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How to View Android Text Messages on Computer (PC & Mac)?

Android phone plays a significant role in human communication and connecting people to digital entertainment. And Android manufacturer keeps improving the product features and after sales service. Unfortunately, Android users are not provided with the ability to transfer SMS to PC or Mac computer directly. There are many reasons why people want to export the text messages from the mobile phone and save on their computers. Maybe for future record, or maybe they just want to view them on computer directly. But how can we save these important SMS messages to computer and view them on big-screen PC or Mac instead of the small-screen phone?

Where are text messages saved on an Android phone?

Differ from the media files like video, music and photos which are saved on the SD memory card on an Android phone and can be transferred or viewed on computer directly. Text messages database are saved on mobile phone's internal flash memory, which can not be read on computer directly. If you want to view Android text messages on PC or Mac computer, we need to draw support from professional third-party software that can help us to extract text messages from Android mobile phone and save as readable file format on computer.

Coolmuster studio just launched its powerful software Coolmuster Android Assistant (for Windows 8/7/XP/Vista) or Coolmuster Android Assistant for Mac (OS X 10.9 or later), which can help to export text messages from Android devices to computer and save as .xml or .txt files easily. It supports almost all Android brands, such as Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG and so on. It also allows users to send and receive SMS via computer directly, and add, delete or edit contacts on computer. Let's take a look at its detailed user guide together. First of all, take a trail version of this Android managing tool with below buttons.

Below is the step-by-step guide showing you how to use Coolmuster Android Assistant to export and view text messages on computer. The following pictures are captured from Windows version. If you are running a Mac computer, you can also refer to the guide as below because the operations are almost the same on both Mac machine and Windows PC.

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Step 1. Connect Your Android Phone to Computer

Connect your Android phone to the computer via a USB cord. Then, you will see the connected phone is detected by this program automatically. If it is the first time to run this software, you may encounter the following picture and required to enable USB debugging on your phone at first. If your device can be detected by the program, you can directly skip to the next step.

Follow the below instruction to enable USB debugging:

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".

Once the USB debugging is enabled, the parameter information of your phone, including phone model, system version and storage space size will be shown in the main interface like below.

Note: Coolmuster Android Assistant is fully compatible with all popular Android phones, including HTC, Google, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Huawei and so on.

Step 2: Enter the SMS windows

From the top menu, you can see all the files in your cell phone will be displayed in categories. Click the "Contacts" icon from the top and you will enter the Contacts window. By clicking on the "All SMS" option from the left panel, all the text messages in your phone will show in list on the right. Mark the SMS you want to read on your computer and click the button of "Backup".

Step 3. Start to export SMS at once

There will be a "Path" dialog appears after your click the "Backup" button. Just choose an output location for saving the exported text messages and then click the "Ok" button to begin the transfer process.

After a few while, all the selected text messages will be exported to your computer successfully. You will see all the text messages are saved in readable .txt format and you can read them on the computer without any hassle. For more fantastic functions of the program, you can get it installed on your computer and try it out by yourself!

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