I need to backup an SMS conversation

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by mclld, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. mclld macrumors 68020

    Nov 6, 2012
    I really need to save an SMS conversation from a family member who passed away and don't ever want to lose it. I installed SMS Backup and Restore and added my gdrive account but on that screen it said with each new backup, any backups older than 30 days are deleted. I desperately do not want to lose this conversation, how should I back it up?
  2. nj1266 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2012
    Long Beach, CA
    Can’t you screenshot the whole conversation?
  3. mclld thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 6, 2012
    I thought a screenshot would just do one screen, this is a thread that goes back to last year
  4. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    What kind of phone? Doesn’t Samsung have a feature that lets you screen shot an entire scrolled section, or am I mis-remembering it?
  5. co.ag.2005 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Fort Worth, TX
    This one looks to backup to Gmail. Where I'm sure it'll stay unless you delete it. Maybe give it a shot? I've heard good things but have never tried it.

  6. mclld thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 6, 2012
    I have it backed up to an xml file in my gdrive so I can just download this to any phone in the future?

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