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not too long ago, an instagram follower reached out to me because she had lost every single text message she had. It also included a thread of three years with her husband, who passed away recently. You can imagine the heartbreak.

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Looking at your phone, there are messages you don’t want to lose. You can back them up using your phone’s native apps or go with a third-party option.

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a great option for iPhone owners

Your iCloud account is powerful. It keeps your messages, photos, mail, contacts, notes, passwords and more.

Messages in iCloud are updated automatically so you can view them on all your devices. This means that if your iPhone bites the dust, you’ll be able to access your messages with your Apple ID on a Mac, iPad, or other Apple device.

Just to note, when you delete a message or conversation from a device, it disappears from your account completely.

To make sure your messages are being saved, open Adjustment on your iPhone and tap your name. then tap iCloud toggle off more messages Feather.

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or try this option

If you don’t want to rely on iCloud, iexplorer Lets you access, view and transfer music, messages, photos and files from any iOS device to any Mac or PC.

The iExplorer SMS client works with all types of text messages, including group messages such as videos and pictures. iExplorer lets you access and save your iPhone’s messages on your Mac or PC as a .PDF, .TXT, or .CSV document.

Here’s how to transfer text messages from your iOS device to your computer:

  • Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iExplorer.
  • click on statistics tab and then messages Button.
  • If you haven’t created an iTunes backup on this computer, you’ll be asked if you want to. to select Yes. If you already have an iTunes backup and it’s older than 24 hours, iExplorer will ask you whether you want to use the last backup or refresh.
  • When iExplorer finishes loading your messages, select a conversation in the left panel. Use the icons to filter by date range, show attachments, or just export the entire conversation.

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For Android, try this app

If you have an Android phone, there are helpful apps that make the backup process easy. SMS Backup & Restore is a solid option with good reviews.

The app creates a local backup of the messages and call logs on your phone in XML format when you run it. You can do this manually or schedule recurring backups automatically. You can then save that backup to the cloud storage of your choice.

The app can also restore messages from an existing backup. This includes group messages and messages containing pictures, music, and videos.

Here’s how to use SMS Backup & Restore:

  • Download and launch the app and give the required permissions.
  • Tap set up backup. turn Close Call Logs If you only want to back up your messages, tap next.
  • Select your cloud storage and log in. When you’re ready, tap save.
  • Select your upload options: On Wi-Fi and/or While charging, tap More next.
  • Select a backup frequency, then tap backup now.

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