SMS Backup & Restore Pro

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About this app

SMS Backup & Restore Pro 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. This is a Paid no-ads version of the ad-supported free app.

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:

Additional features not in the free app:
- Compress and encrypt backups.
- Use WebDAV as a backup location.

- 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.
- Compress and encrypt backup files.
- 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.
* 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.
* 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.
Updated on
Jun 21, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App activity and App info and performance
No data collected
Learn more about how developers declare collection
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
1.81K reviews
Eric Tatara
June 23, 2022
This app worked perfectly for collecting SMS/MMS messages from multiple phones and aggregating them onto a new phone. I went through a few phones over a couple of years, and was never really able to migrate the SMS picture attachments to the new phone. Google backup for media attachments on SMS does not work well. SMS Backup & Restore let me back up each phone complete SMS/MMS and then restore all of the backups to the new phone, and it merged all of the messages perfectly.
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A Google user
April 3, 2019
I have used this countless times. When ever I get a new phone, I always copy over my text history (including photos). I find other options do a poor job of bringing over photos, especially with the right time stamps. I run it overnight, and it goes smoothly as long as I make sure I have enough free space in my google drive! Love that this is still working so well.
49 people found this review helpful
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Sebastian Janowski
May 19, 2021
Does what it says, nothing more, nothing less. No bloat, no intrusive ads (even the free version has minimal ads). However there is one thing I would like it to do before I can give it 5 stars: the ability to backup over a LAN to a NAS, such as a QNAP NAS. I might be able to use QFile to backup the local folder, but it would be nice to just do it automatically from within the SMS backup app.
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What's new

- Updated some screens to clarify action buttons.
- Fix for date range selection.
- Better error handling for OneDrive issues on older devices.
- Fix for some Dropbox upload issues.