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
  • I'm confused. I'm using Textra 3.37 as stated in the OP. – Iszi Jul 10 '17 at 18:31

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

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