How to Retrieve AT&T Sent Text Messages

By Herman Cruz

AT&T features various cell phones with text messaging capabilities.
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AT&T provides a variety of mobile devices including smart phones, PDAs and flip phones. Most of AT&T's cell phones posses texting capabilities that enable you to send and receive SMS and MMS text messages. Text messages that you receive on your AT&T mobile device are stored in the "Inbox" folder, and every text message that you reply to or send is stored in the "Sent" folder. You can swiftly retrieve text messages you have sent using AT&T by going to your device's Messages menu.

Step 1

Access your AT&T cell phone home screen by pressing the "Home" or "Menu" button, depending on your device.

Step 2

Select the "Messages" option, generally displayed with an envelope icon. You'll be redirected to the Messages menu screen that displays the "Inbox," "Sent," "Drafts" and "Deleted" folders.

Step 3

Choose the "Sent" folder. This folder will display all the messages you have sent with your AT&T device. Select the message you are interested in retrieving and the text will be displayed.

Step 4

Go back to the Messages menu screen by selecting the back arrow or the "Folders" option, depending on your device. Do this if the text message you are looking for is not in the Sent folder. You may have deleted it. Select the "Deleted" folder displayed in the Messages menu screen. Scroll through the list of deleted text messages until you find the sent text message you are looking for. Select the sent text message you want to retrieve and you'll be able to view the text. Now you can move this text message from the Deleted folder to the Sent folder by selecting the "Move" or "Edit" option and then selecting the "Sent" folder as the folder where you want to move it.