We always send text messages to keep in touch with our families and friends, and some text messages contain sweet words and carry good memories that you may never want to lose. But to be honest, it’s quite common to lose data from smartphones and your text messages on Android phone may get lost due to full messages box, mistaken deletion or device broken down. Also, if you need to switch from old phone to the newly-released Samsung S10/S10+/S10e, you would like to back up text messages first. So how can we back up messages and keep these text messages from missing?
To keep your text messages on Samsung phone in a safe way, AnyTrans for Android is a good option to help you transfer text messages from Samsung to computer as a local backup. Also, you can transfer them back to Samsung phone as you need. Now let’s read on the detailed steps below and know how to transfer text messages from Android to computer easily.
How to Transfer Text Messages from Android to Computer via AnyTrans for Android
Designed as a professional Android data manager, AnyTrans for Android is able to transfer Android data from device to computer within simple clicks. It is the easiest method among three of we have recommended here. You can transfer text messages from your Samsung phone like Samsung S10/10+/10e/9/8 to computer without hassle. Here are some main features of this tool:
- Supports transferring text messages from Android device to computer within minutes, and all your data will be safe during the process.
- Allows previewing and selecting text messages from Samsung phone before transferring, which offers more flexibility to users.
- Enables you to export text messages on your Android device with two types of formats as TXT and HTML.
- Support transferring various types of other data including calendar, contacts, call history, messages, photos, music, videos, etc.
- Works well with all Android phones and compatible with Windows 7/8/10 as well as Mac computer.
To make it, you need to download and install AnyTrans for Android to your computer before start, and then follow the detailed steps below:
Step 1 Connect your Samsung phone to computer via USB cables or Wi-Fi. You can download AnyTrans app on your Android to connect your phone to computer via Wi-Fi.
Step 2 Enter Device Manager tab > Choose Messages.
Step 3 Preview and select the messages you want to transfer to computer > Click To PC/Mac button to start.
How to Transfer Text Messages from Android to Computer via Email
For most Android phone, you can directly send your text messages to your computer via Email. Just follow the steps below to know how to transfer text messages from Android to computer via Email. Here we take Samsung phone(including new Samsung S10/S10+/S10e) as an example.
Step 1. Enter the Messages app on your Samsung phone > Find the messages you want to transfer > Select these text messages.
Step 2. Click the menu icon on the top right corner > Select “More” > “Share”.
Step 3. Then choose “Email” among these options > Enter your Email address as the email recipient > Tap Send.
Send Text Messages from Samsung to Computer via Samsung Smart Switch
Samsung has developed a software – Smart Switch, for users to transfer data from old phone to new one. But it is also can be used to backup text messages to computer, here are the detailed steps.
Step 1. Connect your Samsung phone to your computer with USB cable, remember to enable the USB debugging on your Samsung.
Step 2. Download and run Smart Switch on your computer, once it has detected your phone, your device will appear in the main interface.
Step 3. Click “Backup”, and all files on your Samsung phone will be backed up to the computer. Obviously, your text messages have backed up to your computer.
Smart Switch can help you to backup your Samsung messages to computer but the backed up text cannot be read actually. You can only read the backup files when they are restored to a device.
The Bottom Line
As you see, that’s the two methods on how to transfer text messages from Android to computer with the help of AnyTrans for Android. In addition, it also supports transferring data from Android to Android, from iPhone to Android and from computer to Android. Just download it to your computer and have a free trial >