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Tech Series: How to get text messages off your phone

Regardless of its pros and cons and my personal feelings on the subject, people send text messages. When it comes to court proceedings, those text messages can often be used as evidence.  You can print out an email fairly easily, but printing out a text message from your phone is more difficult. As with most things these days, there’s a smartphone app that will help.

It will depend on the kind of phone you have. The app that I use is called SMS Backup + and it’s free through the Google Play store. As with most Android apps, it connects to your Google ID account. Your texts will appear in a folder in your gmail account.

Here’s the HowToGeek tutorial on how to use and install SMS Backup +. Here’s a Youtube review of it as well.

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Andy Chen

Andy I. Chen is a lawyer licensed to practice law in California and New York. Andy maintains offices in Los Altos, California and Modesto, California. Under the New York Court of Appeals' 2015 decision in Schoenefeld v. State of New York, Andy does not accept cases from those in New York state. He does, however, know many lawyers in New York state and would be happy to make a referral.