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Save Text Messages from Android to PDF

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Save Text Messages from Android to a PC


This article provides a quick walkthrough on how to save your Android text message conversations to your PC in a PDF format using the Droid Transfer App.

Droid Transfer for PC works alongside the Android app, Transfer Companion, enabling you to save your Android Messages to your PC in various file formats. You can export text messages from Android to PDF, or save text messages as 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.

How to Save Text Messages from Android to PDF

  1. Download and install Droid Transfer on your PC and Transfer Companion on your Android device.
  2. Connect your Android to Droid Transfer via USB cable or Wi-Fi.
  3. In Droid Transfer, click on "Messages" from the list of features.
  4. Select the conversations you wish to save.
  5. Click on "Save as PDF".
  6. Choose 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.

For more detailed information about any of these steps, watch the video below, or continue reading this guide.

Video How To

Detailed Steps

Step 1: Get the software

To use this software, you'll need to get both parts: the Droid Transfer software for PC, and the Transfer Companion app for Android.

You can download each component free below...

Step 2: Setup and Connection

Launch Droid Transfer on your PC and Transfer Companion on your Android phone.

The quickest way to connect the Android with your PC is via Wi-Fi. Tap "Scan Droid Transfer QR code" in Transfer Companion on your Android, then use your Android camera to scan the QR code shown in Droid Transfer on the PC to make the connection.

scan qr code

You can also make the connection by USB cable between Android and PC. Check out the full guide on how to connect via USB or Wi-Fi.

Step 3: Save Android text messages to your PC

How to Save Text Messages Android - In Droid Transfer, click the Messages icon to see all the message conversations available on your connected Android device.

How to save text messages Android

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 'Textra SMS', please select this as your default messaging app in your device settings.

Select the text message conversation you want to save to your PC. Droid Transfer shows all the messages (sent and received) in that conversation, as well as any images and emojis.

How to export Android text messages to PDF

Click the "Save as PDF" option in the control bar.

Export text messages from Android to PDF

As you can see, you can instead choose to save your conversation as Plain Text or HTML instead of PDF. Plain Text is great if you want a simple copy of your messages, without media like images or videos. Whereas saving as HTML is required if you want dynamic content like embedded videos saved.

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

Windows save file prompt

Droid Transfer copies the text messages from your Android phone and converts them to PDF format. The PDF file is then saved to your PC.

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.

A PDF export includes all the important information you need in your conversation including: sent/received text messages, dates, times, images, emojis and more!

And that's how to export Android text messages to PDF (and other formats). Now you have all the tools you need. I hope you found this useful!

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