I just installed Textra to try out as a new primary SMS/MMS app. However, I've noticed that none of my previously-sent messages seem to have been imported into Textra. I see most (if not all) of my received messages, but none of my recently sent ones are there.

I recall having something similar happen when I downloaded Android Messages, to try out as an alternative to Samsung's built-in app.

Is there any way to get this all synced up, so I can have my complete history (at least, everything from since I started using this phone) in whichever SMS app I end up choosing?

Platform: Android 7.0 on Samsung Galaxy S8+

Software Versions:

Android Messages 2.2.076
Samsung Messages
Textra SMS 3.37

  • Textra settings > about > resync. Dues that help?
    – beeshyams
    Jul 10 '17 at 18:24
  • Already tried. Nope.
    – Iszi
    Jul 10 '17 at 18:26

Try this work around

  • Disable Textra as default SMS app

  • Take a backup of your stock SMS app messages using SMS backup and restore

  • Set Textra as default messaging app

  • Restore messages using SMS backup and restore backup, which you just created

  • All the messages (before you installed Textra ) should be available now on your Textra or alternative app

  • In the event you did send / receive SMS with Textra , take a backup to a different location (other than default of these messages using SMS restore and backup app ). For the process in answer use default backup location. At the end of all steps , restore from the other than default location
    – beeshyams
    Jul 11 '17 at 8:20
  • Has this worked for anyone? I just tried following the steps above, but my previously sent messages aren't showing up in Textra. I also noticed that when I did the restore, I had to first set SMS Backup and Restore as my default messaging app. Once the restore finished, I then set Textra to the default. Not sure if that has anything to do with anything, but that's the way SMS B&R worked.
    – David H.
    Jun 10 '18 at 18:07

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