AT&T Messages
Backup & Sync

Your messages - Back up and sync your messages in the AT&T cloud so you can keep the conversation going from your phone, tablet or smartwatch.

Your messages backed up in the AT&T cloud

Your text and picture messages will be backed up in the cloud for up to 90 days. You can download your messages when you buy a new AT&T Backup & Sync-capable smartphone.

Text from your smartwatch or tablet

Because your messages are in the cloud, you can send and receive texts from a smartwatch or tablet using your mobile number.

Messages sync across your devices

Your message activity syncs in the cloud so you can keep the conversation going from your smartwatch or tablet.

Send messages from your smartwatch or tablet

Now you have a way to keep the conversation going from all of your devices using your mobile number.

Text from your tablet

Look for the AT&T Messages app on your tablet, or download the tablet app now.*

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Text from your smartwatch

Sync your compatible smartwatch with AT&T NumberSync® to send and receive messages.

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Frequently asked questions

  • What is AT&T Messages Backup & Sync?
    AT&T Messages Backup & Sync is a service integrated into your smartphone messaging app that backs up your text and picture messages in the AT&T cloud and syncs them to your phone. Also:
    1. Messages stored in the AT&T cloud can be downloaded to a smartphone that supports Backup & Sync.
    2. You can access your messages - and send or receive messages using your mobile number - from your smartwatch or tablet.
  • How do I use AT&T Messages Backup & Sync?
    The first time you use the Messaging app on your smartphone, you’ll be given an opportunity to opt in to use the service. You can also opt in at any time from the Messaging app by going to Settings > AT&T Messages Backup & Sync. Once the service is running, you don’t need to do anything else. Your messages will be backed up in the AT&T cloud and will remain in sync with your smartphone.
  • Which smartphones can use AT&T Messages Backup & Sync?

    Full list of eligible devices:

    Device  Market Name
    HTC     One (M8)
    HTC     One M9
    LG        Arena 2/Neon Plus
    LG        Escape Plus
    LG        Fortune 2
    LG        G Vista 2
    LG        G3
    LG        G4
    LG        G5
    LG        G6
    LG        G7
    LG        G8 ThinQ
    LG        G8X ThinQ
    LG        K10
    LG        K20
    LG        K40
    LG        K92 5G
    LG        Phoenix 2
    LG        Phoenix 3
    LG        Phoenix 4
    LG        Phoenix 5
    LG        Phoenix Plus
    LG        Prime 2
    LG        Risio 3
    LG        Stylo 4
    LG        Stylo 5
    LG        Stylo 5+
    LG        V10
    LG        V20
    LG        V30
    LG        V35 ThinQ
    LG        V40 ThinQ
    LG        V60 ThinQ
    LG        Velvet
    LG        Wing
    LG        X Venture
    LG        Xpression Plus 2
    LG        Xpression Plus 3
    Motorola        e5
    Motorola        G6 Play
    Motorola        moto g Play
    Motorola        moto G Pure
    Motorola        moto g stylus 5G
    Motorola        moto g7 PLAY
    Motorola        moto one 5G
    Motorola        one 5G ace
    Motorola        razr
    Samsung        Galaxy A01
    Samsung        Galaxy A02s
    Samsung        Galaxy A03s
    Samsung        Galaxy A10e
    Samsung        Galaxy A11
    Samsung        Galaxy A12
    Samsung        Galaxy A13 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy A32 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy A50
    Samsung        Galaxy A51
    Samsung        Galaxy A51 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy A52 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy A6
    Samsung        Galaxy A71 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy Amp Prime 3
    Samsung        Galaxy Express Prime 3
    Samsung        Galaxy J2 Dash
    Samsung        Galaxy J2 Pure
    Samsung        Galaxy J3
    Samsung        Galaxy J3 2018
    Samsung        Galaxy J7
    Samsung        Galaxy J7 2018
    Samsung        Galaxy Note 4
    Samsung        Galaxy Note 4 Edge
    Samsung        Galaxy Note 5
    Samsung        Galaxy Note 7
    Samsung        Galaxy Note 8
    Samsung        Galaxy Note 9
    Samsung        Galaxy Note 10
    Samsung        Galaxy Note 10+
    Samsung        Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy Note 20 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy S6
    Samsung        Galaxy S6 Active
    Samsung        Galaxy S6 Edge
    Samsung        Galaxy S6 Edge+
    Samsung        Galaxy S7
    Samsung        Galaxy S7 Active
    Samsung        Galaxy S7 Edge
    Samsung        Galaxy S8
    Samsung        Galaxy S8 Active
    Samsung        Galaxy S8+
    Samsung        Galaxy S9
    Samsung        Galaxy S9+
    Samsung        Galaxy S10
    Samsung        Galaxy S10 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy S10+
    Samsung        Galaxy S10e
    Samsung        Galaxy S20 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy S20 FE 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy S20+ 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy S21 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy S21 FE
    Samsung        Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy S21+ 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy Sol 3
    Samsung        Galaxy X Cover Field Pro
    Samsung        Galaxy X Cover Pro
    Samsung        Galaxy Z Flip
    Samsung        Galaxy Z Flip 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy Z Fold
    Samsung        Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
    Samsung        Galaxy Z Fold3
    ZTE        Axon M
    ZTE        Z835
    ZTE        Z971

    In 2022, Samsung smartphones will use Messages by Google as the default messaging app. If you’d like to use AT&T Messages Backup & Sync, you’ll need to switch to the Samsung Messages app located in the Samsung folder on these devices:

         • Galaxy A53
         • Galaxy S22
         • Galaxy S22+
         • Galaxy S22 Ultra

    Learn how to Switch to Samsung Messages.

    If you were using AT&T Messages Backup & Sync on your last phone, then got one of these Galaxy phones and are not using Samsung Messages, learn how to use Smart Switch to transfer your Messages, Pictures, Contacts, and more to your new phone.

  • Why are my downloaded messages unread?
    If you have the AT&T Messages Backup & Sync service, but haven’t been using it on a supported device, messages stored in our cloud will appear unread when they’re downloaded to your phone. After you read these messages on your phone, they’ll be in sync with the cloud.
  • Why did deleted messages appear after I turned the service on?
    If you have the AT&T Messages Backup & Sync service, but haven’t been using it on a supported device, messages deleted from your phone have not been deleted from the cloud. The first time Backup & Sync syncs with the cloud, you may see previously deleted messages appear in your inbox. Going forward, any message you delete from your phone will be deleted from the cloud.