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How to Retrieve Text Messages on Samsung Galaxy S9 (S9+) Phone

Lucas Seltzer Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:08 PM

You scoured the messages history in the native Messages app on Samsung Galaxy S9, but the one message you're looking for just isn't there. For common reasons, you accidentally deleted it from the inbox! Or the message disappeared suddenly!

If you're the victim of losing text messages on Samsung S9 (Plus), don't be disconcerted, you still be able to get them back using a few workarounds. Read on to learn how to recover messages on Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ easily & quickly and retrieve valuable information: contact number, text conversions, attach images, etc.

Is the Messages Really Deleted?

Not actually Deleted! When you delete a message, it disappears but it's not completely removed from your device. Instead, it's merely hidden from view on the physical phone memory. Unless the deleted message is overwritten by new data, you have great chance to retrieve it with least effort.

1. Restore Texts on Samsung S9 from Samsung Cloud

If you've configured your Samsung account to back up messages to Samsung Cloud server, you'll have copies of the messages. Here's how to restore Samsung Cloud backup to recover deleted SMS text messages on Galaxy S9 (+).

  • Unlock your Samsung S9, and open Settings.
  • Tap Accounts and backup > Samsung Cloud > Restore.
  • Tap on Messages.
  • Tap Restore Now on the bottom for restoring messages from Samsung Cloud.

After restoration, the deleted messages should show up in Messages app on Galaxy S9.

Restoring Messages Deleted on Galaxy S9

2. Retrieve Text Messages from Samsung S9 Phone Memory

As stated, chances are that any message has been deleted or disappeared is still kept in the Galaxy S9 storage. If you change your mind right after you delete a valuable message, you could recover it as easily as possible by using Android Data Recovery.

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The wildly popular software has its own unique algorithm that you could use to recover text conversations on Samsung Galaxy S9 (Plus). You can speed up scanning and recovering process by specifying those data files you're looking for. In fact, it's not just a Galaxy S9 messages recovery tool—you can also get back other contents when deleted from Samsung S9 memory: call logs, contacts, photos in Gallery, WhatsApp messages & documents, and many more.

Now check out the tutorial below to learn how to master the program for instantly retrieving Galaxy S9 text messages without data loss. This will not involve any backup file.

How to Get Back SMS Messages in Samsung Galaxy S9

Before start, download Samsung S9 text messages recovery utility on either a PC or Mac, then follow setup wizard to install it.

  • Fire up the tool, on its main interface, choose "Android Data Recovery" module.
  • Grab your Galaxy S9 phone, then connect it with the computer via USB cable.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on your phone if prompted. (See how to do this)
  • Check the box next to "Messages" and "Messages Attachments", and click Next button.
  • How Can I Retrieve Texts on Samsung Galaxy S9/ S9+

  •  You'll now be required to root your Samsung S9 device for deep scan for the lost messages.
  • Press Rooting Tools button and get the rather safe tool - KingoRoot to accomplish rooting. Check out "how to root and unroot an Android phone" for everything there is to know.
  •  Once rooted, the application should scan Galaxy S9 internal memory for all text messages.
  • From the scanning results, select the deleted messages you want to recover and keep by checking the box.
  • Lost Messages Retrieve on Galaxy S9

  •  Hit Recover button to recover lost messages from Samsung S9 to computer.

3. Recover Deleted Galaxy S9 Texts via SMS Backup & Restore App Free

This is another backup-restore route. So long as you backed up text messages before deleting from Messages inbox with SMS Backup & Restore (review), then getting back the deleted messages and attachments in Samsung Galaxy S9 (+) is pretty easy and convenient.

  • Open SMS Backup & Restore app on your Galaxy S9 handset.
  • Tap the "hamburger" icon on the upper-left to open the menu.
  • Tap Restore.
  • Select Text Messages in the "Most recent backup" section.
  • Tap Restore.
  • Tap OK when prompted to confirm restoring SMS messages to Samsung Galaxy S9.
  • The message conversations should be restored to Messages inbox.

Get Back Lost Text Messages in Galaxy S9 Memory

S9 models: SM-G965U, SM-G960U, SM-G965F, etc.

Prevent Messages from Losing Again from Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+

Now that you've retrieved old deleted text messages from Samsung Galaxy S9/ S9+, the next move, obviously, is to make a backup plan to avoid loss.

You could back up all text messages in Galaxy S9 using the stock Samsung Cloud by going to Settings > Accounts and backup > Samsung Cloud > Back up this Phone > Back up. Alternatively, SMS Backup & Restore is a great option for doing this.

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