Backup SMS Messages to SD Card on HTC One M8

Edited by Thor, Crystal, Eng

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Steps

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    To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the power button located on top of the phone
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    Once the phone has been activated we will see the lock screen.
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    To unlock the phone, swipe the screen up
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    Once the phone has been unlocked we will see the home screen, and at the bottom we will see 5 icons.
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    We need to tap the Messages icon
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    We can see that there is a white chat box with 3 green horizontal lines inside of it. This will open up our messages. Now, we want to demonstrate how we can back up our SMS messages to an SD card.
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    To do that, we need to press the 3 white squares in a vertical line in the top right-hand corner of the screen
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    This will open up our menu.
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    We want to tap on the second option from the top, "Backup/Restore"
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    This will open up a prompt with two options.
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    We want to tap on "Back up"
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    Another prompt will appear.
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    Press "OK" to continue
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    The prompt says, "Back up messages and phone numbers to an SD card or send to another HTC device via email. Secure and blocked messages will not be backed up. Do you want to continue?"
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    Now we have two options, "Back up SMS" or "Back up SMS via mail"; tap on the first option, "Back up SMS"
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    Now we can enter a password and then type in the password again to confirm it
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    We will use a very simple password for now, but we should be using a more difficult password in the future. We can press "OK" when we're done.
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    Now we can rename the backup file and press "OK" when we're done
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    Now we can see that the backup is complete
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    Press "OK". This will take us back into our messages. Now our data is more secure and backed up so that if there's a problem with our phone, we will be able to recover the messages. That is the benefit of backing up the messages to the SD card, so we may want to do this on a regular basis to protect our data.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to back up SMS messages from an HTC One M8 to the SD card
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    If you have any questions or comments about this video, or about the process that you have seen in this video, then please leave them in the comment section below, and we will answer them for you. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
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Recent edits by: Crystal, Thor

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