Text Messages on Android: Backup and Restore

Text Messages on Android: Backup and Restore

You can backup your texts on Google automatically, but if you want more control over where the backup is saved and want to initiate a manual backup, you must use an alternative service. The good news is that there are many options available for free, and it is easy to set it up.

Automatically Back up Your SMS Messages in Google Drive

With Google’s new phone backup service, your SMS messages and much more are safely stored on Google Drive for easy restoration when you switch from one phone to another. Its downside is that the data can only be saved on Google Drive, and previous backups will be deleted over time. This means that you cannot restore a previous backup to your phone.

  • You can show the notification shade by swiping down from the top.
  • To change the settings, tap the Settings icon.
  • You can reach the bottom of your settings page by swiping up.
  • Google is your best resource.
  • You now need to tap on Backup.
  • Tap the Backup Now button.
  • You can access the Google backup settings within the Google Drive settings, as well as see your backups on the main menu of Google Drive.

It’s important to note that Google does not include MMS media in the basic backup service, but it does include it as part of a Google One subscription. When you add to that the fact that you have run out of storage space on your Google Drive, paying the $ 2 a month will be worth it when you realize it will also allow you to back up all your memories and memes.

With the Help of a Third-Party Application, you Can Backup Your Sms Messages Automatically

It’s good that Google Backup can backup your SMS messages, but you might want to be able to restore your SMS messages to your phone whenever you see fit by backing them up to another cloud service. This application is absolutely free and available from the Play Store: SMS Backup & Restore.

  • Go to the Google Play Store by opening the app drawer or the home screen.
  • To backup and restore SMS messages, tap the search bar
  • A backup and restore program from SMS EasyReader&Printer should provide the best results. Just tap Install.
  • Tap the Open button.
  • Simply touch the Get Started button.

In addition to granting you access to your contacts, the application will allow you to manage your phone calls, access your phone call records, access photos, media, and files, as well as send SMS messages from your mobile. To access all of these features, simply tap Allow.

How to Backup and Restore Text Messages on Android [Google Drive &  Third-Party]

Backup Can be Set Up by Tapping Setup

If you want to backup something, pick the messages in particular (that’s why it’s here, right?). Advanced Options gives you the option to create backups of multimedia and group messages, which can be configured to apply to all messages or just selected ones. Click Next after you’ve completed this step.

After selecting a cloud storage provider, you can store your data there. Among the cloud storage options you have are Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive.

Connect the cloud storage service you’ve selected as your backup storage by tapping Sign in. If you specify a number of days to be deleted automatically after old messages, you can also do so here.

As soon as you log in, you can upload a test file to make sure everything is working properly. Tap Save at the end of the process.

The upload options are now visible, and you can pick whether to backup your messages while charging or over WiFi.

To continue, tap next.

Your data can now be backed up when you choose. You can backup once a day, once a week, or once an hour. Moreover, you can set the exact time at which you want to schedule your backups here using the advanced options. The option to deactivate the background notifications of when backups have been completed is also available.

Restart Now by Tapping Back Up.

If you choose to back up your messages locally, you will receive a warning that you risk losing your backups should your phone be lost or damaged. Additionally, you will be notified that if your backups are stored in the default internal storage, every time you change phones you will need to move them to an external storage device.

As a result, your text message conversations will now be automatically backed up to the location you select!

What SMS Backup & Restore can do for you

Then, you can restore them to a new mobile or to the same mobile you backed up (again, if you just found this article and somehow did not back up your messages, you are out of luck).

SMS Backup & Restore can be launched either from your home screen or your app drawer.

Then Tap the Restore Button.

Choose the backups you want to restore and check their boxes. Your backup may contain call logs and SMS messages, depending on what you choose to back up.

In case you have multiple SMS backups and want to restore a specific one, tap the arrow next to SMS message backups.

Once you Have Selected Restore, Tap on it.

Tap Accept to accept. As a result of the information box, you will be required to temporarily configure SMS Backup and Restore as your default messaging application to restore your messages.

Yes to touching. We’ll get started on restoring your messages and / or call logs.

Upon Completion of the Restore, Tap Close.

That’s all there is to it! Your messages are restored (including your call logs). Following the same steps you would use if you were backing up your phone data to a cloud service, you should also be able to restore old messages to a new device. Due to the XML file format, the data is compatible with any Android phone, regardless of the manufacturer or model.

Author: Steffy Alen