How to back up contacts and sms to your Gmail

By | June 2, 2016
All-In-One Toolbox is a powerful system optimize tool app for Android to clean cache, manage files and boost to speed up your Android for a better performance.


We talked about how to recover your information after you smashed your phone in last blog. But what if the phone was so broken that the information in it can not be recovered?   Or you accidentally lost your phone?  That’s when the idea of “back up” hits you. 

We all know that All-In-One Toolbox can help you back up your apps to your SD card. But how about Contacts ans sms?  

So in this blog I’m gonna introduce you some useful tips about backing up your contact and sms to your Gmail which might be a safer place than SD card considering your phone might get stolen.

Backup Contacts Using Gmail 

This is the best method if you want to store your contacts safely at any place. And if I say the place is Gmail owned by Google then you don’t need to worry for everything at all. As you know Google forces Android users to use a Gmail account with their device. You can synchronize your contacts and can store them on your Gmail account. Just follow the steps:-

  • Open Setting option in your phone. 
  • Find “Account and SYNC“or “Google” and click on it. 
  • Then just click on your email address and then from menu click on “Sync Now”. 
  • This way your contacts and other app data will be saved on Gmail online.
  • You can access them form Gmail anytime. 

Backup Your Text Messages to Your Gmail Account

Backing up your text messages from your Android phone to your Gmail account is so simple there’s no reason to not back them up and make them search-friendly in the process. Read on to see how you can turn your Gmail account into an SMS vault.

What Do I Need?

It’s easy to lose your text messages. Everything from switching phones to fumble fingers can drop your messages in front of the digital reaper—just last night I managed to accidently delete a massive SMS thread when I really only intended to delete a single message that refused to send.

Backing up your SMS messages to your Gmail account is so simple, however, there’s no good reason not to do it. For this tutorial you’ll need three things:

Got all that? Let’s get started!

Note: Technically, you can dig around the advanced settings of SMS Backup+ to reconfigure it to work with any IMAP-enabled email server. However, since it was designed to work with Gmail and works so well with Gmail’s search, threading, and starring functionality, we’re not going to mess with a good thing.

Configuring Your Gmail Account for IMAP Access





SMS Backup+ requires IMAP access to your Gmail account to function. Let’s take a moment and hop over to the Gmail account we’re planning on using with the application and check the status.

Login to your Gmail account and navigate to Settings –> Forwarding and POP/IMAP. Check Enable IMAP. Scroll down and click Save Changes. That’s the only configuration you’ll need to do within your Gmail account.

Then install the SMS Backup+

The first step is to set up the connection to your Gmail account. Tap Connect. The default browser on your Android phone will launch and you’ll be prompted to login to the Gmail account you want to use for backing up your messages.

Then you just follow the step it told, you can easily get your sms back up.


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