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Can I download text messages to my computer?

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According to the Library of Congress, it is possible to download and store text messages on a computer. The method of doing so depends on whether the cell phone is basic or smart.

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Basic cell phones must have their SIM card removed before attempting to download the text messages. Once the SIM card is removed, it must be put into a SIM card reader and connected to a PC through a USB cable, where it is possible to download and store the text messages. Smartphones can use a USB cable to connect to a PC without the use of a SIM card reader. It is also possible to use wireless communications, such as Bluetooth, to transfer the text messages.

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