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Please help! Question about deleted messages, backups, etc.

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Luke Aiden, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. Luke Aiden

    Luke Aiden Newbie
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    I want to know how long Google cloud/drive keeps deleted text messages. I deleted a whole text convo between my ex and I then backed up the phone. I’m getting a new phone soon and don’t want that convo on the new device. will I be good?
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    you should be fine. once they are deleted you will not see them on your end. however, they do get stored for an x amount of time on a server somewhere.....mainly to be used by government agencies aiding them in investigations. but these you will never see on your end.....especially if you are getting a new phone.
     
  3. Luke Aiden

    Luke Aiden Newbie
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    gotcha thanks for the help.
     
  4. Luke Aiden

    Luke Aiden Newbie
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    hey sorry i have a quick question, google drive claims it doesn’t back up mms (sent photos/videos) but does back up sms. however i deleted the whole conversation so that wouldn’t change the fact that it’s gone right?
     
  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    ummmm did i not answer your question in my previous post? if you have the convo in google drive....then just delete it.
     
  6. Luke Aiden

    Luke Aiden Newbie
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    oh man sorry yeah you did i was kinda just re asking i suppose. do you know how to delete saved texts on drive? i don’t see anything. sorry again man.
     
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  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    here you go:
    https://www.guidingtech.com/restore-android-messages-google-drive/

    edit: oops sorry that is for backing up....i guess just do the exact opposite and delete backup
     
  8. Luke Aiden

    Luke Aiden Newbie
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    yeah gotcha i just backed up my phone afterwards because i’m pretty sure the store only uses your most current backup when transferring over your phone i believe.
     
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