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SMS Import / Export

Imports and exports SMS and MMS messages, call logs, and contacts.
New in version 1.5
- Contacts import and export (experimental)

- Hebrew translation

- Fix for a crash upon scheduled export to a Nextcloud destination

SMS Import / Export imports and exports SMS and MMS messages, call logs, and contacts from and to JSON files. (Contacts import and export are currently functional but considered experimental.) It does not require root.

The primary author of SMS Import / Export is Thomas More. Others have contributed code and translations. The software is copyright 2021-2022, and is released under the GNU General Public Licence version 3.

Homepage: https://github.com/tmo1/sms-ie
Documentation: https://github.com/tmo1/sms-ie#readme
Issue tracker: https://github.com/tmo1/sms-ie/issues

SMS Import / Export is a sibling project to sms-db, a Linux tool to build an SQLite database out of collections of SMS and MMS messages in various formats. sms-db can import JSON files created by SMS Import / Export, and it can export its database to JSON files that can be imported by SMS Import / Export.

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  • Version 1.5 (10) suggested Added on 2022-09-02

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
      This app can read all SMS (text) messages stored on your phone.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone. Apps will also have access to the accounts on your phone that have created contacts. This may include accounts created by apps you have installed. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • modify your contacts
      Allows the app to modify the data about your contacts stored on your phone. This permission allows apps to delete contact data.
    • read call log
      This app can read your call history.
    • write call log
      Allows the app to modify your phone's call log, including data about incoming and outgoing calls. Malicious apps may use this to erase or modify your call log.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 4.5 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.4.2 (9) - Added on 2022-08-09

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
      This app can read all SMS (text) messages stored on your phone.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone. Apps will also have access to the accounts on your phone that have created contacts. This may include accounts created by apps you have installed. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • read call log
      This app can read your call history.
    • write call log
      Allows the app to modify your phone's call log, including data about incoming and outgoing calls. Malicious apps may use this to erase or modify your call log.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 4.5 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.4.1 (8) - Added on 2022-05-20

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
      This app can read all SMS (text) messages stored on your phone.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone. Apps will also have access to the accounts on your phone that have created contacts. This may include accounts created by apps you have installed. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • read call log
      This app can read your call history.
    • write call log
      Allows the app to modify your phone's call log, including data about incoming and outgoing calls. Malicious apps may use this to erase or modify your call log.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 4.4 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log