SMS Backup & Restore

SMS Backup & Restore

5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Good-looking layout
  • Automatic scheduled backups
  • Personalized backupping
  • Backups in XML format
Cons
  • It doesn't backup MMS (just SMS)
  • We're missing cloud sync
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"SMS in a lifeboat"

Reviewed by / Aug 31, 2011

SMS Backup & Restore allows you to keep safe your SMS

This is another great tool to keep safe one of your most valued data: your SMS. It allows you to backup/restore you SMS which are create in XML format and save by default on the SDcard. However, the XML files can be converted and be viewed on a computer. What's more, you can send the backup file to your e-mail or send it to other cloud service accounts.

What we've seen until now is that it allows to backup just selected conversation (that's it, personalized backup). You can even view backup file contents on the phone and schedule backups not to miss a single SMS in case of losing or robbery.

SMS Backup & Restore has been developed by INFOLIFE LLC, a developer focused on security and system Android apps.

If you just want to backup/restore SMS, this is a good choice due to it good-looking layout, automatic scheduled backups, personalized backupping and sharing options. Recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
SMS Backup & Restore is a simple Android app that backs up and restores your phone's text messages.

NOTE:
The backup is created only on the SD Card 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.

APP FEATURES:
- 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

Please note that MMS (Picture/Audio/Video messages) support is currently in BETA.

This app is ad-supported and requires the Internet permissions to display the Ads.
If you do not want ads the they can be disabled from preferences or you can buy the paid version from the Market.

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 http://android.riteshsahu.com/apps/sms-backup-restore
FAQs can be found at http://bit.ly/d9t7Jk

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.
* Network communication: For displaying Advertisements.
* Your social information: To display and store the contact names in the Backup file.
* Run at start-up: Start scheduled Backups.
* View Network Connections: So that the app does not try to load Ads when there is no connection.
* 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.

Icons designed by Vlad Kitanoski of www.vk-solutions.com

Recently changed in this version

v7.07:
- MMS Restore bug fix.

v7.06:
- More bug fixes.

v7.05:
- MMS attachments can now be viewed.
- Viewer performance improvements
- Bug fixes

v7.04:
- MMS Backup performance improvements (Thanks to Jonathon Gilbert)
- Hi-res icons
- More details displayed in file lists
- Bug fixes

v7.03:
- Bug fixes

v7.00, 7.01, 7.02:
- Experimental MMS Support - Enable it in Backup Settings.
- Support for External SD Card on Android 4.4+ devices.


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  • (74)

    by Andhika P on 12/04/2014

    excellent for migrating sms data

  • (74)

    by Arun Bodra on 12/04/2014

    Excellent

  • (74)

    by G Fournel on 12/04/2014

    Very useful

  • (74)

    by Risa Stolly on 12/04/2014

    It comes in extremely handy.

  • (74)

    by Abdullah Shoaib on 11/04/2014

    Worked like a charm with NBU explorer

  • (74)

    by Sagar Apte on 11/04/2014

    Very useful app when u wanna transfer SMSes 4m ur old phone 2 a new one. This app does what it says

  • (74)

    by Aakash Patel on 11/04/2014

    Bhai auto back up ka system kr de