SMS Backup +

SMS Backup +

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

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

"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 +
  • (72)

    by Rizwan Wazir on 09/04/2014


  • (72)

    by Paul Muhammad on 08/04/2014

    Not compatible with Kit Kat. Please fix this problem, as it deletes all messages as soon as the program is finished restoring. This is very frustrating, I've always enjoyed this app but now i'm very agitated.

  • (72)

    by vasanthan G on 08/04/2014


  • (72)

    by Marcus Salinas on 08/04/2014

    I've used this app for about a year and a half and it's worked perfectly ever since I installed it on my EVO 3D all that time ago. Thanks for such a wonderful app developers. You have made a nostalgic man like myself very happy.

  • (72)

    by Samarth Mehrotra on 08/04/2014

    What's app no longer backups up

  • (72)

    by Maruf Mostafa on 07/04/2014

    Good App

  • (72)

    by Prakash Pandya on 07/04/2014

    It was working good b4 but now It says check if IMAP is activated. I uninsalled and re installed it but problem prevails.