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How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from LG Phone

Rob Parsons Updated on Apr 18, 2023 10:24 AM

I have stupidly deleted all messages on my LG smartphone and was just wondering if there is any possibility to retrieve them. I need to get them back but I don't know what I should do. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

Just imagine that you have been clearing spam texts in Messages app on your LG phone, one by one, and then… oops! You've inadvertently deleted an important text messages on LG phone with a slip of finger. That is frustrating, but don't be so panic - you still have ways to recover the deleted messages from LG phone memory.

Why the Deleted SMS Messages are Recoverable on a LG

When a text conversation is deleted from LG phone, the system doesn't destroy it but hides on the phone's internal memory. It simply marks the space the messages was using as free, writable space. Before you write new data to that space, you still can retrieve the deleted text message on LG phone memory. In brief, the quicker you realize that you want to restore the deleted LG message(s), the more likely you will be able to do so.

How Can You Get Text Messages from LG Android Phone?

The easiest way to do this is with a professional file undeleting tool for the SMS recovery. There are plenty of those programs available for you to choose from, but the quickest, most efficient one is by using Android Data Recovery.

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It is a reliable data recovery application on the market, giving you confidence and promise to recover a wide range of data files including contacts, photos, messages, call logs, videos, audios, documents. All files it found will be sorted well by category so you can quickly locate what you want and recover them.

Using Android Data Recovery is fairly straightforward. Here's a step by step guide. Let's get started.

How to Restore Deleted Texts Conversations from LG Phone

Step 1: Start Up the Software and Connect LG Phone to the Computer

After installation, start up the program on your computer. An intuitive and self-explanatory interface will appear and ask you which kind of tasks you are trying to perform.

For the purpose of restoring texts from LG, click the "Android Data Recovery" option to go on.

let Android Data Recovery detects LG phone

Next, connect your LG Android phone to the computer using a USB cable.

This LG messages recovery software works with all LG phones including LG V30, V20, G6, G5, G4, Stylo 2 Plus, K7, Tribute, X power, K10, Escape, Stylo, Classic, Rebel, Treasure, X style, Premier, K3, K8, Optimus Zone, LG Phoenix, Wine, V10, Spree, etc. It will also add support for the new released LG devices in future.

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging Mode on LG Smartphone

After the connection is established, a notification pops up on the window, requiring you to turn on the USB debugging mode on LG handset. Please follow the on-screen instruction to finish it.

More details are included in the guide: How to enable USB debugging on Android.

enable USB debugging

Step 3: Select Messages and Messages Attachments Option

The application will take you to a new window where you should choose what file types you are scanning. In this example, do be sure that the Messages and Messages Attachments options are selected. You want to get attached photos and video clips back in conversation, right?

Then, click the Next button to continue.

select messages to scan

Step 4: Root the Device for a Deep Scan

To get full access to the device for a complete scan, you'll have to root the LG phone. To do so, click the Rooting Tools button at the bottom, and then you will be sent to an external website where you download a root tool called KingoRoot. Install it on your machine and open it to root your LG phone.

See also: how to root and unroot an Android device with KingoRoot.

root LG to access data

Once the root is done, the utility will begin scanning your LG phone deeply. Be patient as the entire process will take about 15-20 minutes.

Step 5: Retrieve SMS Messages from LG Phone Memory

When the scan process is finished, the software will display all files it has found on the window. You may have a preview of the text conversations in "Messages" and "Messages Attachments" categories.

Tip: You're able to use the filter "Only display the deleted item(s)" on the top of the window to only show the deleted messages (in red font). This could be of use if there are a huge number of existing, old and lost messages in the list.

retrieve lost text messages from LG

To recover deleted LG messages, check the boxes in front of every piece of messages you want to recover, then click the Recover button at the lower right corner.

Select a location where you'd like to save the texts when prompts, click the Recover button again and let the program performs the LG text messages recovery process.

So that's how you can effortlessly get lost SMS back from LG Android smartphone. This software can also recover other type of files on the device if necessary.

Have LG text messages backup before? Restore it!

Some of LG Android device provide LG Backup option to back up your mobile device. If you've just experienced the loss of your text messages and are now hoping to get back your data from the backup you created before, it couldn't be easier. Once you have the phone unlocked:

  • Go to Settings > Backup & reset > Restore from backup.
  • Tap Personal data backup.
  • Select Text Messages.
  • Tap Next.

Wait a while, your text messages should reappear


Honestly, you could get a lot of utilities out there to restore your SMS, but we stick with this Android Data Recovery app as it's as easy as it can be, straightforward, a few click and there it is, your lost LG texts are back.

Get a new iPhone and want to transfer all your data to it? We also offer a helpful article on how to transfer data from LG to iPhone so that you can look up how to accomplish specific tasks.

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Supported LG models: LG Stylo 5, LG Neon, LG Aristo 3+, LG Aristo, LG V50 ThinQ, LG G8 ThinQ, LG V40 ThinQ, LG G8X, LG G7 ThinQ, LG V35 ThinQ, V30, G6, V20, LG G5, LG G4, G3, LG Stylo 2 Plus, LG K7, LG Tribute, LG X power, LG K10, LG Escape, LG Stylo, LG Classic, LG Rebel, LG Treasure, LG X style, LG Premier, LG Stylo, LG K3, LG Tribute, LG K7, LG K8, LG Optimus Zone, LG G4, LG Phoenix, LG Tribute, LG Wine, LG V10, Nexus 5X, LG Spree, etc.

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