SMS Backup & Restore



    SMS Backup & Restore's review

    Published: 2011-08-31, 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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    by Manu , Appszoom

    Aug 31, 2011


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

    SMS Backup & Restore is a simple Android app that backs up and restores your phone's text messages and call logs.

    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
    - NEW: An add-on app is no longer required to upload to the cloud. All settings are integrated.
    - 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 4.0.3 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.
    - On Android 4.4+ devices, 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.
    * 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.
    * Account Information: To authenticate with Google Drive and Gmail for cloud uploads

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    Users comments for SMS Backup & Restore

    Soumyajoti Paul

    by Soumyajoti Paul

    Jan 13, 2018  |  "Great"

    Is there a pro version for this app ?

    1.618033 3.14

    by 1.618033 3.14

    Jan 12, 2018  |  "Good"

    I rated it higher but the rating didn't go thru, just like the app. It is no longer restoring the full messges. Only and fee restore out of dozens of messages. Also not all the conversation is there. If I run restore several time more show up but never all of them.

    Abdul Khadeer

    by Abdul Khadeer

    Jan 12, 2018  |  "Awesome"

    Best app

    Qazi Hammad

    by Qazi Hammad

    Jan 12, 2018  |  "Awesome"



    by FuzzyJohn

    Jan 12, 2018  |  "OK"

    I've been using this app since October 2017 on a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus without any problems. Suddenly about 2 weeks ago the app stopped backing up at 3 AM as per my settings. If I restart my phone the auto backup will run for a day or two and then stop again. This app is not optimized in my battery usage settings. Is this coincidental with SyncTech Pty taking over the app? If the auto backup worked as it did before I would be glad to increase the rating.

    Moon Lee

    by Moon Lee

    Jan 12, 2018  |  "Poor"

    Look different from images above. Internal storage only. Cannot store in clouds.?