How to Transfer SMS from Android to PC
Texting message is pretty good for you to keep in touch with your families, friends, colleagues and others. When you have an Android phone, you receive and send text messages every now and then. Some text messages are sent by your lover, parents or friends, which are so memorable. Some contain important business information, and you should take care in case you should delete them accidentally.
However, phone memory where all text messages are stored is limited. That means, you have to clean up the text box regularly to make sure you can receive and send new text messages. Considering these text messages mean a lot to you, you may want to transfer text messages from Android to PC before deleting them. Here, this article tells you two ways to do it.
- Transfer all or selected Android SMS to PC and save as .xml or txt file.
- Receive and Send texts directly from PC to your families, friends and other.
- Mark unreadable SMS message and threads as read.
- Backup Android SMS to computer in one click.
- Delete unwanted messages or threads to make room for new ones.
- Fully compatible with all popular Android phones, like HTC, Google, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, and more.
Note: Sending messages is just available in the Windows version for the time being.
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Step 1. Run the software and connect your Android phone to computer
At the very beginning, download the right version of MobileGo on your computer. Install it. Then, launch it and use a USB cable to connect your Android phone to computer. After connection, your Android phone will be displayed in the main window.
As a Windows user, you can also connect the Android phone via WiFi. But, you must be sure you have installed the must-have MobileGo.apk file on your Android phone. If not, download and install MobileGo.apk file. Then, use MobileGo.apk file to scan the QR code on the desktop MobileGo to make the connection.
Note: Both Windows and Mac versions work in a similar way. Thus, I just take the Windows version as a try. If you're using a Mac, you can follow the steps too.
Step 2. Copy Android Texts to Computer
Go to the left column and click SMS. In the SMS management window, select the message threads that you want to transfer. Click Import/Export to save the messages to your PC in .xml or .txt format.
Apart from desktop software, there're also many Android SMS backup apps which let you save SMS on Android phone to SD card and then transfer to computer. Among them, SMS Backup & Restore stands out.
Step 1. Go to Google Play Store on and download SMS Backup & Restore app.
Step 2. Launch the app and tap Backup to backup SMS to SD card of your Android phone.
Step 3. Mount your Android phone as an external hard drive by using a USB cable.
Step 4. On your computer, find your Android phone and open the SD card folder.
Step 5. Find the .xml file, and copy it to your computer
Usually Android SMS you transfer to PC are saved as .xml file, .txt file or HTML file. The last two formats are easily readable. To read SMS.xml file, you need to draw support from a third-party tool – Notepad++. It's a free source code editor, letting you read the SMS.xml file conveniently.
Note: Please don't edit the .xml file when using Notepad++. Or, the file might be damaged.