SMS Backup+

Backup SMS, MMS and call history to IMAP

Primarily designed for Gmail but also works on Google-free devices with a custom IMAP server.

Change authentication to "Plain text" in "Advanced Settings - Custom IMAP server", then change the server address, username and password accordingly. Check "Trust all certificates" if the server you are connecting to has a self-signed certificate.

SMS and call log data from the device are copied to a separate IMAP folder from where they can be restored at a later point.

See the source code page for more detailed instructions and FAQ.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

Download F-Droid
  • Version 1.5.11 (1576) - Added on 2018-04-24

    This version requires Android 2.3 or newer.

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

    Download APK 2.5 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.READ_SMS
    • android.permission.WRITE_SMS
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_SMS
    • android.permission.READ_CALL_LOG
    • android.permission.WRITE_CALL_LOG
    • android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.WRITE_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.READ_CALENDAR
    • android.permission.WRITE_CALENDAR
    • android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS
    • android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS (?)
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE (?)
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • com.android.vending.BILLING
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE (?)
  • Version 1.5.11-beta13 (1566) - Added on 2018-03-19

    This version requires Android 2.3 or newer.

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

    Download APK 2.5 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.READ_SMS
    • android.permission.WRITE_SMS
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_SMS
    • android.permission.READ_CALL_LOG
    • android.permission.WRITE_CALL_LOG
    • android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.WRITE_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.READ_CALENDAR
    • android.permission.WRITE_CALENDAR
    • android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS
    • android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS (?)
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE (?)
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • com.android.vending.BILLING
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE (?)
  • Version 1.5.11-beta7 (1560) - Added on 2018-02-16

    This version requires Android 2.3 or newer.

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

    Download APK 1.4 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.READ_SMS
    • android.permission.WRITE_SMS
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.READ_CALL_LOG
    • android.permission.WRITE_CALL_LOG
    • android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.WRITE_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_SMS
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS
    • android.permission.READ_CALENDAR
    • android.permission.WRITE_CALENDAR
    • android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS
    • com.android.vending.BILLING
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE