Transfer Text Messages from Android to Computer/PC
Nowadays it is quite popular for us to use an Android phone as the tool for communication and entertainment. We send and receive messages everyday, among which there are some important or confidential texts that we do not want to lose. However, when click the touch screen with fingers, we often drop the finger at the wrong position, which would lead to the forever lost of important messages. But it is too late to regret after the "tragedy" have happened, and what you need to do is transferring text messages from Android to computer for backup frequently.
As it is known to all, the storage of your Android phone or tablets is always limited so that it is impossible for you to store infinite number of messages in your phones as much as you like. Thus, you have no choice but to delete some messages to spare space to store other data needed urgently. But if you also want to keep the existing messages, what will you do? Obviously, we have gotten into a dilemma. In addition, what if we have lost our cell phone? There is no doubt that all data, including our precise and invaluable messages, stored in the phone is lost forever if we do not have any copies of it. So, for fear that important messages would be lost, we had better to backup text messages from Android to computer in the daily life for restoring or other purposes.
Method 1: Transfer Text Messages from Android to Computer with Assistant for Android
Method 2: Copy Android Text Messages to Computer with Transfer for Mobile
Method 3: Backup Android SMS Messages on Computer with Doctor for Android
Well, now you may ask how to transfer or how to reach the goal? Don't worry, let me detail you how to back up SMS from Android to computer in this page. Frankly, it is impossible to manage the transfer task without any implemental programs. Thus, MobiKin Assistant for Android (Windows & Mac) is strongly recommended here. It empowers Android users with the ability to transfer messages on their mobile phone to computer quite safely, quickly and professionally with very easy operative procedures to free up more space on Android devices. What's more, a wide range of brands are compatible with this software, such as HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Sony, ZTE, LG, Huawei, Dell and many other phones with Android system.
Note: It is no doubt that this recommended program can help you manage the messages on your Android's internal memory well, but if you have some messages from other sources like Whatsapp, Facebook, etc. need to be managed, you can't miss below detailed tutorials:
Step 1: Install and Run the Program, and Connect the Android Phone
First of all, you need to start USB Debugging on your phone. Here, you can check as follow to make sure the USB Debugging is enabled.
- For Android OS 2.0-2.3, Go to Setting->Application->Development->USB Debugging;
- For Android OS 3.0-4.1, go to Setting->Developer Options-> USB Debugging;
- For Android OS 4.2 or later, go to Setting-> Developer Options, (If you did not find the Developer Options, go to About Device, and tap "Build number" 7 times in rapid succession then back to the Setting page, and then you will find it.), Turn on Developer Options->USB Debugging.
When your phone is recognized by the program successfully, the parameter information of your phone, such like phone model, system version and storage space capacity can be seen in the window like below.
Step 2. Preview and Begin to Recover
You should choose the "Contacts" and click the "SMS" button on the left panel. All the SMS in your Android phone will be divided in two parts: Inbox and Outbox. View them in the program directly and then find the one you want to backup. And then click the button of "Backup SMS " to transfer all the texts you need to computer.
Well done! You have made the whole process of backing up your invaluable text messages from Android phone to your computer. If you are interested in this program, you can download the trial version to have a free try.
Another tool I'd like to introduce to you to do the Android SMS transfer is the MobiKin Transfer for Mobile (Mac version available). It is the ideal mobile transfer solution for both Android, iOS and Symbian users. With it, you can transfer contacts, SMS, calendar, call logs, photos, videos, music, apps etc. between two phones, backing up and restoring data. Now, we will show you how to use it to transfer text messages from Android phone to computer:
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Step 1. Connect your Android phone to computer
User installs and launches the MobiKin Transfer for Mobile software on his computer. Use a USB cable to connect your Android phone to the computer.
Step 2. Enter Phone to Phone Transfer option
Choose the "Backup on Computer" option from the main interface and you will have an option to transfer the files requested from your phone to computer via specific list (i.e. Calendar, Contacts, Photos, Music, Videos etc.).
Step 3. Transfer text messages from Android to computer
After selecting the text messages the user wants to transfer, the user will click the Start button to transfer the selected Android messages to computer.
Do you know that an Android data recovery tool like the MobiKin Doctor for Android with its Mac version - MobiKin Doctor for Android Mac can also help you backup your Android data on computer? This is because it can detect your phone, find both the existing and lost data, and export the data to computer. Therefore, next, we are going to show you how to backup Android SMS messages on computer with the help of the MobiKin Doctor for Android.
Step 1. Connect your Android phone to the computer
Download and install the Doctor for Android on your computer, launch it and connect your Android phone to the same computer with a USB cable. It will soon be detected by the program.
Step 2. Scan your Android phone for wanted SMS
On the left side of the program window, choose the "Messages" folder and the program will start to scan your Android phone to find all text messages, both existing and lost ones.
Step 3. Start to export Android text messages to computer
All scanned out text messages are displayed on the right side of the window. Tick in the messages you want to transfer and click the button of "Recover" to save them on your computer.