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    Exclamation Need to move SMS to another phone.. HELP PLEASE. ANYONE.

    My phone worries me, I have an LG Vortex and it's about two years old and it's starting to malfunction, so I figure its time for a new phone. The only thing preventing me from purchasing a new phone is that I need to keep my messages and switch it to a new phone. Can I just take it to Verizon, or maybe RadioShack, and ask them to do this, I know they can move contacts over, don't know about messages... Or is there an app that I can do this with, or something online, or anything. I'll pay for it if necessary, it's just very important I keep my current messages. Any suggestions are appreciated!
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    Default Re: Need to move SMS to another phone.. HELP PLEASE. ANYONE.

    The Google Play store has apps to backup your SMS messages.

    Free: SMS Backup +
    Paid: My Backup Pro

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    Default Re: Need to move SMS to another phone.. HELP PLEASE. ANYONE.

    SMS Back up & Restore has been around forever and does an excellent job. No rooting required either.



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    Default Re: Need to move SMS to another phone.. HELP PLEASE. ANYONE.

    I agree with Paul627g, use SMS Backup & Restore:

    I use it all the time when upgrading ROMs or to backup sms. There's also a call log backup just in case you need it:

    Now, these two apps are good to backup and restore on the same device. I have never taken the saved data from one device and saved to another -- Paul, if you have done this please chime in. It should work, but just in case it doesn't, backup the data elsewhere just in case:
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    Default Re: Need to move SMS to another phone.. HELP PLEASE. ANYONE.

    Will this work with a lot of messages (around 5,000)? And also, it won't go crazy and delete or do anything to my messages, will it?
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    Having 5000 messages on your phone is not worth it. It actually hurts your phone performance. If you need them then backup then up and move them to your pc

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    Default Re: Need to move SMS to another phone.. HELP PLEASE. ANYONE.

    I've used SMS Back up & Restore between multiple phones. It worked for me.

    Also the app features a nice selective restore so you don't have to restore everything.

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