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Ways to Share Messages from Old to New Android with SMS Backup and Restore

--By Manager On November 25, 2015

 

Android geeks may be familiar with tips and tricks on sharing contacts, photos, videos etc from the old phone to new with built-in features of the device, like using Bluetooth, NFC, and so on. But, to share messages from old Android to the new, it should not that easy since Android has not yet offered any access to do that. Thankfully, Ritesh Sahu, who is familiar with software territory, develops a backup app called SMS Backup and Restore that alleviates the process to share messages from old to new Android. This post is going to show three ways to send your old SMS to the new device.

Note: All ways below requires you to backup your SMS on Android first.

Part 1. Share Messages from Old to New Android via Dropbox

Step 1. Upload SMS Backup to Dropbox
Open SMS Backup & Restore app on your old Android phone. Tap the menu button (three-dot icon). Then select “Send File”. All previous backup in your Android phone are listed. Choose the one containing your wanted items. Then choose Dropbox to upload messages backup.

In the next screen, sign in Dropbox and choose a folder to store your backup. Hit the button “ADD”, your SMS backup will be uploaded to Dropbox. Note that both phones must be online. Or you will fail to upload/download files.

Upload SMS Backup to Dropbox

Step 2. Obtain SMS Backup from Dropbox
Go to your new Android phone. Open Dropbox app and sign in the same account. Then go to the folder where the backup is stored. Choose the backup and select “SMS Backup & Restore”.

Upload SMS Backup to Dropbox

Step 3. Restore Messages on New Android
There will be a pop-up note that asks what you would like to do with the file. Choose “RESTORE”. Next, hit “OK”. When restore is completed, tap on “CLOSE”.

Restore SMS from Dropbox

Note: You can follow the similar path to share messages from old Android to the new with the help of Google Drive/Gmail.

Part 2. Share Messages from Old to New Android with SD Card

Note:As we have mentioned above, you should backup SMS in your old Android first.

Step 1. Insert SD Card to the New Android
Remove the SD card from your old Android phone and insert it to the new device.

Step 2. Restore SMS on New Android
Start your new Android phone. Then install and run SMS Backup & Restore app. Hit the button “Restore”. Then all backed up messages will be roused.

Restore SMS Backup

Part 3. Share Messages from Old to New Android with Computer

Note:Before starting, make sure you have backed up SMS files with SMS Backup & Restore by simply tapping the button “Backup”.

Step 1. Move SMS Backup from Old Android to PC
Connect your old Android phone to your computer via USB cable. Find the portable device and go to the internal storage/SD card of your Android phone. Then open the folder “SMSBackupRestore” and locate the backup file. Move it to your PC. Next, eject the old phone.

Step 2. Copy SMS Backup from PC to New Android
Run SMS Backup & Plug app on your new Android. Create a backup so that the folder “SMSBackupRestore” is generated. Then plug your new Android phone to the computer. Copy and paste the SMS backup previously copied on the computer to the folder “SMSBackup Restore” of the daemon.

Step 3. Restore SMS Backup on New Android.
Unplug your new Android. Then run SMS Backup & Restore app. Tap the button “Restore” and choose the backup from your old Android. Then hit “OK” to restore it.

Restore SMS Backup


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