May 31, 2013, 2:05 PM — Here's how you can download the SMS Backup & Restore app free for Android phones.
1. Go to the Google Play page for the free app SMS Backup & Restore.
2. Tap the Install button.
Use SMS Backup & Restore to manage your Android phone's text messages. Here's a list of features:
Use XML format for SMS backups
Pick a time for automatic backups
Easily move messages from one phone to another, regardless of Android version
Choose which conversations to backup
Restore or view all text messages or choose the conversations
Remove all SMS messages
Send a backup via email
Use Dropbox or Google Drive
Convert the XML file to other formats