SMS Backup & Restore Pro

SMS Backup & Restore Pro


A simple App to Backup and Restore SMS Messages. This is a Paid No-Ads version of the Ad-Supported Free App.

NOTE:
The backup is created locally on the phone 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 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.

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

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.
* 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.

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

Recent changes:
v7.45, 7.46:
- Fix for some app crash problems.

v7.43, 7.44:
- Fixed app crash due to external SD Card issues on Lollipop devices.

v7.42:
- Added warning about large backups in Emails.
- Added note about Textra not showing all messages after restore.

v7.40, 7.41:
- External SD Card support for Lollipop (Android 5.0+) devices
- Added Ukrainian translations thanks to Євген Гіль

v7.29:
- Fix for Archive Mode backup errors
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$4.67
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4.8
User ratings
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10,000+
Concerns
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About SMS Backup & Restore Pro
A simple App to Backup and Restore SMS Messages. This is a Paid No-Ads version of the Ad-Supported Free App.

NOTE:
The backup is created locally on the phone 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 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.

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

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.
* 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.

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

Recent changes:
v7.45, 7.46:
- Fix for some app crash problems.

v7.43, 7.44:
- Fixed app crash due to external SD Card issues on Lollipop devices.

v7.42:
- Added warning about large backups in Emails.
- Added note about Textra not showing all messages after restore.

v7.40, 7.41:
- External SD Card support for Lollipop (Android 5.0+) devices
- Added Ukrainian translations thanks to Євген Гіль

v7.29:
- Fix for Archive Mode backup errors

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 24, 2015
Works as advertised, transferred all my SMS messages from HTC M8 to Nexus 6. Bought the paid app even though the free version did what I needed. Definitely worth the $5 just to say thanks to the developer. Would like to see an option to backup messages to cloud (Drive or Dropbox).
A Google User
Aug 7, 2015
This is a great app, no issues with it so far, did restores only a handful of times though - hopeful won't be needing to do it too often. Can you add the ability to backup and restore the 'preference' setting? that would make it even better.
A Google User
Aug 1, 2015
preferences backup So many preferences to choose from, but no way to back them up.
A Google User
Aug 1, 2015
The App does what it says and more importantly in a simple way. Good work dev!
A Google User
Jul 31, 2015
Been using this app for years Buy the full app.