How Can I Transfer SMS From Android to PC?

Android, Android Transfer

If you’re someone who uses their Android device for texting quite often, then you might have wondered at some point in time whether it was possible to transfer your text messages from your phone to your computer. Well, the good news is that it is possible and quite easy to do so. In this article, we’ll walk you through the various methods of transferring SMS from Android to PC.

Method 1: Using an Android App

One of the easiest ways to transfer SMS from Android to PC is by using an app. There are several apps available on the Google Play Store that allow you to do this. Some of the popular ones include:

  • SMS Backup & Restore: This app allows you to backup and restore your text messages, call logs, and contacts.
  • MightyText: This app allows you to send and receive SMS messages on your computer.
  • AirDroid: This app allows you to manage your Android device from your computer.

Here’s how you can use SMS Backup & Restore:

  1. Download and install SMS Backup & Restore from the Google Play Store.
  2. Launch the app and tap on “Backup Now”.
  3. Select the items that you want to backup (SMS messages, call logs, etc.) and then tap on “Next”.
  4. Select the location where you want to save the backup file (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.)

    and then tap on “Next”.

  5. The backup process will start. Once it’s completed, you can access the backup file on your computer by logging into your chosen storage location.

Method 2: Using a USB Cable

Another way to transfer SMS from Android to PC is by using a USB cable. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Connect your Android device to your computer using a USB cable.
  2. On your Android device, go to “Settings” > “Developer options” and then enable “USB debugging”.
  3. Download and install the Android SDK on your computer.
  4. Launch the Command Prompt on your computer and navigate to the directory where you installed the Android SDK.
  5. Type in “adb devices” and press Enter. This will show a list of all the devices connected to your computer.
  6. Type in “adb backup -apk -shared -all -f C:\backup.ab” and press Enter. This will create a backup file of all the data on your Android device.
  7. You can then extract the SMS messages from the backup file using a third-party tool like Android Backup Extractor or Helium Backup.

Method 3: Using Third-Party Software

If you don’t want to use an app or a USB cable, then you can use third-party software like dr.fone – Phone Manager (Android) or MOBILedit Forensic Express. These tools allow you to transfer SMS messages, contacts, call logs, and other data from your Android device to your computer.

Here’s how you can use dr.fone – Phone Manager (Android):

  1. Download and install dr.fone – Phone Manager (Android) on your computer.
  2. Connect your Android device to your computer using a USB cable.
  3. Launch dr.fone – Phone Manager (Android) and then click on “Transfer”.
  4. Select “Messages” from the list of data types that you can transfer and then click on “Start Transfer”.
  5. The SMS messages will be transferred from your Android device to your computer.

Conclusion

Transferring SMS from Android to PC is not a difficult task. You can use an app, a USB cable, or third-party software to do it. Choose the method that works best for you and enjoy easy access to your text messages on your computer.