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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68.1K reviews
Diana S.
February 18, 2022
I've been using this app since my Note 5 (a looong time) and generally it works as intended. I've been able to continue backing up to Gmail mostly without issues. Occasionally it will backup weird and doesn't keep messages properly organized (mainly happens with MMS). Lately, the app has been repeatedly flagged by device manager as using high battery and is one of my top battery users. Don't know if this is a bug, but the only way my phone doesn't freak out is if I put the app into deep sleep.
54 people found this review helpful
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Joan M
March 8, 2022
I got a pop-up message the other day but clicked too fast and didn't absorb what it said. So I didn't do whatever it suggested. The message hasn't shown again. Now my backup is spotty... some messages being backed up, others not when I click on Manual backup. So frustrating!! Oh heck, I just noticed that SOME incoming messages are being saved BUT NONE OF MY OUTGOING MESSAGES SINCE THE END OF JANUARY!!! I've uninstalled and reinstalled through app TWICE, carefully following the instructions.
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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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What's new

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