Last week, Microsoft released the “contacts+message backup” app. This app is useful for those of us who either keep changing phones, losing them, or in our case having to hard reset them after playing around. Most of us store our contacts online on our Gmail or Outlook accounts, but may want a copy of all our sent messages(SMS,MMS) and contacts as a precaution or other reasons on our micro sd cards.
The interface is just like most of the settings options and is more of an add on to the settings.
On installing the app, it does not show up in the list of apps, instead it shows up in settings.
Contacts + Message Backup app is a Settings app that enables you to make backup of all your contacts (in VCF format) and messages (SMS & MMS including attachments) to SD card (in XML format) for later restore to same or another Windows Phone. Backup is stored in 'backup+restore' folder on the SD card.
We think this app makes an important addition as it saves what is most essential to a mobile phone…. Its contact list.
Download link: contacts+message backup