So you have noticed your partner is fond of deleting his or her text messages and chats. Every time you pick up his or her phone, you find next to nothing. You know he or she chats and sends texts messages a lot but every time you happen to pick up their phone, you find no messages. In most cases, you see a name he or she recently chatted with but you can’t find any conversation between them. When this becomes a pattern, chances are that he or she is hiding something. This could suggest he or she is doing something and they don’t want you to know. Time and time again, they seem to have beaten you to it as they always know how to cover their tracks. Every clue you have stumbled on leads to a dead end and since you don’t have any proof, accusing them or suggesting certain things might lead to unintended consequences. Then you begin to wonder, can deleted conversations be fully recovered? We have good news for you, it can so long they are not overwritten by new data.
We understand if you are doubtful of that being done, but the truth of the matter is that after a data is deleted from a mobile phone, the data is not actually erased from the memory of the phone, instead the space previously occupied by the data is identified as unused, and in as much as new data is not added to the device, there is a high chance of retrieving deleted data or files. However, the importance of doing this as soon as possible cannot be overemphasized. How soon you try to retrieve deleted data after it must have been initially deleted determines the chances of recovery. By extension, we can infer that newly deleted data on your partner’s phone stand a higher chance of being recovered if such an attempt is made as soon as possible.
This article explains various ways you can fully recover and restore deleted messages on your partner’s phone without much stress.
It is important to note that what is applicable to an iOS device may not work for an android, so we would be treating the aforementioned separately in order to avoid any confusion.
For Android Users
For those who would like to retrieve deleted messages on an android device, it is important to note that there are several ways this be carried out. Find below the various ways deleted messages can be recovered and restored on an android device.
Retrieval via Computer using Fonepaw
Fonepaw is a program that can detect and retrieve deleted data from an android phone memory. It is very easy to use. All you need is connect your phone to a computer and follow the on-screen instruction of the program to restore the deleted texts messages that you need. You can search the software online and then download it.
Easily recover deleted SMS and MMS on android phones as well as gallery files.
It provides a preview of the deleted text messages so that you can select the needed texts to recover;
It allows you save recovered messages in HTML and CSV which will then enable you to view deleted messages on computers.
It supports all kind of android devices.
You can retrieve WhatsApp messages, photos, call logs, contacts and other kinds of data by using this application.
How to Retrieve Deleted Texts on Android without a Computer
This is another way to recover deleted data and messages on an android phone. For this to work, you must be sure your partner backs up his or her phone regularly. You can easily retrieve deleted messages files from backups. Every android phone supports data backup and restore. So when you lose important messages, you may go to Settings, find Backup and reset and check your last backup. If there is an available backup, you can restore the backup and by doing that, get deleted messages back.
There are a number of apps that can recover deleted text messages on an android phone without having to use a computer. Some of these apps are MSPY and HIGHSTER to name a few. They are known to be efficient for the retrieval of messages previously deleted by your partner. These apps do not only retrieve deleted messages, they can also give you access to the day to day activities of your partner.
How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on an iPhone
Many of us have partners who try to be smart by constantly deleting messages shared with other people. For iOS devices, deleted messages can be retrieved by employing the following processes.
Retrieve from an iCloud backup
Retrieve from the iCloud website
Contact your phone provider
Retrieve from an iTunes backup
If none of these methods work for you, the next step is to make use of a third party app.
There are a few third-party apps that have a good online reputation (some of which are mSpy, Highster Mobile, WonderShare, and Dr.Fone for iOS. Deleted messages remain on your device until they are overwritten. You should be able to recover deleted messages using these utility softwares although there are no guarantees.
The best advice we can give as regards using these third party apps is to initiate the recovery process as soon as possible since there is a higher chance of fully recovering deleted data if they were deleted recently. So try to recover your partner’s deleted messages as soon as you realize what they did. The longer you take, the more likely the relevant sections of the memory would have been over-written.
Other Things to Note
If you have your partner’s phone, you can use a Data Recovery program to scan his or her phone and SD card to find the deleted messages on it. The recovery program needs to be installed on your computer and all the recovered text messages will be saved on your computer.
If the phone is running on iOS, you need to use iOS Data Recovery program. It can scan your iPhone deeply to find the deleted messages on it. If the phone is running on an android OS, you need to use Android Data Recovery program. This program can scan your phone and find all the deleted messages on it.
Here is how to do that:
install and run Data Recovery program on your computer
connect your phone to the computer and scan it to find the deleted messages on it
preview and recover deleted messages from your phone to computer
Besides messages, you can also recover photos, videos, contacts, call logs, Whatsapp messages, safari bookmarks, voice memos, notes, reminders, calendars and other deleted data from your phone to computer.