How to Read Android Text Messages on Computer?

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"I always need to constantly works on a computer for more than 6 hours a day, but in many situations, my friends or colleague may send messages to ask some technical problem or other things that I need to reply them immediately. I feel it is really troublesome to switch device, especially when my phone in a place far away from me. Thus, does anybody know how to view Samsung text messages on my desktop PC?"

In many circumstances, you may wish to read or view Android text conversation on your computer directly, right? But you also find that you have no right to do it with a simple USB cable, then what will you do? Android improved lots in security and privacy protect aspect. So when you're simply connecting your Samsung, HTC or LG phones to your computer, perhaps you can't see nothing at all. Don't too nervous about this situation, here is 2 solutions for your reference.

Way 1: Read Android Text Messages on Computer with Android SMS Manager
Way 2: View Android Phone SMS on Computer with Android SMS Recovery

Way 1: Read Android Text Messages on Computer with Android SMS Manager

To read or reply Android text messages on your computer, you need the help of the Android SMS Manager software for Samsung, Huawei, LG, HTC, Sony and etc. With it, you can directly send or reply messages on computer using your keyboards via a simple USB cable. And if you want to view your text conversation later, you can export and save these messages on your computer in readable HTML, CSV or TEXT format with one simple click by using this powerful program.

Now, keep reading to following contents to learn the detailed steps.

Step 1. Run the Android SMS Manager

Assume that your Samsung phone is connected to the computer and the program is also installed. Then directly run the program and your device is recognized by the program. Then, you'll see the detailed information about your device will be shown in the main interface.

read android text messages on computer

Step 2. Select the text messages you need

Text messages are divided into "SMS" category on the left sidebar. So just click it and the program starts to scan out all text messages on your Android phone. Now, you can view the scanned out messages on the program directly.

view android sms on computer

Step 3. Read Android text messages on computer

If you want to view the whole text conversation on your computer, you can select the text messages you want and click "Export" button to export all messages on your Android phone to computer in HTML, CSV or TXT format, which makes SMS readable on computer. By the way, the BAK and XML format for text messages is not readable on computer, so please choose the output format you need.

After that, you can directly open the file and read the conversation without connecting your device to PC as you like.

Read Also: How to Print out Text Messages from Android Phones

Way 2: View Android Phone SMS on Computer with Android SMS Recovery

To export and view Android text messages on PC or Mac computer, you can also depend on the Android SMS recovery software - Samsung Data Recovery. It is an Android data recovery tool that allows you to extract all call history, contacts, text messages, photos, videos, music, documents and more, including deleted ones, from overall Android devices. All the recovered text messages will be saved as HTML or TXT file on computer so that you can view them directly.

Have a free download of the Android SMS Recovery program and try it out.

Step 1. Launch the recovery program on your computer. Connect your Android device to the same computer using a USB cable. The software automatically recognizes your Android phone.

check android sms on computer

Step 2. Choose the category of "Messages" and click "Next" button. Then, the program starts to scan the connected phone to find all lost and exiting text messages in the phone. The lost ones are displayed in red color.

preview android messages on computer

Step 3. Preview and select the text messages you want to export to computer and directly give a click on the "Recover" button. Then, all the selected text messages will be saved on computer in readable format. And you can read Android messages directly on computer if needed.

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Now, you have 2 ways to view Android text messages on computer, either Windows PC or Mac. Please choose your preferred method to read Android SMS on computer without hassle. If you have any question about the program or the steps, please leave it in the comments section below, we will try our best to solve your problems as soon as possible.

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