As text message usage has increased, it has become increasingly important for our clients to have a way to save text messages. In many claims, the communications between the parties via text message is an important piece of evidence that can be used at trial.
Screenshots are one way to save this information but they are unwieldy when there are many pages. We often have hundreds of messages between the parties that might be used in trial and that will translate into a huge stack of pictures of this communication.
The other difficulty with text messages, is that if your phone is lost or stops working, it might be impossible to recover this critical piece of evidence.
If you find yourself needing a way to backup your text messages for a potential claim, here is a great article that explains the process that can be used depending on whether you have an iPhone or an Android phone.