How to transfer SMS data from Android


Considering that a number of users using Android phone is still growing, more and more people find themselves in need of backup or synchronize contacts with other devices. For these purposes there is a simple solution, which we've prepared this tutorial for.

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How to start?

You need an Android phone version 2.2 (Froyo and higer e.q. 2.2.1, 2.2.2), 2.3 (Gingerbread and higher e.q. 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.3.4, 2.3.5, 2.3.6, 2.3.7), 3.0.1 (Honeycomb and higher e.q. 3.1, 3.2, 3.2.1), 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwitch and higher 4.0.1-4.0.4), 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 (Jelly Bean), 4.4 (KitKat), 5.0, 5.1 (Lollipop), 6.0 (Marshmallow), 7.0 (Nougat), , 7.1.x (Nougat), 8.0 (Oreo), and 9.0 (Pie) including tablets. Let us just remind you, that for now PhoneCopy for Android only transfers contacts, SMS, videos and pictures. The list of all officially supported devices is here.

Backup SMS and contacts from your Android

Download PhoneCopy for Android to your Android phone (VERSION 2.2 and higher ONLY), which you can download free of charge. If you are using older version of application than v2.0.11, please check older instructions. After downloading and installation, go through following steps.

If you have an account, type your username and password and press Login. If you don't have an account, create new. Enable synchronization of SMS.

Select One-way sync and press This device >> server.

Now you can start the first synchronization. Proceed by pressing "Agree and continue". Now, wait for the synchronization to finish.

Now you have all your contacts and SMS synchronized on PhoneCopy and you can edit your contacts in your online account. PhoneCopy can also be used as a regular synchronization service, should you lose your phone or the stored data, or if you just run out of battery and you need to see your contacts online. Also, on your online account, you will see full history of your contacts, as well as the data that you've deleted in between the synchronizations. You can find them in an archvie from where you can restore them. And if this is still not enough of a backup for you, you can download a .CSV file, that you can store in your computer

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For more information about our app, visit our PhoneCopy for Android page.