Verizon Message+ Backup (How It Works, Setting Up + Other FAQs)

If you have Verizon Message+, you might be wondering how you can backup your messages to have them saved for future use and how it works.

Well, I’ve been researching Verizon Message+ backup and how you can set up this feature, so keep reading to find out what I’ve discovered!

Verizon Message+ Backup In 2024

Verizon Message+ backup works if you have Verizon Cloud-enabled for an Android device or Apple iCloud enabled for an iOS device as of 2024. It works by allowing you to easily backup all of your Verizon messages, and you’ll have the option to access all of your messages without hassle, even if you deleted them. 

Do you want to know more about Verizon Message+ backup, such as if it’s free, or have other questions? If so, continue reading to learn all of the important details!

How Do I Set Up Verizon Message+ Backup?

You can easily set up Verizon Message+ backup regardless of whether you have an Android device or an iOS device.

However, the process will vary depending on which operating system you have and could vary slightly by your device.

For example, if you have an iOS device, just follow the steps below to set up Verizon Message+ backup:

  • Go into your “Settings”
  • Select your iCloud account
  • Select “Turn On Messages”
  • Your Verizon Message+ messages will now be backed up to the Apple iCloud

In addition, it’s simple to use Verizon Cloud to set up Verizon Message+ backup with your Android deviceby following the steps below:

  • Open “Message+” on your device
  • Click on the right side of the screen to expand the menu options
  • Select “Backup” from the list
  • Let the process complete, and it will alert you that Verizon Cloud now has your messages synced

How Do I Backup Verizon Message+ To SD Card?

It’s simple to backup your Verizon Message+ messages to an SD card by following the steps below:

  • Click on the avatar next to the conversation
  • Select either one conversation or hit “All” to select all messages
  • Select the download icon to download those messages
  • Choose the SD card as the location for the download

Can I Delete Messages After Verizon Message+ Backup?

Can I Delete Messages After Verizon Message+ Backup?

You can delete messages after Verizon Message+ backup has been completed off of your device, and it will not cause any issues with the messages stored in the cloud.

Furthermore, you can go in and delete only specific messages on Message+ or delete all of your messages on your device.

For example, you can delete multiple conversations from your Message+ app by following the steps below:

  • Go to the top corner of the app and select “Delete”
  • Hold down which conversations you want to delete
  • Select “Delete Conversation” and confirm

How Far Back Does Verizon Message+ Backup Work?

During the initial sync of your Message+ messages to the Verizon Cloud or iCloud, you will only have the last 90 days of messages that will be backed up.

However, once you’ve completed the initial sync, all outgoing and incoming text messages will be stored in the cloud for easy retrieval.

Can I Retrieve Verizon Message+ Backup From Verizon Cloud?

Yes, you can retrieve the messages that you’ve stored in the Verizon Cloud from Message+ backup, and it’s easy to do if you follow this guide:

  • Log in to your My Verizon account through a web browser
  • Select “Account”
  • Select “More”
  • Find “Text Online” and click it
  • View The Terms & Conditions
  • Select “Accept”
  • The conversations are on the left side of the screen
  • Go through and select which one you want to look at and retrieve

Does Verizon Automatically Backup Text Messages?

No, Verizon does not automatically backup text messages unless you’re subscribed to Verizon Cloud for Android, or you have your iCloud synced.

In addition, once you have Verizon Cloud set up, all of your text messages will be backed up, and you don’t have to worry about losing important messages.

Also, Verizon Cloud has pricing options to fit all of your needs, from $5.99 per month for one user to $19.99 per month for unlimited storage for up to five people!

To learn more, you can also see our posts on Verizon LTE not working, Verizon group text not working, and what is Verizon Cloud.


Verizon Message+ backup works by syncing your messages to either the Verizon Cloud if you have an Android device or Apple iCloud if you have an iOS device.

Additionally, it’s easy to set up Verizon Message+ backup by going into your iCloud account and turning “Messages” on or choosing “Backup” within the app if you have Verizon Cloud.

However, you need to have a subscription to Verizon Cloud to use it, and it’s $5.99 per month for one user or up to $19.99 for unlimited storage for up to five people and unlimited devices.

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Florence Howard

Florence Howard has been freelance writing for over a decade, and has a vocational background in retail, tech, and marketing. Outside of work, she enjoys listening to rock and metal, and playing with her dog and cat.

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