" button to start analyzing your phone's data. Before doing this, make sure that your phone battery is more than 20% charged, so that you can get a smooth scan
|Scan deleted files from your Samsung Galaxy S4|
Note: For some devices, they may ask you to click "Allow" more than one time on your device's homescreen. It's normal. Just do it if it askes.
Step 4: Preview and recover data from Samsung Galaxy S4
After finishing the scanning process, a list of recoverable files that have been found from your Samung will be shown. In addition, there will be a preview window of files where you can preview the contacts, SMS, photos and videos from Samsung device. Mark those you want and click "Recover". You can selectively save them on your computer.
|Preview and recover contacts, messages from Samsung Galaxy S4|
Note: Don't save the recovered data on your Samsung Galaxy S4 again. Find another place for it like on your computer or other external disk, for safety's sake.
If you want to import your contacts,sms messages, photos and video back to your device, you can use this Android data manage, which lets you manage contents on your Android device effortlessly, including messages, contacts, photos, videos, apps, etc.
For detailed information, please visit how to recover contacts and messages from Samsung Galaxy S4
What's more about Android data recovery:
This Android data recovery not only allows you recover contacts and messages on Galaxy S4,but also can help you recover other lost data from Samsung mobile phone,such as Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Ace,please read more related use guide:
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How to recover contacts on Galaxy S3
How to recover lost data from Samsung Galaxy Ace