We make mistakes. Some mistakes are big, irreversible things that alter your life in inexplicable ways. And then there are some mistakes as simple as deleting that one important voicemail or a string of some really crucial texts. And now all you want to do is turn back time and kick yourself in the back before you accidentally delete them again. Okay, maybe just stop yourself in a non-violent way, but you get the idea.
And we know it, until you get them back, all you can think about is the now-deleted text message or the now-unavailable voicemail. And then, after you’ve tried everything you know about technology, you finally give in to Google Search and hope that it’s not too late.
Or, you’re just really curious.
Either way, we are here to answer all your queries about deleted Google Voice text messages and voicemails. We’ll also understand if they are recoverable, and if yes, then how?
What is Google Voice?
If you are new to Google Voice and are wondering what it is even, let us briefly explain what it’s all about. It is basically a voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP) service that provides exceptional call quality at affordable prices.
The service is both user-friendly and reliable, making it an ideal choice for users looking to have an alternate phone number – be it for business or personal reasons.
Google Voice provides you with a U.S. phone number if you’re a Google Account customer living in the U.S. Its services are also available for Google Workspace customers living in Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K.
Google Voice also provides you with non-VoIP numbers. These numbers are essentially virtual phone numbers that aren’t tethered to a physical location.
All in all, Google Voice is definitely a go-to choice for several businesses and is used extensively.
Now, let’s address the elephant in the room, shall we?
How to Recover Deleted Voicemails and Text Messages from Google Voice?
Let’s get straight to the point. If you’ve deleted a message or a voicemail in Google Voice, there’s no way you can access it again. However, if you haven’t deleted the message but only archived it, you can easily restore it back.
But wait, here’s the catch – even if you have deleted a message or a voicemail, it might still be available.
Where, you ask? Well, those items could be available on your devices or the devices that you’ve messaged. So, be sure to check them out to get back your data.
How to recover archived text messages and voicemails on Google Voice – A step-by-step guide:
While we can’t help you recover the items you have deleted on Google Voice, we can help you with the ones you’ve archived.
If you’ve only archived the messages and voicemails, and are wondering how to recover them, you just got lucky.
As we’ve already established, archived items can be easily recovered and are not lost forever. You just need to follow a few steps, and you can have the items restored.
And we’ve got you covered for that. Here’s a step-by-step guide on recovering archived text messages and voicemails on Google Voice:
Step 1: Go to the Google Voice app on your device or open the website.
Step 2: Next, sign in to your account if you haven’t already.
Step 3: In the top left corner, you’d see a Main Menu. Click on it and select Archive.
Step 4: Next to every archived item, you’d see an avatar.
To restore the items you want, click on the avatars next to them. You can select multiple items at once.
Step 5: You’d see a Restore option at the top after you select an item. After you’ve made the selection(s), click on Restore.
There you have it. A quick and easy way to restore archived text messages and voicemails.
How to archive or delete text messages and voicemails on Google Voice – A step-by-step guide:
Now that we’ve learned how to recover archived messages and voicemails, let’s expand our horizons.
Let’s also understand how we can archive or delete items on Google Voice (also so that it doesn’t happen accidentally).
Here’s a step-by-step guide for the same:
Step 1: Go to your Google Voice app or website, and login to your account.
Step 2: You’d see various tabs on the left. Open the one for text messages, calls, or voicemails.
Step 3: Next to every item, you’d see an avatar.
To archive or delete the items you want, click on the avatars next to them. You have the option to select multiple items at once.
Step 4: Now, you just have to click Archive at the top of the list.
Step 5: To delete calls or voicemails, you need to click Delete at the top of the list.
To delete text messages, you’d see an expanded window; to the right of it, click on More options. Then select Delete.
There you go. This is how you can archive or delete text messages, calls, and voicemails on Google Voice. And remember, deleted items cannot be restored. Like, ever.
So, if you don’t want your precious conversations and calls to be gone forever, stay extra careful. You could make some offline copies of them, just to be safe.
Now, let’s recap everything we’ve learned so far. Text messages and voicemails on Google Voice – unfortunately, there’s no way to restore them once deleted. So be very, very careful and save important information additionally.