How to Transfer Text Messages from Samsung S8 to Computer

Modern Android smartphones have become an absolute necessity in today’s world much like the air we breathe or our favorite cup of coffee. This is because the base technology it supports is based on our everyday habits that we love like taking photos, storing our contacts and texting. And for sure, Samsung Galaxy S8, one of the most anticipated flagship phones in 2017, is not an exception.

Sometimes, we have planned our busy lifestyles such that there will always occur unexpected circumstances that can result to accidental loss of at best your contacts, and at worst, your phone altogether. You child can also playfully hit the delete button and everything is automatically deleted. Or the phones operating system could get infected with a virus and get corrupted.

Anyone who has ever lost a mobile device is all too familiar with the agony of having to purchase a new phone, and saving from scratch friends and family contact numbers all over.


But if you’re an avid message sender, then there is a high possibility that you may have crucial messages from family, colleagues at work, your friends and other sources that you cannot afford to lose. So, it makes lots of sense to have a copy of these text messages on your computer so that if you lose them by any chance, either through accidental loss or deleting through ignorance, then you may be able to recover them later without any worries.

The market is proliferated with online apps, which can help you transfer SMS from Samsung Galaxy S8 to PC, but we shall confine ourselves to two methods that will enable you to transfer the texts from your Samsung Galaxy S8 to your computer.

Method 1: Transfer Messages from Samsung Galaxy S8 to Computer using email.

In this method, all that you need is an email account and an Internet connection. We shall upload the text message on email and then access the email from the computer then download them on a Personal Computer.

Step 1: In your Samsung Galaxy S8, open messages

Step 2: Select the message to transfer.

Step 3: Click on the dotted icon on the top right corner

Step 4: Click “More” and then “Share”.

Step 5: Select “Email”. Ignore the other options.

Step 6: A composed email will open automatically and you will need to type your recipient email ID.

Step 7: Start your computer and open the email account that you sent messages to.

Step 8: Download the attachment.

NB: The only downside is to select each message manually and uploading it one by one.

Method 2: Transfer SMS from Samsung Galaxy S8 to PC Using Android Manager

TunesBro Android Manager works much like a personal computer SMS assistant. It helps you manage all your messages in your Galaxy S8 android phone.

You can save messages and attachments. You can transfer messages from Samsung Galaxy S8 and you can also mark an unread message as a read one. You need to download this software to your computer and have it properly installed. And then connect your phone to the computer using a USB cable. The phone can also use Bluetooth where applicable.

Step 1: Launch the app on your desktop computer. Attach a USB cable to connect your Galaxy S8 phone to the computer or connect using a Wi-Fi. MobileGo will promptly detect it and let it appear on your screen

Step 2: Click “SMS” on the left column. Messages will appear on the right.

Step 3: Notice all available SMSs on your device. Select the one you want, then Click on “Save As”

Step 4: A browser window will appear, asking you the proper location for the ready-to-be-saved message

Step 5: The SMS can be saved in either XML or .TXT. Just choose the one that you want, then click “Save” button below the toolbar, and then choose, “Save to Computer”

Import SMS to Galaxy S8

If you have successfully exported SMSs as .xml files, then it’s easy to import them back to your Galaxy S8 phone, whenever you need to:

Step 1: On the left column, click “SMS”

Step 2: Click “Import” to enable the windows file browser appear

Step 3: Navigate your cursor to the path where the SMS.xml file is saved. Click “Open” and add it to your S8 phone.

Send and Receive SMS

If you want to send a message, simply click on “SMS” in the left column. Then click “New” to show the SMS box for sending. Type inside the box then click contact icon to select the contacts you wish to send messages to. Then click “Send”.

If you receive a message, the program will trigger a box at the bottom right corner. Click on it to reply the message. Additionally, when you receive a call and have no time to answer, you can hand it off, and reply with an SMS.

Osho Garg

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