What are the best resources to Recover Deleted Texts?

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    #1Accidentally Deleted Your WhatsApp Chat History? Here’s How Restore It

    Accidentally Deleted Your WhatsApp Chat History? Here’s How Restore It

    Accidentally Deleted Your WhatsApp Chat History? Here’s How Restore It is an article by Jackson Chung on the MakeUseOf website that explains how to recover your deleted WhatsApp messages if you've accidentally deleted them and what to read them again.

    Websites

    Free

    Katherine Ramirez
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "This app is good if you want to recover your whatsapp messages.but if you are trying to recover text messages it wont work. This isnt a solution for texts. "
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    #2[TUTORIAL] How to Recover Deleted Messages in WhatsApp

    [TUTORIAL] How to Recover Deleted Messages in WhatsApp

    How to Recover Deleted Messages in WhatsApp is an article on the WikiHow website that teaches you three different methods you can try if you want to recover WhatsApp messages that you have accidentally deleted.

    Articles

    Free

    Emma Foster
    Written on February 5, 2018
    "I needed the best resources to recover deleted texts. I found out about How to Recover Deleted Messages in WhatsApp, which focuses on just WhatsApp, but that was what I needed. It worked and easy to use too."
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    #3EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

    EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

    EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a professional data recovery software used to backup solutions, partition manager & other PC utilities. It has a partition tool that allows you to erase, format and create a partition for your hard drive or storage data system.

    Software

    Mac, Android, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Daniel Gaytán
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "Amazing tool to help you delete your long lost text messages!"
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    #4[TUTORIAL] How to Back up and Restore WhatsApp Conversation/Messages on Android

    [TUTORIAL] How to Back up and Restore WhatsApp Conversation/Messages on Android
    This video tutorial will teach you how to back up and restore WhatsApp chat history on Android, including images and photos.
    Videos

    Free

    Shaurya Jhadav
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "I lost the conversations on Whatsapp, but thanks to this article I've been able to restore all of them. There are a few passages to follow, but nothing too complicate, and it's for sure worth a try!"
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    #5PhoneRescue

    PhoneRescue

    PhoneRescue is a software that allows Android and iOS users to recover lost data. This tool retrieves data securely and completely in easy steps. This software is available for Windows and Mac.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $49.99- Free trial available

    Yuki J
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "PhoneRescue can recover lost messages on iPhone and Android Phone even when there is no backup. It will find all lost messages and you can choose to restore any one you need directly to your messages app in their original thread, just like they were never deleted before. It support to recover from device itself, and also from iTunes and iCloud backups for iPhone users, making sure the max chance for a successful recovery."
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    #63 Methods to Back up WhatsApp Messages for Android and iPhone

    3 Methods to Back up WhatsApp Messages for Android and iPhone
    It will be painful to lose WhatsApp messages by accidents of because of misoperation. Here we will introduce you 3 different methods to back up WhatsApp messages.
    Websites

    Free

    Ann Ramos
    Written on February 8, 2018
    "WhatsApp Messenger is a messaging application for smartphones that allows you to send messages without having to pay for the mess. With its superior features, it quickly attracts a large number of users around the world. This application quickly shows your advantages such as: comfortable messaging with friends and relatives at no cost, just connect to 3G or wifi, prefer to send video, photos, international contacts all free."
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    #7GT Recovery

    GT Recovery

    GT Recovery is an app for getting back lost image files from your Android rooted device. If you accidentally deleted something, this app will help you recover it.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Janet West
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "This app is to recover the deleted files. We can preview the scanned results. But it was not convinient to use and have some bugs."
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    #8Easy Backup Restore

    Easy Backup Restore
    Easy Backup Restore is a backup service for Android that restores apps, SMS, call logs, calendar, contacts and so on. The backups can be stored on an SD Card or in standard cloud storage.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ann Wu
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "This app is pretty basic, but it saves a lot of worry about ever losing all my contacts and data. The backup is easy to store on my SD card. It takes a little longer than I'd like, but all in all I'm satisfied."
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    #9Dr. Fone

    Dr. Fone

    Dr. Fone is an application which lets you transfer your data from one device to another. It supports iOS and Android devices and it can also backup data and export to your PC.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Vibhore Verma
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Technically, you shouldn't need a software like this to help you recover deleted texts, but it should help if you lack technical prowess."
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    #10Backup Text Pro for Whats

