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This extension adds SMS messaging support to AnyFileBackup allowing to send SMS messages to designated recipients via Android-based smartphones (version 2.1 and above) connected to via Wi-Fi, USB, or Bluetooth to a computer where AnyFileBackup is installed.
Download and install the SMS extension (server side).
Download the SMS Extension Client (smartphone side) from www.any-file-backup.com/download/ and install it on your Android-based smartphone.
Installing this APK file may require a permission to install Android applications from 'unknown' (that is just to say that they have not come directly from Google Play) sources:
SMS Extension Client requires only the most basic permissions that will not compromise your security and privacy. Please note that the extension requires any sleeping mode to be turned off because it needs to constantly monitor for commands from AnyFileBackup.
Please be advised that sending SMS messages may cost you money and it is your responsibility to pay any costs and fees associated with sending SMS messages. AAR Innovations will not and cannot compensate you any costs and fees resulting from or associated with sending SMS messages. AAR Innovations also accept no responsibility for the content of SMS messages.
When installation is successfully completed, please press the 'Open' button to launch the SMS Extension Client on your Android device.
Permanently connect your Android-based smartphone to a computer (where AnyFileBackup with the SMS extension (server side) is installed) via Wi-Fi, USB, or Bluetooth. The connected smartphone must have its unique individual IP address on the network. This is easier to achieve when it is connected via Wi-Fi.
The SMS extension client has a very simple and straight-forward interface. Its main screen looks as follows:
The top line displays the current status of the SMS extension. Use the 'Server start/stop' button to stop it and then start it again. When the SMS extension is launched, it is automatically set to active ('start') mode.
Please note, every time Android-based smartphone Wi-Fi or Bluetooth is turned on, a new IP address may be assigned to it and this new IP address may be different from an IP address that has been assigned to this smartphone before. This will require changing AnyFileBackup settings mentioned above.
To avoid this inconvenience, you may:
This is a port number that is used by AnyFileBackup to connect to the Android-based smartphone. It must be entered in the 'Host address' field of the HTTP account after the smartphone's IP address separated by a colon (':'). The port number may be manually changed in the SMS extension settings. Press the 'Settings' button below to access the settings screen and enter the required port number.
Access to the SMS extension may be restricted by setting user name, password, and port number. This will prevent AnyFileBackup users who do not know these parameters from using the SMS extension. Please note, that this will not make the extension itself protected by user name and password -- anyone who has access to the smartphone where the SMS extension is installed will be able to configure and re-configure it.
Press the 'Settings' button to access the SMS extension settings. The following security settings may be configured:
If enabled, the SMS extensions will prevent the Android-based smarphone from entering into any kind of power-saving mode. Its necessary because the extension is permanently monitoring for commands from AnyFileBackup and in power-saving mode Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and similar services are normally turned off to reduce battery consumption.
If disabled and the Android-based smarphone enters into a power-saving mode, then AnyFileBackup will not be able to maintain the connection to the smartphone via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and no SMS messages will be be sent. This will be treated by AnyFileBackup as an error and it will proceed according to the Common Error Handling Rules or Task-Specific Error Handling Rules.
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