Backup Your Messages on Your Android Device

Are you planning on switching to a new Android smartphone and wondering how you can back up the messages from your old Android device? Do you really want to update your Android device but you are afraid that you’ll lose all your messages? Do you have a lot of important text messages on your older Android device and you just want to keep them backed up, in case anything goes wrong?

Using this tutorial, you’ll find out everything you need to know about backing up and restoring your text messages and even call logs too. We’ll show you how to do it with your phone’s built-in settings and also with two third-party applications.

Okay, let’s see how you can Backup Your SMS on Android easily.

Backup SMS with Your Google Account

Since the 8.1 (oreo) version of Android, the backup of your SMS messages through your Google Account is now possible. However, this is an automatic process and it might be unsuitable for your needs. You can’t read the backed up messages, they are stored in Google Drive, where they will eventually expire. Let’s see what this is about!

  • Navigate to your phone’s settings and scroll down until you reach the Google Settings button, then tap on it.

  • Go to options and tap the Backup button, then tap it.

  • You will see a list of Active Backups, and if SMS Text Messages in on the list, it means that it is automatically backed up.

Okay, that was the easiest and trusted way to back up your message, actually not only message I might think you already know google provide to backup everything on you. (photo, docs, videos, and more)

Now see what some third-party applications that can backup your messages.

If you require more manage over the backup when you can use a third-party app for this. There are plenty of apps that can help you with this, some are easier to use than others. We’re going to show you two awesome applications that help, SMS Backup and Restore, and Super Backup and Restore just using one application. Decide which one sure for you.

Also read:  how to sync your Android device message application to PC

SMS Backup and Restore

The application dedicates by backing up your messages and texts. It’s pretty simple to use: after you install it, all you have to do is select the folder you want to store your data on and tap the checkboxes next to what you want to have backed up. You have the opportunity to back your files up on the cloud such as Google Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive.


  • Local device and cloud storage support

  • Fast transfer with WiFi Direct

  • XML Format

This app is really easy to use and it has a straightforward interface. This instruction recommends backing up your files on the cloud, this way you can also clear up some of your storage. If you like to back up all your files, not only your SMS or Call logs, check out our article of How to Backup Data on your Android Device.

Super Backup & Restore

This is another application for restoring and backing up all of the data on your smartphone, not only text messages. It works with most Android versions and it comes with a relatively small memory footprint. If you want to know more about the backup and restore of your Android device click here.


  • Backup download links

  • Schedule automatic backups

  • Auto-upload scheduled backup data to your Gmail or Google Drive

The application is absolutely easy to use, just select the files you require to get backup of and tap on it. After you have seen that options, then select backup and then pick the folder you want to save them to. After the data has been saved in a folder, you can also upload it to the cloud, in order to free up space.

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