How to : take backup of all SMS/MMS to Gmail | Android

This article will teach you how to take backup and restore all sms present in your android mobile phone . It is done through Smsbackup app , a free software which is available in android market . Before going to tutorial , just go through Devlup’s recent android posts which may be useful to you .

SMSBackup is a android app which automatically takes backup and restore all SMS,MMS and call log entries using a separate label in Gmail/ Google calendar . It is possible to restore SMS and call log entries back to the phone but MMS is not supported yet.

Steps to do backup and restore of all SMS/MMS :

Step 1: Download Smsbackup app  from following location :

or download through following QR code :

Step 2: There are two options available in this app : Either you can take backup of all sms/mms/contacts available in your phone to your gmail account or you can restore the data from your gmail account to your phone. With current version , you can restore everything except MMS .It also has options to take backup automatically .

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Step 3: In order to take backup ,you have to sync  with Google account. When you click backup button , it will ask for permission to access your Gmail account .XOAuth: SMS Backup+ will never ask you for your Gmail password. Instead it uses XOAuth to get access to your data. You can revoke the access rights at any time.

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Step 4 : Once you grant the access , you can take the backup of all sms and contacts present in your phone . It will take some time to take backup , so be patient and backup your data . It took  nearly 1 hr for me .

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Step 5: After completion of backup process , check your Gmail account . Here checkout for newly created  SMS label where your backup is stored .

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4 Responses to “How to : take backup of all SMS/MMS to Gmail | Android”
  1. Mumba Edgar`

    I’m stuck at the grant permission page, it keeps refreshing instead of granting permission so i can retrieve my text messages.
    What should i do???????????????????????
    I previously gave 5 stars to this app but, right now i’m feeling cheated.

  2. N.S Gautham Raj

    @mumba edgar please use chrome browser . It was not working with opera browser.I also experienced the same issue before.

  3. Sourab

    Hey this app is awesome can u please mail the source code of this app.

  4. heidee

    I grant access but it wont do anything.. it loads but then just stays on the page asking me to grant access or deny. what do i do?

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