6 Best Apps To Backup Android Phone Contacts, Call Logs, SMS & MMS

On any cellphone, you need to back up your data regularly. It is a necessity and of course, an Android phone is no exception to this rule. Here is a list of some of the top back up applications for Android:

Backup Master

This is a powerful app that can back up and restore all your data. You can use this to restore apps on your phone and backup bookmarks, sms, mms, call logs, system settings, alarms, etc. It works very fast and you just need to tap a button for it to start working. When Backup Master is over, you don’t need to reboot. This is the king of all back up applications. It is cool, simple to use and free of cost.

Mobile Backup II

This app can back up all your important information that includes contacts, calendar, SMS and call logs in the root of your phone’s SD card. It gives you a quick and simple backup restore experience when you need to reset the phone or erase all data on the phone. Using this app you can import all your personal data from any phone through SD card.

APN Backup And Restore

This app will back up and restore APNs which are settings to the Internet with the mobile connection. The backup data is stores in SD card à APN Backup Restore folder. When you install a new ROM, it is very necessary to take a backup of your APN settings. This app is known to support all Android versions however there are some glitches in Android 4.0 (ICS). However, users have reported that it can be used on ICS id it is set to run as a System app.

SMS Backup And Restore

This is a simple Android app that backs up and restores your phone’s text messages. You can even schedule automatic backups or backup your texts whenever you wish. You can view backup contacts and choose to backup selected conversations only. Backups are created in XML format and saved in the SD card of your phone.

Backup To Gmail

This is not a free app. Here, you can sync your data including call logs, SMS, MMS, etc. with Gmail. With a Google phone in fact, you can sync you Gmail, Contacts, Calendar, Picassa Albums, etc. with Google’s service. You can restore SMS & call logs from Gmail to any of your Android device. Make sure to enable IMAP in Gmail and set the correct time/ zone. Also, XOAuth may not work with those who have 2 step verification accounts in Gmail. In this case, you need to create an application- specific password and enable plain text authentication in preference. Use the username and password that you have created.

SMS Backup +

This app automatically backs up SMS, MMS, call log entries, etc. using a separate label in Gmail or Google Calendar. It is possible to restore SMS and call log entries but not MMS as it is not supported yet. This app is what is usually called an unobtrusive app as it has no ads and no noticeable resources and simply does what it has to do.

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