SMS Backup +

SMS Backup +

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Sync with Gmail and Google Calendar
  • Backup SMS/MMS and call logs
  • Scheduled backups
Cons
  • Can't app2SD
  • Layout could be improved
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"Sometimes the most important data is in SMS"

Reviewed by / Aug 11, 2011

SMS Backup + automatically backup/restore SMS, MMS and call log

SMS Backup + automatically backup/restore SMS, MMS and call log entries and sync it with Gmail/Google Calendar. You can easily (just one tap) restore your data from there to your phone. In order to avoid incompatibilities you need to enable IMAP in Gmail and set the correct time/zone, from preferences. You have to accept the permissions that the app asks for in Gmail and start to enjoy the app.

You can schedule daily backups not to lose a single SMS in case your device gets lost or robbed. You can also set notifications when backup is done. This way you will be always aware about your scheduled backups. The layout is quite simple, listed format, black background. The main flaw of this app is that there are lots of backup apps that backup/restore apps, data (including SMS, MMS, call logs and many other features). For this reason, an app that only backup a little part of your data, sins by being simple.

This app might not work properly if you app2SD SMS Backup+, so keep it in your internal storage.

SMS Backup+ has been developed by Jan Berkel, an emerging developer who's reaching great success thanks to this simple but useful app. If you are worried about security and you don't care the scenery, check this out. It will do the job and you won't even realize. Recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
Automatically backup SMS, MMS and call log entries using a separate label in Gmail / Google Calendar. It is also possible to restore SMS and call log entries back to the phone (MMS not supported yet).

Remember to enable IMAP in Gmail.

Please note that auto backup might not work reliably when SMS Backup+ is installed on the SD card. Future version will hopefully fix this, in the meantime please move it back to phone memory if possible.

For those of you worried about app permissions: there is a detailed explanation in the FAQ section of the website.

Also, please consult the FAQ on the website before sending me an email.

Recently changed in this version

Various bugfixes

* Fix call logs not getting backed up
* Fix battery drain problems


Lists with SMS Backup +

Some lists where this application appears: myList, Backup, Nishant's List, Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.

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Comments and ratings for SMS Backup +
  • (70)

    by pilar.goyanes on 21/03/2014

    no passado dia 20 o backup ficou inactivo. Como activar novamente? Consigo através do email?

  • (70)

    by Ruthie721 on 20/10/2012

    How do you get the messages from your gmail account to your phone?

  • (70)

    by B. Joe on 18/10/2012

    Try this app:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mdroidapps.smsbackuprestore

  • (70)

    by MeghanJaneBrat on 10/10/2012

    This app would be five stars if MMS backup worked properly. I have every single text my boyfriend and I have sent each other since we started dating a little over a month ago (6018 texts) and I want to save every single one - MMS included.

  • (70)

    by marcycn on 26/07/2012

    I installed sms backup+ on my Android phone. It installed great. I configured it to my Gmail account and backed up my messages. It made a SMS folder in my gmail but nothing is there. Where is my backup and why isn't it in Gmail?

  • (70)

    by sander.mb on 04/05/2012

    Very nice app. I got a new adroid phone and wondered how I could move all my SMS messages to my new phone, and this app did EXACTLY that :). Thank you Jan.

  • (70)

    by Detroit Amerson on 11/11/2011

    Would love for this to be a hidden app or have it disguised as something else or call a secret # to open it.