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Registered: ‎05-06-2013
My Device: Curve 9320
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Lost text messages and all contacts

I took my battery out of my phone as the screen was frozen, on re starting the phone again my  messages and contacts had all been deleted. Does anyone know how to get them back?

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Re: Lost text messages and all contacts

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

While rare, it's not unheard of for a "spontaneous wipe" of user data and such to occur. Hence the importance of conducting regular backups, for the device itself is a mere commodity, while the data on it can be quite priceless.

On the device, there is no recovery hope -- once deleted on a BB, gone forever from the BB. Recovery depends now on a separate source of data. If you've availed yourself of any of the free methods that BlackBerry provides, then you would proceed to restore from that.

If, however, you've not availed yourself of those, then this old saying would apply -- "There are two kinds of computing device users: those who have lost data, and those who will". Backups, like insurance, are neither a reactive nor an optional activity.

Good luck!



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