Today, we are discussing apps that allow you to backup your messages (SMS/ MMS) on an Android phone. These apps don’t require you to have root, and the task can be accomplished with the help of dedicated apps available in the Google Play.
Below are the three apps that you can use to accomplish the requirement;
1. SMS Backup Plus:
We like this app as it creates entries of your call logs in google calendar and backups messages to GMail. The task can be made to run automatically within a define set of time. Also, you can backup manually to your SD card. SMS Backup Plus doesn’t offer many bells and whistles, but does the work perfectly of creating a backup and restoring a backup of your messages.
One thing that we like to highlight is remember to enable IMAP in Gmail for the app to work.
2. SMS Backup and Restore:
This app creates a backup of your messages in XML format on your SD card. This XML file can be opened on your PC for later viewing, however I didn’t find this thing very interesting. You can schedule it or create the backup manually.
3. Go Backup
Go Backup can backup much more than messages including apps + data (requires root), but we are going to describe here the messaging backup aspect. The app can backup all your messages, call logs and contacts which is definitely handy, but we found the restore functionality to be slow. We are sure that that the developers would fix the small issue in the upcoming release.
We could introduce you to more apps that will more or less do the desired functionality of backing up messages, but what’s the use?
In our opinion, SMS Backup Plus is the most preferred one as it can create call logs in google calendar, plus backups online. There are few stability issues with the app but the developer has promised to fix them in the upcoming update.
Fell free to post your opinion about your choice of app.