1. mallomar's Avatar
    I've got some really long batches of text messages on my Note 5. I'd like to transfer them to my PC, and then delete them from the Note.

    Is there a way to do this?

    TIA.
    04-21-2016 02:43 AM
  2. BarfingMonkey's Avatar
    Sms backup
    04-21-2016 06:19 AM
  3. bbqwings2's Avatar
    Smart switch can do this.
    Or you can use push bullet and copy and paste them over

    From my AT&T Note 5 paired with my larger Asus Zenwatch 2
    04-21-2016 08:45 AM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    SMS Backup will back them up as SMS (.xml files). SMS to Text will output them as text files, which is probably what you want on a PC (unless you can read .xml files, which isn't really difficult).
    04-22-2016 11:47 AM
  5. mallomar's Avatar
    Thanks to everyone for the responses.

    I tried SMS to Text, but it will only output to SD card, which the Note 5 doesn't have. Will the Pro version export to email in plain text?

    I then tried SMS Backup (TACOTY), which backs up in .db format, which I can't open.

    Smart Switch (Samsung Smart Switch Mobile) appears to only transfer messages from one phone to another. I need to transfer messages to my computer.

    I know I didn't specify that I wanted the messages saved as text files in my original post. That given, what should I try next? I don't mind paying for the Pro version of SMS to Text, since it costs next to nothing, if that will do the job. But I definitely need text files. I don't care about emojis, etc., -- just need the words.

    TIA.
    04-22-2016 08:45 PM
  6. Trees's Avatar
    There is a "Save messages" option in the default Messages app. I have not tried it, but maybe the option will allow you to save all messages you want (can individually select them), and then once saved, copy from the Note 5 to a PC.

    Update: Looks like this option saves SMS only, so may be limited compared to what you want to do. Once saved, the SMS message will go to the Messaging folder with a filename structured by year, month, day, hour, minute, and second(s). The file is saved in XML format. As Rukbat mentions above, reading XML is not difficult. XML files can be opened with Notepad, a browser, or a variety of other text editor apps.
    04-23-2016 08:00 AM
  7. mallomar's Avatar
    There is a "Save messages" option in the default Messages app. I have not tried it, but maybe the option will allow you to save all messages you want (can individually select them), and then once saved, copy from the Note 5 to a PC.

    Update: Looks like this option saves SMS only, so may be limited compared to what you want to do. Once saved, the SMS message will go to the Messaging folder with a filename structured by year, month, day, hour, minute, and second(s). The file is saved in XML format. As Rukbat mentions above, reading XML is not difficult. XML files can be opened with Notepad, a browser, or a variety of other text editor apps.
    Thanks for the info. I tried this, and it saved the file in .vzm format. I was able to transfer the file to my PC (via USB) and could open it in a couple of apps, but most of them were full of useless code. Word was the cleanest -- dozens of lines of identical code that shoulder be easy to remove with Find and Replace.

    But I would still prefer to find a way to save messages as plain text, and ideally be able to email them from the phone to the PC. I can't be the only person who wants to do this!
    04-23-2016 09:41 PM
  8. Trees's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. I tried this, and it saved the file in .vzm format. I was able to transfer the file to my PC (via USB) and could open it in a couple of apps, but most of them were full of useless code. Word was the cleanest -- dozens of lines of identical code that shoulder be easy to remove with Find and Replace.

    But I would still prefer to find a way to save messages as plain text, and ideally be able to email them from the phone to the PC. I can't be the only person who wants to do this!
    It sounds like you may be using Verizon Messages app? I say this per the .vzm format. If so, then you could install Verizon Messages app on your computer, and then you will have access to all of your SMS, MMS, etc.
    04-24-2016 07:47 AM
  9. Dassjhyu's Avatar
    As we all know that messages can be saved on phone internal memory or SIM card. How to backup text messages android ? Try Samsung Phone Backup ,it allows Android users with the ability to transfer messages to computer quickly.
    09-21-2016 10:02 PM
  10. cartibuts's Avatar
    As we all know that messages can be saved on phone internal memory or SIM card. How to backup text messages android ? Try Android sms backup ,it allows Android users with the ability to transfer messages to computer quickly.
    I found out that most of SMS Android backup applications create a backup archive of all SMS messages in a XML format which is not easy to be viewed on a desktop computer. So for this task, I decided to use the SMS Backup+ App (by Jan Berkel) because by using this app it is easy to transfer (backup/restore) all your SMS & MMS messages to your Google account and then you are able to view them by using a web browser or transfer them to your new Android device. Furthermore, this app has some very useful features like backup call logs, WhatsApp messages, backing-up schedules, etc.
    11-29-2016 01:00 AM
  11. Anlcaliy's Avatar
    It is safety method to transfer messages from android to computer by using transfer data tools like Tunesbro, because it can make sure that the messages and other data get lost on the phone ,
    12-11-2016 01:27 AM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    But you can make sure the tools can't harm any phone device ?
    Sorry, but what do you mean by this?
    12-11-2016 03:35 AM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It is safety mothed to move messages from android to cp is using transfer data tools , becaus it can make sure that the messages and other data get lost on the phone ,
    Sorry, but what do you mean by this?
    12-11-2016 03:37 AM
  14. Shehab0's Avatar
    SMS Backup and Restore, free from the Play Store
    02-19-2017 11:49 PM
  15. umapathy sekar's Avatar
    It is easy to Transfer texts from samsung phone to computer. This will make sure that your data does not get lost. Also, these tools does not do any harm to your device.
    03-19-2017 07:25 AM
  16. Vpmsae's Avatar
    It is safety method to transfer messages from android to computer by using transfer data tools like Tunesbro, because it can make sure that the messages and other data get lost on the phone ,
    I have installed the Android Manager on my phone , it can help me manage my Samsung data on PC, easy to backup text messages from Samsung to computer.
    09-21-2017 06:52 AM
  17. Mankser's Avatar
    Android Manager does can do that,click it for more :http://www.android-rescuer.com/trans...-computer.html
    09-12-2018 02:23 AM

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