There are various ways to do SMS backup in an android device before erasing your data. Android users back up their data in the cloud because of how easy it is to get the content back. However, doing SMS back up in Android the use of other tools. So many options are on Google Play Store, but the question is which one is best for you to use.
Most of the popular ones need your Gmail account to create and restore backups automatically. Some users find this method uncomfortable because this gives the apps access to their Gmail account. In this article, we listed a good number of options you can try, which we used as well for SMS backup in an Android.
Also, we provided you with everything you need to know about backing up (and restoring) your phone’s SMS archive. You can save your SMS archive on your device, in the cloud, or mail it to yourself. If you need to format your phone back to factory settings or switch to a new phone, this would be useful to do. We used SMS Backup and Restore, which is now owned by Carbonite. Just follow these steps to do SMS back up in an Android.
Creating SMS back up in Your phone
To create an SMS message back up on your phone, you’ll need to install Carbonite SMS Backup and Restore. Once you’ve done that, follow these nine easy steps:
1. Tap on Get Started on the welcome screen.
- 2. It will need you to Grant access to files, contacts, SMS, and manage phone calls. Keep selecting Allow on all four pop-ups.
- 3. Select Set up a backup.
- 4. Switch Phone calls off if you need to back up your texts only. Likewise, you can tap Advanced Options if you need to back up MMSes or selected conversations; Don’t use this if you want to back up your whole text archive.
- 5. Tap Next
- 6. Now use the toggles to select where you want to make the backup. You can choose Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive. If you don’t want to give access, you can also tap the toggle for Your phone, and then copy the file manually.
- 7. If you have no problem with the default folder tap on OK, if not tap on Browse and choose any folder you would like to save the backup in.
- 8. After that, select Next, you should see a pop-up, select YES
- 9. You can decide to set a backup schedule from the toggles in front of you. If you don’t want it, you can turn off the Schedule recurring backups toggle. Then, tap on Back Up Now.
All finished! After you have the backup file, you can move I to your computer or save it to the cloud manually, without connecting your apps to a software.
Restoring the backup of your Android phone’s SMS messages
After the backup of your Android phone’s SMS messages has been created, you’re free to format your phone. Now the backup has been made, whats next? You have to install Carbonite SMS Backup and Restore on your new or formatted phone to restore your messages. Here the six easy steps to restore SMS messages:
- Make sure you have the SMS backup copied to your phone.
- Open Carbonite SMS Backup and Restore and tap on Get Started on the welcome screen.
- Tap the menu icon on the top left, and select Restore.
- Select on Local backup location if you are using a local copy. If you decided to go with Google Drive or Dropbox, tap on the appropriate button.
- Its meant to locate the latest backup automatically, but if that doesn’t happen, no need to worry. Just tap on Select another backup, and tap on the file you want to restore from. Choose from the toggles to select what you need to restore, messages, and phone calls.
- After that, select Restore then OK, and Yes, on the next two popups to get started.
That’s it. You’re all done. Now you can continue from where you stopped if you’re switching to another phone. Also, it checks for duplicates if you’re backing up to your existing device. It does this to avoid flooding your inbox with copies.