Text messages are a valuable part of your communication history. You may want to back up your text messages for safekeeping, or you may need to restore them if your phone becomes unusable. This guide will show you how to backup and restore text messages on Android.
- 1 Why you should backup your text messages on Android
- 2 How to restore your text messages on Android
- 3 What to do if you can’t restore your text messages on Android
- 4 How to prevent losing your text messages on Android
- 5 Android text messaging apps that back up and restore your messages
- 6 How to back up and restore your text messages on Android with Google Drive
Why you should backup your text messages on Android
Your text messages are important to you. After all, they contain the evidence of all the conversations you’ve had with your friends, family, and loved ones. Losing them can be devastating, which is why it’s important to back them up.
There are a few different ways to go about backing up your text messages on Android. You can use a dedicated app like SMS Backup & Restore, or you can back them up to your Google Drive account.
Backing up your text messages to your Google Drive account is a simple way to ensure that they’re always safe and accessible. Plus, it’s easy to do:
1. Open the Settings app on your Android phone or tablet.
2. Tap “Backup & reset.”
3. Tap “Back up my data.”
4. Make sure “Include SMS messages” is turned on, then tap “OK.”
5. Enter your Google account information (if you haven’t already) and tap “Sign in.”
6. Tap “Allow” when prompted for permission to access your Google account information.
7. That’s it! Your text messages will now be backed up to your Google Drive account automatically and will be restored if you ever need to factory reset your device
How to restore your text messages on Android
It’s important to backup your text messages on Android in case you ever lose your phone, for any reason. Backing up to the cloud is the easiest way to make sure your data is safe, and it’s something we recommend all Android users do. If you’d prefer to keep a local copy of your text messages, however, there are a few different ways you can go about it.
The most common way to backup text messages on Android is using SMS Backup & Restore, a free app that backs up your texts and calls to a local XML or DB file that can be restored later. The app can backup and restore from a variety of different locations, including Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and even email.
To use SMS Backup & Restore, simply download the app from the Play Store and open it up. Tap the “backup” button to create a new backup, select where you want to save it, and choose which types of data you want to include in the backup (typically just SMS messages). Once you’ve created a backup, you can restore it by tapping the “restore” button in the app and selecting the appropriate backup file.
If you don’t want to use an app to backup your text messages, you can also do it manually without one. To do this, simply open up Android Messages (the default messaging app on most Android phones) and go into its settings. Tap “Advanced” and then select “Export chat history.” From there, select whether you want to export as an HTML or TXT file — HTML will keep all images and other media attached to your messages while TXT will just include the text of the conversation — choose where you want to save it (we recommend saving it locally to your phone), and hit “OK.”
You should now have a copy of your text message history saved as an HTML or TXT file that you can keep safe or transfer to another phone. If you ever need to restore your messages on a new phone, simply import that file back into Android Messages (or another compatible messaging app) following the same procedure outlined above.
What to do if you can’t restore your text messages on Android
There are a few things you can do if you can’t restore your text messages on Android. First, make sure that you have a backup of your text messages. If you don’t have a backup, try to create one. You can do this by going to Settings > Backup & reset > Backup account and adding a Google account. Once you’ve done this, try restoring your text messages from the backup.
If you still can’t restore your text messages, you can try using a third-party app to retrieve them. There are a few different apps that you can use for this purpose, but we recommend using Dr.Fone for Android. This app will allow you to scan your phone for lost or deleted data, including text messages, and recover them.
Finally, if all else fails, you can try factory resetting your phone. This will erase all of the data on your phone, so make sure that you backup your data first. To factory reset your phone, go to Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset and follow the prompts.
How to prevent losing your text messages on Android
Your text messages are important to you, so it’s natural that you would want to back them up in case something happens to your phone. Here’s how to backup and restore your text messages on Android.
There are a few different ways to go about backing up your text messages on Android. You can use a cloud backup service like Google Drive or Dropbox, or you can use a dedicated SMS backup app. We recommend using a dedicated SMS backup app because it will be more reliable and will give you more options for restoring your text messages.
Once you’ve backed up your text messages, you can restore them by installing the SMS backup app on your new phone and following the instructions.
Android text messaging apps that back up and restore your messages
Text messages are a part of our everyday lives. They help us stay in touch with our loved ones, our co-workers, and our friends. And, as we all know, they can sometimes be a pain to keep track of. That’s why it’s important to have a good text messaging app that can back up and restore your messages.
There are a few different ways to backup and restore text messages on Android. You can use the built-in Android backup feature, you can use a third-party app, or you can use a cloud service.
The built-in Android backup feature is probably the easiest way to backup and restore your text messages. To use it, just open the Settings app and tap “Backup & reset.” From there, you’ll be able to enable the “Back up my data” option and choose how often you want your data backed up.
If you’re looking for a more powerful solution, you can always try a third-party app like SMS Backup & Restore or Helium. These apps will let you backup your text messages to your SD card or cloud storage so you can restore them later if needed.
Finally, if you’re looking for an all-in-one solution, you can always try a cloud service like Google Drive or Dropbox. These services will let you backup your text messages as well as other data like photos and videos.
How to back up and restore your text messages on Android with Google Drive
Backing up your text messages from your Android phone to your Gmail account is a simple way to keep a copy of them in case you need to restore them, or simply want to view them on a different device. You can also use this method to back up MMS messages (picture and group texts) if you have an Android phone that supports it.