Just wondering if it is possible to either get back SMS messages from/to a specific mobile or at least a print-out (showing date & time between my cell phone number and them) to be used in court? Tried a link on another user's same request but as the answer with a link given by the Online Community Manager was from 2012 doesn't bring up the online form so thinking it perhaps has moved. A quick answer would be really great. Thx.
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The body of a text message isn't stored by Telco's, only on the handsets themselves. So if you can't retrieve it from the handset, they are gone. As for date and time, this is recorded on detailed bills so as long as you own the service, or can get the owner of the service to do so, you should be able to obtain a copy of your bills from My Account if it's within the last 12 months or if it's later than that, by contacting Optus by phone or live chat.
I use SMS Backup for my android phone (Motorola Moto E).
It works very well, it puts a label / folder called SMS in GMail, and the best part it's free.
Deleted messages have not been "deleted". It will no longer be a subversive idea for you after knowing how deletion exactly works. As a matter of fact, your phone just simply has your erased texts invisible, which means they are not perpetually gone right away.
However, as you continue to use that device, the new messages will take the place of the old one, namely overwriting, so if you are going to get your text messages back, we suggest stopping using your phone.
Android Data Recovery, a super practical data recovery software, which can help you retrieve deleted messages that haven't been overwritten within several clicks.
For iPhone, here are five ways to retrieve deleted text on your iPhone, and the following are all of these texts:
Retrieve from iCloud backup
Retrieve from iCloud website
Contact your phone provider
Retrieve from the iTunes backup
Use third-party application retrieval
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SMS loaded many funny lines and punch in the chats. Unlike the computer which has a recycle bin to store the deleted files, Android phones and tablets don't set aside such a storage space. But you still have a chance to retrieve deleted messages from Android phone.
Fortunately, you can try FoneCope Android Data Recovery tool.
When you lost data, You'd better stop using your phone to avoid overwriting, because the more you write data, the less likely you’ll be able to retrieve the lost data.
If you don't mind to root your device, you can recover the text messages with the recovery tool.
Google search suggests several tools to recover deleted messages