How to Backup and Restore SMS Messages on Android


Apart from backing up your Android Apps, making a backup of SMS Messages is also an important thing to do if you intend to keep your text messages after, for example, flashing a new Custom ROM or flashing a factory firmware on your device. Or you could just lose all of your important text messages because of a stupid phone crash! However, for those who want to backup SMS Messages on Android, I have written this easy to understand, step by step tutorial on how to Backup and Restore SMS Messages on Android.

We’ll be using an App called SMS Backup & Restore from Google Play Store. It is a free and easy to use Application that backs up and restores your phone’s text messages, and now call logs too! Read more about it on Google Play. Let’s get started with the tutorial now. First, we’ll see how to Backup SMS Messages and after that, we’ll see how to restore SMS Messages back!

How to Backup SMS Messages on Android

Step 1: Install SMS Backup & Restore app from Google Play Store and open it up.



Step 2: Tap Backup button and it will ask you to choose a backup folder. After choosing a folder, tap on Ok.


Step 3: After that, set the name of the backup file. It will be in XML Format and tap Ok to start the backup.


Step 4: Once the backup is finished, your phone will vibrate and you’ll get the following screen.



That’s all about backing up SMS Messages. Now let’s take a look at how we’re going to restore them back!

How to Restore SMS Messages on Android

Step 1: Open up SMS Backup & Restore App and tap on Restore button.

Step 2: Select the backup file and tap on Restore.


Step 3: It will hardly take some time to restore text messages and once it is done, your phone will vibrate.

That was all about backing up and restoring your SMS Messages on your Android Device. Be sure to check out the following backup tutorials as well: