Simply Back Up SMS Messages on your Android Phone
In case you are an Android user and need to erase the data on your mobile phone, then you know that there are a amount of very good choices for backing up your mobile phone first of all. A bunch of this may be done through the Cloud, so that the content can be brought back again simply, but backing up your SMS inbox needs the use of third-party applications. There are a lot of various options on Google Play, but the concern becomes which one have to you use. Many of the popular ones require access to your Gmail account to immediately create and restore the backups, but if you aren’t secure allowing this kind of access, we have a excellent alternative you can try.
Right here is everything you need to understand about backing up your phone’s SMS archive, which can be stored on the device, sent by mail to yourself, or saved to the cloud. This will be useful if you need to reset your mobile phone to factory settings, or if you’re turning to a new phone. We used SMS Backup and Restore, which was acquired by Carbonite a few years ago. Simply follow these ways to backup SMS on your Android phone.
Creating a backup of your Android phone’s SMS messages
To create a backup of all your SMS messages, you will need to start by simply installing Carbonite SMS Backup and Restore on your mobile phone. Once that’s finished, follow all these steps:
On the welcome screen, tap on Get Started.
You will have to give access to files (to save the backup), contacts, SMS (definitely), and manage phone calls. Keep tapping Allow on all four pop-ups.
Tap Set up a backup.
Toggle phone calls off if you just want to back up your text messaging. You can also tap Advanced options if you want to back up MMS or chosen chats; leave this alone if you want to back up your entire text archive.
Now, using the toggles, select where you want to make the backup. You can choose Google Drive or Dropbox, but if you don’t want to allow access then you can switch on the toggle for Your phone, and then copy the file manually.
If you’re okay with the default folder tap on OK, otherwise tap on Browse and find the folder you want to save the backup in.
Once that’s done, tap on Next, and then in the popup, tap on Yes.
You can either set a backup schedule from the toggles in front of you, or turn off the Schedule recurring backups toggle. Then, tap on Back Up Now.
That’s it, the backup will now be carried out. With about 9,000 messages on our phone, the process took under 3 minutes. When you have the backup file, you can copy it to your PERSONAL COMPUTER, or save it to the cloud manually, without linking your applications to a third-party program.
Restoring a backup of your Android phone’s SMS messages
After you’ve created a backup of your Android phone’s SMS messages, you can go ahead and reset the phone, either because you want to try and free up space, or simply because you’re moving to a new mobile phone. Now that you’ve made the backup though, what do you do next? Once again, you’ll need to install Carbonite SMS Backup and Restore either on your new phone, or your newly formatted phone. Once that’s done, follow these steps to restore SMS messages:
Ensure that the SMS backup is copied to your phone.
Start Carbonite SMS Backup and Restore and tap Get Started on the welcome screen.
Tap the menu icon on the top left, and tap on Restore.
Tap on Local backup location if you are using a local copy, or if you chose to use Google Drive or Dropbox, tap on the appropriate button.
It should locate the latest backup automatically, but if it does not, tap on Select another backup, and tap on the file you want to restore from. Select from the toggles to decide what you want to restore, messages, and phone calls.
Tap on Restore, and then OK, and Yes on the next two popups to get started.
That is all there is to it. The application restores all your messages, so you can pick up where you left off even if you’re switching to a new phone. And if you’re backing up your existing device, it is also checking for duplicates so as to not flood your inbox with copies. The procedure not quite as quick as backing up the messages. Restoring around 9,000 messages had taken around 5 minutes.
Once that is completed, you’re good to go and can uninstall the application if you want to, or if you want to schedule standard backups, that is also an solution available to you. Since the application requires to be the default SMS app for restoring messages, you’ll want to go to your SMS app and open it to make it the default again, but other than this, there is absolutely nothing else you need to do.