How to Backup and Restore SMS Messages

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Before you start to try anything newly in your device it is always advisable to take backup. If you stored any important SMS, or your favorite SMS sent by your dear ones and you don’t want to lose them then take a full backup of all your SMS with the help of Backup and Restore SMS Messages.

Please make a note that this app does not support MMS (Picture/Audio/Video) Messages. And also note that this is ad-supported and requires the internet permissions to display the ads.

Backup and Restore SMS

If you don’t want ads then 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. Start the app atleast once after updates so that the scheduled backups start working.

Backup and Restore SMS

It is freely available in Google Play Store. So if you want this app then get that directly from there.

Features of Backup and Restore app:

  • You can backup your SMS Messages in XML format.
  • 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.
  • E.mail a backup file.
  • It automatically email or upload to dropbox using the Add on app.
  • The XML can then be converted to other formats, and can also be viewed on a computer.
About Sarvesh Darak

Sarvesh Darak is a blogger, an online marketer, a social media specialist and an Android Lover. At Best Android Blog, he writes Android news & tutorials for Android Rooting. He is the tech head and ensures that the blog keeps running at good pace. He also looks after all the SEO and promotion work. He’s from Surat, India and keep contributing regularly at the blog.

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