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Old January 18th, 2012, 07:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Backing Up SMS & MMS Messages?

Hey folks! I can't seem to find a reliable source of information for an app that does this: I'd like to backup and preserve the order in which the texts and multimedia items of a conversation were sent and received. Basically, I'd just like to have an easy-to-access and in-order copy of these texts and multimedia, like PhoneView for the iPhone, but for Android.

SMS Backup & Restore seems to be the closest to this, allowing me to save and restore conversations to and from the SD card, but it doesn't support MMS, which means those messages in my conversations would be left out of the backup. I'm wondering if there's an app that'll do both SMS and MMS instead of one or the other.

Any app suggestions?

(FYI: I'm rolling with the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon and Android 2.3.4.)

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I haven't tried it but this is the only one I've found:
Txtract MMS & SMS Backup $3.99
If you try it please post how it works

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SMS Backup + does exactly what you are looking for. I have used it and it works great! Backs everything up to your gmail account and then can restore it if needed.
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SMS Backup + does exactly what you are looking for. I have used it and it works great! Backs everything up to your gmail account and then can restore it if needed.
can't restore MMS though.
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MyBackup Pro will backup both SMS & MMS to the phone and/or their cloud service. I just copy backups to my Dropbox.
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Go sms handles its own backups and handcent allows you to backup to their online service.
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Or you can try this Android SMS + MMS Transfer program.
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I'm pretty certain MyBackup Pro will restore MMS, as I used to use it for message backups (only ever had a few MMS, but I've still got them after wiping the phone many times, so the restore worked one way or another).

These days Titanium Backup Pro will also backup/restore SMS+MMS, but you need to be rooted to use that.
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