We usually forget to take back up of text messages from our Android device while doing a hard reset or switching to the new Smartphone. Hence, sometimes we lost some the most important Messages as well. So it is an ideal option to make a complete back up of your all SMS from Android to Gmail so that you won’t regret later that you have lost any vital message.

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SMS or Text messages usually store in your smartphone internal storage until your device got out of space. Once your phone’s storage got full, you will have to delete all previous messages to get new. So, creating a Backup of your all messages is the good option to encounter such scenario. Head over to this guide to backup SMS/Text Messages from Android Phone to Gmail account.

How to Backup SMS or Text Messages from Android Phone to Gmail

How to Back Up Android SMS or Text Messages to Gmail

Step #1. The first step towards enabling the backup of your SMS to your Gmail is to enable the IMAP access to it. Just follow the path given below after you signing to your Gmail account from your Desktop or Laptop.

Go to Settings → Forwarding and POP/IMAP

Step #2. Click on the box just next to “Enable IMAP”.

Enable IMAP in your Gmail Settings

Step #3. Now, You need to download and install SMS Backup+ app on your Android phone

Download SMS Backup+ on your Android Phone

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Step #4. Open the SMS Backup+ app on your Android and tap on the “Connect” button.

Launch the SMS Backup+ app and tap on Connect button

Step #5. A pop-up will open which will have all the Gmail accounts you are connected with through this Android mobile, tap on the one which you wish your SMS to be backed up by.

A pop up will open tap on the one which you wish your SMS to be backed up by

Step #6. Now tap on “Allow” to grant the permission of the backup and then on “Backup” to confirm the backing up of your SMS to Gmail.

Tap on Allow to grant the permission and then on “Backup” to confirm


This was the easiest and secure way take a backup of your important SMS/Text messages with their Gmail account. Was this procedure helpful and straightforward? I have created a complete backup of my all text messages on Android, what about you? Do let us know it here in the comments or the social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.