How to Backup SMS from Android to Computer

By Emily Watson, Wednesday, September 20, 2017

According to TNW News, SMS is becoming increasingly challenged by email, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber on Android phones. However, it is still the most effective way to reach users. And SMS is a one-size-fits-all solution which makes anybody (with a mobile number) reachable. Users like to store old messages on Android phone and read. However, it is easy to lose these messages. But if you back up SMS from Android to computer, you will have a copy of your SMS if your device is ever replaced, lost, or damaged.

Choose a Backup Method

If I were you, I would choose FonePaw Android Data Backup & Restore. It is one of the most reliable recovery and backup tools. It is available to scan and back up both the existing messages from Android to PC.

Now, why you should use FonePaw Android Backup & Restore? The main reason is its safety since you're able to back up all data with a customized password.

Download it from our website and follow the steps to create a SMS backup of Android.

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Backup Android SMS to PC Using FonePaw Android Backup & Restore

Step 1. Bridge Android Phone to PC

First of all, start FonePaw Android Data Recovery which is installed on your Windows computer. Connect your Android phone to the USB port using a USB cable. Don't forget to turn on the USB debugging on your Android phone. This will let the computer detect the handset.

Go into Android Bakcup Screen

Step 2. Select to Scan Messages

In Backup & Restore screen, you are allowed to select your wanted file types to scan if choosing Device Data Backup before. Highlight "Messages". And press the "Start" button.

Select to Scan Messages from Android

Step 3. Encrypt Your Backup

When you tick the box in front of "Encrypted Backup", add a password as you like. However,please remember it. Otherwise, you may lose this backup forever.

Encrypt Your Backup

Step 4. Backing Up Messages

Do not disconnect your phne to PC until the backup is over. When it shows you that this process is completed, click OK.

Get Android SMS to Backup

Step 5. Preview Android SMS

All the SMS have been backed up in a folder and stored on your computer. You can preview them via this program.

Check SMS Backup on PC

It is the way to backup text messages on Android to computer. Follow more steps if you need help to back up contacts from Android to PC or back up Android call logs.

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