How do I backup and restore SMS Messages?
I highly recommend SMS backup+. It'll back up your SMS to a Gmail Label:
Automatically backup SMS, MMS and call log entries using a separate label in Gmail / Google Calendar. It is also possible to restore SMS and call log entries back to the phone (MMS not supported yet).
You can use SMS Backup & Restore to export to an XML file:
Schedule automatic backups or backup your messages anytime you wish. You can view backup contents on your phone, and choose to backup selected conversations only.
Backups are created in XML format and saved to your device's SD card.
The XML can then be converted to other formats, and can also be viewed on a computer.
It's easy to e-mail your backup files anywhere you wish.
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.
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.