[App] SMS Backup
SMS Backup + : Automatically backup SMS, MMS and call log entries using a separate label in Gmail / Google Calendar.
With SMS Backup It is also possible to restore SMS and call log entries back to the phone (MMS not supported yet).
Remember to enable IMAP in Gmail and set the correct time/zone.
If you get a “You do not have permission to…” error or other problems during the first connect check the website for workarounds.
Please note that auto backup might not work reliably when SMS Backup+ is installed on the SD card. Future version will hopefully fix this, in the meantime please move it back to phone memory if possible.
For those of you worried about app permissions: there is a detailed explanation in the FAQ section of the website.
A few people have asked about a donate option – there is one (via PayPal), it’s hidden in the “About” screen.
Also, please consult the FAQ on the website before sending me an email.
SMS Backup + user reviews:
Great way to backup your messages! Reliable, simple, and very user friendly. Set it up once, and you’ll never have to worry about it again!
SMS Backup app is absolutely the greatest, hands down! One catch, when using the calendar feature I created a “Phone Calls” calendar, but it didn’t show up in SMS Bkp + until I added that calendar to the synced cals in the calendar app on my phone. Other then that it was extremely easy to sync all my sms conversations to gmail and phone logs to my calendar.
I had SMS backup & restore which got the job done, but it goes to my sd card. What if I lose my phone, I’ll lose my sd card too. I like this a lot more because it backs it up to your gmail. I had nearly 2000 text messages to backup and it does take some time, but i just let it go in the background. It did take about an hour to back up 2000 messages, but its worth it. I love it! LG Optimus V
SMS Backup is a fantastic, no-nonsense app that just does what it’s told and does it terrifically. Being able to access my texts on gmail is fantastic as it’s easier to search through them there than it is on my phone. There is no rational reason not to download this app.
This worked perfectly for backing up my messages. Please get MMS restore support working soon, will go 5 stars for sure. Also, if possible, when MMS restore is put in, give option to restore only MMS. Want to get some of those back onto my phone without restoring the whole SMS count that would make messaging fail. Thanks for a SMS Backup app.
I was Don’t worry about losing important txts + free up space on yr phone. Same with call log. I have many phone numbers and appts texted to me so it is a wonderful relief to me to know that if I lose my phone, drop it in the toilet, whatever – all that info is securely stored on the email acct I have created for this purpose.
I used “SMS Backup” by Christoph Studer on my old G1, but when I upgraded to the Galaxy Nexus I found this app and was pleased to see that it also backed up MMS pictures as attachments to the “email” it creates in Gmail. I’ve never used the restore feature, but messages get backed up online flawlessly, so I can only assume the restore works just as well.
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