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SMS Backup & Restore

10.08.006 for Android
4.1 | 10,000,000+ Installs | Reviews

SyncTech Pty Ltd

Description of SMS Backup & Restore

SMS Backup & Restore is an app that backs up (creates a copy of) SMS & MMS messages and call logs currently available on the phone. It can also restore messages and call logs from already existing backups.
Note: This app requires existing backups to be able to restore call logs and messages. It cannot recover anything without existing backups. Advanced messaging (RCS) is currently only supported with Google Messages.
For questions or issues please visit our FAQ at:
- Backup SMS (text) messages, MMS and call logs in XML format.
- Local device backup with options to automatically upload to Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive.
- Choose a recurring scheduled time to automatically backup.
- Option to select which conversations to backup or restore.
- View and drill into your local and cloud backups.
- Search 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
- 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 viewed on a computer via the online viewer at
- Tested on Android 5.0 and higher
- App only restores backups made by this app
- Backup is created locally on the phone by default, but has options to upload to Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive or Email. At no time are the files sent to the developer.
- Please ensure there is a copy of the backup outside the phone before performing a factory reset on the phone.
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.
* Your Calls and Contact information: Backup and Restore Call Logs.
* Storage: To create the Backup file on the SD card.
* 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.
* 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.
* Location: Only requested and used during WiFi direct transfer due to a security requirement on Android.

What's New with SMS Backup & Restore 10.08.006

- fixed an issue with time selection for scheduled backups not working on some devices
- updated translations


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    Android 5.0 or later
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    SyncTech Pty Ltd
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  • SMS Backup & Restore
    SMS Backup & Restore 10.08.004
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    SMS Backup & Restore 10.08.001
  • SMS Backup & Restore
    SMS Backup & Restore 10.07.106
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    When I was transferring my messages from one phone to the other, it did not stop when it’s progress reached 100%. It continued up until I stopped it at 112%. I didn't know how long it would go for, which is pretty confusing. As a result it seems like it stil transferred some, but not all of my messages.
    2020-11-25 11:29
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    Good but with flaws, I get duplicates of mms and I mean a lot of duplicates when I restore my texts between phones.
    2020-11-23 12:31
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    Cool app, only problem is the messages and phone records appear as numbers in the new phone after the restore, not as names.
    2020-11-21 10:21
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    It backs up and restores. And it tells u to make it default to restore and after restoring you can make messages app your default. I did, but messages don't appear in messages app. And I played around with it, no luck. Not sure, what is the simple trick to get messages appear in messages app?
    2020-11-20 03:52
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    Love the app! Wouldn't have been able to migrate my calls and SMS from old phone if it wasn't for this! Keep doing what you do guys!
    2020-11-16 10:05
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    Found this app very useful to transfer my call logs and sms/mms msgs from my Nokia to a Samsung. Very user friendly with a wide range of options and even wireless phone to phone. Lifesaver
    2020-11-14 03:44