Are you afraid that one day your mobile phone will break or be stolen because so many important messages are stored in it? I understand you, and for this I tell you that it is time to stop paranoia and take action. Grab your cell phone, connect it to your PC and make a nice backup of all yours SMS. How? I'll explain it to you right away.
Maybe you don't know, but there are many solutions and many programs that allow you to save the messages stored on your mobile phone on your PC in an extremely easy and fast way. Now I'll list some of the best, so you can finally find out how to save SMS on PC.
Whether you have an Android smartphone or an iPhone, fear not: by carefully following my instructions and using the solutions I am about to tell you, you will be able to secure all your messages and read them again whenever you want, even in the unfortunate case in which your smartphone was no longer available. So, what are you waiting for? Choose the program that best suits your needs and learn how to use it: find all the instructions you need right below. Happy reading and have fun!
Save SMS to PC from an Android Smartphone
If you use one Android smartphone of any brand and you want to discover how to save SMS on PC, rely on the solutions listed below: they are all functional and very simple to use.
The first solution I recommend you try is the free program MyPhoneExplorer for Windows, which is able to synchronize with mobile phones both via USB and via Wi-Fi and to save all the data contained in the latter (therefore also the SMS) on the computer. To download it to your PC, connect to its official website and click on the button first Download and then on the voice Download MyPhoneExplorer Installer.
When the download is complete, double-click on it and open the file you just downloaded (MyPhoneExplorer_Setup_1.8.9.exe) and complete the MyPhoneExplorer installation process by clicking on the buttons in sequence Yes, OK, Accept, forward, Install e end.
At this point, take your Android smartphone, open the Play Store (the symbol icon play colored on the home screen or on the screen with the list of all the apps installed on the device) and proceed with the installation of the MyPhoneExplorer app, which is also free.
After this step too, you have to start MyPhoneExplorer using its icon on the Windows desktop and choose how to connect the mobile phone to the computer: via cable USB or via WIFI network. In the latter case, you have to go to the menu File> Connect Device located at the top left, put the check mark next to the items Device with Google Android operating system e WiFi (in the window that opens) and click in sequence on the buttons OK, forward e Allow access. The operation will be successful only if the smartphone and computer are connected to the same wireless network.
Now, wait for the program to detect the smartphone, assign a name to the latter and wait a few more seconds for the contents of the mobile phone (Contacts, Call, etc.) is loaded into MyPhoneExplorer.
Once the upload is complete, click on the item Messages located in the left sidebar and the list of all the SMS contained in the smartphone will appear: to save them on the PC, you must select them all and click on the icon Copy to archive (the folder with the arrow going up) in the program toolbar, to copy the messages to the PC and view them later in MyPhoneExplorer, or make a complete backup in a single file by selecting the item Create Backup from the menu Extras.
Another solution, again, that you have at your disposal is to export individual messages as a file CSV, HTML o TXT by right-clicking on them, selecting items Import / Export> Export selected messages from the menu that opens and choosing the type of file in which to export the SMS from the drop-down menu Save eat (in the window that appears on the screen).
SMS Backup + (Android)
Don't want to waste time connecting your smartphone to your computer? Are you looking for a "smarter" solution, which allows you to access your SMS from any workstation regardless of the computer used? Then I really think you should try SMS Backup +.
SMS Backup + is a free application for Android that allows you to make a SMS backup to Gmail, also automatically, in order to access all the messages saved on the phone as if they were emails received on the famous Google Webmail service.
Using SMS Backup + is really child's play: all you have to do is install the application from the Google Play Store, start it and make your first backup. Move, therefore, up ON the levetta relative alla voce Connection, allow the app permission to access yours contacts, select yours Gmail indirizzo from the menu that is proposed on the screen (if you do not yet have a Gmail account and / or have not yet configured it on Android, see my tutorials on how to create a Gmail account and how to associate an Android phone with Google) and first presses on OK and then Allow e Backup.
Now, wait for a backup of all the messages on your Gmail account and you can view them from your PC simply by connecting to your mailbox and going to search for the messages marked with the label SMS. The messages will be saved with their original date, so if, for example, an SMS was received on your smartphone in January 2018, you will find it in the January 2018 emails in Gmail and not in the most recent emails.
As mentioned above, SMS Backup + also includes an automatic backup function to automatically save SMS to Gmail: to enable it, put the check mark next to the item Automatic backup in the main screen of the app and presses on Auto backup settings to choose when to save messages.
