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How to Backup your call and SMS history in Android

Many times we find ourselves in the situation of having to change our phone, for different reasons, and one of the questions that arise is how to make a backup of your SMS and call history. It’s easier than it seems. That’s why in this post we will teach you how to Backup and Restore your call and SMS history in Android, using an easy method.

SMS Backup & Restore

SMS Backup & Restore is an app that backs up (creates a copy of) SMS & MMS messages and call logs currently available on the phone. It can also restore messages and call logs from already existing backups. Please note that this app is capable of restoring your SMS and call logs from a backup. It cannot recover anything that has already been deleted.

Some of its features are :

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Backup SMS (text) messages, MMS and call logs in XML format.

  • Local device backup with options to automatically upload to Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive.
  • Choose a recurring scheduled time to automatically backup.
  • Option to select which conversations to backup or restore.
  • View and drill into your local and cloud backups.

First step

First, you must download and install SMS Backup & Restore from Google Play Store you can do it following the link below:

Google Play Store|SMS Backup & Restore

Second step

Configuring SMS Backup & Restore. Open the app. The app will ask you to grant some permissions. In total there are five, press allow for each one.

Third step

Setting up a backup. After you finish granting permissions you will see the main screen. Press the set up a backup button to continue. Then press next.

Fourth step

Now the app will ask you where you want to store the backup. I recommend you to select Google Drive or the service of your preference. Then you will be redirected to Google Drive Setup. After that, press LOG IN.

Later select the type of access to Google Drive and press ok. Then select your account and press ok. Then press Allow. Finally, return to the Google Drive setup screen and press save.

Fifth step

If you want you can schedule automatic backups. To finish press Back up now.

Sixth step

Restoring a backup. You must install the app on the device where you want to restore the backup. Then after finishing the initial configuration, press the menu button located in the upper left corner. After that select the Restore option.

Select a backup location. Then press Restore. Finally, press ok to confirm. And that’s it!


SMS Backup & Restore is one of those tools that have a simple interface and a lot of useful functions. The best thing is that it does what it promises. Be sure to visit us to discover more tips and tricks for your Android device.

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