How to Back Up Messages on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

How to Back Up Messages on Android

We all know how valuable our messages can be. They contain important conversations, cherished memories, and important information. Losing them can be devastating.

That’s why it’s essential to back up your messages on your Android device. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of backing up your messages, ensuring that you never lose them again.

Method 1: Using Google Drive

One of the easiest and most convenient methods to back up your messages is by using Google Drive. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the messaging app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select “Settings” from the dropdown menu.
  4. Scroll down and find the “Back up & restore” option and tap on it.
  5. Enable the “Back up to Google Drive” option if it is not already enabled.
  6. Choose a Google account to link with your backup.
  7. Select the frequency at which you want your messages to be backed up (e.g., daily, weekly).
  8. Your messages will now be automatically backed up to Google Drive according to your chosen frequency.

Method 2: Using a Third-Party App

If you prefer using a third-party app for backing up your messages, there are several excellent options available on the Play Store. One such app is SMS Backup & Restore. Here’s how you can use it:

  1. Go to the Play Store and search for “SMS Backup & Restore”.
  2. Install the app on your Android device.
  3. Open the app and follow the on-screen instructions to grant necessary permissions.
  4. Tap on the “Backup” option to start backing up your messages.
  5. Choose the desired backup location, such as Google Drive or local storage.
  6. Select the specific conversations or messages you want to back up.
  7. Wait for the backup process to complete.

Method 3: Using a SIM Card

If you want a physical backup of your messages, you can use a SIM card. Follow these steps:

  1. Insert a SIM card into your Android device if you haven’t already.
  2. Open the messaging app on your Android device.
  3. Look for an option like “Import/Export” or “Back up to SIM card”. The exact wording may vary depending on your device and messaging app.
  4. Select this option and follow any prompts to complete the backup process.


It’s important to remember that using a SIM card for backing up messages has limitations. SIM cards have limited storage capacity and may not be able to store all your messages.

Additionally, not all devices or messaging apps support this method.

In conclusion,

Backing up your messages is crucial in ensuring their safety and preventing any potential loss. Whether you choose to use Google Drive, a third-party app, or a SIM card, it’s important to regularly back up your messages to avoid any future regrets.

By following the methods outlined in this tutorial, you can rest easy knowing that your messages are safe and secure.

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