By the time you decide to backup SMS from Android to Gmail, you’ve probably lost enough text messages, or just don’t want to go through the pain of losing precious information. Many people backup any and everything to the cloud, but for SMS or text messages, it’s hard to get them back especially if you factory reset your phone or switch handsets altogether.
They somehow always get lost unexpectedly.
While its commonplace to backup text messages to your computer because of the ease and convenience this comes with, you may not always have the computer.
Alternatively, you may want to use a different storage, which is why Android to Gmail is a simpler way of backing up your SMS messages and never have to suffer the pain of losing them.
Many messaging and SMS apps and services also come with the ability to backup built into them, which prevents loss should you lose your phone, but it isn’t always the case. When you’re in doubt, you can use an SMS backup app that’ll sync your SMS to your Gmail account for safe storage.
We’ll show you how to backup SMS from Android to Gmail so you can rest assured that you’ll find your information stored away safely anytime and anywhere you want to access it from.
Steps to Backup SMS from Android to Gmail
As stated earlier, you can use a reliable tool to backup your SMS from your Android phone or device to Gmail and one of the best is SMS Backup+. This tools helps you sync your SMS, call history, and MMS messages that are on your Android device to Google Calendar or Gmail.
Here’s how to use the tool to completely move your SMS from Android to Gmail:
Enable IMAP on your computer
Before starting the SMS backup, enable IMAP by doing the following:
- Sign in to your Gmail account associated with the Android device
- Open Settings
- Go to Enable IMAP and turn it on
Install the SMS Backup+ tool
Go to Google Play Store and install SMS Backup+ tool to your Android phone and then follow the instructions to complete the installation. Once installed, run the app and tap Connect and then choose a Gmail account to which you’ll backup SMS messages from your Android device.
Transfer the Android SMS messages to Gmail
To do this, click Backup on your device’s screen, and the instructions will guide you to the backup process.
Check the SMS messages synced from Android in Gmail
Once the backup process is complete, sign in to your Gmail account and select SMS from the left pane of the window. You’ll now see the backed up SMS messages from your Android device in Gmail.
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