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SMS/Text Message Backup Tools

In the old days, moving from one phone to another used to be a proverbial nightmare. One of the most cumbersome aspects was losing all of your text messages. Modern phones running on Android and iOS can largely avoid this issue using migration tools they have built-in, but the need for more specialized backup tools is still present. Apps such as SMS Backup+ and mySMS enable Android users to keep specialized backups of their text messages, while other apps, including SynciOS Data Transfer, work with both Android and iOS.

  1. Automatically backup your SMS, MMS and call history with a separate label in Gmail and Google Calendar.

  2. Pulse SMS icon
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    • Android Wear
    • Firefox

    Access messages everywhere Whether you are working at your computer, reading on your tablet, or watching the game on your TV. Pulse is with you everywhere, so you never miss a message.



  3. SMS Backup & Restore is a simple Android app that backs up and restores your phone's text messages, and now call logs too!

  4. Syncios Data Transfer backs up and restores to and from your computer all the important information and media files stored on your iOS & Android device. Transfer contacts, messages, call logs, music, photos, videos, apps, bookmarks, ebooks and more.

  5. PhoneCopy icon
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Symbian S60
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    • KaiOS

    PhoneCopy is the easiest way to backup, manage, and synchronize personal data from a mobile phone to the cloud. Phonecopy securely manages phonebook contacts, calendar events, SMS messages, photos, and videos. All data are accessible via a web browser.

  6. Handcent SMS is a free enhanced SMS and MMS application for Android.

  7. SyncDroid Android Manager has both Android app, as well as Windows PC client. With Android app, you can simply backup and restore Android to and from SD card or Dropbox. And with the help of the desktop client, you can backup data to your PC.

  8. Droid Transfer is a Windows application which works alongside a free Android Application, Transfer Companion, allowing you to wirelessly share files between your Android Phone and your Windows PC.

  9. MobileTrans is a one-click phone transfer tool that lets you transfer contacts, SMS, call logs, photos, videos and more between Android and iOS devices.