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How to Backup and Restore SMS on iPhone and Android(2020 Update)

Last Updated on June 16, 2020 by Jason Ben

Text Messages have been around for the last three decades and are still the primary way of communication for many of us. As a result, your text messages are bound to contain essential memories as well as information that you value and cannot afford to lose. Unfortunately, our smartphones are prone to all sorts of risks from theft to hardware failure.

To avoid losing your text messages, you would need to back them up in a secure platform and access them for restoration anytime you need to do so. This is where iOS Backup & Restore and Android Backup & Restore come in, these apps will handle all of your text message backup needs seamlessly. What’s more, is that they are compatible with both Mac and Windows.


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How to Backup SMS on iPhone

iOS Data Backup & Restore is more than just an SMS backup solution; this program offers the ability to save and restore files from all supported iPhone models and iPads even if you had not done an initial backup. How? You ask? The program runs on any PC/Mac and can be used to backup or recover data from your smartphone through the data cable connection.

Here is a short guide on How to Retrieve your Messages with iOS Data Backup & Restore:

1 Download iOS Data Backup & Restore as below. Install the software and launch it.

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2 Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable. On your device tap Trust if this is the first connection between your smartphone device and your computer.

3 On the screen of the software select iOS Data Backup and click on Start. Please ensure that your device remains connected during this phase as the program will be searching and transferring data from your phone to the computer.

4 Once the backup process is complete click on View Now to view the local data backup. The data will be categorized according to its type, e.g., pictures, text messages etc.

If you need to export the backup, you can access it through the local storage path which is specified for each backup (they are stored in individual folders). In terms of security, the application allows you to encrypt your backups to ensure no one gains access to your private data.

How to Restore SMS on iPhone

1 Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch the software, the software should automatically detect your phone.

2 On the program’s interface click iOS Data Restore. The program will then automatically load a list of all available local backups.

3 Click on the desired backup and a list of available files will be displayed. This will allow you to view all of the available files without any hustle. Proceed to tick on Text Messages.

4 Click on start and the restoration process will automatically launch. Ensure that your phone remains connected to avoid loss of data.

If you have never backup your text messages with iOS Data Backup & restore, you can view How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone.

How to Backup SMS on Android Phone

Android phones are known for their ease of use as well as having a vast variety of OEMs to choose from. Although Android has an extensive developer fun base, there are still significant issues regarding automatic backing up of text messages. Its, therefore, recommended taking full advantage of a third party backup software such as Android Data Backup & Restore. Here are the steps to follow when backing up text messages on android using Android Data Backup & Restore:

1 Download Android Data Backup & Restore as below and install it on your computer.

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2 Connect your Android phone to the computer using the USB cable and enable USB debugging. This will allow the software to communicate with your phone.

3 The program will then allow you to specify which files you would like to backup including text messages, select them and click Start.

It’s important to note that USB debugging mode is usually deactivated on all phones and you have to enable it by activating the developer options. To do so navigate to your phones setting app and scroll to about phone, this will display a list of various information tabs such as legal information, Android security patch level and the build number. Now tap on build number for about seven times consecutively, by the 4th tap a toast notification will alert you that you are about to activate developer mode. Continue until the toast message informs you of successful developer mode activation. Now press the backspace key once more to navigate back to settings up, and you should now see the new developer options. Click on it and activate the USB debugging mode.

How to Restore SMS on Android Phone

1 Connect your Android phone to the computer using a USB cable and launch the software.

2 Navigate to Android Data Restore and select the required local backup that you intend to restore from.

3 The program will then populate a list of available files in the backup, select the messages that you want to restore. Tick them and click on Start.


Download iOS/Android Backup & Restore FREE Now!

Purchase iOS/Android Backup & Restore Now!

Backup and Restore Call Log, Photos,WhatsApp, SMS, Contact & more on iPhone or Android.

Android Backup & Restore

Win Download Mac Download Win Download Mac Download Get Free Trial via Email for Later Download on Computer

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