Transfer Text Messages from Android to PC

How to Transfer Text Messages from Android to Windows or Mac Computer

Your Android phone cannot store the received text messages all the time. Due to the limited storage space, you will be required to delete some old messages to receive the new text messages. If all those Android messages are important to you, why don’t you transfer text messages from Android to computer for backup? Even though your SMS messages are deleted by mistake, or your Android phone is stolen or disabled, you can still access those Android messages on your computer. Whatever, you can export text messages from Android to computer with 3 different ways here.

Transfer Text Messages from Android to PC

Transfer Text Messages from Android to PC

Part 1: How to Backup or Transfer Text Messages from Android to Computer Flexibly

If there are hundreds of thousands of text messages stored in your smart phone, you should not miss AnyMP4 Android Data Backup & Restore. The program can help you transfer text messages from Android to computer as a backup in ultrafast speed. All your Android files and settings will be in the original state. It will not delete any text message without your permission.

With the wide support of Android phones and tablets, you can transfer text messages from Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, Google phone, Huawei, Xiaomi, Motorola and more. Meanwhile, you can transfer contacts, call logs and other files from Android to computer quickly. If you want to transfer data to a new Android phone, you can use the one-click backup and restore feature to save much time.

  • Transfer text messages from Android to your computer without losing data.
  • Backup not only text messages, but also contacts, call logs, gallery, videos, audios, documents and many other files from Android to computer.
  • Preview and restore from any Android backup.
  • Fully support Android 8.0 and earlier versions, including Samsung, Huawei, HTC, Sony, etc.

Step 1. Launch AnyMP4 Android Data Backup & Restore software. Connect your Android device to the computer with a lightning USB cable. Follow the on-screen instruction to enable USB debugging mode.

Step 2. Click “Device Data Backup” to backup Android text messages to your computer. Choose “Messages” in the popping-up window. Well, you can mark before “Encrypted Backup” to create an encrypted backup if necessary.

Android Data Backup & Restore

Step 3. Click “Start” to start transferring text messages from Android to your Windows computer. All Android messages will be saved into a package. If you want to view those transferred text messages, you can use the restore feature to download and open files.

Device Data Backup

Part 2: How to Transfer SMS from Android to Computer with SMS Backup & Restore App

You can transfer SMS, MMS messages and call logs from Android to a computer by using SMS Backup & Restore. The Android messages will be saved in XML format. Later, you can restore the message conversion backup on another phone.

Step 1: Free download SMS Backup & Restore from the Google Play Store.

Step 2: Set up message backup settings. You can back up all messages or the selected conversions to the SD card.

Step 3: Plug your Android phone to the computer.

Step 4: Browse and find the .xml file. Copy and paste it to desktop to transfer text messages to the computer.

Transfer SMS

Part 3: How to Transfer Text Messages from Samsung Phone to Computer with Samsung Kies

For Samsung users, you can use Samsung Kies as your Android SMS transfer to PC for Mac app. If you want to transfer text messages from one Samsung phone to another, you need to put the two devices into the same OS first.

Step 1. Download and install Samsung Kies for Windows or Mac.

Step 2. Connect Samsung to the computer via USB cable or Wi-Fi.

Step 3. Click “Back up/Restore” > “Data Backup” > “Messages”.

Step 4. Click “Backup” to create a Samsung messages backup.

Transfer Text Messages from Samsung Phone

Bonus: How to Read the Exported SMS.xml on Your Computer

The transferred Android text messages are saved as .xml, .html or .txt on your computer. When you want to open a SMS.xml file, you need to install Notepad++ first. It is a free source code editor. However, it is not suggested to edit the .xml file with Notepad++. Because your SMS backup file will be damaged.

Read the Exported SMS.xml on Your Computer

Conclusion

You can use the above methods to transfer text messages from Android to computer for free. If you want to switch to a new Android phone, using AnyMP4 Android Data Backup & Restore is your easiest and quickest solution. You can also backup the certain file types from Android to computer effortlessly.

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December 11, 2019 09:43

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