How to Backup Text Messages for Samsung Smartphone

Text Messages have become one of the important forms of communication in the digital era as each and every day you send and receive hundreds of text messages to your friends, family members and colleagues. So you need to make sure that you take a backup of your text messages frequently, or there is every chance you may lose it anytime. It is always a safety to have a backup of your phone data somewhere, so you could always rely on that backup, if anything goes wrong with your phone. When it comes to taking a backup of your text messages on your Samsung Smartphone, there are various ways to take backup and let’s look at some of the methods:

Method 1 – Back Up SMS with Samsung Account

Samsung smartphone have their own backup/restore options and backing up your data with this method is pretty much simple, as you don’t need to download any third party applications, but just used the functionality already available in the phone. To back up your text messages with Samsung account, make sure you already created a Samsung account and if not try to create one or else you can’t use this method to backup text messages

Step 1: In your Samsung Phone, Go to Settings → Accounts & Sync

Step 2: It will show a list of Samsung accounts in the phone and choose your Samsung account to which the data needs to be backed up to

Step 3: If you don’t have your Samsung account, create a new account and activate it clicking the link sent to your email.

Step 4: Once you’ve activated your Samsung account, go back to Settings → Accounts & Sync

Step 5: Choose your Samsung account and then select “Device Backup” option

Step 6: In the popup window, select Messages (SMS)” option to back up your text messages and then click “OK” button

Step 7: If you want your device to backup your data automatically at regular intervals without your intervention, in the Device Backup and restore screen, select the “Auto Backup” option.

That’s it, your text messages will get backed up to your Samsung account and you can retrieve the data anytime you need.

Method 2 – Backup Samsung SMS for Free using Samsung KIES

Samsung KIES is a great application developed by Samsung to connect your computer and your Samsung smartphones to transfer data from one another easily. The Samsung KIES is available in two versions, full and mini version. If you download the full version, you have all the features to backup all your data, transfer data from Android to computer, and upgrade your phone firmware and OS etc. Now let’s take a look at how to backup text messages for Samsung smartphone:

Step 1: Make sure you’ve downloaded the latest version of the Samsung KIES software for the official website of Samsung. Once the download is completed, install the application based as per the instructions provided.

Step 2: Connect your Samsung smartphone to your pc using a USB cable.

Step 3: in the Samsung KIES software, click on the Backup & Restore tab on the right

Step 4: In the Backup & Restore screen, you’ll see a list and select “Message” and then click the ‘Backup” button

Step 5: The processes of backing up text message starts and wait till the process completes.


Samsung Kies is only available for old smartphone so it might be not a good option in nowadays. If you found out the above solution doesn’t work for your, then there is a much batter option to backup Samsung text messages. However, you need to pay for a few bucks. The backup option is more flexible: you can backup them as a whole or only backup the ones you think it is important. Rooting and data recovery features are also available in this super toolkit.

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