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Old November 19th, 2009, 08:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A way to save text messages?

I need to do a hard reset because I still have the 100% awake time after the update. I have already backed up my contacts and apps (thanks to information I have found here ). But I would like to be able to save all my current text messages. Is there a way to do that? I hate losing all these conversations. Thanks for your help!

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Old November 19th, 2009, 09:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I need to do a hard reset because I still have the 100% awake time after the update. I have already backed up my contacts and apps (thanks to information I have found here ). But I would like to be able to save all my current text messages. Is there a way to do that? I hate losing all these conversations. Thanks for your help!
Download SMS back up from the market. Will back them all to a "SMS" folder it creates in your gmail. very handy. You can choose automatic back up or do it on your own.

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Thank you very much! I searched beforehand but did not see that particular program. Just used it, seemed to work flawlessly. All the conversations are now in my gmail . Any tips on how to get them back into the phone after the hard reset?

Also, I haven't seen this question yet, should I take out my sd card when i do a hard reset? I don't know if it gets messed up or reformatted with the phone or not? Thanks again.
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you can always go to your gmail, and choose that folder. I just back up and then delete off my phone so it doesn't take up to much space and bog the phone down.
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Thank you very much! I searched beforehand but did not see that particular program. Just used it, seemed to work flawlessly. All the conversations are now in my gmail . Any tips on how to get them back into the phone after the hard reset?
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i'm also interested in this, is there a way to get backed up sms messages back into the phone?
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There is an app called SMS Backup & Restore that saves them to the SD card which can then be restored to your phone. However I prefer SMS Backup that saves them to Gmail because having large message threads is a big source of lag and takes up internal phone memory.
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This thread was helpful. I didn't think to use a backup utility for my text messages. I don't like how they bog down the phone so this is just what I need!
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is there anyway of saving messages without downloading the APP? my problem is my market doesn't work and that is why i need to reset my phone.
How do i go about saving contact's and media as well?
New to all of this stuff so no idea!!
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is there anyway of saving messages without downloading the APP? my problem is my market doesn't work and that is why i need to reset my phone.
How do i go about saving contact's and media as well?
New to all of this stuff so no idea!!
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Do you have a cell signal, how about wifi? If so, go the the link below and scan the QR code. You can also download it to your computer and move it via USB or wireless.

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For contacts: Go to people > menu > import/export > export to sd
For Media: It is stored on your SD card so you can copy it to your computer
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Which SMS backup are you speaking of.. I see a few in the market. The one for Gmail is 1.99 would that be it?
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Is there anyway with the SMS Backup app to just backup texts by contact instead of everything? Or maybe a different app?
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Yes. Try VeryAndroid SMS Backup. It is a smart andriod sms backup software that can copy and backup sms on Android phone to computer, restore sms backup file to any android phone, and also send messages or chat with a friend on computer directly, exactly the same as that you do on your android phone.

It can help you:
- Copy and backup sms from Anroid phone to computer.
- Restore sms from CSV to android phone any time.
- Send SMS & SMS Chat on computer directly.
- Transfer sms to android phone from other phones (iPhone, Windows Mobile, Nokia, Blackberry etc).
- View sms messages in threading mode on computer.

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Check out my post there. There is an app that has you covered.
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send the text message to you email, it free if you have a texting plan, that way the text will be saved onto you email. and from there you could make a folder.
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I need and app that will
save text messages automatically as they happen to my gmail and if I delete messages from the phone they will still be in email.

How much does the app cost and is it user friendly?

Can I set it to track only certain contacts or does it have to track all?
Will it work with blackberry phones w/ T Mobile?
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I installed SMS backup. It created a label in my Gmail account, but it only backs up the messages that were created after it was installed. I have about 3 months of messages from my gf that I want to back up from. I assume I'm missing a setting or directive. Any help?
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There is an app called SMS Backup & Restore that saves them to the SD card which can then be restored to your phone. However I prefer SMS Backup that saves them to Gmail because having large message threads is a big source of lag and takes up internal phone memory.
Thanks for this. I used SMS backup and restore to backup my text messages onto my sd card. I then moved this file from the ad card to my computer. It worked a treat. I then used the app to delete all my text messages, which took a while, but I did have >4000!
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There is an app called SMS Backup & Restore that saves them to the SD card which can then be restored to your phone. However I prefer SMS Backup that saves them to Gmail because having large message threads is a big source of lag and takes up internal phone memory.
I just downloaded SMS Backup from the Market, and it worked like a charm!!! Thanks for the suggestion. I didn't have to do anything in particular.
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Hi,

I downloaded the SMS Backup and Restore App on my phone. My problem lies in trying to open the file on my PC. I sent them to my gmail account but it the file does not download. I tried downloading program to be able to read XML files (I guessed that would be the problem). In fact, what happens is I log into my gmail account using google chrome, but then the file attempts to open in Internet Explorer, from which I just get a blank page. Any suggestions? I just want to open and save the file with my text messages before returning my phone.

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Hi,

I downloaded the SMS Backup and Restore App on my phone. My problem lies in trying to open the file on my PC. I sent them to my gmail account but it the file does not download. I tried downloading program to be able to read XML files (I guessed that would be the problem). In fact, what happens is I log into my gmail account using google chrome, but then the file attempts to open in Internet Explorer, from which I just get a blank page. Any suggestions? I just want to open and save the file with my text messages before returning my phone.

Thank you!
Internet explorer needs a stylesheet to display the xml file

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if you do right mouse click > view source on the blank page it will open the xml file as a ordinary text file and then you can save it.
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There is an app called SMS Backup & Restore that saves them to the SD card which can then be restored to your phone. However I prefer SMS Backup that saves them to Gmail because having large message threads is a big source of lag and takes up internal phone memory.
Thanks! This has saved my the very painful task of deleting 20,833 texts between my girlfriend and i. there's way to many memories in there to let go! You've been very helpful! Thanks again!
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The new release of PhoneLeash can also export SMS to your email account -- creates a email mirror of your threads. Looks like this in Gmail.

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Just splashed out the princely sum of 1.49 for this app from the market, having lost my entire history of SMS from my HTC desire twice in 6 months (no the delete old text messages box was NOT ticked!)

Well worth it IMHO, also has the option to update automatically and you can back up your call log as well if you wish straight into a folder in yr gmail
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I installed SMS backup. It created a label in my Gmail account, but it only backs up the messages that were created after it was installed. I have about 3 months of messages from my gf that I want to back up from. I assume I'm missing a setting or directive. Any help?
I had the same problem with SMS Backup +. The reason was that I skipped backing up everything on install, and the app created a sync point of the current date and time. On SMS Backup + clicking the menu button brought up the option to reset my sync point. I was then able to sync all past messages. There must be something similar in SMS Backup. If not, you could try uninstalling and re-installing to see if it gives you the option then.
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I just found this and am in the process of backing up my texts, but I’m noticing that it’s only transferring the phone number, not the name of the contact. On some level, I guess this makes sense, but is there any way to pull the name over as well? I created a new gmail account just for the texts. Do I have to sync something to it for that to happen? You can try Coolmuster Android Desktop Manager How to save messages from cell phone to pc
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