Tech This Out: Saving your texts

There are several apps to help you store text messages.

Most people don't call one another anymore.

It's all about SMS.

You really should clean out your text folders every now and then. If you never want to lose those heart emojis from your bae or a message from your mom, try backing up your texts.

The following apps work great, especially if you're thinking about getting a new phone. You don't want to lose anything.

SMS Backup & Restore

SMS Backup & Restore works great for Android users to back up messages and phone calls.

It's super simple.

The app saves your messages to the phone or cloud-based services like Dropbox and Google Drive. You can also send the data to your email.

SMS Backup and Restore has really good reviews in the Google Play store. I noticed if users had a problem, someone responded right away. The app is free for Android phones.

Windows Phone Message Backup

Windows Phone Message Backup is for windows phone users. You can browse and export text, picture, group and video messages. They can be exported as a text or picture file. Windows Phone Message Backup is free.

SMS Export Plus

For iPhone users should try SMS Export Plus to save your iMessages and texts.

It's easy to backup contacts and you can save all of your messages in a bunch of different formats, even a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. SMS Export Plus works with iPhones, iPod, Macs and PCs. It costs $5.

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