How to Back up Android Text Messages to Gmail?

Keisha Alice
Aug 30, 2022

Phone users who text a lot with their Android mobile phones often encounter such a situation: phone system prompts that there is a new text message coming, but you have to delete old ones because your SMS mailbox is full. You feel very embarrassed since these text messages are meant a lot and they may record important information you don't want to lose forever. Then, why not backup your Android phone SMS for future records and treasuring? After keeping a backup, you can delete all of them from the Android phone as you need. It is pretty easy to backup your text messages on Android, as long as there is a third-party Android SMS backup tool can come for help.

Well, there are many great programs available on the market that can be used to backup Android text messages to computer, if you want a free yet reliable one to make the job done, you cannot miss the SMS Backup+, which can backup not only SMS, but also MMS and call logs on your Android phone to Gmail or Google Calendar. If you need, you can also use the app to restore the backed up SMS back to your phone. Before using this app, please remember to enable IMAP in Gmail.

To backup Android SMS to Gmail account, you need to prepare these things: SMS Backup+, a Gmail account and your Android phone. After that, you can follow the tutorial in the below to start the Android SMS backup process to the Gmail.

Easy Steps to Backup SMS Messages from Android Phone to Gmail

Step 1: Get SMS Backup+ installed on your Android phone

Go to Google Play Store, login to your Gmail account to download and install the app - SMS Backup+. After the application is installed on your Android phone, it's time to get configuring. Launch the application and the first screen you'll see will look like the following. Just choose "Connect" and select an Gmail account to backup the Android text messages.

Backup Android Text Messages to Gmail

Step 2: Backup Android text messages to Gmail

Then, click the "Backup" option on the program interface and you will be promoted to start the backup process immediately. Please note you are allowed to start the Android SMS backup to Gmail by simple clicking on the "Backup" option and it will cost you one minute to a half hour to finish the backup process, which just depends on how many messages stored on your Android phone.

Backup Android Text Messages to Gmail

Step 3: Check the backed up Android SMS in Gmail

After all text messages on your Android phone have been copied to Gmail, you can login to this Gmail account with a web browser, choose "SMS" from the left side column and then you can see all the backed up Android SMS here, with all details about these messages are perfectly kept.

Backup Android Text Messages to Gmail

Additional Tips: How to backup Android text messages on computer in HTML/Text?

Coolmuster Android Assistant or Coolmuster Android Assistant for Mac can directly move text messages from Android phone to computer for backup. It will save the exported Android text messages in HTML or Text file, which totally saves you from being afraid of the loss of data. All you need is to install and launch the desktop software, connect your Android phone to the computer and choose the text messages for transfer.

Backup Android Text Messages to Gmail

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