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How to Backup and Restore Text Messages from Android

We accidentally delete our text messages, MMS or sometimes lose the entire data. In addition to accidental deletion, there are other reasons, factory resetting, formatting, rooting, flashing ROM, or Android system crash will also cause data loss.


Absolutely, we may have messages on our smartphone we can’t afford to lose. So precaution is necessary. Now we are going to elaborate on an easy method of Android SMS backup and restore which allows you to copy and regain your text messages on your Android phone.

The SMS backup & restore app is used to backup and restore text messages on Android. Backing up text messages will always help you to prevent loss of messages. When you have a backup, you can restore the backups to any device at any time. Here is how you can very easily create backup of your text messages, MMS and restore them whenever you need.

Part 1. Backup&Restore SMS/MMS from Android Phone

Android Data Recovery earns a good reputation for its powerful features. It adds a new feature in backing up and restoring data on your Android phone, SMS is included. Moreover, it supports various data types for users to choose(contacts, SMS, pictures, videos, call logs, apps, etc) and provide a convenient operation. Besides, the powerful program also specializes in retrieving deleted/lost data from Android or from Android SD card.

Now you can follow the steps to download Android Data Recovery on your PC or Mac and launch it.

Step 1.Select the Backup Mode

After running the Android Data Recovery program, select the “Android Data Backup & Restore” option from “More Tools”.

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Next, you should connect your Android phone to PC. As you can see, you have two choices, one is the “Backup”, the other one is “Restore”. Here, you need to back up your Android first.

backup android text messages to computer

Step 2.Select Text Messages to Backup

As is can be seen from the screenshot below, Android Data Recovery enables you to choose various data types to backup. Tick “Messages” and tap on “Backup” icon to start copying.

backup android text messages to computer

Then this program will begin backing up data what you want.

backup android text messages to computer

After the backup job, you can click on “View the backup” on the lower left corner of the window to check the backup file.

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Step 3.Restore Android Text Messages from Backups

Since we have used Android Data Recovery to do the backup before, we can find the backup history as below. Choose one file you want to restore and start.

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After entering the recovery interface, you can select “Messages” from the file list and click “Restore” to start restoring text messages to Android phone or other device.

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Allow authorization and click “OK” to go on.

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Good news, the restoring process has been completed.

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Part 2. Another Solution to Backup&Restore Text Messages on Android

Phone Transfer is an one-click data transfer tool on any mobile phone, including iPhone, Android phone or Nokia. With the help of the program, you can backup and restore Android SMS, contacts, photos, videos, call logs, apps as well. From the name, you can easily understand that this software helps you transfer data from Android phone to another.

Free Download and Try it.

Step 1.Run the Software and Select Function

Phone Transfer is another solution helping you backup and restore data what you want. Download and run it on your computer, then you’ll find four sections: Phone to Phone Transfer, Backup Your Phone, Restore from Backups, Erase Your Old Phone. Select “Backup Your Phone” and go on.

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Step 2.Select Data to Backup from Android Phone

Next, you need to plug your Android device to computer with its USB cable. Automatically, your Android phone is detected of “Source” phone. Tick “Messages” you want to backup then backup data to computer by clicking the “Start Copy” button.

copy sms from Android to PC for backup

Step 3.Restore Messages from Backup

After you have backed up text messages by this Phone Transfer program, you can return to the main interface and go to the “Restore from Backups”, your Android phone or other device must be on the right at the moment. Finally, clicking the “Start Copy” to restore text messages data from PC to Android phone if you have ticked the “Messages” box.

copy sms from Android to PC for backup

The above two methods are very convenient. Better yet, they are available for all Android phones, such as Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S6/S5, Note 7/5/4/3, Samsung Ace, HTC One X, Moto X, Moto G2, Moto G, Xperia Z4/Z3/Z2/Z,Nexue 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5 and so on.

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