    Backup Text Pro for Whats
    Backup Text for Whats allows you to export your Whats messages, convert to Plain Text, CSV, Excel and HTML file formats and yes, those files can be read on your phone or computer!.  With Pro features (No banner ads).
    Apps

    Android

    $1.09

    Mildred Flores
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "I just recently purchased "Back up pro for Whats" to back up messages into text and create an attainable file. This also saves storage on your phone or computers. Back up pros for Whats will take your messages and enable you to convert them into .html, plain text., Excel and CSV for easier access and documentation of messages. I did have a bit of a hard time installing and getting it to work without directions. It came with no directions?"
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    #11Dumpster

    Dumpster

    Dumpster is an app that allows you to recover deleted files on Android. If you accidentally delete something, you'll be able to get it back with this app.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Judith Patel
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "Oh my God, who hasn't accidentally deleted a picture, text or document then realized that you needed the information later. Maybe it was an address or phone number someone texted you. An app like this is a lifesaver. There have been several times in the past that I had wished I had something like this - it would have saved lots of headaches."
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    #12Backup Text for Whats

    Backup Text for Whats
    Backup Text for Whats allows you to export your WhatsApp messages, convert to Plain Text, CSV, Excel, and HTML file formats and yes, those files can be read on your phone or computer.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Melissa Harris
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "Backup Text lets you backup WhatsApp messages to text or html. You can filter by chat or date and designate whether the backup should be stored on the SD card or emailed. Because it's done manually, you'll want to get into a routine or this won't be very useful. Their partner app, SMS to Text, does the same thing for text messages, and you can restore messages saved by this app to SMS using that one. "
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    #13[TUTORIAL] How To Backup Your WhatsApp Message On Google Drive - WhatsApp Backup

    [TUTORIAL] How To Backup Your WhatsApp Message On Google Drive - WhatsApp Backup
    Google Drive is a good source to save a copy of all your WhatsApp conversations, images, etc. Learn how to to it in this tutorial.
    Videos

    Free

    Diana Chavez
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "This does not work at all. It says it can recover deleted texts, but it has yet to work for me. It keeps lagging all the time."
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    #14Backup for Whats

    Backup for Whats
    This app allows you backup your WhatsApp conversations, images, videos, audio and voice notes to Google Drive personal account.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ai Liu
    Written on June 24, 2018
    "WhatsApp has become the best messaging app on the market today and is used by millions of people including me. One thing that I found missing however, was the ability to backup all of my conversations and media. Backup for Whats is an easy to use app that lets me backup everything to my Google Drive account."
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    #15[TUTORIAL] How To Backup And Restore WhatsApp Messages On iPhone (iPhone 7/Plus included)

    [TUTORIAL] How To Backup And Restore WhatsApp Messages On iPhone (iPhone 7/Plus included)
    With this quick tutorial Syncios demonstrates 2 approaches to backing-up WhatsApp messages off the iPhone.
    Articles

    Free

    Andy Gu
    Written on June 19, 2018
    "I tried following these instructions, but wasn't able to recover any messages. This is just worthless; I'm certain I did everything correctly and got nowhere. There should be more laws to protect us from bad instructions."
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    #16Jihosoft Android Data Recovery

    Jihosoft Android Data Recovery

    Jihosoft Android Data Recovery is a software that allows users to recover data from an Android device. This phone recovery software retrieves lost data such as those accidentally deleted, and more.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $59

    Jason Newman
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "There is a reason this app has five starts. It so pretty reasonable and it does exactly what it says it will. I would advice you to always backup your info but if on that rare occasion you deleted your info or your phone has just died on you this is the app to buy . "
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    #17Gihosoft Android SMS Recovery

    Gihosoft Android SMS Recovery

    Gihosoft Android SMS Recovery is a software that allows users to retrieve deleted or lost text messages on all kinds of Android devices like Samsung, Motorola, Sony, HTC, Huawei, and a lot more. The software is free to download on PCs.

    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    Kate Lynch
    Written on October 24, 2018
    "Gihosoft Free Android Data Recovery Software offers an easy way to retrieve your deleted or lost text messages from all kinds of Android smartphones and tablets, like the latest Samsung Galaxy S9/s9+/S8/S8+/S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge/Note 8/Note 5/J7/J5, HTC U11 , LG V30, Google Pixel/XL, Motorola, Sony, Huawei, OnePlus, ZTE and many more. Please download the Android SMS Recovery software and install it by following the setup instruction step by step."
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