I’ve had my Samsung Galaxy S4 for about a year now, and I decided I wanted to save my text messages to my hard drive as a backup.
I called T-Mobile business tech support and their answer was to visit Google Play Store and use an app that uploads SMS messages to your Gmail account.
I wanted one that exports to Excel, however. So I tried several that install on the computer, but they were either clunky, or didn’t work at all.
Then I tried SMStoExcel APK (Android Application Package file) from the Play Store. It allows you to send your SMS messages in a zip file to your email account. You have the option to password protect the zip file if you want.
- Backup SMS Text Messages to Excel csv format.
- Restore messages back to your phone.
- Upload the backup file to Dropbox or Google Drive.
- On the Phone or Tablet: View text messages in any Excel-compatible application, such as OfficeSuite, QuickOffice, or Kingsoft Office.
- Scheduled automatic backup.
- Option to backup only the messages sent to and from the numbers in your phone’s contact list.
- Delete messages on your phone.
- Password protect your backup files.
- This app does not support MMS (Picture/Audio/Video) messages.
- Designed for Excel 97-2003 whose spreadsheet has a row limit of 65,535. If your phone has more than 65,535 messages, the app can export them into multiple files.
- Eliminate advertising by purchasing the Pro version. Currently $0.99 cents.