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Backup SMS and Restore on Android – Download Free App

How many times have you lost your text messages after a phone crash? Or have actually forgotten to backup SMS before updating your phone or installing a new firmware which would wipe / delete all your data and text messages. There are a number of apps available in the Google Play Store to backup and restore SMS on Android phones, but the best one we like is: SMS Backup & Restore.

SMS Backup & Restore allows you to backup your text messages from any Android phone. It is a very small app, but works flawlessly on any Android phone available in the market and is compatible with Android 1.5 and above.

SMS Backup & Restore Features:

The main features of this simple app includes:

  • Backup SMS messages in XML format.
  • Automatic scheduled backups – Automatically backup text messages.
  • View backup contents on the phone.
  • Option to backup selected conversations.
  • Email a backup file.
  • Delete all SMS messages on the phone.

Backups are created in XML format and saved to your device’s SD card. That XML file can then be converted to other formats, and can also be viewed on a computer. You can also e-mail your backup files easily anywhere you wish from within the app.

How to Backup SMS Messages on Android

Want to backup your text messages? Follow the simple instructions below:

Step 1 – Download and install SMS Backup & Restore on your Android phone.

Step 2 – Tap the Backup button to proceed.

Step 3 – Enter a filename and press OK to proceed. Backup process will start now.

Step 4 – That’s it. Your phone will vibrate when the backup is over and will show you a report.

SMS backup process has been completed! Now if at any point you want to restore your SMS messages back on your Android phone, we have instructions for that as well. See below.

How to Restore Text Messages on Android

Step 1 – Open SMS Backup & Restore.

Step 2 – Tap the ‘Restore’ button.

Step 3 – Select the backup file and tap the OK button for the similar restore process to start.

Step 4 – That’s it. Your phone will vibrate when the restore is over and will show you a report.

These are very simple and easy steps. If you run into any problems, don’t forget to drop a comment below so I can help you out with it.

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Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.