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.

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.

From version SMS Backup & Restore 10.17.002:

- Better progress displayed during deletion of all calls/messages
- More details displayed after restore completion
- Fix SMTP server for Outlook/Hotmail
- Fix for inadvertently logging user out of OneDrive

(Android 4.0+)
Latest: 9.05.98 on October 7, 2016
All versions
SMS Backup & Restore 10.17.002


Uploaded:June 22, 2022 at 9:29PM UTC

File size:15.06 MB


SMS Backup & Restore 10.16.001


Uploaded:March 3, 2022 at 12:58AM UTC

File size:15.04 MB


SMS Backup & Restore 10.15.004
November 25, 2021


Uploaded:November 25, 2021 at 7:29AM UTC

File size:15.03 MB


SMS Backup & Restore 10.15.002


Uploaded:October 20, 2021 at 8:00PM UTC

File size:15.02 MB


SMS Backup & Restore 10.12.012
September 21, 2021


Uploaded:September 21, 2021 at 12:19AM UTC

File size:14.15 MB


SMS Backup & Restore 10.12.010


Uploaded:August 18, 2021 at 10:40AM UTC

File size:14.17 MB


SMS Backup & Restore 10.12.002


Uploaded:June 8, 2021 at 10:31AM UTC

File size:14.62 MB


SMS Backup & Restore 10.11.001


Uploaded:May 1, 2021 at 6:49AM UTC

File size:13.05 MB


SMS Backup & Restore 10.10.001
February 28, 2021


Uploaded:February 28, 2021 at 8:42PM UTC

File size:13.04 MB


SMS Backup & Restore 10.09.002


Uploaded:January 12, 2021 at 3:56AM UTC

File size:12.45 MB