If you are texting often with your Android mobile phone, chances are you have saved a mass of important text messages on your phone, and you do not want to lose them forever. However, more and more short messages would take so much space on your Android device, and you just want to transfer them from your Android phone to your computer so that you can delete them on the phone later. Some people suggest taking screenshots of the text messages showing on Android phone. Well, it is a way. But if you have a lot of SMS messages, it will take you a really long time to save text messages on your Android phone. To be honest, it’s not as difficult as you think to save Android SMS as a readable and printable file on the computer.
No matter why you want to keep your Android text messages on a computer, for future records and treasuring, or just for backup and sharing, it is darn simple to transfer SMS on Android phone to a computer, as long as you depend on a third-party tool like Coolmuster Android Assistant (Windows/Mac). It is a desktop tool that can help you save all your Android text messages to computer as readable and printable HTML file. As a one-stop Android SMS manager, you can back up text messages from Android to a computer with 1 click, directly send or receive text messages from a computer with ease, and even delete messages in batches at once if you want to free up phone memory.
Coolmuster Android Assistant is not just an SMS manager, it can also deal with other Android files, including contacts, photos, videos, music, apps and more. Now, both the Windows and Mac versions of the software are all available. You can download the free trial version of it on your Windows PC or Mac to have a try. Follow us with the user guide as below:
Step 1. Connect your Android phone to your computer
To get started, first download and install the Android SMS backup tool - Coolmuster Android Assistant, on your computer. Then, you can launch it and connect your Android phone to the computer via a USB cable or Wi-Fi. The tool will instantly detect your Android phone and display its information in the primary window.
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: Enter the SMS management window
All your Android files are scanned out and classified in categories on the left side column. Click on the SMS tab to enter the SMS management window. Then, you can preview all text messages one by one on the right.
Step 3: Save Android text messages as HTML
Select the text messages you want to transfer to computer one by one, or you can tick off the checkbox near the "Content" to choose them all. Then, click the "Export" button, choose "HTML" as output format, and Android Assistant will start to save the selected text messages to your computer in .html format.