Back up and Restore data on Android phone using Titanium backup

Titanium Backup app for Android is widely recognized as the most powerful Android phone backup app. It can back up just about anything on your phone, such as apps, games, app data, game data, contacts, MMS, SMS, and much more. You can restore the Titanium backup files on the phone or to a new phone. Titanium Backup can also help you back up system apps and app data, uninstall malware on the phone, remove orphan app data, move apps to and from the SD card, along with their data, etc. In this article, we will show you how it can help you back up text messages on Android phones. It is almost the same to back up other apps and app data on Android mobile phones.

Titanium Backup requires rooting
You can run this mobile data backup and restore app on almost all major Android phones, such as Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Lenovo, Xiaomi, Huawei, ZTE, and many more. Rooting is required though. The Titanium Backup app won’t work on unrooted Android phones.

How to back up data on Android phone using Titanium Backup?

Run the Titanium Backup app on your mobile phone, you will see its Overview tab opens by default.

titanium backup app for android home screen

To back up data on Android phone using this app, you need firstly switch to the Backup & Restore tab.

back up and restore data using titanium backup app on android phone

Now you will see a list of all apps and games installed on your mobile phone, including both user installed apps and system apps. User apps will be highlighted in white, system services or apps will be in red, system service with useful data will be highlighted in green, useful & portable system data (XML) is highlighted in yellow. Find the app you like to back up from the list. In this demo, we are going to back up text messages on Android phone, so find and tap to open the Phone/Messaging Storage. Touch the Backup! button to back up the default messaging app and all sent and received text messages, multimedia messages on your phone.

backup text messages on android phone using titanium backup app

How to restore data on Android phone using Titanium Backup?

Follow above instructions to run Titanium Backup app on the phone, switch to Backup/Restore, then find the app you like to restore data to. Now you should find the previous backup files and the Restore button in front of them. Note that the free version of Titanium Backup can only keep one copy of your backup. Any new backup would remove your existing backup.

restore messages from backup on android phone using titanium backup app

Touch the Restore button, then Titanium Backup will restore text messages or any other backups to your Android mobile. Do NOT forget to reboot your phone after the data restore, otherwise you may not find the restored data on the phone.

Titanium Backup FAQs

Where are my backups saved?

If you have SD card installed on the phone, your backups will be saved in the “TitaniumBackup” directory on your SD card. If you do not have any SD card, the backups will be stored in the “TitaniumBackup” folder on your phone’s internal memory. You can manually change a new backup folder if you like.

Back up Android phone to computer
This backup app can only create a backup of your data on the phone. You can export Titanium backups to computer. To back up mobile phone data and extract data from phone to computer or other external storage, you can refer to this guide to back up data from Lenovo mobile phone to computer which works with almost all Android phones, such as Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Nexus, Xiaomi, ZTE, Huawei, and many more. This phone data transfer and backup is much easier than Titanium if you want to back up data from mobile phones to a PC or Mac.

How can you tell whether your backup was successful?
Backup verification is not possible with the free version. You need to pay for the PRO/Donate version in order to get this feature. If you are using the paid version, go to Menu >> General >> Batch Actions, the first entry in the batch list runs a verification process.