How to Backup Android SMS Messages to CSV File?
With more and more private data stored on your Android device, people are now far more concerned about keeping the security of these data than ever before. They pay unprecedented attention on making a backup of their Android phones just like we do on computer. What type of files you would like to backup? I think the first one that comes to your mind is "text messages". The longer you use your Android phone, the more precious messages are stored in the mobile. We dread to think what when something unexpected happen on your Android device and make all your text messages gone over night. Then, is there any good solution to backup our Android phone text messages?
Absolutely we have a handy and powerful tool to help you. Just have a try with the Coolmuster Android Assistant (its Mac version: Coolmuster Android Assistant for Mac), which is an ideal program for backing up Android phone's SMS to computer and save these exported messages as viewable and printable CSV file. In addition to that, you can also backup contacts, photos, videos, music, apps and more from Android to computer, and vice versa. After exporting text messages to computer by using the Android Assistant, great features such as viewing, deleting, editing and printing out text messages on computer can be done effortlessly. Saving SMS from Android phone to computer is just a piece of cake.
You can download the right version of the Coolmuster Android Assistant on your computer branded Windows. And Mac users can also take the same instructions below. Just follow the tutorial and you will figure out how to use the program to backup Android SMS messages to CSV file on your PC or Mac computer without any difficulty.
Guide Helps You Save Android SMS As CSV File for Editing
Step 1. Connect your Android phone with computer
First of all, install and launch the recommended Android SMS transfer tool - Android Assistant on computer after you downloaded it. Make the connection between your Android phone and the computer via USB cable or through Wi-Fi, then, the transfer tool will automatically detect the connected Android phone.
You may need to open USB debugging on your Android phone if you are popped up with the following interface:
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".
When the USB debugging is enabled, click "Allow" on your phone to allow the program super user authorization when an Superuser Request pops up.
Step 2: Backup Android SMS to CSV file
Choose "SMS" from the left side column. When the loading process is finished, the program will read all the text messages on your Android phone instantly. Preview and select the text messages you want to transfer to computer and click the "Export" button. Choose CSV as output format and select an output location on your computer as well. After that, Android Assistant will save the selected Android SMS to CSV file and put them into your specified output folder.
Coolmuster Android Assistant provides you the easiest way to backup Android SMS to CSV file for checking, editing in Notepad or Wordpad. Give it a try with yourself.