SMS Backup+

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About this app

Automatically backup your SMS, MMS and call history with a separate label in Gmail and Google Calendar.

Later you can restore the saved data (except MMS) back to the phone, especially useful when switching to a new device.

IMAP access needs to be manually enabled in Gmail, see the website and FAQ for more information. You can of course use your own IMAP server for backups, giving you full control over your data.

SMS Backup+ is a free open-source project which has been in active development since the early days of Android, completely ad and tracking-free, supported through voluntary donations.

Many thanks to the numerous people who have donated, contributed feedback, code or translations – detailed credits can be found in the app or on the website.
Updated on
Apr 22, 2018

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Ratings and reviews

67.1K reviews
A Google user
November 15, 2018
Several years ago when I first started using this app, I would've given it a 5star rating. Unfortunately in the last couple of years, I've had issues with the auto backup. It has been hit or miss and I've deleted messages thinking they had been backed up when they hadn't. I just manually ran a backup. The last auto backup was 10/21/18 - almost a month ago. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app hoping that would resolve the issue but it didn't. Incoming msg backup is set at 1 minute and regular schedule is set at 30 minutes. It is not set to require WiFi. I don't know what else to do other than to try other apps...
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A Google user
May 26, 2019
Like many other of the recent reviewers, I loved this app and swore by it for years. It would reliably backup messages a few minutes after I got them (which can be configured) added them all to my Gmail under a configurable folder name, and never failed - until recently. The auto backup feature doesn't seem to work reliably anymore, even after a full reinstall. It stops randomly, and hasn't been updated in over a year. If your OS is older, will probably work great. Otherwise, need a new app :(
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Michael Howard
August 16, 2022
Used to work great and it's awesome to have backed up in gmail and searchable. However, just noticed it hasn't backed up in over 2 weeks. I didn't change anything and settings show that it should be happening every few hours. Had to do it manually and there are thousands waiting. Hoping it's just a glitch. Update 2022: Sadly, this isn't what it used to be. Still works sometimes if done manually (auto never works) but often errors out midway.
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What's new

* More reliable auto backups
* Material UI with light/dark themes
* Runtime permissions on Android 6.0+