Data loss is a tragic and unfortunate experience to suffer from, although the sad truth is that the majority of mobile phone users suffer from it at one point or another. When it does strike, it’s important to know how you get your data back, and as important as that is, we’re going to be focusing on the opposite end of the spectrum. Instead, we are going to take a look at some of the different methods which are available when you need to backup Samsung messages while discussing each of the steps that come with each of these methods. So, let’s jump right into it.
The first method which we’re going to take a look at uses one of the best programs available on the market, Dr.Fone – Android Data Backup & Restore. More specifically, the Android data backup and restore features which are included in the program.
Step #1 – First of all, download and install the Dr.Fone for Android program to your computer. After you manage to get it installed, go ahead and launch it.
Step #2 – Next, connect your Samsung device to your computer using a USB cable. It will only take a few moments for Dr.Fone to detect the connection.
Step #3 – On the Dr.Fone Toolkit for Android, click on the “Phone Backup” option.
Step #4 – Your device will then be shown on the display along with some basic information and “Backup” and “Restore” buttons. Click on the “Backup” button to begin the process.
Step #5 – Dr.Fone will then show you a variety of different files types. In this case, you are only required to select the “Messages” option although feel free to select other data types.
Step #6 – Once you’ve selected all of the data types you’d like to have backed up, click on the “Backup” button.
Step #7 – The backup process should only take a few minutes and once the backup has been taken, you will be able to access it through Dr.Fone.
As you can see, this method which takes advantage of Dr.Fone’s Android data backup and restore features is worth checking out. Not only that, but Dr.Fone contains a wider variety of features to go along with these features, although we’ll get to those later.
The dr.fone – Phone Transfer works for all iDevice, Nokia and Android devices, is a really efficient phone to phone data transfer and helps you to finish the transferring task easily. With it, making a backup copy of your Samsung Galaxy S5 SMS or messages to another smartphone become very simple.
Step 1. Link your Galaxy Phone and another smartphone to your computer
Once the dr.fone is operated choose “Switch” option, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and other phones like iPhone or Android phone should be linked to your computer. You can see the two phones are shown in the main window.
Step 2. Backup Samsung Galaxy SMS text messages to another smartphone now
Firstly, you should not choose the documents except SMS. Then you should choose the Start Transfer and then the backup can begin.
You can choose the Clear data before copy if the iPhone or Android phone has some SMS you no longer need and give the other one’s space from your Samsung Galaxy S5.
This next method that we’re going to take a look at allows for you to back up your Samsung devices messages by simply using your device and is, therefore, available to anyone who is in possession of a Samsung device.
Step #1 – On the device, head over to the “Settings” menu, scroll down to the “Personal” sub-heading, and tap on the “Accounts and sync” option.
Step #2 –Next, tap on the “Samsung account” option and enter your Samsung account’s details.
Note: if you don’t already have a Samsung account then create an account rather than signing in.
Step #3 – Head back to the “Samsung account” menu and under the “General settings” sub-heading, tap on the “Device backup” option.
Step #4 – You will then be prompted to select the different types of data that you’d like to be backed up. Again, for this method, you are only required to select the messages data type, although feel free to select the other types of data.
Step #5 – Once you’ve selected the different types of data that you’d like to have backed up, tap on the “Ok” option and the backup will begin.
Step #6 – It’s very important that your Samsung device is connected to a stable Wi-Fi connection during this process. If the connection is not stable, then data may be corrupted and your backup may not be taken.
While this method isn’t the most effective method due to the fact that a stable connection is required, it is definitely one of the most useful methods due to how you are able to do everything from your Samsung device. Something that is worth noting about this method is that if you have a slow internet connection, then the backup process will take longer than if you had a fast connection.
The last method that we’re going to look at uses Samsung Kies, the Samsung equivalent of Apple’s iTunes. Samsung Kies is a program which is free and is available to everyone.
Step #1 – If you don’t already have the Samsung Kies program downloaded and installed on your computer, then go ahead and do so. Once you have it installed, launch it.
Step #2 – Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable and allow a moment for Samsung Kies to detect your device.
Step #3 – On the left panel of the program, click on your device, and select the “Back up/Restore” tab at the top of the display.
Step #4 – Select the “Data backup” tab on the left panel followed by selecting the “Message” option. While for this method it is only necessary to select the “Message” option, you are able to select any of the other types of data.
Step #5 – After selecting the types of data that you’d like to have backed up, click on the “Backup” button located at the top of the display.
Note: if you’d like to have a backup of your device’s data taken every time that you connect it to your computer, then select the option that indicates to do so.
Step #6 – Once the backup begins it is important that your device is not disconnected while it is being taken, otherwise you are risking data corruption. The backup process should only take a few moments.
Once the backup has been taken you will be able to connect your device to Samsung Kies in the future to restore the data.
Other Dr.Fone for Android Features
While in this article we focused in on how you can successfully backup Samsung message, the first method which we discussed which makes use of the Dr.Fone Toolkit – Android program provides its users with a wider variety of features.
- Dr.Fone is compatible with thousands of Android devices and therefore compatibility isn’t a common issue with the program.
- Both backing up and recovering data, even Android app backup & restore is possible with Dr.Fone and furthermore, selectively doing so is an option too.
- Unsure about buying the program just in case it doesn’t work out for you? If that’s the case, then Dr.Fone offers a free trial so that you can try before you buy.
- If you only want to take a backup of your important data so that you can take the backup quickly without taking a lot of time out of your day, then being able to selectively back up your data is a must.
Dr.Fone’s Android Data Backup & Restore is an essential part of maintaining your device’s data and ensuring that you never lose files.
Besides, here, you will learn more about how to recover messages from broken Samsung phone.
The Importance of Backing up Data
Samsung users often underestimate taking a backup of their data as data loss is more common among iPhone users and iOS updates. However, it’s important that you don’t fall into this trap. Data loss can occur at any moment in time for several reasons. To prevent suffering from data loss, take a backup at least once a week. This way your backups will be kept up to date and if you do suffer from data loss, you will be able to restore the most recent data which is available.
With the use of these methods, you are able to easily backup Samsung messages and have your backups in a safe place for any future mishaps that you may experience.