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How to Backup Text Messages from LG Phone to PC

By Avery Pacheco, 29/09/2014, updated on 21/01/2022

Things may always happen: you deleted some important messages by accident or the amount of the SMS is so large that occupied the memory of your LG phone, however, practically all of them are too important to erase. When I faced these situations, some thoughts came to my mind: whether I could backup my texts from phone to PC. And the answer is yes. You will find three ways to backup LG messages in this article.

These data managers that we are going to talk about are Android Manager, Android Data Recovery and Mobile Transfer, which enable us to transfer all the data, like photos, contacts, music, notes and other things in the phone to PC. It's simple to operate and time-saved. Let's see some detailed steps to store text messages from LG to PC through these smart softwares.

Better Not to Do It Manually

One more thing, if you are looking for a way to extract the information manually, don't waste your time because it is simply not worth the effort. Tools are definitely better in this case, and the reason is that messages are stored in the database of the phone, so you need to know Android well enough to make it.

Part 1. SMS Backup via Android Manager

Android Manager is a wonderful tool for file managing of phones. And SMS is one of the kinds that it supports.

Step 1. Launch the Program

When you open this program, you will notice there are two choices- "iOS" or "Android". Then, go to plug LG device into PC.

Android Manager Homepage

Step 2. Export SMS from LG

If you ticked the ideal text messages on the list, click "Export" to save them on the computer folder. Besides, the processing bar will give you tips about the successfully transferred numbers.

Export LG SMS

Note: You can also send new messages on the computer via this program. Make use of the box and "Send" button at the bottom right.

Part 2. Save Messages with Android Data Recovery

Personally, I think Android Data Recovery is the second best program to do this job due to its simplicity of use. And it allows to read the contents on PC. Now, let's get started.

Step 1. Connect Your LG to the Computer

With a cable, your device can be easily plugged into the PC. And before this, you may want to launch the program first and go to "More Tools", which is in the fourth row of the bar. You'll then get a notice, saying how to enable USB debugging. It is a must if you want to get through the whole process because the computer needs authorization to reach the files in the phone.

USB Debugging

Step 2. Choose the Right File Types to Store

Enter the feature "Android Data Backup&Restore" and there will be two options, "Backup" and "Restore". Press on the first one and start to pick kinds of data. Considering our aim, we'll tick off the others and leave messages only. The last thing to do is clicking on the "Backup" button.

Save LG Messages

Part 3. Transfer LG Text Messages to PC with Mobile Transfer

Mobile Transfer can be used for file transfers between phones of different systems, and phones and computers. Of course, backing message up is one of the many things it does. You can try it out.

Step 1. Download Mobile Transfer

Press the buttons below to download Mobile Transfer. The left is for Windows, and the right for Mac.

Step 2. Plug Your LG in PC

After running the software, you should connect your cellphone to the PC. Then, click " Back Up Your Phone" part at the lower right.

Backup Text Messages from LG to PC

Note: Moreover, you should move to your LG to choose Camera (PTP) / Send images (PTP) mode if you use LG cellphone.

Step 3. Backup Your SMS

Once your LG phone is recognized, it will be scanned. When the scan finished, you will see the "Select content to backup" column in the middle. Tick the "Text messages" and click "Start Copy".

Backup SMS to PC

The copy will end up with a box, having "All selected files are backed up completely" on it. Then, press "OK", your backup is completed.

Backup Messages from LG to Computer

Conclusion: From what we described, apparently there is a winner, Android Manager. It allows you to send message on PC. And, what's more, the software can save these information as XML or TXT formats. We would recommend TXT because you can later open the file and even print the content out. Also, you can preview the specific items before backing up or restoring the data.

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