Sending texts is a common method of communication. But we often need to clear out our phone memory, which leads to loss of all SMS stored in the device. For that, Android users can use apps to backup SMS to a cloud storage service. Thus, you never lose an important text even if you clear out your phone’s inbox regularly. Here are 10 such apps to backup your SMS to Gmail or other cloud storage.
This app lets you backup SMS, MMS and even the call log in Gmail or Google Calendar with different labels. You can also restore SMS and call log entries in your phone from Gmail, although MMS is not supported. You must enable IMAP in Gmail and set the time zone correctly for accurate time stamps after restoration.
Backup to Gmail
Not just SMS, but MMS and call log entries can all be backed up in your Gmail account through this app. All the backed up data can be restored in the same or other Android devices easily.
Price- 106 INR
SMS Backup (Christoph Studer)
This Christoph Studer SMS backup app is as simple as it sounds. It automatically backs up your text messages to your Gmail account. For this, you need to enable IMAP in your Gmail preferences through the computer.
SMS Backup & Restore
This neat little app backs up SMS in XML format automatically according to the time you set. It is not strictly Android dependent, so the backed up messages can be transferred to different phones without Android. You can choose which conversations to backup.
SMS backup (Wise Shark Software)
This app by Wise Shark Software can store SMS in your phone’s microSD card for easy portability or in your Gmail inbox. In the memory card, each SMS thread is saved as different files, while in Gmail, every SMS is allocated in separate emails.
Price- 268 INR
Backup SMS MMS Photo to Gmail
This is a low-key SMS backup app which has a versatile functionality. It archives SMS, MMS and photos to separate folders in your Gmail inbox. It does automatic backup and works on Froyo 2.2 and above.
Price- 106.99 INR
SMS Backup (Gmail)
This app by WooBoo is another great app that lets you backup your text messages in your Gmail inbox. Instead of cluttering your inbox and spending hours trying to find a certain text, you can sort them all in a specific folder and use automatic backup.
Email My Texts SMS
This app lets you load all the SMS or a particular thread into an email which you can send to someone else. You can also use it to backup your texts in Evernote, Dropbox and other cloud services.
Price- 263. 45 INR
With a simple user interface on offer, TextBusy delivers all the SMS to your Gmail or any other email inbox. Each SMS is sent as an email, which contains the name of the sender as well. You can send both outgoing and incoming SMS to your inbox, or configure only incoming SMS to be backed up.
Price- 64.79 INR
EML plus SMS to Cloud
This is a relatively new app, but it is still quite effective in backing SMS to Gmail. You simply need to start the application, register an account and choose the Gmail account to which you want to send the texts.
Price- 190.42 INR
You will find plenty of other apps on Google Play Market that can help you backup your SMS to your Gmail or any other cloud service account. But these have been chosen for their simplistic efficiency.