How to Auto Store Copy of Your Every New SMS on Google Drive
This tutorial covers how to take back up of your incoming as well as outgoing SMS on your android device locally, or to the cloud storage services like Google Drive, DropBox or Gmail. You can either restore it later or take a copy of your SMS on your computer and preview it. Yep! you can get a copy of your all incoming and outgoing SMS on your laptop.
You can take a complete back up of your existing SMS on your phone as well as all new SMS on your phone. Take a copy of all the SMS you are sending and receiving will be vital in many cases such as;
- In the verge of a factory reset of your phone. For a later restore of SMS.
- While sending important information via SMS. For example, if you are the signing authority of Cheques, you can send a SMS to your account people that you issued a cheque to one client. The advantage that the message details will be recorded by your account people and you can cross check such all issued Cheques in a future date from the SMS back up that either from your phone or if not available due to any reason from your Google Drive folder.
On your android device download and install SMS Back up and Restore.
On your laptop download and install Microsoft XML Notepad 2007.
Both of the above apps are free.
How to Take SMS Back up on Your Phone Locally and Also to Google Drive
Install the app “SMS Backup and Restore” from the above Google Play link.
Open the app and on the home screen of the app, tap the three dot menu icon and select Preferences>Back up settings.
Make sure that the following options are selected;
– Add Readable Date.
– Add XSL Tag.
– Add Contact Names.
Then select “Upload to Google Drive”. You will get a message indicating the requirement of an add on App called “Add-On – SMS Backup & Restore”
Install the app and go back to SMS Backup and Restore and select “Upload to Google Drive”
Sign in to Google Drive and create a SMS folder there.
Also you can set up backup schedule from menu. Now you can take the initial backup of your existing SMS from the home screen back up option. Later as per your schedule the app will auto back up your SMS. If you are connected the back up will uploaded to Google Drive also.
Note: Just like the above mentioned Google Drive connection, you can store the SMS back up to DropBox or to Gmail also.
How to Preview SMS Back up on Your Laptop
You can view all your SMS back up on your laptop. To do that open your Google drive account on your desktop browser and download SMS back up files. If you have already installed the Google Drive app on your computer, you can get the back up files from the Google Drive folder.
You can see [dot]xml file and [dot]xsl file on the SMS back up folder you created in Google Drive. Download both files in same folder on your computer (this step can be avoided if you have Google Drive installed on your computer). Right click on the [dot]xml file and select open with XML Notepad 2007 which you can install from the link mentioned in the above download section.
Click on the XSL Output tab to preview the SMS on your computer.
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