Transfer Text Messages from Samsung Galaxy to PC/Computer (3 Ways)
Text messages have always been crucial information in our daily life. We communicate with our friends, family members, clients, colleagues by messages. So, for every Samsung users there are some invaluable messages stored on the phone. But different from other media files, text messages can't be stored on the external memory card, only can be saved in the internal flash card. However, the phone's internal storage space is always limited and that means it is impossible for us to store infinite SMS.
Thus, what if you have saved a lot of important messages and you never wish to lose them, but now you have to delete some data from your cell phone to release more free space? Obviously, you may fall into the dilemma. It is no doubt that some specific messages will mean lots for you, so if you don't want to delete or lose them forever, why don’t you transfer text messages from Samsung to computer to backup them? Not a bad idea, right? This must be an effective way to help you get out of the problem. However, it is disappointed that you find that your Samsung Galaxy phone does not have a built-in app to backup text message by default. And now you need to find some other tools to help you solve the problem.
Samung Kies is a software that developed by Samsung. Hence, you can use it to transfer Samsung text messages trustingly. The transferring process can be completed in several steps:
Step 1. Connect your Samsung phone to the computer via USB cable and then enable the USB debugging on your phone.
Step 2. Run the Samsung Kies on your computer and it will detect the connected phone automatically.
Step 3. After the detection, you can click on the Import/Export option and then select to import/export messages, schedules, memos, music, photos and videos as you like.
Step 4. Tick the messages that you want to transfer and click "Export to PC" to begin the moving process. Here the messages will be transferred in a .sme format.
Notice: Samsung Kies only supports the mobile phones with Android 4.3 and below. So if you phone is running in a newer version, you need to use other tools.
As a good Samsung Galaxy Backup program, the procedure to transfer messages cannot be too sophisticated because most people doesn't have abundant knowledge about computer. So they always wish to get a tool that they can handle it ASAP. To meet this special demand, MobiKin have developed a new software to help you solve the problem - MobiKin Assistant for Android & MobiKin Assistant for Android (Mac Version). It is such a wonderful program, which empowers users to copy SMS messages from Samsung Galaxy to computer with just several simple clicks. In addition to the whole text conversation, other files like contacts, photo, books, apps, etc. on your Samsung phones can also be exported to your computer without any quality losing. And other mobile phones with Android system like HTC, Motorola, ZTE, LG, Sony, etc. are also supported by this powerful tool.
Now let’s focus on the guide on how to get the job done. First of all, you need to download and install this powerful program on your personal PC or Mac respectively.
Step 1. You need to install and run this program on your computer, and connect the Samsung Galaxy Note 4/5 or S 7/8 with your computer via a USB cable. Then, enable USB Debugging on your phone. You can check as follow to make sure the USB Debugging is opened.
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".
Step 2. You can preview and choose the messages you need by clicking "SMS" options in the program.
Step 3. If you have selected the messages you need, you can click "Export" button on the top menu to export and save the Samsung messages on computer as CSV format. And you can find, open the file and view the detailed contents on your personal computer freely.
Email is also a good way to move the Samsung messages. By using this way, you not only can view the synced messages on computer but also able to download them on a mobile phone as long as you install the email box on the device. Now let's see how to email text messages from Samsung phone to computer.
Step 1. Enter the "Messages" App on your Samsung Galaxy and then select all the messages that you want to transfer.
Step 2. Next, you should click on the three dots icon on the top right corner to open the menu.
Step 3. In the menu, you need to select "More" and tap on "Share" option.
Step 4. After that, you will several options in a window. Just select "Email" and enter your email ID and passcode to start the transferring process.
Step 5. When the moving process ends, you can open your Email on computer to download the messages that you have sent just now.