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Transfer Text Messages from HTC to Computer

Q: I possess a HTC One M8, and I have stored thousands of text messages on it. A few days ago, I cleaned some useless messages away from the mailbox, but keeping those comparatively valuable SMS to record the cherished old days. However, after deleting all unnecessary messages from my phone, there still leaved a long list of messages, and occupy a large amount of storage on my phone. Thus, I want to know is there any way to transfer SMS from HTC phone to PC? - From HTC Forums

If you always visit all kinds of Android forums, then you may have found that many HTC users have ever come across the same situation above. As it is known to all, text message is the ordinary function of any cell phone and it is widely used for communication and sharing in the daily life and work. Under this situation, when you receive a fantastic or important SMS message, you may always save it on your phone for further enjoyment. But in some specific situations, you may mistakenly format your phone or restore it to factory settings, so that all data on your phone is lost (including your saved text messages). Obviously, this is a huge disaster, right? Thus, it is really necessary for you to know the steps of transferring text messages from your HTC mobile phone to other security places like computer, portable drive, etc.

Therefore, if you have tried to reach the goal, then you may find that it is not a straightforward task as you imagine, right? We cannot copy messages freely just like media files via a USB cable due to the text messages are saved in the internal memory or the SIM card of your HTC phone, which is forbidden to be accessed on the computer. In this case, you're strongly recommended here to turn to a professional HTC SMS Transfer program - MobiKin Assistant for Android & MobiKin Assistant for Android (Mac Version). It could be the best assistant to help you move messages from HTC One X/mini, HTC Desire, HTC Wildfire, HTC Sensation, HTC Inspire, etc. to PC at ease. And this program allows you to backup other data like music, contacts, apps, photo, books, etc. on the phone to computer with zero quality losing.

Now, let's have a brief look of the steps on transferring SMS from HTC to PC.

How to Transfer or Copy SMS Messages from HTC to Computer?

Firstly, you should download, install and open the program on your computer. Here, please be sure your HTC phone is connected to the computer via USB cable. Then the phone will be detected by the program automatically. If your phone can be detected by the program, you can click "USB debugging opened" and click "Next" button to the next step. Otherwise, there will appear the following picture that requires you to enable USB debugging on your phone according to the three situations below.
1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".

After that, the program will continue installing USB driver on your computer, and wait for a little while, you can view the phone name, model and other basic information are displayed in the main interface.

On the top of the panel, you can find lots of options for your reference like Apps, Music, Video, Books, Contacts, etc. Here, you can directly press "Contacts" option and click "SMS" on the left panel of the coming window, then both receiving and sending messages will all be displayed in the main interface. Just read them and find the one you want to save on the computer.

When you have selected all SMS you need, you can hit "Export" button to save them on your computer very well!

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