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How to Recover SMS/ MMS Messages on Samsung Galaxy Note10 (Plus)

Elena Spencer Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:08 PM

If you accidentally deleted whole conversation of text messages on Galaxy Note10 phone, then you've run into the same problem that thousands of others have: there's no easy way to recover deleted texts. Fortunately, you have a few methods that may result in the SMS recovery for Samsung Galaxy Note10. Each method can be implemented efficiently, enabling you to find out text message threads as well as attachments easily.

Note 10 & Note10+ Model Numbers: SM-N970F, SM-N970F/DS, SM-N970U, SM-N970U1, SM-N970W, SM-N9700/DS, SM-N970N, etc; or SM-N975F, SM-N975F/DS, SM-N975U, SM-N975U1, SM-N975W, SM-N9750/DS, SM-N975N, etc.

1. Get Texts from Samsung Cloud Backup of Galaxy Note10 (Plus)

The native Samsung Cloud is able to save the text messages on the phone. If you've already backed up messages on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 via your Samsung Cloud account, then you could get them back to Messages inbox quickly. Remember that Samsung Cloud doesn't work until you activate it.

  • From Settings on Note10, tap Account and backup.
  • Tap Backup and restore > Restore data.
  • Choose Messages from the list.
  • Tap Restore.

Sit back and wait for the process of restoring messages from backup on Galaxy Note10 to be done.

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2. Smart Switch Restores Deleted Text Messages

Samsung Smart Switch also makes your backup on PC or Mac easy to restore, letting you flip through different backup points of the files. Now walk through the steps and get back messages to Samsung Galaxy Note10 or Note 10+ (5G version) provided there's a backup available.

  • Run Smart Switch on the computer.
  • Connect Note10 device with USB cable.
  • Click Restore on the window.
  • Select Restore now to retrieve messages from the most recent backup. To use an older backup, click on Select a different backup instead.
  • If prompted, tap Allow on the phone screen.
  • When you're indicated data restoration is complete, go and check the lost messages.

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3. Galaxy Note10 Messages Recovery Software

The backup-restore route will make sense only if you had a backup during the time when the text messages were on the device. If you're unfortunate enough not to keep a message backup then it's worth considering running a file recovery program - Android Data Recovery, if at all possible. This is an ideal option for retrieving SMS from Samsung Note10 without backing it up.

One word caution of that the utility doesn't make any changes to the phone while it's scanning, but it's important to attempt data recovery as soon as possible following deletion, since any deleted stuff can be overwritten with new data.

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The software specializes in the service of recovering files that are deleted or lost. It can handles all types of deleted file, from personal information (contacts, text messages & attachments, call logs, WhatsApp conversations & attachments) to media files (photos, videos, audio) to documents, and it can retrieve them from phone memory.

It features an attractive interface that makes it easy to get started. To retrieving messages history from Samsung Galaxy Note10 storage, you just connect Note 10 to computer, force a deep scan for lost messages, locate and select desired SMS or MMS, and you're good to go!

Here's how to use Android Data Recovery to get text messages off Galaxy Note10 phone and save them into a CSV, or HTML document on computer.

Be Aware Of: If you did a factory reset of your phone, then there's very little chance you can recover messages that were gone with the software.

Step 1: Launch Android Data Recovery

Once installed, run the software and connect Note10 to computer.

You will be greeted by an intuitive window with three modes. To recover Galaxy Note10 SMS messages, select "Android Data Recovery" tab to continue.

Step 2: Activate USB Debugging on Samsung Note10

Now, you're asked to turn on USB debugging mode on the Samsung Note10 device. Accomplish this by following the simple directions on the screen, or turn to the detailed guide: How to Enable USB Debugging on Android.

Step 3: Choose "Messages" and start scan

At this point, choose "Messages" and "Messages attachments" if you just wish to retrieve text message history from Note10 internal memory.

Then click Next button. You should see the window open with a notification. To scan Galaxy Note10 database thoroughly in which the missing text messages reside, you'll need to get privileges by rooting the device. Click Rooting Tools button and the fairly safe KingoRoot should help to achieve the task.

Useful Resource: How to Root Android Phone via KingoRoot

Once rooted, the application will begin scanning Galaxy Note10 to find old text messages.

Step 4: Recover lost texts to computer

When finished scanning, peruse the window displaying the found messages with phone numbers (or contact names) and date when they saved into the phone. You can click on each thread to view the conversations on the right pane. Plus, the deleted messages are marked in red.

Highlight the boxes of the messages you want to recover, click Recover button.

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From the pop-up, select a save location on computer for the recovered text messages, and again, click Recover button to start the recovering process.

4. Retrieve Messages with SMS Backup & Restore

Beside the stock Samsung Cloud and Smart Switch, some of users embrace SMS Backup & Restore app to create backups for messages on Samsung Galaxy Note10 to local storage, Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive in an XML format. If you've done so previously, you could easily retrieve text conversations to Note10 Messages app.

  • Launch SMS Backup & Restore on Samsung Note10 Home screen.
  • Tap Hamburger Menu icon on the top left of the screen.
  • Select Restore.
  • When prompted, choose a backup location to restore Note10 messages from, for example, GOOGLE DRIVE LOCATION.
  • Turn on the switch for "Messages".
  • Tap Restore.

Tip: You could also view and restore thread of conversations that were gone from certain contacts.

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