How to Backup Messages on Android with 2 Methods

In case of vital Android messages disappearing, wonder how to backup message on Android? Check this guide for 2 methods to easily backup Android phone messages.

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Android phone messages could carry much important information about you, and you cannot lose them anytime. But there are situations where these messages on Android are missing accidentally, like being deleted by others, or Android phone missing, broken, or stolen, and so on; Or you could also erase Android messages on purpose, like you selling the device to others. If you are under such situations, you need to transfer text messages from Android to somewhere places for backup.

So to help you with this job of how to backup messages on Android, here we have collected 2 efficient methods that you can choose to get it done. Check them now.

Method 1. How to Backup Text Messages from Android to Computer

The most common, or first place you would imagine about how to backup Android phone messages, probably is your PC/Mac computer. But normally connecting Android to a computer with USB, and extracting what we want seems impossible this time. So we need help from some professional Android data manager, and here we recommend you the best one – AnyTrans for Android.

  • Supports transferring text messages from Android to computer within minutes, and all your data will be safe during the process.
  • AnyTrans for Android enables you to choose what kind of format you would like, and here are HTML and TXT.
  • Allows previewing and selecting text messages from Android before transferring, which offers more flexibility to users.
  • Support transferring various types of data including calendar, contacts, call history, messages, photos, music, videos, etc.

And below are the detailed steps for how to backup messages on Android to computer with it.

Step 1Download and install AnyTrans for Android on your PC/Mac computer > Run it > Connect your Android phone to it.

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Step 2 When the computer has detected your Android, the main interface will shown as below. Choose Messages to manage the text messages on your Android device.

How to Backup Messages on Android to Computer - Step 2

How to Backup Messages on Android to Computer – Step 2

Step 3Then all message items on Android will be displayed. Select the ones you want to backup > Click To Computer button to move them to your PC/Mac (Clicking Settings button to select the backup path and exporting format.).

How to Backup Messages on Android to Computer - Step 3

How to Backup Messages on Android to Computer – Step 3

Method 2. How to Backup Android Phone Messages to Gmail

If you have Gmail account, then it is also a good place for you to transfer text messages from Android to Gmail. Here are the specific steps.

Step 1Configure your Gmail settings to enable POP/IMAP. Sign into Gmail account on your computer > Click the gear icon in the right corner of the screen and open Settings > Choose the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab and click Enable IMAP.

How to Backup Messages on Android to Gmail - Step 1

How to Backup Messages on Android to Gmail – Step 1

Step 2Download and Install SMS Backup+ app from Google Play.

Step 3Open the SMS Backup+ app and click Connect to link the app with your Gmail account > Choose the Gmail account that you want your Android SMS to backup to > Tap on Allow when the Permission Request screen pops up.

Step 4Choose Backup to start backing up your Android messages.

After the backup is completed, go to your Google account and a new label – SMS will show on the left side. Click it, all of your Android SMS will be there.

The Bottom Line

As you can see, with these two methods above, you can totally finish backing up Android messages, to the computer or to Gmail. Apart from transferring text messages from Android to computer, AnyTrans for Android also support users to backup contacts, call logs and photos.  Give AnyTrans for Android a try now?

Faye Clarke

Member of iMobie_Inc, an enthusiastic fan of Apple and Jazz music, always ready to offer advice and solutions to any iOS & Android related issues.