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How do I backup and restore SMS Messages?

How can I make a backup of SMS messages to the SD card in Android 2.2?

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I really don't see a programming question here. However, I'm allowing a bit of time for you to revise it prior to closing it, as it might just be a programming question that forgot to mention programming. –  Tim Post Apr 30 '11 at 10:30
    
@TimPost: I hope Niky wanted to do programmatically –  Sankar Ganesh Apr 30 '11 at 10:30
    
@Sankar - Hard to say, which is why I'm allowing a bit of time for @niky to revisit it and provide clarification. –  Tim Post Apr 30 '11 at 10:32
    
@TimPost: Yes, you are right,me too hard to understand whether he wants to backup sms to S.D card via code –  Sankar Ganesh Apr 30 '11 at 10:34
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Use a 3rd party tool such as

These offer many other options (such as backing up call log which I'd say is related)

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titanium backup –  niky Apr 30 '11 at 10:32
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I recommend VeryAndroid SMS Backup. It is a smart Android SMS backup software that can copy and backup SMS on Android phone to computer, restore SMS backup file to any Android phone, and also send messages or chat with a friend on computer directly, exactly the same as that you do on your android phone.

It can help you:

  • Copy and backup SMS from Android phone to computer.
  • Restore SMS from CSV to Android phone any time.
  • Send SMS & SMS Chat on computer directly.
  • Transfer SMS to Android phone from other phones (iPhone, Windows Mobile, Nokia, Blackberry, etc).
  • View SMS messages in threading mode on computer.
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Go SMS Pro https://market.android.com/details?id=com.jb.gosms has backing up SMS to SD as a feature. It is also a great replacement for text messages with Quick Replies and sending SMS on a schedule.

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