If you’re an Android user and need to delete the data on your phone, then you know that there are a number of good options for backing up your phone first. A lot of this can be done via the Cloud. So that the content can be brought back easily. There are a lot of different options on Google Play, but the question becomes which one should you use. Most of the popular ones require access to your Gmail account to automatically create and restore the backups, but if you aren’t comfortable giving this kind of access, we have a good option you can try, which we used ourselves as well to backup SMS messages on our Android phone.
How to Create Backup Your SMS messages on Android
- Download and open SMS Backup & Restore.
- On the welcome screen, tap on Get Started.
- Keep tapping Allow on all four pop-ups.
- Tap Set up a backup.
- Toggle phone calls off if you only want to back up your texts. You can also tap Advanced options if you want to back up MMSes or selected conversations; leave this alone if you want to back up your entire text archive.
- Tap Next.
- Now, using the toggles, select where you want to make the backup. You can choose Google Drive or Dropbox, but if you don’t want to give access then you can turn on the toggle for Your phone, and then copy the file manually.
- If you’re okay with the default folder tap on OK, otherwise tap on Browse and find the folder you want to save the backup in.
- Once that’s done, tap on Next.
- Then in the popup, tap on Yes.
- You can either set a backup schedule from the toggles, or turn off the Schedule recurring backups toggle.
- Then, tap on Back Up Now.