What is that number (the date field) in the backup file?

  • The date is backed up in the same format as it’s stored on the phone; it’s the Java date representation (including millisecond) of the time when the message was sent/received in UTC.
  • Check out www.epochconverter.com for information on how to do the conversion from other languages to Java.
  • Please note that the site does not include milliseconds in the date it generates when converting human readable date to java/epoch date. To add milliseconds, add 000 at the end of the number generated by the site.