Microsoft has released a new utility app to Windows Phone store. The app is called contacts+message backup and it brings the ability to take a backup of your contacts, SMS and MMS to SD card to restore back to same or a different device. Once installed the app appears in the settings of your Windows Phone. The backup is stored in ‘backup+restore’ folder on the SD card.
contacts+message backup details:
Note: To use this app, please go to Settings on your Windows Phone. This app will NOT appear in your list of installed apps.
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.
Known Issue: Restoring a backup of messages from a dual SIM Windows Phone restores all messages to message store for the first SIM/slot.
Thanks Rico for the tip. cheers!!