How to Easily Save and Export Text Messages From Your Android Phone

Most messaging apps allow you to back up and restore text messages, but they don't let you export or read messages outside of your Android phone. This can be a problem if you want to save important messages or transfer them to another device. Luckily, there are some apps and workarounds available to export your text messages from your Android phone. In this article, we will show you how to do it using third-party apps and other methods.

Save and Export Text Messages From Android Using 3rd-Party App

One of the easiest ways to save and export text messages from your Android phone is by using a third-party app called SMS Backup & Restore. This app not only allows you to back up and restore your messages but also lets you export and read them on any device. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Download the SMS Backup & Restore app from the Play Store.
  2. Open the app and tap on the Hamburger Menu, then select the Back up now option.
  3. Enable the toggle next to the Messages option and customize the backup settings.
  4. Choose a backup location, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, or phone storage.
  5. Tap on the BACK UP button to start the backup process.

Once the backup is complete, all your text messages will be saved to your phone storage. You can then share and export them to any device from your Android phone. However, keep in mind that the backup is saved in XML format, so you will need an appropriate app or tool to open the backup on your computer or other devices.

View Saved Text Messages in XML Format on Any Device

If you want to view your saved text messages in XML format on any device, you can visit the SyncTech website. Follow these steps:

  1. Visit the SyncTech website from a reliable browser and click on the View Backups menu.
  2. Select the backup file or drag and drop it onto the website.
  3. Your messages will be displayed in XML format, allowing you to read them from any device with a web browser.

Please note that the file processing is done on the browser, and the file is never uploaded to any servers, ensuring the security of your data.

How to Save Text Messages on Android in PDF Format

If you prefer to save your text messages in PDF format, you can do so using the SMS Backup & Restore app. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the app and go to the View backups option.
  2. Choose the storage location where you have backed up your messages.
  3. Select the backup and then choose the conversation you want to save in PDF format.
  4. Tap on the Kebab Menu (three dots icon) and select the Print Conversation option.
  5. Tap the PDF button, choose the file location, and hit the Save button.

By following these steps, you can save your text messages in PDF format, allowing you to open them on any device without compatibility issues. However, please note that you can only convert one conversation at a time.

How to Export Text Messages From Android to Computer

Instead of going through the trouble of saving and exporting text messages to different formats, you can directly export them from your Android device to your Windows computer using an app called Droid Transfer. Here's how it works:

  1. Download and install the Droid Transfer app on both your Windows PC and Android device.
  2. Open the software on your PC and choose the method for connecting your Android phone (Wi-Fi or USB cable).
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your phone to the PC.
  4. Once connected, select the Messages tab and select the conversation you want to save.
  5. Click on the Save as PDF to PC button and choose the location to save the file.

By following these steps, all your text messages will be exported to your Windows PC seamlessly.

Limitation of Droid Transfer

It's important to note some limitations of the Droid Transfer app:

  1. It doesn't support RCS messages, so if you use a messaging service that actively uses RCS, this software won't be useful.
  2. The free version of Droid Transfer only allows you to transfer the first 5 messages of a conversation. To remove this restriction, you need to purchase the full version of the app.
  3. Sometimes, the USB connection method may not work as expected.

Preserve Your Precious Text Messages With Ease

While messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal have become popular alternatives to text messages, there are still many people who rely on SMS for communication or receiving important information. That's why it's crucial to have an app that can save and export your text messages from your Android phone. Use the methods and apps mentioned in this article to preserve your precious text messages with ease.