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Transferring Text Messages from Samsung to Computer Has Never Been So Easy

Axel Nash

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There are several heartbreaking moments because we forget to transfer important messages from phones to computers. All the data got lost then. The consequence of missing important SMS/MMS messages costs plenty of time to make up.

For this reason, when we switch from Samsung S21 to other series, like Samsung S22 or any other new Android devices, please make sure that your text messages have been migrated well. This guide provides Samsung users with 4 ways to save text messages/SMS on computers. For iPhone users, check this article on transferring text messages from android to iPhone for some help.

Method 1: Transfer text messages/SMS from Samsung to a computer with a phone assistant - MobileTrans

The easiest way to back up your important text messages to the computer is to use MobileTrans. This application is compatible with iOS and Android devices and supports different file formats, not only text messages/SMS. You can also backup MMS, photos, videos, etc. 

Here are simple instructions for you to follow:

Step 1: Download MobileTrans from the official website or directly click the download button below.

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Step 2: Connect your device to a computer. Click the "Backup & Restore" menu and choose the "Backup" button from the "Phone Backup & Restore" section to continue.

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Step 3: Select Text Messages as the content to backup. Of course, you can selectively choose other different data to transfer at the same time.

MobileTrans will then load all the data that it can. And it can read a lot of different types of files on iPhones and Android phones. Choose the type of files you hope to transfer and backup, then click "Start". Here are some examples of how to recover data from Android devices. 

Step 4: Backup completed

Make sure your phone has sufficient power. Otherwise, the backup will be interrupted by dead batteries. 

Method 2: Transfer text messages/SMS from Samsung to computer via e-mail

Except for third-party software, almost all Android phones can transfer and save text messages through e-mail to computers. Learn how to back up your important text messages to PCs through e-mail by following the steps outlined below.

Step 1: Check out the "Messages" app on your Samsung Galaxy phone to see how it works. When you have picked the message you would like to send, click "send."

transfer text message from samsung to computer via email

Step 2: On the upper right, click the menu icon. Then, choose "Add".

Step 3: Click the "Share" button, then choose "E-mail" from the list of options that pop up on the screen.

transfer SMS from samsung phone to computer with email

Step 4: To transfer text messages between your Samsung cell phone and your computer, you will need to enter the e-mail address of your computer next to Send. When the transfer begins, you can see a list of text messages.

Step 5: Go to your e-mail account on your PC, check and download the list of the text messages you chose. 

Method 3: Move text messages from Samsung phones to computers via Samsung Kies

Samsung provides its users a Samsung Kies tool to manage music, videos, and other files and move files from Samsung devices to Android phones or tablets. You can use this software to send text messages or transfer call logs between Android phones. But Kies does not support backing up or transferring the data stored on SD cards. Head to our in-depth WhatsApp data restoring from an sd card guide. Or you can use Samsung Smart Switch instead. We will explain the use of it will be described in detail in the next section.

Step 1:  Download Samsung Kies from the Samsung website and install it on your computer.

backup samsung text messages on computer

Step 2:  Plug your Samsung Galaxy phone into the computer with the original USB cable.

Step 3:  Click on the "Backup / Restore" tab is at the top when your device is found.

Step 4:  Choose "Messages", and click the "Backup" button to start the process of saving SMS messages to a file on your phone.

Step 5:  Wait until the backing up has been finished. Samsung will send you a note when it's done.

transfer text message from samsung to computer via kies

Method 4: Transfer and save text messages from Samsung phones to computers via Smart Switch

Samsung also makes SamSmart Switch, but it's unlike Samsung Kies, it offers both a mobile version and a desktop version for transferring data between Samsung phones to other devices. Also, It can back up and share the data that saves on both internal storage and SD card. 

But, the target device must be a Samsung phone. In other words, Smart Switch does not allow you to transfer data from Samsung to iPhone or other Android phones. Also, to use Smart Switch, your phone must run Android 4.3 or iOS 4.2.1 or later.

Step 1:Use a USB cord to connect your Samsung phone to a PC.

connect samsung phone with smart switch

Step 2:  Ensure that your Samsung device has USB debugging enabled.

Step 3:  Download Samsung Smart Switch on PC. You'll see your phone in the following interface as soon as it's been scanned.

transfer sms messages from samsung phone with smart switch

Step 4: Click "Backup," just taking a few minutes, all the data will be backed up safe and sound.

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Axel Nash

Axel Nash

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