1. bradkusik's Avatar
    Hello All, I use 'SMS Backup & Restore' for my text message backup needs, but I'm looking for something that I can download on my computer to view my backed-up texts in a familiar visual format. I don't like the fact that backup content is in a generic, basic format. I find it difficult to view and the pictures are only visable once you click on the 'image' icon, or whatever. Anyway, I'm open to suggestions, including using a different app altogether. I know for myself, I can pay for software from my phone provider to do exactly this, but I won't have the texts forever, and who wants to pay for something if they don't have to. Thanks everyone!
    02-21-2021 07:26 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, which device you have ?.
    02-21-2021 08:33 AM
  3. bradkusik's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy S9+.
    02-21-2021 10:48 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    I know you can back them up with Samsung smart switch on the pc , not sure you can view them though
    02-21-2021 10:50 AM
  5. bradkusik's Avatar
    Hmmm, I'll have to try that.
    02-21-2021 10:56 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Give this a try -- not sure if it'll make the info look nice, but it was designed specifically for that app: https://mattj.io/sms-backup-reader/
    mustang7757 likes this.
    02-21-2021 11:16 AM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    02-21-2021 11:16 AM
  8. Rukbat's Avatar
    Thanks for the link - that's a great idea. I don't like the size of the window or the fact that he doesn't break lines at word ends, so I downloaded the source and if I finish everything else, I'll put some work into a fork of that reader.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    02-22-2021 03:32 PM

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