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Transferring text messages to a new SIM

Hi. I have a 10 year old Samsung Galaxy Europa mobile on pay as you go and Virgin have told me I have to change my SIM.

How do I save my text messages of which there are many so I don't lose them as I assume these are saved to the SIM and not the phone

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Re: Transferring text messages to a new SIM

Hi smiley1,

 

Thanks for your post and I'm sorry to see this post has gone unanswered for some time

 

I've been able to pull this handy guide from - https://deciphertools.com/blog/save-text-messages-forever/

 

Try the steps below to see if this can help you with your request

 

Kindest regards,

 

David_Bn

 

Android

For exporting text message on Android devices there is a helpful program called SMS Backup+ that is a great tool to accomplish this task. The software works in conjunction with any Gmail email account to let users backup, save, and print their text messages.

Detailed Steps to save text messages - Android

 

  1. Make sure you have a Gmail email account.
  2. Open Gmail and enable IMAP.
  3. Install and launch SMS Backup+.
  4. Choose "connect" and allow access to your contacts.
  5. Accept the send and view permissions for SMS prompt.
  6. With your Gmail account connected choose "Backup" in SMS Backup+.
  7. When the backup completes you will now have copies of your important text messages saved forever!
  8. Print the text messages and download them offline for safekeeping.
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Re: Transferring text messages to a new SIM

almost all smart phones save to the phone. The sim can only store 10 SMS messages