We all know that backing up our data is incredibly important in case we lose that phone or a hard drive failed.
Here's how to back up SMS and MMS from an Android phone to Gmail.
First download SMS Backup plus from the Google Store.
Launch the app, and have it connect to your Gmail account.
Allow the app to manage your mail and it will ask you if you want to immediately back up all messages on the device.
Select this option and the backup will begin.
Depending on how many message you have on your phone, this could take anywhere from a few minutes or up to an hour.
Now, when you go into your g-mail account you should see a new label called SMS.
All of your text messages and MMS content is there for you to view.
Also make sure to turn on the auto back up feature within the SMS back up plus app.
Change the frequency to suit your schedule such as backing up messages once per day.
In San Francisco, I'm Lexy Savvides Cnet.com for CBS News.