We all know that Samsung phones are the hottest products in the recent years, and it have taken lots of prominent functions to our lives that we have never imagined before. But meanwhile, people also need to face the higher risk of data losing. So making a backup of your Samsung contents seems to be so important at present, especially for some important data like text messages, contacts, photos and more. In this page, we could like to pay more attention on the topic of how to transfer text messages from Samsung Galaxy to computer.
Samsung users must be familiar with Kies- the official data manager software developed by Samsung. It allows you to transfer Samsung data to computer as well as restore the files to Samsung phone. Thus, it would be a solution to complete the messages transmission between Samsung Galaxy phone and computer. To sync SMS from Samsung phone to computer with Kies, you can:
Step 1. Download the tool
Download the software on your computer and then follow the instructions to install it.
Step 2. Establish a connection between the phone and computer
Connect your Samsung Galaxy to the computer with a USB cable and enable the USB debugging on the phone at the same time.
Step 3. Make the phone be recognized
Launch the application on the computer and wait for a while till the connected device is detected. It would take you 1-2 minutes.
Step 4. Export messages to PC
Click on Import/Export option once the detection finishes. Then select the Messages folder from the list and tap on Export to PC to begin the transferring process.
Kies is a useful program to move the Samsung messages but it does not support all the Android system versions. Therefore, if you are using the Android 4.3 or newer version, you need to use the second method.
Android Mobile Manager is another powerful program. It allows users to copy SMS from all kinds of Samsung phones to PC with one simple click. And the exported text conversation will be saved as CSV, HTML, TEXT, BAK or XML format, that means you can directly open and edit it on your desktop PC as you like. What's more, besides text messages, other files like contacts, photo, books, etc. on your Samsung Galaxy can also be exported to your computer without any quality losing.
Can't believe it have such powerful functions? Then just get it to experience these features by yourself!
Step 1. Enable USB debugging
In order to ensure your device will be successfully detected by the program, you need to open the USB debugging and install a USB Driver on your Samsung phone by following the instructions on the interface.
Step 2. Preview the messages before exporting
Directly click SMS button in the left panel and then you'll see both received and sending messages on your mobile phone are listed in the program. Just view them and find the conversation you want to copy.
Step 3. Export and save SMS on your PC
After deciding which messages to backup, you can click Export button to save these messages on your computer as CSV or other formats freely.
In case you do not want to install or use third-party software on your device, there is one more option for you- send the text messages with the inbuilt email feature. Only an email box and an email account can you complete the transferring process easily. The followings are the detailed steps:
Step 1. Select the wanted messages
The first step is to enter the Messages App on your Samsung phone and choose the conversations that you wish to copy.
Step 2. Email the selected SMS
After that, you can open the menu by clicking the three dots icon on the top right corner. Then you should tap on the option More> Share in the menu. This will bring up a window which contains several options. In this window, you ought to elect the option Email and then enter your email ID and password to move the messages.
Done! You can enter your email account on computer and download the transferred messages to view or manage them without limitation.
Making use of some Android applications is also a means to export the text messages. There are many high-rated Apps in Google Play Store like SMS Backup & Restore, SMS Backup+, etc. Hence, you can select one of them to assistant you. Here, we would like to take SMS Backup & Restore- a popular Android App designed to backup and restore text messages on Android based devices as an example.
Attention: To backup Samsung text messages with this App, you need to root your device in advance.
Step 1. Download and install the App on your Samsung
First of all, you need to go to Google Play Store to download the SMS Backup & Restore and then go with the instructions to properly install it.
Step 2. Backup Samsung messages
On the main screen, you need to click the Backup option and choose a location to save the backup file, such as the Google Drive, Dropbox or Email. Then you can simply tap on the BACK UP button at the lower-right corner to save the messages. After that, you can sign in your Google, Dropbox or email account on computer to download and view the files.
Now some of you may wonder: how can I use these transferred messages? The answers would be various here but most of you would like to:
- Edit the text messages: After moving the messages to computer, you are free to view and modify the files.
- Make a Samsung SMS backup: These exported messages can be a backup for your Samsung phone so you won't need to worry about the messages loss anymore. In addition, you can select to delete some conversations on your phone to make room for other files as well.
- Import the saved messages to Samsung again: When you switch to a new phone or lose exported messages accidentally, you can easily get back these files- import them from computer to Samsung phone again.
- Print the messages out to paper: Once you sync the messages to PC, you can print them without any hassle.
The advantages of transferring Samsung messages to computer far outweigh its disadvantages so why not take several minutes to do the right thing? Just pick up one method above to make a backup for your important messages and you won't be disappointed.
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