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App to Backup and Restore SMS Messages for Free

SMS LogoWe understand that all your messages are precious, but while rooting the phone or say when you apply any firmware all your messages gets erased. But not anymore as all thanks to a brilliant application which is developed by Ritesh Sahu which is named as “SMS Back & Restore”. This application does it what it’s said to be as it not only backs up the sms but also this application can restore all your sms messages. So, in the due course of this article we will see on how you can back up as well as restore all you r text messages in just one file which is in the xml file format.

This application is a very simple application and lets see on how you can use it. Also, at the end of this article we will see a short video on how to backup and also the direct apk file of SMS Backup and Restore. There are two versions of this application, the free one and the paid one which is the ad free and is dubbed as the SMS Backup and Restore Pro version.

Procedure to Backup and Restore SMS in your Android phone:

  • First up you need to download the SMS Backup & Restore application from the latest version of Android Market Place 3.3.12 or from the Android Apps Labs in your phone. Once you are done with the installation, you now need to open the same from the list of applications.


  • So, once you open the application you can now proceed to select the option of “Backup” and as soon as you select this option, all the messages are backed up as shown in the below screen capture.


  • Now at this point of time, if you want to restore the backup of messages taken then all you need to do is to just open the app, tap on the option of “restore” and then select the backup file which you need to restore the backup as shown in the below screen capture.


  • Also, apart from the above options you can also choose from the host of other options which are mentioned as shown in the below image. The best part is that you can also choose from the scheduling the backup and also you can choose from host of other options.

Preferences 1 Preferences 2 Preferences 3 Preferences 4

So, in this way you can easily backup and restore all the sms which are there in your phone. So, next time when you are updating the firmware or rooting the firmware then the first thing which you need to do is to back up the message. Do let us know just in case if you want to know more on this in the comments section below. Also, on the similar lines there is an another application which is dubbed as Call Log Backup and restore. This app too basically backs up all your Call log and can be restored at any point of time.

Video Tutorial on How to Use SMS Backup & Restore Application:

Download SMS Backup and Restore Application APK



  1. David

    March 20, 2014 at 1:53 am

    crashes when you try restore on htc one with android 4.4.2

    app is useless

  2. Pritam

    August 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Optimus g doesn’t have external storage card slot. how do you back up in case you want to reset the phone.

  3. Parmjit

    May 26, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Thanks a lot. Works fine

  4. Mohan Bora

    April 8, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Keep updated

  5. nonglak

    November 21, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Softwear update

  6. dana

    October 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    which update is better for my galaxy sII Gt19100 that i won’t face any matter any type of matter ?

  7. James

    September 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    My android version is 2.2.1 ( GTS – 5570) – Can I upgrade to Gingerbread?

  8. Hashim

    August 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    i have samsung s2 hd lte 4g.pls hlp me how increace charactor sms over than 80 word.

  9. shadulusman

    July 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    it was gud app

  10. Columbus Chris Daniel

    July 14, 2012 at 1:10 am

    it works well, thank u

  11. Columbus Chris Daniel

    July 14, 2012 at 1:10 am

    it works well, thank u

  12. ghenlou411

    May 19, 2012 at 10:04 pm


  13. mayur

    April 26, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    i forgot my password of my screenlock…so i have to unlock it n so as have to reset is….but before this i want to back up my data including text messages…
    your effort is really appreciable but please can you hep me in how can i backup my messages without accessing mobile and through PC???? please help me in this….

  14. julio

    March 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    does it restore it wid d proper date and time frm when d msg ws sent and recieved???

    • TSB74

      May 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      Yes, it will restore your messages as originally sent/received (date, time, from & to etc), works extremely fine. I have personally tried it (on thread view) and results are superb.

  15. Khalid

    February 21, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Salam … I did not try this app yet .. but I just wanna thank you for your efforts .. and there is one thing i wanna ask you about to help me in .. I tried to root my SG2 (GT-I9100G) and when I connect with USB my phone cannot be recognized by the computer because of the driver which I couldn’t find in the net .. I found an article that said I should install the PCsuit, and I did but that couldn’t solve the problem. any help? thanks for your efforts again 🙂

  16. Rainguy

    December 1, 2011 at 8:31 am

    This app works well with my Samsung Galaxy Fit SG5670. Backup, restore, send to email functions work well. Compatibility with phone is always a matter for users to check before installing any apps or widgets.

  17. Mahmud Koya

    November 30, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Dear Neal,
    As you said if we backed up SMS and later when we update or root the device, will the app itself not be deleted from the device? In this case how can we restore it?

    Thank you,
    Mahmud K

    • Yogesh Patel

      November 30, 2011 at 5:51 pm

      Backups are created in XML Format on the SD Card. Once you update or root your phone, app will be deleted from the device but once the update is done, reinstall the application and import the message XML file.

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