How does one recover a sms that they deleted by mistake

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I deleted a sms last night by mistake, contains important info. How can I retrieve it. Haven't used my phone since i did the delete
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Sue Lowen

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Posted 4 years ago

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Peter

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Hi Sue,

This might be tricky... What device/OS are you using? Can you ask the person who initially sent the message to resend this to you?

Cheers,

Peter
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Ahmad

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It's impossible now.

The ONLY way to retrieve details of a message that has already been deleted is through a court order.
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Jack Yonge

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Test message content is not saved unless there is a prior court order.

This would be against every intent our our privacy laws. The record of the event is maintained with the text of the message stripped out.
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rikkster, Mobile Master

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Interesting read; "...Unlike many other wireless carriers, Telus stores copies of all text messages sent or received by its subscribers in a database for 30 days". See the rest of the article (link below).

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/03/...
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Text messages are saved for months by Telus/Koodo I went through this a few years ago as the crown read 27 pages of months of text messages lol
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Hey there Sue.

For Android I might consider this : http://www.androidpit.com/how-to-reco...
Never tried it myself, but you could try and see if it works

If it's on iOS and the message was received before your last computer backup, you can connect your phone to iTunes and do a restore from backup. Voila, your text wil re-appear in your text messages

If the text was received after the backup, you could try this, though, as I said for the Android, I've never tried anything I'll suggest. Google suggested this
http://www.iphone-data-recovery.com/r...
http://www.wikihow.com/Retrieve-Delet...

Found this too : https://discussions.apple.com/thread/...
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Sorry I can't offer a recovery method but only a bit of advice that is useful to everyone with important MMS, pictures, documents, music etc. on their devices.

Back it up or save a copy somewhere other than on the device because in many cases "Once it's gone, it's gone!" or "You don't know what you got until it's gone".
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Please don't revive old posts.