How to Backup Contacts & SMS of Android phone to PC via Wi-Fi or USB cable [Tutorial]

by Mayur on January 5, 2011

in Android, How To's

Here is an alternative way to synchronize and backup data of your Android phone to Windows computer, for users who don’t want to use the native PC Suite application. Moreover, you can backup over Wi-Fi without connecting phone to PC with a data cable.

This can be done using the latest MyPhoneExplorer v1.8.0 which now supports various Android phones. This program was initially designed for Sony Ericsson mobiles but the recent version also supports Android-based phones (connected via Wi-Fi or USB cable).

MyPhoneExplorer is a free, small, and easy-to-use program that lets you synchronise and backup your mobile phone data which includes your Phone Contacts (Phonebook), Messages (SMS), Calls history, Calendar. It also lets you browse and manage all the files and folders located on the Phone memory and memory card.

How to Backup Android phone Contacts & Messages to Computer

1. Download and Install MyPhoneExplorer on your Windows PC.

2. Download and Install ‘MyPhoneExplorer Client’ app on your Android phone.MyPhoneExplorer_qrcode

3. You can connect phone to PC over Wi-Fi or using a USB cable. Run the ‘MyPhoneExplorer Client’ app on your phone and make sure the phone is connected via Wi-Fi or USB to your computer.

4. Now Run MyPhoneExplorer on your PC. Go to File > Settings > Connection. Choose the same settings as shown below and click OK.


5. Click on File > Connect. Your phone should now be connected to PC and phone data will get synchronized automatically.



6. To Create backup, open the ‘Extras’ menu and click on ‘Create Backup’ option. Chose a location on computer to save the phone backup file. You can Restore it anytime.

Create Backup

7. Exit the ‘MyPhoneExplorer Client’ app on your phone after the task gets completed.

This process looks quite lengthy but is useful too! Hope you liked it. :D

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Ramon January 6, 2011 at 1:06 am


I got an error on my phone saying “this prossess stopped unexpected. Click here to forse shut down.”. What to do?`


Arianne February 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm

What a great tutorial, I can now backup my phone contacts and messages to my pc. Thanks for sharing this!


saintbabe August 10, 2011 at 11:45 pm

the app so great i can backup all definitely clear and finish
but one more thing i wanna know how can i restore it to my cellphone


Maggie January 16, 2012 at 8:16 am

How do I open a particular backup just to view on my pc in my phone explorer? I have the mpb file – and I found where I can open just SMS, using sms-archive, but I should be able to open call logs etc from each mpb – and I don’t know how to open them. thanks much.


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