How to Backup Android Text Messages to Computer


March 18, 2016 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

My boyfriend sent me some really sweet text messages that I want to read them over and over again. So I do not want to lose the texts on my Samsung Galaxy S6. Is there a way to backup text messages from Android phone to computer? Thanks a lot!

Nowadays, it is quite popular for people to use an Android phone as a tool for communication and entertainment. Especially sending and receiving text messages is one of the most popular features which enables us to communicate in a fast and interesting way or to do business. There are some precious or confidential text messages that we can’t afford to lose.

Therefore, transfer text messages to computer for backup or for future use is quite necessary. But how to save text messages to computer?

Backup Text Messages

To be honest, it is impossible to manage the transfer task without any implemental software. So FoneLab Android Data Recovery is highly recommended in this post. One of its main functions is SMS backup and restore. With the help of this SMS backup app, you are able to copy text messages from Android phone to computer as .xml or .txt files easily. What’s more, it is powerful enough to help you recover deleted text messages Android.

So once you own this full featured software, it becomes an easy task to export text messages from Android to computer. Why not download the trial version of FoneLab Android Data Recovery and try how it performs to backup Android SMS?

How to Backup Text Messages from Android to Computer

A wide range of brands are compatible with this software, like Samsung, Sony, HTC, Motorola, LG, Huawei, ZTE and many other phones with Android system. It supports to backup and recover contacts, messages, messages attachements, call logs, photos, video, audio and documents. Follow the step by step guide to learn more.

Download and install the program on your computer first. Connect your phone with the computer via a USB cable and launch the program afterwards.

FoneLab Android Data Recovery

The software won’t detect your Android phone unless you allow it to do so. If USB debugging mode is opened on your phone, you will receive a pop-up message on the phone screen requiring the permission. Otherwise, you have to enable the USB debugging mode so as to move forward. The on-screen instruction from FoneLab will show you how to enable it, depending what Android version your Phone is.

USB Debugging

Once your Android phone is connected, the program will detect it automatically and show up as below window. Select Messages and Messages Attachments for scanning only so as to save some time for you.

SMS Backup

The program needs to get privilege to scan data from your phone. This requests your phone to be rooted. If not, the program will install an app on your phone automatically to help you do the job as long as you say yes. Then tap Allow/Authorize/Grant when it prompts on your Android phone. If there is still no such pop-up window, please click Retry to try again.

Get Privilege

Patiently wait for the scanning process to be finished. After it is complete, the scanning result will display by groups on the left pain. Click Messages to expand the content and view the messages in details. You can preview the name or phone number, data and texts. Choose the ones you desire to recover or backup to your computer. Click the Recover button. The recovered text messages will be save in .xml or html format.

SMS Backup and Restore

You are done! Now you have made the whole process of backing up your important text messages from Android phone to your computer.

Besides, you can also backup and restore Android to a new phone.

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