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

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    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

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    Can’t you screenshot the whole conversation?
     
  3. mclld thread starter macrumors 68020

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

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    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

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    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.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zegoggles.smssync
     
  6. mclld thread starter macrumors 68020

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    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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