Microsoft has released another backup application that will allow Windows Phone 8.1 users to totally backup their contacts and messages to an outside microSD card.

Not at all like conventional applications, once the “Contacts + Message Backup” application is installed, it will be situated in the settings segment. Albeit moving down contacts has been a genuinely regular highlight for most gadgets, Windows Phone has depended on cloud backups since its introduction. Be that as it may, with the new application, you will now have the capacity to backup contacts to a microSD card in the conventional VCF design. The same will apply when going down SMS or MMS messages. The backup will likewise be traded to the microSD card however as a XML file. Sadly, those utilizing a gadget without a microSD opening won’t have the capacity to exploit this application. They will have the capacity to install the application however since it won’t be noticeable in the application list, they won’t have the capacity to erase it.

Naturally, these backups can be used to transfer the relevant data to another Windows Phone or used in the event your essential gadget decides to have a fit. Although this is an official release, there is a current known issue for the application that pertains to double SIM gadgets. For double SIM handsets, when restoring data, the application will restore all messages to the first SIM and won’t divide the messages properly between SIMs.

The “Contacts + Message Backup” application is currently available for those running Windows Phone 8.1 and the download size is just under of 1 MB.

Source: Windows Phone Store via Neowin