How to Backup Messages on Android with 4 Methods

In case of vital Android messages disappearing, wonder how to backup message on Android? Check this guide for 4 methods to easily backup Android phone messages.

By Stephen Wilson | Posted: Feb. 05, 2018, Last Updated: Feb. 05, 2018

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 backup messages on Android, to somewhere places.

So to help you with this job of how to backup messages on Android, here we have collected 4 ways that you can choose to get it done. Check them now.

Method 1. How to Backup Messages on Android to Computer

The most common, or first place you would imagine 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.

AnyTrans for Android can be your best partner to manage Android phone perfectly. For Android messages backup, it will show you all Android messages/SMS, and you can select any item you want to backup to your computer. AnyTrans for Android enables you to choose what kind of format you would like, and here are HTML and TXT. After backup, you can also check and view your messages on PC/Mac anytime you want. And below are the detailed steps for how to backup messages on Android to the 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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How to Backup Messages on Android to Computer - Step 1

How to Backup Messages on Android to Computer – Step 1

Step 2Scroll down to the category page > Choose Messages.

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 Messages on Android to Gmail

Guess most Android users has a Gmail account, and with Gmail, you can also backup Android phone messages. Here is how,

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.

Method 3. Backup Messages on Android to SD Card

You may think that Gmail way is a little complicated, and it is not so friendly, especially to newbies. Or you just don’t have a Gmail account. If so, you can jump to Method 1  to backup Android messages to your computer, as an alternative, or if you have some SD cards or external drives, you can also save your Android SMS to them.

But how? In the first method, we have mentioned AnyTrans for Android as the best Android data manager. So it does not help you backing up Android messages to computer, but also SD cards. Similarly, you can see all message item on your Android, and selectively choose the ones to backup to your SD card with different formats to choose: TXT and HTML. Besides, backing up messages on one Android to Another Android phone is also an easy thing for AnyTrans for Android. And we are going to talk about it in the next part. Here are detailed steps to backup Android phone messages to SD card with it.

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

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How to Backup Messages on Android to SD Card - Step 1

How to Backup Messages on Android to SD Card – Step 1

Step 2Scroll down to the category page > Choose Messages.

How to Backup Messages on Android to SD Card - Step 2

How to Backup Messages on Android to SD Card – Step 2

Step 3Then all message items on Android will be displayed > Clicking Settings button to select the backup path to your SD card, and also change exporting format.

How to Backup Messages on Android to SD Card - Step 3

How to Backup Messages on Android to SD Card – Step 3

Step 4Select the ones you want to backup > Click To Computer button to start the backing up process.

 

How to Backup Messages on Android to SD Card - Step 4

How to Backup Messages on Android to SD Card – Step 4

Method 4. How to Backup Messages on Android to Another Android

As we have mentioned above, AnyTrans for Android does not only support backing up Android phone messages to computer and SD card but also enables you to transfer data from Android to Android. And 100% make sure of that there is no any single data being erased on the target device. Why not give it a try now?

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Step 1Run AnyTrans for Android on your computer > Connect both of your Android phones to it.

How to Backup Messages on Android to Another Android - Step 1

How to Backup Messages on Android to Another Android – Step 1

Step 2Scroll down to the category page > Choose Messages.

How to Backup Messages on Android to Another Android - Step 2

How to Backup Messages on Android to Another Android – Step 2

Step 3Then all message items on one Android will be displayed. Select the ones you want to backup > Click To Device button to start backing up them to another Android.

How to Backup Messages on Android to Another Android - Step 3

How to Backup Messages on Android to Another Android – Step 3

The Bottom Line

With these four methods above, you can totally finish backing up Android messages, to the computer, Gmail, SD card, and Android phone. While if you feel the Gmail way is not so easy, we sincerely recommend the other three methods as the best choices, with the help of AnyTrans for Android. Give AnyTrans for Android a try now?

Stephen Wilson

Member of @iMobie_Inc., a die-hard fan of Apple and MOBA games, is always passionate about offering and sharing solutions to any Apple related problems, as well as Android.

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