SMS Backup & Restore Pro

SMS Backup & Restore Pro

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A simple App to Backup and Restore SMS Messages. This is a Paid No-Ads version of the Ad-Supported Free App.

The backup is created locally on the phone by default unless you configure it to upload to Email, Google Drive or Dropbox. You are responsible for backup files and the files are not sent to the developer in any case.

On Android 4.4+ devices, if you have performed the Restore and the messages don't appear in Hangouts then:
- Open Hangouts and Disable SMS from Settings.
- Exit the Hangouts app
- Open Hangouts and Enable SMS from Settings.

- Backup SMS Messages in XML format.
- Backup created locally on the device with options to automatically upload to Email, Google Drive or DropBox using the Add-On app.
- Choose a scheduled time to automatically backup.
- Backup format is independent of the Android version so the messages can be easily moved from one phone to another, irrespective of the Android version.
- Option to select which conversations to backup.
- View/Restore all Messages or only selected conversations.
- Delete all SMS Messages on the Phone.
- Email a backup file.
- The XML can then be converted to other formats, and can also be viewed on a computer.
- Tested on Android v1.5 to v4.4.2

On newer phones with inbuilt storage the default backup location will probably be the internal storage card and not the external.
This is because the phone reports the storage that way.
If you intend to do a factory reset on the phone, please make sure you save/email a copy of the backup outside the phone before doing it.

Lots more info at
FAQs can be found at

Please start the app at least once after updates so that the scheduled backups start working.

This App needs access to the following:
* Your messages: Backup and Restore messages. Receive SMS permission needed to properly handle messages received while the app is the default messaging app on Android 4.4+ devices.
* Storage: To create the Backup file on the SD card.
* Phone calls - Without this the Restore fails on some phones.
* Your social information: To display and store the contact names in the Backup file.
* Run at start-up: Start scheduled Backups.
* Control Vibration: To vibrate the phone when an operation is completed.
* Prevent Phone from Sleeping: To prevent the phone from going to sleep/suspended state while a Backup or Restore operation is in progress.
* Test access to Protected Storage: To create the Backup file on the SD card.

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Recently changed in this version

Fix for the null error that some users are getting.

- Better Group MMS support.
- Fixed printing crashes
- Other bug fixes

- Basic Material theme for Lollipop devices
- Prompt for copying files when forced to use external SD Card App folder on Kitkat devices.
- Bug fixes

- Switched to a Light Theme. Added option to switch themes in Preferences.
- Added feature to Print Conversation on Android 4.4+ devices
- Bug fixes

Comments and ratings for SMS Backup & Restore Pro
  • (56 stars)

    by Le Monte Lewis on 02/12/2014

    Great application!

  • (56 stars)

    by J.D. Stone on 28/11/2014

    Backs up & restores contacts just like it says. Also, MMS works flawlessly!

  • (56 stars)

    by Justin Curtis on 10/11/2014

    Having issues with the Pro version. Whenever I try to back up my text messages to Google drive,I get an error message. I've don't everything necessary that I can think of, sent two emails to the developer in hopes of getting an answer and a fix of some sort. Other then that, the add on and the Sms pro version are spectacular. No other complaints. :-)

  • (56 stars)

    by Hugo Cerqueira on 01/11/2014

    Been using this app since I can remember. I have bought the paid version to support the developer. Awesome work with the product, works flawlessly since I started using it years ago.

  • (56 stars)

    by Neil S on 30/10/2014

    This has helped me move between phones and restore my phone's messages a few times now!

  • (56 stars)

    by Alex Sah on 26/10/2014

    Bought this just to support the developer. Thanks for all your great work.

  • (56 stars)

    by Richard Simões on 24/10/2014

    I attempted to import text messages from my previous phone, and it corrupted all my newer text messages. Timestamps are wrong, some messages won't open, etc.