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Back up SMS from Android device - Transfer text messages


Whatever your reasons for backing up or transferring messages from your Android phone, we have a solution for you. This article will teach you how to back up text messages to Google Drive, computer, other phone, and more. The article describes methods that are suitable for every budget. So whether you want to quickly transfer an important message or you are looking for a reliable professional application to manage messages, you have come to the right place.

In the listing below, you can see that some methods only require your Android device and some methods require using a computer together with your Android device.

Here are discussed 6 methods to backup Android SMS messages:

Back up text messages to Google Drive

Let's start this guide by backing up messages from an Android phone to Google Drive.

Google Drive is cloud storage provided by Google. With your free Google Account, you get 15 GB of free online storage via Google Drive. You can access your data stored in the cloud from any device signed in with your Google account, which is very convenient! Learn more about Google Drive.

How to Backup SMS to Google Drive ...

  1. Make sure the Google Drive app is installed on your Android device.
  2. Open Transfer Companion on your phone.
  3. Tap on 'Save Messages'.
  4. Select a conversation.
  5. Tap 'Export'> 'Save to Google Drive'.
  6. Your messages are saved on your Google Drive in a PDF file named after the contact whose messages you are saving.

Please note that your messages will not be passed on to third parties. The PDF creation takes place locally on your device.

Go on...


Transfer Companion:

Google Drive:

Back up Android text messages to Gmail

If you want to export a message or messages via email (you can even email yourself) Transfer Companion can do that too! Just select your conversation and export it through whatever email service you use on your Android device. In this example I shared my SMS via Gmail:

  1. Open Transfer Companion on your Android phone.
  2. Tap on 'Save Messages'.
  3. Select a conversation.
  4. Tap 'Export'> 'Gmail'.
  5. The conversation is attached to the email as a PDF.

The PDF file with your messages is created locally on your device and is only shared with the contact you are sending the email to.


Transfer Companion:

Back up text messages in Dropbox

Like Google Drive, Dropbox is a cloud storage service. Learn more about Dropbox. If you have Dropbox installed on your Android device, you can use Transfer Companion to back up text messages to it:

  1. Open Transfer Companion on your Android phone.
  2. Tap on 'Save Messages'.
  3. Select a conversation.
  4. Tap 'Export'> 'Add to Dropbox'.
  5. Your messages will be saved in a PDF file in your Dropbox account.

As mentioned earlier, your messages will not be shared with anyone. The PDF creation takes place locally on your device.

Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. OneDrive>


Transfer Companion:


Save Android messages to OneDrive

As you can imagine, Transfer Companion can save your text messages to any cloud storage service that you have on your Android device. The last cloud storage service I want to mention is from Microsoft - OneDrive. Learn more about OneDrive.

To save Android SMS on OneDrive:

  1. Open Transfer Companion on your Android phone.
  2. Tap on 'Save Messages'.
  3. Select a conversation.
  4. Tap 'Export'> 'OneDrive'.


Transfer Companion:


Save Android text messages to your computer

For the methods we have already covered, only the Transfer Companion app was used. The last two methods are a bit more complex - for these we use the PC software "Droid Transfer" in addition to our transfer companion app. Droid Transfer can copy messages from your Android device to your computer, but also manage and transfer other data like music, photos and contacts!

Let's take a look at how we can save Android SMS to computer:

  1. Start Droid Transfer on your PC.
  2. Open Transfer Companion on your Android phone and connect it via USB or WiFi.
  3. In Droid Transfer, click on the 'Messages' item and select a conversation.
  4. Choose Save PDF, Save HTML, Save Text, or Print.

Transfer Companion:

Droid Transfer:

The great thing about Droid Transfer is that you can save all of your conversations at once, not just one at a time. You can even back up your messages and keep them safe in case you ever need to restore them to your phone or transfer them to a new Android phone.

Here is our full guide: How to Save Android Messages to Computer.

Or see it in action ...

Transferring text messages to a new phone

Oh! Did you notice the smooth transition to this method? Exactly, with Droid Transfer you can easily transfer text messages from your old Android device to your new Android device. To do this, you need to create a backup of your Android messages on your old Android device - then you can restore the messages to your new Android phone.

You don't have to worry about deleting or duplicating messages on your new device either - Droid Transfer intelligently handles these cases, so you get a perfectly merged list of messages on your new device.

Transfer Companion:

Droid Transfer:

Check out our full guide here: How to Transfer Text Messages from Android to Android

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