The Galaxy Nexus is a touch screen Android smartphone developed by a partnership between Google and Samsung. It features a high-definition Super AMOLED display with curved glass, an improved camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Many times we need to backup SMS on our Samsung Galaxy Nexus to computer to prevent the loss of important text messages or free up more room on mobile phone. Although Samsung Galaxy Nexus can receive and send text messages easily, it does not offer a native way to backup them up. Fortunately, there are some SMS backup application can help you extract and save text message from phone to computer.
Jihosoft Android SMS Transfer is such a beneficial application that allows you to easily backup Samsung Galaxy Nexus SMS as a .db file, you can then transfer the file from your phone to the computer for later restore. The program also includes a desktop tool which enables you to import and view the SMS backup .db file, search specific SMS by keywords, delete unwanted text messages, print SMS out or export them to local computer and save as .txt or .csv file.
Step by Step to Backup Samsung Galaxy Nexus SMS to Computer
Step one: Drag Jihosoft Android SMS Transfer apk file to your Galaxy Nexus.
Download and install Jihosoft Android SMS Transfer on your computer, drag or copy the apk file inside the Phone Port folder from your computer to the phone.
Note: For Mac users, you can choose Jihosoft Android SMS Transfer for Mac which helps transfer/backup SMS from Samsung Galaxy Nexus to Mac OS X.
Step two: Install the phone application on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Click the .apk file to install and launch it on your phone with the interface as below:
Step three: Backup Samsung Galaxy Nexus SMS.
Click “Backup SMS” on the program main screen, an app register window will pop out. Hit “trial” and input a file name for the SMS that you are to backup in another opened window. Then hit “OK” to start the backup process.
Step four: Transfer SMS backup .db file to computer.
After backup completes, all backup SMS can be found in the root of your phone SD card, you can then transfer the .db file from your Samsung Galaxy Nexus to the computer.