How to Transfer Text Messages from Android to Computer

Author:Jake | TIME:October 10,2017

For whatever reason you want to save some text messages on your Android phone, you need a solution. You may worry about losing data because of various reason such as accidental deletion, you may sometimes be forced to delete text messages and other data to free up space on Android or you just want to print text messages in paper material. And backing up text messages from Android to computer is a good choice.


So how to transfer text messages from Android to computer? cFone Android Data Transfer can help you with this without any doubt. This phone manager enables you to view and export text messages from Android to PC. All information including text, names, numbers and time will be transferred to the computer. Besides, Android Data Transfer also lets you to transfer text message from computer to Android phone. In addition, you can use this powerful software to transfer contacts, photos, music, videos and more between Android and computer.


How to Transfer SMS from Android to Computer

Step 1. Connect Android to Computer

After you download and install the program, run Android Data Transfer on your computer and connect your Android device to the computer via USB cable. And you will need to enable USB debugging then. Once connected, click "Back Up Your Phone" in the primary window.



Step 2. Choose the File Type

The file types that you can backup to your computer are displayed in the middle of the window. Now check “Text messages” enabled and uncheck other data types.

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Step 3: Transfer Text Messages from Android to Computer

After you select the file type, click the "Start Transfer" button to start to transfer text messages from Android to computer. It takes a few minutes depending on the quantity of your files. 



How to Restore SMS Backup to New Android

If you’ve backed up messages from Android to computer using above method, you can restore the SMS backup back to your mobile device or another new Android phone. Below is how to import SMS to new Android device.

Step 1: Connect Android to Computer

Connect your Android phone to the computer via USB cable and in the user interface, choose “Restore from Backups”.


Step 2: Choose “Restore from Backups” from Computer

Now you will see the “Restore from Backups” section turns into a new interface where you can choose where to restore backup. Now please choose “MobileTrans” so you can import data from computer to Android.

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Step 3: Select and Transfer Text from Computer to Phone

In this step, you can choose file type(s) to transfer. Here you just need to check “Text messages” enabled and leave others unchecked.

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After you select the file type, click “Start Transfer” to restore text from computer to phone.

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Above is all for how to transfer text messages from Android to computer. So if you want to backup text messages, you can try above method.

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