Android is a great platform where numerous apps are present to suit every purpose. Because of those options, users can easily change their default apps to suit their purpose. Similarly, users can easily change their default messaging app. Android offers us with numerous alternative messaging apps such as Google Messages, Textra, Microsoft SMS Organiser, etc. Today’s guide is specifically about the ways to transfer Samsung Messages to Google Messages.
Normally, when the user thinks about changing Samsung Messages to the Google Messages app, few possibilities that define their motive such as moving to a new phone running on stock android/android one device, or it could be just out of curiosity.
Changing the default messaging app
Switching to Google Messages app on your Samsung phone isn’t as complicated as one might think, all you need to do is installing the Google Messages app and making it your default app. The text messages will be synced automatically. Following are the steps to achieve the same:
- One needs to download Google Messages app from the Play Store.
- Open the app, once it’s finished installing.
- An option will prompt asking you to make it your default app.
- Tap on Yes.
- Give it some time to sync the existing text messages. It might take time depending on the number of text messages.
If the above-mentioned method doesn’t work, don’t worry, we got that figured as well. Here’s another way to achieve the same:
- Open “Setting” on your Samsung smartphone.
- Find “Apps”. Then locate the three-dot icon at the top. Tap it.
- Select “Default apps” from the pop-up menu.
- Select the “SMS app” option.
- Choose the “Google Messages” app to set it as the default app.
Steps to transfer Samsung Messages to Google Messages on a different device
Many apps will help you to back up the messages from Samsung Messages app such as SMS Backup & Restore, Super Backup & Restore, Backup & Restore, etc. Each one has the same objective, you need to choose the option to back up your messages and upload the same to the cloud or your E-mail, whichever seems convenient. But in order to make it more clear, let’s consider Super Backup & Restore to highlight the steps required to transfer Samsung Messages to Google Messages on a different device.
Following are the steps:
- Open the Super Backup & Restore app.
- Select the SMS option.
- Choose the Backup All option.
- You will be asked to save the backup.
- It will take a few minutes to create a backup depending on the number of text messages.
- Next, it will ask you to send the backup file to the cloud.
- From there onwards you can either send the backup to Google Drive or send it manually to the desired WhatsApp number, save it in your internal phone storage, etc whichever seems convenient.
- For restoring the text messages, just log in to google drive where you saved the backup from the Super Backup & Restore app on your new device.
- Firstly, it will ask you to make Super Backup & Restore as your default app, accept it, once the restoration is done, change the default messaging app to the Google Messages app.
You can also try out different backup and restore apps because this isn’t the only one available. Some might suit your purpose and fulfill your requirement.
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