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Recovering Deleted Text Messages

Do you need to recover deleted text from an iPhone or Android device?

By Trent Leavitt

January 30, 2018

If you are trying to recover deleted text messages, you're not alone. Google reports that more than 8,100 people every month are trying to do the same thing. Whether for criminal or civil cases, or for personal reasons, your request is not uncommon. What might be uncommon is recovering text messages correctly. In your search for answers, you have likely found a cheap download software option. Before you do this, remember that you get what you pay for. The scientific practice of cellphone forensics is not something done with a $30 download.

It requires hardware and software approved by the Department of Justice, as well as proper training and experience. We only use hardware and software approved by the Department of Justice. We recover deleted text messages for hundreds of clients every year. We do this for a minimal fee and make all of the data on the device available to you, not just the recovered deleted text messages. This can include deleted pictures, videos, WiFi connections, call logs, installed apps and their contents, and internet browsing history, to name a few.

This can all be done in varying degrees on both Android and iOS devices.

If you are trying to recover deleted text messages from an iOS device, it can be done without having to ship the device directly to our lab. Contact us for details on this service. The ability to recover deleted text messages in most cases is the smoking gun. Most messages that are recovered hold the answers to our clients' questions. This would also include MMS, or Multi Media Service. The MMS message can contain a message in text and an embedded file that could be an image, video, audio, or other format.

If you need deleted text messages recovered, please contact one of our computer forensic examiners by calling us or filling out the contact form to the right.


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