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
Jan 24, 2023

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
1.85K reviews
Kellie R
January 22, 2023
This worked great for a few months, until it stopped working. It always fails to back up now. I've tried to change settings, times of back up, etc, and I DON'T want to redo the initial backup by manually backing up, which takes hours to do, and that a total backup copies everything already backed up. I wish it just emailed me the backup log. That would be way easier. NOT worth what I paid for it.
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SyncTech Pty Ltd
January 23, 2023
Please send us app logs so that we can help troubleshoot. Menu - Help and feedback - Send app logs to developer.
Steve Grubin
November 30, 2022
I rarely post reviews good or bad. However, when I find something that is quick, easy and does exactly what it says, I can't keep it to myself. Fortunately, I haven't had top use it to restore anything. The best feature for me is being able to print part or all of any conversation - from my phone or computer! Great way to archive text conversations with clients. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this app!
15 people found this review helpful
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Keith W
January 11, 2023
I can tell you right now that I don't know how well this thing actually performs at backing up because at this very moment in time it doesn't matter! Having a Google Pixel, Google thinks they know best when concerning backups... they don't. The have the 1 which probably should be called the zero backup plan. I noticed when I was finished migrating from a 3 to a 7 that most of my pictures were missing. Disabled 1 backup, used this app to backup old phone and new, deleted all on new, restored!
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What's new

- Updated to target Android 13 (SDK 33)
- Changed the way scheduled backups work due to new Android restrictions
- Fixed an issue with Dropbox uploads
- Workaround for Dropbox inadvertently deleting all backups due to an API bug