How can I automatically backup SMS messages from my iPhone to my GMail account?

Saumil Mehta September 23, 2010

Is there a way to do it?

  1. Les
    May 7, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    With my droid I loved txtarchive... Was AWESOME and easy as I am a novice ... Now u switched to iPhone and dying for same type of program ... Can't find tho. Any suggestions for a dummy ?

    • Susendeep Dutta
      May 8, 2012 at 11:07 am

      iPhone Backup Extractor -

      The above program can backup iPhone contacts, calendar events, photos, SMS messages, notes, location data etc..

  2. Havefun007
    April 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Hi, does anything exist to back up SMS from the iPhone DIRECTLY (so to say over-the-air) to Gmail, like SMS Backup + for Android?

    • Susendeep Dutta
      May 8, 2012 at 11:08 am

      The software below is helpful for you to backup SMS and it works for Windows,Mac and Linux.

      iPhone Backup Extractor -

  3. Anonymous
    May 16, 2011 at 2:53 am

     you can google first. ---- backup iphone sms, contact, call list, ibooks, songs, video, photo...

  4. Mitchell Pearson
    January 30, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    That guy that made the nice Android app has to release an iPhone version. I'd pay for that and I'm sure many others would too.

  5. brittymcsmartypants
    October 28, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    I am also looking for something like this for the iPhone. Why does it seem to be so impossible to get your sms and mms to backup to gmail?

  6. Anonymous
    September 24, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    If its Android platform
    Backup Android SMS messages to Gmail

    Sms Backup
    You need to have a Gmail account with IMAP enabled. See the Enabling IMAP Gmail help page to learn how to enable IMAP for your Gmail acc

    Backup To Gmail
    Backup to Gmail can help you to automatically backup SMS, MMS and Call log to your Gmail.

    The first time you will have to press the Backup Now button and wait till all your SMS messages are up online and syned with your account. SMS messages will be stored in a separate, newly-created label – SMS. And they won’t conflict with your other emails in your Inbox. You can even mark the backed up messages on Gmail as read.

    MyBackup Pro

    backup to sd card
    This simple tool allows you to convert your iPhone's SMS database (sms.db) to a XML file which you can import on your Android device with the free app SMS Backup & Restore by Ritesh Sahu.


  7. Tina
    September 23, 2010 at 5:34 pm


    I did a brief Google search and found this one:
    Unfortunately, it is currently down.

    Is there a specific reason why you want to backup to GMail, e.g. search-ability?
    For general backup you can also try the following tools:

    • Saumil
      September 24, 2010 at 5:57 am

      I am searching for Android-like SMS backup.

      • Aibek
        October 3, 2010 at 7:16 pm

        if you're still looking for a solution check out this thread on MacRumors,

      • VeryAndroid SMS Backup
        January 5, 2012 at 3:01 pm

        Try VeryAndroid SMS Backup, It is a smart andriod sms backup software that can copy and backup sms on Android phone to computer.

        It can help you:
         - Copy and backup SMS from Anroid phone to computer.
         - Restore SMS to android phone any time.
         - Send SMS & SMS Chat on computer directly.
         - Transfer SMS to android phone from other phones (iPhone, Windows Mobile, Nokia, Blackberry etc).
         - View SMS messages in threading mode on computer.

      • Shamrc77
        February 6, 2012 at 8:29 pm

        Xrchives something like that it is the best program ever it backs everything up sms mms and photos

      • Rgenadek
        February 22, 2012 at 2:08 am

        SMS Backup by Jan works the best!

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