How to Transfer Text Messages from Samsung Phone to Computer

Wondering how to transfer text messages from Samsung phone to computer? Follow this guide and get four methods to transfer text messages from Samsung Galaxy (including new Samsung S10) to computer without hassle.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Dec. 13, 2019

I switched from Samsung Galaxy S5 to a new Samsung S10. And now I want to sell my old Samsung phone, but I have a lot of SMS stored on it…… Maybe I can move them to my computer. So, how do I download text messages from my Samsung phone to my computer? Any ideas? Thanks!

Copy Text Messages from Samsung to Computer

Copy Text Messages from Samsung to Computer

Some text messages contain sweet words and carry good memories that you may never want to lose. However, 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. So, it’s quite necessary to back up the important text messages on your device to a computer.

To download text messages on Samsung phone to computer, you have many options. And here in this guide, we have collected all the possible methods to help you transfer text messages from Samsung phone to computer easily. These methods can be applied to all Samsung models, including Samsung Galaxy S5/6/7/8/9/10, as well as PC and Mac.

Method 1. How to Transfer Text Messages from Android to Computer via Email

For most Android phones, 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 the Samsung phone (including new Samsung S10/S10+/S10e) as an example.

Let’s check how to download SMS from Samsung phone to computer using Email:

  1. Enter the “Messages” app on your Samsung Galaxy phone and select the messages you want to transfer.
  2. Click the menu icon on the top right corner and then select the “More” option.
  3. Tap on the “Share” button and choose “Email” among these options.
  4. Enter your Email address as the email recipient, and tap Send.
  5. On your computer, just log in to your Email account. Then, download the text messages that have sent to your computer.
Download Samsung SMS to Computer via Email

Download Samsung SMS to Computer via Email

Method 2. How to Transfer Text Messages from Samsung Phone to Computer via Samsung Transfer Tool

Here we put the simplest and quickest way to transfer SMS from Samsung phone first. According to our test, AnyTrans for Android is able to transfer Samsung data including text messages to computer within just a few clicks.  Here are some highlights on exporting messages from Samsung phone:

AnyTrans – Samsung Data to Computer

  • A few minutes and 1 click to save Samsung messages to computer.
  • Messages will be saved in readable formats of TXT, PDF, or HTML.
  • You can preview and select the text messages before transferring.
  • Also transfer Samsung photos, videos, contacts, etc. to computer.

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Step 1. Download AnyTrans for Android on your PC or Mac > Connect your Samsung phone to the computer via USB cables or Wi-Fi. You can download AnyTrans app on your Android to connect your phone to computer via Wi-Fi.

How to Transfer Text Messages from Samsung to Computer – Step 1

How to Transfer Text Messages from Samsung to Computer – Step 1

Step 2. Enter Device Manager tab > Choose the Messages option.

How to Transfer Text Messages from Samsung to Computer – Step 2

How to Transfer Text Messages from Samsung to Computer – Step 2

Step 3. Preview and select the messages you want to transfer > Click the “To PC/Mac” button to start transferring the selected messages from Samsung phone to your computer.

How to Transfer Text Messages from Samsung to Computer – Step 3

How to Transfer Text Messages from Samsung to Computer – Step 3

Method 3. How to Transfer Text Messages from Samsung Phone to Computer Using Samsung Kies

Samsung Kies is Samsung’s official tool for Android-based devices, which allows Android users to manage music, videos, etc. and transfer the files from Samsung devices. So, you can have a try on this app to transfer SMS from Samsung phone to your computer. Samsung Kies is currently only available for devices running Android 4.2 or lower. For Android 4.3 or higher, use the Samsung Smart Switch app.

Here are the steps to sync texts from Samsung phone to computer with Kies:

  1. Visit Samsung’s official website, download Samsung Kies and install it on your computer.
  2. Launch Samsung Kies on your computer.
  3. Connect your Samsung device to the computer with a USB cable.
  4. Once your device has been detected, please click the “Back up/Restore” tab on the top.
  5. Check the “Messages” option, and click the “Backup” button to start the SMS backup process.
Transfer Text Messages from Samsung Phone to Computer with Kies

Transfer Text Messages from Samsung Phone to Computer with Kies

Then the program will start to back up your Samsung messages to your computer. Please wait for a while till the backup process is complete. Then, your messages from Samsung should be on your computer now.

Method 4. Backup Samsung Messages to Computer via Samsung Smart Switch

Samsung has developed the Samsung Smart Switch app for users to transfer data from old phone to new one. You can try this tool to do the SMS backup.  But it is also can be used to backup text messages to the computer.

Here’s how to backup Samsung SMS to computer using Samsung Smart Switch:

  1. Connect your Samsung phone to your computer with a USB cable.
  2. Enable the USB debugging on your Samsung device.
  3. Download the Samsung Smart Switch app on your computer.
  4. Once it has detected your phone, your device will appear in the main interface.
  5. Click “Backup”, and all files on your Samsung phone will be backed up to the computer.
Send SMS from Samsung to Computer via Smart Switch

Send SMS from Samsung to Computer via Smart Switch

Obviously, your text messages have backed up to your computer. Samsung Smart Switch app can help you to backup your Samsung messages to computer, but the backed up texts cannot be read actually. You can only read the backup files when they are restored to a device.

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to transfer text messages from Samsung phone to computer. These methods can also be used to transfer SMS from any Android phone to PC ot Mac computer. Just as you can see, AnyTrans for Android makes the Samsung messages backup quite easy to complete.  In addition, as an Android assistant, 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 >

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.