Whether it is the world of search engines, email service or mobile OS, Google has put even the pioneers out of business. Despite all the fantastic features that Android OS comes with, it does not allow you to back up SMS to Gmail account.
While there are plenty of apps that let you backup SMS on Android, there is a special one that enables you to sync them with your Gmail account. Now you can not only keep a check on all your emails but your text messages from the same place.
Step 1: Enable IMAP Access to your Gmail account
Before you can begin backing up your SMS to your Gmail account, you need to grant IMAP access to it. To begin, sign in to your Gmail account from your computer and navigate to Settings->Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
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The window will show you multiple options to select, so tap on the empty box next to “Enable IMAP”. Now scroll down and click on “Save Changes”, and you’re all set to go ahead and configure the SMS Backup+ app.
Step 2: Download and configure SMS Backup+
The app which allows you to back up SMS to Gmail account is called SMS Backup+, and is available on the Google Play Store for free. Simply search for the app or download it using the link given down below:
Once the app is downloaded, open it up and tap on the “Connect” button to add your Gmail account to the app. A pop-up window will show you the Gmail account (or accounts) connected to your Android device, so tap on the one you want to back up your SMS to.
After offering the “Allow” permission to the app from your Gmail account, you will have to confirm backing up the stored messages on your device by pressing “Backup”. You have now successfully back up SMS to Gmail account, which is accessible from your Gmail account.
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