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SMS’s on your mobile phone would probably come second in the list of the most important data stored on your phone, after contacts. So backing them up is essential. Android users can use this free app called SMS to Text to get it done. As the name indicates, it backs up your messages as a text file. You can filter by contact, filter by messages received or sent, sort by date or number and finally export it as a .txt file to your computer or to your phone’s SD card.
The app can also help you quickly import SMS’s from a text file which is pretty cool. If you intend to back up email the same way or if you want to access more features then there’s a pro version available too. Overall, a must-have app for Android users.
- Backup SMS as a text file.
- Export to SD card directly.
Check out SMS to Text @ market.android.com/details?id=com.smeiti.smstotext&hl=en