SMS Backup & Restore Pro

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    SMS Backup & Restore Pro's review

    Published: 2015-08-26, by .

    SMS Backup & Restore allows you to keep safe your SMS

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

    "SMS in a lifeboat"

    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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    Manu Appszoom logo

    by Manu , Appszoom

    Aug 26, 2015


    SMS Backup & Restore Pro is a simple Android app that backs up and restores your phone's text messages and call logs. This is a Paid No-Ads version of the Ad-Supported Free App.

    SyncTech Pty Ltd has taken over the development and maintenance of SMS Backup & Restore. Please send any enquiries to or visit

    For questions or issues please visit our FAQ at:
    Note: Backups must be created with this app before attempting to restore messages. Advanced messaging is not supported.

    - Backup SMS (text) Messages and call logs in XML format.
    - Local device backup with options to automatically upload to Email, Google Drive or Dropbox
    - Choose a recurring scheduled time to automatically backup.
    - Option to select which text conversations to backup or restore.
    - View and drill into your local and cloud backups
    - Search your backups
    - Restore/transfer backup to another phone. Backup format is independent of the Android version so the messages and logs can be easily transferred from one phone to another, irrespective of the version.
    - Fast Transfer between 2 phones over WiFi direct
    - Ability to restore all text messages or only selected conversations.
    - Free up space on your phone. Delete all SMS Messages or call logs on the Phone.
    - Email a backup file.
    - The XML backup can be converted to other formats, and can also be viewed on a computer.

    - Tested on Android 5.0 and higher
    - App only restores backups made by this app
    - Please start the app at least once after updates so that the scheduled backups start working.
    - Backup is created locally on the phone by default, but you have the option to upload to Email, Google Drive or Dropbox. You are responsible for backup files. At no time are the files sent to the developer.
    - 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.
    - If you have performed the Restore and the messages don't appear in your messaging app then:
    - Open your messaging app and Disable SMS from Settings.
    - Exit the app
    - Open the app again and Enable SMS from Settings.

    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.
    * Your Calls and Contact information: Backup and Restore Call Logs.
    * Storage: To create the Backup file on the SD card.
    * Phone calls - Without this the Restore fails on some phones.
    * Network view and communication: Allows the app to connect to wifi for backup
    * Your social information: To display and store the contact names in the Backup file.
    * Run at start-up: Start scheduled Backups.
    * 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.
    * Account Information: To authenticate with Google Drive and Gmail for cloud uploads

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    Users comments for SMS Backup & Restore Pro

    Josh Maley

    by Josh Maley

    Jul 27, 2016  |  "OK"

    I paid for this app which works fine, but it tells me to install the new updated version that is totally "AD FREE" but the new app contains adverts…. So its either an error and ovetsight on the devs behalf or a rip-off. I hope its the former.

    Maggie Wildash

    by Maggie Wildash

    Jul 17, 2016  |  "Poor"

    OMG, WTF??? Dev what have you done???? Will uninstalling all carbonite apps. Now using Contacts & SMS Backups by "Vertice Zone" & its free. FRAUDULENT ACTION BY CARBONITE! I'm disgusted by the whole issue. DON'T FORGET THE DECENT PEOPLE WHO PAID FOR SOMETHING THAT NO LONGER EXISTS, REFUNDING EVERYONE IS SIMPLY A COMMON DECENCY, DO YOU POSSESS THIS ATTRIBUTE? I won't touch any of your products & will spend this info!!!!!

    Robert Foster

    by Robert Foster

    Jul 14, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    I tried the free version was in desperate need to back up my sms & mms. It does exactly what its suppose to do and it even uploads to Google drive which is awesome. Though I wish I could select dark mode dark background..... anyways worth every penny... thank you.

    Sharder S. Islam

    by Sharder S. Islam

    Jul 12, 2016  |  "Poor"

    Not worth it

    John Walker

    by John Walker

    Jun 23, 2016  |  "Poor"

    Carbonite Ruined a Good Thing

    Tiffany Pence

    by Tiffany Pence

    Jun 16, 2016  |  "OK"

    Now that y'all have discontinued use & support of the pro edition, are the users that purchased this app going to get refunds?