How to Transfer Text Messages from Android to Text (.txt) File


Frequently texting with your Android mobile phone? It stands to reason that the quantity of the stored text messages on your phone is large. These text messages are closely related to your personal life and work, so you would rather not delete messages since you prefer to look batch them in the future. However, a phone's SMS storage space is limited, maybe you can delete them off after you backup the important ones on some other storage places, such as your computer or external memory card. When it comes to how to backup Android phone messages, many people start to search for Android SMS backup tool through various app markets. Disappointed, it's really difficult to pick up a reliable one because not all Android SMS backup programs are satisfactory.

Well, you can look no further than the Coolmuster Android Assistant (for Windows/Mac), which is an amazing Android SMS manager and backup tool to copy text messages from your Android phone to computer for backup. Not just backing up text messages, its management function is also available for other Android phone data, such as contacts, photos, videos, music, apps and more. After you backing up SMS from Android phone to computer as Text file, you can view and edit them freely on your computer. Android Assistant even allows you to send and receive text messages from computer to any phone number conveniently.

Powerful as it is, it is easy to use. The following guide shows you how to backup Android SMS messages to Text file by using the Coolmuster Android Assistant. It's worth mentioning that, Android Assistant supports almost all phones and tablets that are running Android OS, including Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, Huawei, ZTE, Google, Dell and so forth.

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Step 1. Connect your Android phone and run the tool

For the beginning of backing up your Android text messages to txt, you need to download, install and launch the Coolmuster Android Assistant on your computer. Link your Android phone to the same computer via a USB cable or via Wi-Fi. Then, Android Assistant will detect your phone. If not, you may need to enable USB debugging on your phone first. You can debug your Android phone easily by following the detailed instructions below.

Backup Android SMS to Text File

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.

Backup Android SMS to Text File

Step 2: Backup your Android SMS in .txt format

After the preparation above, you can choose "SMS" tab on the left side column and the program will read out all the text messages on your phone. As now, you can select your wanted text messages and then click "Export" button. There will be a pop up window allowing you to choose output location and format. Now, you should choose Text file (.txt) as output format. After that, all the selected SMSes will be exported to the output location as Text file.

Backup Android SMS to Text File

Having your Android SMS messages backed up to text file is so easy by using this Android SMS backup tool - Coolmuster Android Assistant. Free download it to experience more functions on your own.

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