How to Save Text Messages from Android

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How to Save Text Messages from Android to a PC.

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Save Android Text Messages to PC


This article provides information on how to save your Android phone conversations to your PC using the Droid Transfer App. Droid Transfer for PC works alongside an Android app, Transfer Companion, enabling you to save your Android Messages to your PC in various file formats. You can save messages as PDF, Plain text or HTML formats. Droid Transfer also lets you print text messages directly to your PC connected printer.

Droid Transfer saves all the images, videos and emojis included in your text messages on your Android phone. You can even transfer messages from one Android to another Android!


Here's how to save your Android phone text messages to your PC in a PDF format...

  1. Download and install Droid Transfer (link below)
  2. Connect to your Android Device using the steps shown in our Start Guide.
  3. Click 'Messages' in the features listed in Droid Transfer.
  4. Select the conversations you wish to save from the recipient list in Droid Transfer.
  5. Click 'Save PDF'.
  6. Select the location on your PC where you wish to save your messages.
  7. A copy of your selected messages will be saved in a PDF format to your PC.

You can download Droid Transfer for PC and the Transfer Companion app below...

Free Droid Transfer Download
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Video How To

Detailed Steps

Run Droid Transfer on your PC and connect to your Android Device running Transfer Companion as described in our Setup Guide.

In Droid Transfer Click the Messages Icon - Droid Transfer shows the message conversations on the available on your Android Device. Note that the messages displayed are those you've sent and received using your default messaging app on your Android device. If you wish to display message conversation you've had using another app, such as for example Textra SMS, please select this as your default messaging app in your device settings.

View all Android messages

Select the text message conversation you want to save to your PC. Droid Transfer shows all the messages in that conversation.

How to Save Text Messages from Android to a PC

Click 'Save PDF' in the control bar.

Save Android messages as PDF

Select where on your PC you would like to save the PDF file containing a copy of the text message conversation. Then click 'OK'

Windows save file prompt

Droid Transfer copies the text messages from your Android phone and converts then to PDF format on your PC.

Copy messages to computer

Once Droid Transfer has saved your text messages in PDF format to your computer, you can open the PDF document in any PDF document viewer to see all the text messages.

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