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  1. John Carter 00721

    Thread Starter

    When using a messaging app like TextNow do my messages or deleted messages get stored to my device?

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  2. ocnbrze

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

    deleted messages......no
    messages in general......yes

    they are stored as data on your phone. if you were to wipe data, they will get deleted permanently.
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  3. John Carter 00721

    Thread Starter

    So you suggest something like secure eraser?
    Again, if I delete a message in TextNow it will not be recoverable from my device?
  4. ocnbrze

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

    secure erase? not sure what that is......probably not necessary.

    there are pc programs that might be able to recover them, but other then that, you can't recover them by just using the phone.
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  5. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

    Deleted messages MIGHT be recoverable using forensic analysis software, but only if the memory where they were stored was not overwritten by something else.
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  6. baizhou

    baizhou Well-Known Member

    Usually, the deleted text messages can be recovered by using pro data recovery program like Dr.fone, Coolmuster Android SMS + Contacts Recovery, Recuva for Android, etc. But if the deleted text messages are overwritten by new data, there is no way to recover them back. And such programs are not free. About the details, please search online.

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