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Ways to Easily Backup & Restore Android SMS/MMS

--Friday, June 30, 2017
No matter for work or for family, there must be some important messages that you cannot lose. However, losing Android messages happened now and then for various reasons like factory reset, phone screen broken, water damaged or even device got stolen. It never occurs to those who backup Android SMS/MMS regularly. Once they lost phone messages, they can easily restore text messages from backup to the device. So, in the following parts of the article, we will show you how to backup Android messages at ease.

Tips 1: Transfer Phone Messages to Memory Card and Vice Versa

If you have an SD memory card on your phone, I have good news for you! SD memory cards are storage devices specifically designed to be used in mobile phones. You can export text and photo messages to this card and in turns insert it to your new phone.

1)From your phone, touch Menu & Messages
2)Select a message you want to transfer then tap Options or Menu button.
3)Tap Save to SD card. The SMS/MMS will transfer to your memory card. You can insert the card to your new phone.

Note: This method could get a bit tricky. By default, some versions of the Android operating system does not allow for message import/export. In most cases, we'll have to use an external app for help.

Tips 2: Backup and Recover Text Messages with Android Backup Restore

Step 1 Install Android Backup Restore
Android Backup restore earns a good reputation for its powerful features. It supports various data types for users to choose and provide a convenient operation. Now you can follow the steps to download Android Data Recovery on your PC or Mac and launch Android Backup Restore interface. Then connect your Android phone to computer via USB cable.

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Step 2 Back up Phone Messages
As is can be seen from the screenshot below, Android Backup Restore enables you to choose various data types to backup. Tick "Messages" and click "Backup" icon to start copying. One thing to illustrate, you can find a little blue icon near the data type of "Application data", tick it and you are able to choose apps you like to backup its data.

Backup Restore Select Data

Note: The software supports backing up your Application and Application data. Before you can backup Application data, you would be asked to tick "Allow" on your Android phone.

When the choice is done, this program will begin backing up data you want. What is needed to pay attention is that you should not use the device or delete any data on the device during the backup or restore process.

Backup Restore Backing Up Data

Step 3 Recover Android Text Messages
Since we have used Android Backup Restore to do the backup before, we can find the backup history as below. Choose one file you want to restore and start.

Backup Restore View Backup History

Before recovery, you can preview the messages content and select those you want to recover, then, hit the "restore" to start recovering SMS/MMS backup files to your Android phone.

Backup Restore View Messages

With Android Backup Restore software, you can backup and restore text messages from or to any Android devices with one-click.