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    Transfere texts from Android to Mac?
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    Transfere texts from Android to Mac?
    I have need to transfer a couple of texts from my Android phone to my iMac. Which would be the best, preferably freebe, way to do it?

    Any ideas please?
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    Searching for this yields numerous apps that can do it for a price. There is this Android app that can back up your text messages to GMail. Perhaps that'll do the trick.
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    Screenshot then email?
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    Quote Originally Posted by badshoehabit View Post
    Screenshot then email?
    Screen shot Sue? I assume that would be a screen shot of the text? If so the text is way longer that a single screen and as I have never even looked at emails on my phone thinking that it's supposed to be used for phone calls ? I have no idea just what to do?

    I have used the camera on my phone a couple of times when I haven't had my proper camera with me!
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    You could scroll down the text and do as many screenshots as necessary. How to take a screenshot on any Android phone | Greenbot

    They will be stored in Gallery from where you should be able to mail/WhatsApp/print etc. Info here, but you selecet the photo then the 'Share' button.
    How to Email Pictures from an Android Phone (with Pictures)

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    Does this not work?

    Forward your text messages

    On your Android device, open the Voice app .
    At the top left, tap Menu Settings.
    Under Messages, turn on the forwarding you want: Forward messages to linked numbers—Tap, and then next to the linked number, check the box. Forward messages to email—Sends text messages to your email.
    how to forward a text message to email on android - Google Search

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    The last part of this link goes into more detail:
    How to Forward a Text Message to Email

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    There is an app for that, 4 Ways to Transfer Text Messages from Android to Computer. DuckDuckGo has answers as well.
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    Any ideas please?
    Why can't you just copy the text and then paste it into an email and then copy the text in your Mac and paste it into whatever document you want to use???



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    Sue, I would have to take 23 screen shots to get the complete sms !

    Bob, when I do a Forward from the phone to my Mac the email actually arrives on the Mac but it just contains one line of the sms and I can't get it to send anything else. If I try the Dr.fone app this is what I get from there.
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    Patrick, I am sorry to say that I have no idea as to how to copy and paste anything on my phone. I have never used the email system on it and only ever used the web bits about twice. For me it is a phone and text machine and not used very much at that. I have a 1st gen Motorolo Moto G and so far it's done everything I need. It's about 7 years old and it works, well, apart from letting me copy my sms'?
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    Probably the same as on an iPhone - open message, press on text and a menu will come up > select copy. Now open an email and in the body, press > paste > paste text.

    An idea...forward (same procedure as above but select forward, which may be a the word or an arrow) and send to me; also send yr email addy and I will send to you.

    Sent you a PM with my details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonzjob View Post
    I have a 1st gen Motorolo Moto G and so far it's done everything I need. It's about 7 years old and it works, well, apart from letting me copy my sms'?
    Instead of people guessing and making suggestions that way, or assuming your phone works the same as an iPhone, I think it would really help if we knew the version of Android you are using. I have an android phone and a Mac and then could try some of the suggestions to see what actually works.
    You find the version of Android by going to Settings (in your Apps)>More (top right)>About Device>Android Version
    I have an older version of Android 4.4.2

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    Bob, when I do a Forward from the phone to my Mac the email actually arrives on the Mac but it just contains one line of the sms and I can't get it to send anything else. If I try the Dr.fone app this is what I get from there.
    Did you try the 4 different options?
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    I just tried what is described in the link I posted in post #7

    Works perfectly.
    The message on the phone was 8 lines, they all show up on the Mac but of course as only three lines because the screen is much bigger.

    The whole process is very quick and logical.

    No special app required, no copy and paste.
    But maybe an old version of Android does not support this...depends what version the OP has.

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