*NOTE: As of March 2019 you must follow the steps here to install a separate MightyText phone app to restore messages from MightyText to your phone.*

When you get a new Android phone, you usually don’t have any of your messages from your previous phone on it.  Fortunately, you have the ability to restore messages from MightyText to an Android phone. Here’s how to do it:

First, open the Restore Messages from MightyText app on your phone. 

Next, tap Choose Account and select the Google account that is linked with MightyText.

Next, follow the steps on the screen to unlink your Google account in the main MightyText phone application.   

* NOTE: Not doing so may cause duplicate messages to appear in your MightyText account. *

Next, tap Restore Messages and choose how many messages you’d like to restore.

(If you’re on the free version of MightyText you can restore up to 100 messages, and MightyText Pro users can restore an unlimited amount)

If you’re running Android 5.0 or higher: Follow the prompts to change your default messaging app to MightyText (temporarily) and then messages will start restoring from MightyText to your phone. 

Once complete, you should see the number of messages restored.

Tap OK, and you’ll be prompted to change your default SMS app back again.

Finally, launch the main MightyText application on your phone and re-link your account.

Note: if you have messages on your phone which were previously synced to MightyText, those messages may duplicate.