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How to Recover Text Messages on Samsung Galaxy S8 (Plus)

Rob Parsons Updated on Apr 15, 2022 11:11 AM

A spring cleaning is not just for your house, but also for your Samsung Galaxy S8 (Plus) so that the device can be de-cluttered as well. Since the messaging app is one of the most widely-used apps in your device, it is worthwhile to do a cleanup in the inbox and keep everything organized.

Removing those stale SMS conversations and getting rid of the spam text messages is good, but what if you deleted text messages you want to keep by mistake? Don't fret, check out the tips we've outlined below to recover text messages on Samsung Galaxy S8 (Plus).

Option 1: Restore text messages from backup to Galaxy S8 (Plus)

Samsung offers its own cloud service called Samsung Cloud to help Galaxy S8 users to safely create a backup of device data. If you created a Samsung account during the initial setup of your phone, and enabled messages slider to ON position, you may be able restore deleted text messages on Samsung Galaxy S8 (Plus). Here's how to do.

  • On Samsung Galaxy S8 (Plus), go to Settings > Cloud and accounts > Backup and restore.
  • Tap Restore data.
  • Select Messages.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the restore process.

Option 2: Use professional Samsung S8 messages recovery software

Can't find deleted texts on Samsung Galaxy S8 (Plus) from backup? Or you have not created a backup of your messages before you lose them? There is still a good chance to retrieve messages on Galaxy S8 (Plus) by using a professional file recovery application. Android Data Recovery stands out from the crowd.

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It is a powerful recovery utility that features graphical user interface, which will get you started with ease. It's capable of scanning the device storage thoroughly and completely, and retrieving various types of lost files such as contacts, messages, call logs, photos, audios, video clips, documents. It even includes extra option to produce a local backup of Android device to the computer.

As its name implies, the program is not just for your Samsung Galaxy S8 (Plus) handset, but for other mainstream Android devices (phone & tablet) as well.

Follow these easy steps to recover SMS messages from Samsung S8 (Plus) memory.

Step 1: Select data recovery mode from the interface

To begin with, launch the application on the computer, and then select the module called "Android Data Recovery" on the interface to proceed.

Next, use a USB cable to make a connection between your Samsung Galaxy S8 (+) and computer.

After your device is connected, you should see a pop-up message on the screen asking you to enable USB debugging mode on the device. The on-screen guide has been given to walk you through the steps. You can also follow: how to enable USB debugging mode on Android.

Step 2: Select Text messages option to scan

Once USB Debugging mode is authorized, you will get a window to select what types of files to be scan on Samsung Galaxy S8 (Plus) phone for deleted files. If you only recover SMS, simply check the "Messages" option on the list and press Next button.

Step 3: Scan Galaxy S8 (Plus) to find lost text messages

The software will start analyzing your device and finally show a messages that indicates the phone is waiting for rooting.

To do so, hit the Rooting Tools button at the lower right corner and this will take you to a site where you can download a tool named KingoRoot to be responsible for this task.

Also check our detailed guide: how to root and unroot an Android device with KingoRoot.

Once it's rooted, this Android Data Recovery tool will begin scanning your Samsung Galaxy S8 completely for lost messages.

Step 4: Restore text messages on Galaxy S8 (Plus)

After 15-20 minutes of data scan, you can view all of the deleted texts it found on the screen. You can choose to preview them one by one.

Go ahead and select the messages that you want to recover by checking the boxes in front of them.

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Finally, click on the Recover button at the bottom right corner of the window. Then, specify an appropriate location to store the retrieved messages.

That's it! Supported S8 models: SM-G950U, SM-G955U, SM-G892U, SM-G955F, SM-G950F, etc.

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