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How to Backup Android phone Contacts and SMS to Computer

My Phone Explorer LogoWe have lots of options to backup our phone contacts, normally what happens is that people avoid taking backup for their contacts because they know that their account is in sync with the Google server, but this habit is not advisable. Well normally we use the backup and restore applications on our phones directly; this is because there are many backup and restore applications available on the Android Market which allow us to take backup of the contacts, SMSs, calendar, etc and the same can be very easily restored. Saving all the important data like backup on the SD card can be very handy but at the same time is SD card gets damaged by some or other reason the entire backup will be lost and it will be a havoc.

Well, for this it is advisable that one must save that particular backup file on their personal computers. Again if someone wants to manage the phone data on the personal computer itself then it might just get tougher, here managing of data refers to viewing of SMSs, call logs, contacts, installing applications, etc on the personal computer itself. So if we get this luxury of managing our data on our personal computer itself then it surely is something everyone must try. This application for personal computers will help you with not only managing data but it can also be used to backup data like contacts, SMSs, organizer, etc. The backup is stored onto one single file with extension *.mpb and can also be easily restored. This application is My Phone Explorer by FJ Software Development.

Using this application is very simple and backup procedure is also very easy. It is not necessary that only USB cable is required for connecting an Android phone to the computer but we can also use Wi – Fi connection or we can also use Bluetooth connectivity options. There are two parts of the software; they are Android client application and a server application that will be installed on a personal computer. Once the applications are installed simply follow the instructions:

My Phone Explorer on Phone

  • After installation of applications on computer and Android phone we need to make important change in the settings of the application on the computer. Settings can be found in File/Settings, here in the connection section we need to select the phone type as ‘Phone with Google Android-OS’, in connect via… select ‘Autodetect’ option and finally click OK.
  • On Android phone client, simply get the application running.
  • Following screen shots will help guide you in connection. After establishing connection if the application on the computer asks for synchronization then simply select YES.
  • When the synchronization is complete, you can see all your messages, contacts, call logs and other important stuff like file manager to manage SD card files and phone memory files.
  • To create backup simply go to Extras/Create backup and then select appropriate backup options. Backup is then created in one single file and can be saved on the computer.

SettingsFile-ConnectConnectingSave Your DeviceSync InitiatedConnected via WiFiCreate BackupSelect Backup OptionsBackup InitiatesSave Backup

The application will not only help you in taking backup but it can also help you in showing some very important details of your Android phone; these detail include your imei number, battery information, phone version information, etc. Actually this application was designed for Sony Ericsson phones but now it supports most of the Android phones.

Desktop Client:
To download desktop client simply click HERE.
After downloading the file, extract it using password as

Android Client:
Using QR code:
Use the QR code below. To scan the QR code use Neo Reader or any other bar code scanning program. Neo Reader can be downloaded from the market or follow the link
QR for My Phone Explorer
Simply scan the QR code by directing your Android phone camera to the code through the barcode / QR code scanning program.
Using Market:

Android Advices App Ratings: 4.8 / 5



  1. Sandra Alan

    September 18, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Helpful, and i also know other methods which can backup android contacts and sms to computer. There are many tools you can try, such as iPubsoft, iStonsoft, Vibosoft, and so on!

  2. dada patil

    August 9, 2013 at 9:48 pm


  3. Pawan

    May 16, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    it can’t work with Micromax A57
    help me to get connect with OS Win 8 64 bit

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      install the USB Drivers

  4. Abhi

    May 13, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Very badly written article. Firstly, there are lot of irrelevant links to other pages on you own site. Whatever may be your SEO strategy, this is pathetic. Secondly, you don’t seems to be giving the name og the app properly. Thirdly, client is not available for download on the mentioned link. Files have been removed.

  5. Michelle

    August 11, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Hi, when I do the sync only a fraction of my contacts are shown, and the ones that do come up are duplicated two or three times. How do I fix this?

    Thank you in advance

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 11, 2011 at 10:18 am

      are all contacts in the phone or in the sd card? which phone you are using

  6. Shinoy

    July 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    better download it from here :

  7. Alan

    July 20, 2011 at 10:00 am

    This app has limited language support. Many Chinese characters cannot be displayed and show only “???????”.

    • mothy

      July 20, 2011 at 11:08 am

      its asking for password…..

      • Dhaval

        July 20, 2011 at 11:27 am

        You can find the password in the post itself, check out the download section.

        • Neil

          July 26, 2011 at 11:40 pm

          Hi Dhaval,

          I need help to find the password for this application. Here is a copy nad paste from your entry –

          After downloading the file, extract it using password as

          I have tried password and but neither work.

          Can you please help

          • Dhaval

            July 26, 2011 at 11:49 pm


            The package can be extracted using the password that i provided. I would recommend you to use 7zip software to extract the package.
            Download 7zip from here:

  8. pham giang

    July 20, 2011 at 9:35 am

    very helpful ! Thanks !

    • Naoul

      February 22, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Yeah. For my HTC Senstaion, I use VeryAndroid SMS Backup. It can copy my text messages onto computer with easy.

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