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Transfer Text Messages from Android to Computer (Windows/Mac)

Nowadays, Android phone has undoubtedly dominated the smart phone market. According to user feedback, people are well satisfied with those famous smart phone brands, like Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, etc. However, there are still some problems when playing with mobile phone, and data loss must be one of the most annoying troubles. Thus, many people have tried to backup Android data to computer in case of losing them without warning. While, most of them have failed to backup Android messages to computer.

After connecting your Android mobile phone to computer, you will find that your text messages are invisible. That's because text messages are always saved on the phone's internal memory or SIM card, which is forbidden to be accessed on PC directly. In order to successfully transfer text messages from Android to computer as a backup, you should turn to an assistant.

In this page, my recommendation is this Coolmuster Android File Manager (Win/Mac), which can help users freely export SMS messages from Android phone to PC without losing any detail. Here is the free trial version, just give it try.

Guide: How to Backup Android Messages to Computer (Windows/Mac)

Step 1. Open Android File Manager, Connect Android Phone to Computer

First of all, you should follow the instruction to download, install and operate this program on your computer. Then connect your Android smart phone to computer via a USB cable. To detect your phone smoothly, this software will provide you a menu as shown to help enable USB debugging on your Android device. After that, touch "USB debugging opened" and "Next" to get your Android cell phone identified immediately.

enable usb debugging

Step 2. Scan and Preview Android Phone Data

As soon as it detects your Android smart phone, this Android File Manager program will start to install USB driver on your computer. A few minutes later, it will automatically scan your phone data. Then you can get an interface as follows. All files are listed on the menu, including Apps, Music, Photo, Video, Book, Contacts, etc. Now you can enter any folder to preview files as you like.

phone info

Step 3. Transfer Text Messages from Android to Computer

If you want to backup SMS messages from Android cell phone to PC, you should enter the "Contacts" folder and then press "All SMS", "Inbox" or "Outbox" to preview the detailed info of your text message conversations.

preview messages

Now you just need to hit the "Backup" icon in the panel, then you will achieve to transfer text messages from Android to computer in an instant.

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