SMS Backup & Restore

SMS Backup & Restore


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

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.

This app is ad-supported and requires the Internet permissions to display the Ads.
If you do not want ads the they can be disabled from preferences or you can buy the paid version from the Market.

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.
* Network communication: For displaying Advertisements.
* Your social information: To display and store the contact names in the Backup file.
* Run at start-up: Start scheduled Backups.
* View Network Connections: So that the app does not try to load Ads when there is no connection.
* 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:
v7.14:
- Better error messages for external SD card issues on Android 4.4+ devices.
- Option to use the system file browser on Android 4.4+ devices.
- Bug fixes

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

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.

This app is ad-supported and requires the Internet permissions to display the Ads.
If you do not want ads the they can be disabled from preferences or you can buy the paid version from the Market.

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.
* Network communication: For displaying Advertisements.
* Your social information: To display and store the contact names in the Backup file.
* Run at start-up: Start scheduled Backups.
* View Network Connections: So that the app does not try to load Ads when there is no connection.
* 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:
v7.14:
- Better error messages for external SD card issues on Android 4.4+ devices.
- Option to use the system file browser on Android 4.4+ devices.
- Bug fixes

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

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User reviews of SMS Backup & Restore
Good lill app.. just needs to support the mms and it will be perfect :)
Sep 19, 2013
Good app! :)
Jan 11, 2013
Great little app, changed handsets and this allowed easy transfer of all chat threads.
Aug 13, 2012
I was able to restore my SMS easily and free. It saves in its own folder (not "backup" or "backups" or "mysteryfolder") so you can find the XML file. Because it uses "plain text" XML files, you can edit, if needed.
Jun 14, 2012
Gebruik ik nauwelijks nog, maar blijft een aanrader: backup van sms-jes naar je gmailaccount.
May 5, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
22 hours ago
Awesome Awesome for backups
A Google User
Yesterday 8:39 AM
Awesome Υπερ-χρήσιμο
A Google User
Yesterday 5:21 AM
Awesome. Works great and the cloud storage add on is a life saver when moving between phones.
A Google User
Tuesday 8:57 PM
Excellent application. Very useful. Should have it. Very important to save all ur sms incase u deleted anything by mistake.
A Google User
Tuesday 6:26 PM
Excellent Love this app.