How To Recover Deleted Xbox Messages?

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Do you play Xbox games? We know how much you love it, but we also know how annoying it is to see toxic gamers spamming your Xbox message inbox.

But if you’ve deleted Xbox messages from someone toxic before sending a report, you probably have wondered how to recover deleted Xbox messages.

Sadly, Microsoft themselves have confirmed that there is no way to recover deleted Xbox messages. If a message is deleted, it’s gone forever from the database. However, there’s much more to it than just that.

In this article, we’ll learn about Xbox deleted messages in detail in addition to ways to potentially recover them. So without further ado, let’s begin.

Key Takeaways:

  • Check your Xbox dashboard first, since a lot of the time messages will appear to be deleted but actually aren’t. Go to the dashboard page of Xbox, and check your recent messages.
  • Make sure Xbox is connected to the internet, as messages might not load properly with an unstable connection.
  • If the message still isn’t on the dashboard console, contact Xbox support to recover it.

Can Xbox Messages Be Recovered?

As mentioned earlier, Xbox messages cannot be recovered once they’re deleted. They’ll be entirely gone from the Xbox database as well as your Xbox direct messages.

However, if you delete a message you sent, it will only disappear from your screen but not from the receiver’s inbox.

Where Can I Find Deleted Text Messages?

If you delete a text message in Xbox, there is no way to find it. As mentioned earlier, deleting a text message will remove it forever with almost no way to get it back.

But if you contact the Xbox support team, you might be able to find a few deleted messages.

So, your best bet is to contact xbox support through and wait for their response.

What Happens When You Delete A Message On Xbox?

When you delete a sent message on Xbox, it’ll remove the message from your dashboard. However it will still remain in the receiver inbox for 30 days.

However, you can contact Xbox support to delete a full conversation on both sides of the messages.

How To Recover Deleted Xbox Messages?

By now, you might be thinking that there aren’t any ways to recover Xbox deleted messages. However, all hope isn’t lost as there are a few unverified ways you can recover messages. These won’t work all the time, but they are a possibility.

How To Recover Deleted Xbox Messages

Recovering Xbox Child Account Messages

If you or your kids have an Xbox Child account, you’re likely able to recover it by logging in to the parental account. Head to Xbox’s website, and see the messages on the child’s account by viewing the recent activity.

Recovering Xbox Child Account Messages

Image taken from Tenforums.

From there, you will be able to see all deleted messages. If you’re able to see the messages, which isn’t always the case, you can recover them.

Recovering From Xbox Console

By logging into your Xbox account from the Xbox website, you can check the console of your account. If you’ve recently deleted the messages, they’ll stay in the console for a few minutes before being completely wiped off.

So if you can quickly go to the console, you can view and recover the messages. However, sometimes, you can only view the messages instead of being able to access them.

Recover By Contacting Xbox Support

If neither of these methods work for you, you could contact Xbox support as a last resort. If you aren’t removed from their servers for some reason, you can contact them to ask and restore the messages.

But you could go to the Xbox Support website instead and directly call them with the contact numbers given on the page. Keep in mind they won’t always be able to help you, and they’re busy most of the time.

You can also try to message them on social media such as Twitter [recover twitter draft.docx]. This way, they can easily see your message as less people send them messages on social media.

See AlsoHow to Recover a Deleted Snapchat Account?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will Xbox Messages Get Deleted Automatically?

Yes, Xbox messages automatically expire after 30 days. However, you can get around this expiration date by posting it on the 8th section of Xbox One Forums.

Can Your Xbox Messages Get Deleted By Swearing?

Yes, they can. If you constantly swear in your messages to someone else, Xbox will delete your messages and suspend or ban you from using Xbox or playing any Xbox games for a few days or weeks.


Hopefully, now you have an idea of how to recover deleted Xbox messages. In papers, you won’t be able to recover Xbox messages, but there are a few ways with some possibility of recovering them.

The most common one is to call customer support, but they won’t always respond immediately since they’re always busy. As a final tip, I’d recommend you to reach out to Xbox’s official social media for help. This way, you’re more likely to get help.

But with all that being said, good luck on recovering your Xbox messages, and cheers!

Donald MageeData Recovery Expert at - TechNab

Donald Magee is a data recovery expert. He has been in this field for more than a decade. There is simply nothing he doesn’t know about the data recovery process. He worked for three renowned data recovery firms as a part of the technical support team in his professional career, and now he is operating his own firm.

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