Transfer Text Messages from Android Phone to Computer

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Text messaging (SMS) has been a popular way of communication since mobile phone was invented. With the rapid adoption of smartphone, almost everyone gets a mobile device at hand these days, which makes texting much more frequently than ever. According to a news report, a total number of 350 billion text messages were sent per month in 2013, meaning SMS is still the preferred way for communication.


Why We Need to Back Up Android Messages to Computer

Messages or other files saved in your Android or smartphone can be lost due to several reasons. Your device may be corrupted when you're performing system updates, you can also be infected with computer virus that can easily wipe out your files or it can lock your files so that you cannot open them. One best precaution against such disasters is creating SMS backup for all your files in your personal computer and other devices.


As for me, I am the one among the guys who texting a lot. There are nearly 1000 text messages stored on my Samsung Galaxy Note 6, most of them were business chats and family greetings. They are very important for me both for work and personal. It's also a bit hard to sort it out as the number is getting bigger and bigger, causing the internal storage of my Android phone in shortage. To solve the problem, transferring these text messages from my phone to computer seems a nice offer.


Mobiledic Android Manager is one of the best desktop-based Android managing software available on the market, originally designed for SMS backup between Android phone and computer, including Windows PC and Mac. It can easily backup messages from Android phone to personal computer without any hassle at all, only for a few clicks.

Windows version
Mac version

Tutorial: How to Export Android SMS to Computer (Windows / Mac)

Step 1Free Download and Install the Program and Connect Your Android to PC

Download the customized version of this software through following link. Please choose the right version of the app according to your own operating system. Double click the downloaded file to install it on your computer. Just follow the default wizard to complete the process. Then there will be a desktop shorcutt after installation. click "Transfer" tab and next.


Apart from backing up Android messages, it also allows you to transfer Android contacts to PC.


Android manager tool


Step 2 Install USB Driver Automatically

On windows 7, the system will automatically install the driver for your device once it is connected to computer via usb cable. Make sure the device is well-connected when installing the driver. This will take a few minutes depending on your Android device (brands, version, etc…).


main windows of Android manager


Double click the shortcut on desktop to run the software. Then it will detect your Android automatically. A few seconds later, all of the information on your device will be displayed on the main screen of the app, including SMS, contacts, installed apps, music and videos. See as below:


Note: If this process failed, please download the driver on its manufacture's official site.


In the main Window, there is an excellent feature 'One-click Backup', with it, you can easily back up your Android and restore.


Step 3 Ready to Export Messages to Hard Drive

Click on the name of your device on the left sidebar; choose SMS option under the device name. Then all of the text messages will be shown in the main screen. Select Import -> Export text messages to computer.


scan the Android sms


Choose the local folder on your computer to store the backup data. Or you can select the specific ones to export. The messages conversation will be exported to your computer and save as XML and HTML format.


export Android sms



Please keep in mind that data backup is a crucial task when important data stored on your Android phone, just in case of phone broken or lost. With this easy-to-use Android Manager software, it's really easy to get the job done in a few minutes.

Windows version
Mac version



Iris Bella is the Founder and Editorial Director at Mobiledic Studio. You can also find her on social network.

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