How to Back Up SMS Messages on Android Phones

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How to Back Up SMS Messages on Android Phones
Just like any other file type that is usually languishing on a smartphone, SMS or short message is a file type that is easily lost. Either it's because the phone is reset, or because of software malfunction. Then how to make SMS not lost even when smartphone device reset? Backing up SMS becomes the solution.
Backing up SMS is actually a relatively easy thing to do. You can store SMS backup on your device, send backup SMS to private email, or store it in cloud service. Most importantly, SMS backup will be very useful if you want to reset the phone to factory settings, or if you want to change your old phone.

The way is easy enough. You just use SMS Backup and Restore, an application acquired by Carbonite a few years ago. Here are the steps to back up SMS using the app.

Back up SMS

To back up your SMS messages, you should start installing Carbonite SMS Backup and Restore which can be downloaded easily from the Google Play Store. Afterwards, you can follow the steps below:
  • Tap the Get Started section on the welcome screen
  • You must grant access to the file (to save the backup), contacts, SMS, and call logs. Four pop-ups will appear, and you need to stroke Allow's command to proceed.
  • Tap parts Set up a backup.
  • Turn off Phone Calls option if you just want to back up SMS. You can also tap Advanced Options if you want to back up certain MMS or conversations; this option can be ignored if you want to back up all text files.
  • Tap the Next section.
  • Now, choose the location where you want to back up what you have selected. You can choose between Dropbox or Google Drive, but if you can not select Your Phone then copy the file manually.
  • If you agree with the default backup folder, tap the OK section, or tap the Browse section and find the file you want to save.
  • When done with it, tap Next and a pop up window will appear. Afterwards, tap the Yes section.
  • You can set backup schedules based on available triggers, or turn off the Schedule recurring backups function. Then tap the Back up Now section.
  • Recovering SMS Backup

After backing up SMS on your Android phone, you can start resetting the phone. Usually, people do this because they want to get more storage space, or because you want to replace your old phone with a new one. Now assume that you have reserved the message, what needs to be done next? Use the same application to restore SMS backup, with the following steps:
  • Make sure that SMS backup is copied to your phone.
  • Start Carbonite SMS Backup and Restore and tap the Get Started section on the welcome screen.
  • Tap the hamburger icon on the top left, and tap the Restore section.
  • Tap the  Local backup location when you use the local copy, or tap the correct keys when you choose to back up your SMS using Dropbox or Google Drive.
  • The app will then find the last backup of the file automatically. But if not you can tap Select another backup and tap part of the file you want to restore. Choose where you want to recover messages or call logs on your phone.
  • Tap the Restore section, and then the OK section, and Yes on the two popups to start restoring the backup file.

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