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 Hangouts then:
- Open Hangouts and Disable SMS from Settings.
- Exit the Hangouts app
- Open Hangouts 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

Please note that MMS (Picture/Audio/Video messages) support is currently in BETA.

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:
v7.13:
- Bug fixes

v7.12:
- Another fix for external SD Card issues on some phones

v7.11:
- Crash fix
- Fix for external SD Card issues on some phones

v7.10:
- New backup folder option for Android 4.4+ device. Backups can now be created in app-specific folder on external SD Card.
- More options displayed in Backup and Restore screens.
- Links are now clickable when viewing messages.
- Bug fixes

v7.08:
- MMS Backup bug fix.

v7.07:
- MMS Restore bug fix.

v7.06:
- More bug fixes.
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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 Hangouts then:
- Open Hangouts and Disable SMS from Settings.
- Exit the Hangouts app
- Open Hangouts 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

Please note that MMS (Picture/Audio/Video messages) support is currently in BETA.

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:
v7.13:
- Bug fixes

v7.12:
- Another fix for external SD Card issues on some phones

v7.11:
- Crash fix
- Fix for external SD Card issues on some phones

v7.10:
- New backup folder option for Android 4.4+ device. Backups can now be created in app-specific folder on external SD Card.
- More options displayed in Backup and Restore screens.
- Links are now clickable when viewing messages.
- Bug fixes

v7.08:
- MMS Backup bug fix.

v7.07:
- MMS Restore bug fix.

v7.06:
- More bug fixes.

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User reviews of SMS Backup & Restore Pro
Trusted your "It takes backup of All" promises and got seriously disappointed; Took backup and had to factory reset phone (HTC Legend)- Upon restore I lost 10 months of messages..!
Jan 30, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 11, 2014
Best if it's kind Does exactly what it should with lots of options. And it's maintained by a very responsive dev
A Google User
Jul 24, 2014
Great backup app!
A Google User
Jul 20, 2014
Most reliable app for years This is one of my core Android apps. The developer responds to bugs very quick. Works perfectly even from device to device. Love this app.
A Google User
Jul 19, 2014
Great app! Been using it for over a year. The free version worked great. I upgraded to the pro version because I thought the writer of such a great app should get paid. Totally worth it as I rebuild my phone frequently but want to keep my text messages. Couldn't recommend more highly.
A Google User
Jul 14, 2014
Great app My backup app of choice.