Nowadays almost everyone in this world is familiar with SMS, also known as text messaging, which is one of the most important forms of communication with your friends and family. As you see, text messages contain so much valuable information, so it will sure be a disaster if you lost all your text messages. However, like any other electronic device, mobile phones are also easy to fail unavoidably or get lost. In this case, everything including text messages, contacts, images saved on your phone may be lost. Therefore backing up our text message is incredibly important.
In addition, unlike other media files, SMS cannot be saved on an external SD card. So, if you flash your phone or perform a factory reset, all messages will be lost.
For this reason, we should keep performing Samsung SMS backup regularly. In the following article, we will teach you two different methods to backup text messages on Samsung Galaxy S Phone.
If you don’t have a Gmail account or you want a much easier way to finish the process of backing up text messages，we recommend Android Data Backup & Restore to you. It is a convenient, simple and safe tool to backup and restore Android photos, videos, contacts, messages, call logs, documents, etc.
Below is a simple process showing you how to transfer text messages from a Samsung phone to a computer by using this program.
Step 1 Bridge Samsung Galaxy S Phone to PC
First of all, install and launch Android Data Backup & Restore on your computer. Connect your phone to the computer with a USB cable.
Step 2 Choose and Scan Messages
After Android phone is recognized automatically, click Android Data Backup & Restore in the interface.
Step 3 Select Device Data Backup here.
Step 4 Select to Scan Messages
You are allowed to select your wanted file types to scan if choosing Device Data Backup before. Choose “Messages” and tick the box next to the Encrypted Backup if you want to add a password to your backup file.
Step 5 Click Start, and then click OK on the pop-up window.
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Backing up your text messages from your Samsung Galaxy S phone to your Gmail account is so simple, and read on to see how you can back up your Samsung SMS with Gmail account.
Before you start, you’ll need three things: your Samsung Galaxy S phone，A free copy of SMS Backup+ from the Google Play Store and a Gmail account.
Get ready? Let’s get started!
Step 1 Configure Your Gmail Account for IMAP Access
Log into your Gmail account and navigate to Settings. Open the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab and click "Enable IMAP". Scroll down and click Save Changes.
Step 2 Install and Configure SMS Backup+
Install and launch SMS Backup+ on your phone from Google Play Store. After the application is installed, it’s time to get configuring. The first step is to tap “Connect” to link the app with your Gmail account. Then you’ll be prompted to choose the Gmail account you want to use for backing up your messages.
Step 3 Back Up Your Text Messages on Samsung Galaxy S Phone
Click “Backup” to start SMS backup. The backup process will take anywhere from a minute to a half hour depending on how many messages you have.
Once the backup is complete, go to your Google account and you will see a new label on the side: SMS. If you click on it, you will be able to see all of your text messages on Samsung Galaxy S Phone.