Other Useful Solutions
If none of the solutions listed above convinced you 100%, I remind you that many of the programs offered by the manufacturers of Android smartphones, for example Smart Switch di Samsung e HiSuite on Huawei, allow you to perform a complete backup of the data on the device, including SMS, on the PC.
The backup, in many cases, can be used to restore messages on the smartphone in case of need but not to view the SMS directly on the computer. If you want to know more, I invite you to read my tutorials on how to connect a Samsung mobile phone to the PC and how to connect a Huawei device to the PC, in which I explained how to use the official software of these manufacturers to save the data contained on the smartphone. on the PC.
Save SMS to PC from an IPhone
You have a iPhone and would you like to save the messages you received on the latter on your PC? No problem: all you need is a local backup of the device (to be made via iTunes) and a tool to extract SMS from the latter. Alternatively, if you have a Mac, you can activate the function that allows you to automatically synchronize SMS between iOS and macOS: everything is explained in detail below.
iTunes (Windows / MacOS)
As just mentioned, to save SMS from an iPhone to the PC just take advantage of the backups of iTunes, Apple's multimedia software that allows you to manage your music and video library and synchronize iOS devices with your computer.
iTunes is installed "standard" on all Macs and is available as a free download for Windows PCs. Therefore, if you have a Windows PC and you have not yet installed it, fix it immediately: if you have a computer equipped with Windows 10, you can download the application directly from the Microsoft Store (by visiting the link I have just provided, viewing it in the Microsoft Store and pressing the button Get). If, on the other hand, you are using an older version of Windows, you must download the iTunes installation package from the Apple website and follow the appropriate setup procedure, as I explained to you in my tutorial on how to download iTunes.
Once iTunes is installed, connect the iPhone to the computer using the supplied Lightning cable and confirm the communication between the two devices by clicking on the button Continue that appears on the computer desktop and button Authorize which instead appears on the iPhone (after which you may be asked to type in the phone unlock code).
At this point, select theiPhone icon from the main iTunes menu (top left), click on the item Riepilogo present in the left sidebar, make sure there is no check mark next to the item Encode iPhone backup (so as not to include your account passwords, health data and HomeKit data in the backup and not to encrypt the backup, an operation that could make SMS inaccessible through some applications) and proceed with the backup of the iPhone by clicking on the button Back up now, bottom right. If any steps are not clear to you, check out my tutorial on how to backup iPhone.
Once you have the backup of your "iPhone by", you must use a software able to "extrapolate" the SMS from it: personally I recommend iExplorer, which is available for both Windows and macOS but which, unfortunately, is not free: it costs 39,99 euros. In any case, a free trial version is available which has no time limits but does not allow you to export the messages displayed on the screen as external files (it only allows you to see them, extracting them "live" from iTunes backups).
To download the trial version of iExplorer, connected to the official website of the program and first click on arrow located next to the button Download iExplorer and then on the voice for Windows o for Mac, depending on the operating system you use on your computer.
Once the download is complete, if you are using a Windows PC, open the iExplorer installation package (iExplorerSetup.exe) and click in sequence on Yes e Install to finish the setup. If, on the other hand, you use a Poppy, april il dmg package that contains the program and drag its icon into the folder Applications say macOS.
Once the installation is complete, start iExplorer, click here Continue with demo o Continue in demo mode (depending on whether you are using Windows or macOS), press the button Browse iTunes Backup and select a iTunes backup from the side bar of the sinistra.
To conclude, click on your button Messages and you will be shown the list of all SMS included in the backup. To export one (function available only in the paid version of iExplorer), select it with the mouse and click on the button Conversation sport which is located at the top right.
If you use a Poppy, you can activate SMS synchronization between iOS and macOS in order to make your messages also accessible from your computer at any time. To take advantage of this possibility, Mac and iPhone must be associated with the same iCloud account, so before proceeding, if you need it, find out how to activate iCloud on iPhone and how to use iCloud by reading my tutorials dedicated to the topic.
Once Mac and iPhone are associated with the same iCloud account, to activate message synchronization, take the "iPhone by" and open the app Settings (the'gear icon found on the home screen). Then go up Messages> SMS forwarding and move up ON the lever relative to yours Poppy: in this way all the messages received on the iPhone will be forwarded to the Mac and then you can access them simply by opening the app Messages say macOS.
From the macOS Messages app you can also print SMS (calling the appropriate function from the menu Fillet, which is at the top), copy the text and write new messages, just like you would in the iOS Messages app.