Save or Back Up SMS or Text Messages to SD Card on HTC One

Edited by Thor, Melissa Rae, Jen M, Anonymous

Hello, and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to back up SMS messages from an HTC One M8 to the SD card.

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Steps

  1. 1
    To begin, press down on the power button located on top of the phone to activate it.
    Once the phone is activated, we'll see the lock screen.
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    To unlock the phone, press down on the screen, hold down and then swipe up.
    Once the phone has been unlocked, we'll be in the home screen, and there will be a few icons at the bottom of the screen.
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  3. 3
    We need to enter the "Messages" section.
    To do that, we need to press the icon of the white speech square with three green lines in the middle. Press down on this icon and it will reveal our messages. What we want to do in this video is show you how to back up these SMS messages from the phone to the SD card.
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  4. 4
    Press the icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen which appear as three white dots in a vertical line.
    Press down on this icon to bring up some options.
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  5. 5
    Press down on the "Back up/Restore" option.
    It will bring up two options.
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    Press down on "Backup", and a message will appear.
    It 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?". Press "OK".
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  7. 7
    We must choose to back up SMS or back up SMS via mail.
    We want to choose "Back up SMS". Press down on the top option.
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    It will ask us to create a new password.
    We'll want to write this down once we've made it. Press "OK". We can also press the option "Do not password protect this backup" if we don't want to use a password. It will enter a check in the box and we won't have to enter a password to use this function.
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  9. 9
    It will show the name of the file, and we can change the name if we want to.
    We are going to leave it the same. Press "OK".
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  10. 10
    A message will appear that says "Back up SMS - Backup is complete".
    The message has been backed up to the SD card, making it a bit more secure. If we have a problem with our phone, we'll be able to retrieve our messages from the SD card. Press the "OK" icon and this will take us back to the "Messages" section.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to back up messages from an HTC One M8 to the SD card.
    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 shall answer them for you. Thank you for watching VisiHow. Goodbye.
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Recent edits by: Jen M, Melissa Rae, Thor

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