Smartphone users are never immune to unpleasant surprises. For example, it may happen that they lose all their personal data due to a theft or a bug in their system. Still, for some it is very important to keep track of their SMS.
Fortunately, Android gives you the option of backing up and restoring your messages in various ways. This manipulation will allow you to sleep soundly knowing that your SMS is safe.
Through this article, we give you the steps to follow to do so.
Automatic backup to Google Drive in just a few clicks
The automatic backup on Google Drive will allow you to download your old data to your new smartphone. To activate it, you will need to access the notifications panel by scrolling down the screen. Then you will need to tap on the “Settings” icon where you will see the “Google.” “
After clicking on it, you will need to scroll down to tap on the “Save” option. Once it’s done, click on the “Back up now.” »Your backups will appear directly in the main menu of Google Drive.
Use a third-party app for your backups
You can also initiate automatic backups using third-party applications. One of the recommended applications for backing up and restoring your SMS is “SMS Backup & Restore”, which is available for free on the Play Store. When you have downloaded it, you will need to enter the application and click on the “Open” button, then “Start.” It will ask you for permission to access your contacts, messages and calls. After giving it permission, you will be able to press the “Configure Backup” option to choose the messages you want to backup.
You will need to press “Next” and select the cloud service where you want to store your messages. You will be able to choose from Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive by signing into your account. When this is done, you will need to press “Save”. The app will ask you if you want to save your messages over Wi-Fi or while charging. You will be able to define the frequency of the backup (per hour, per day or per week). Finally, you will have to press “Back up now. “
To restore messages via the app on the same smartphone or on a new device, you will only have to click on “Restore.” Then enter the three horizontal bars located at the top left of the screen and allow the restoration of messages in the section “Restore backups.” »To finish, press« OK »and« Close »and you’re done.