1. vsmh96's Avatar
    Its been some time since I asked this question even with the Nokia Chat (support)
    so after some time has the option to back up all our SMSes / messages and being able have a copy that we can read (instead of just having it on the Microsoft server) like the previous Nokia phones where backing it up with Ovi suite (or something like that)
    we would get it all not having to download the backup via data (not going to do that)
    I and perhaps others just need something that would do the same as Ovi suite on the Lumias or even all the W.phones
    07-12-2014 01:09 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    What Nokia device do you have?
    07-12-2014 01:27 AM
  3. vsmh96's Avatar
    The Nokia Lumia 520
    07-12-2014 02:05 AM
  4. mayur007's Avatar
    Transfer my data app which is default in Lumia has now option of backing up contact as well sms also which was nt there previously in WP 8.0 but nw WP8.1 has.
    07-12-2014 02:09 AM
  5. vsmh96's Avatar
    Err where am i supposed to transfer it to? i only want a back up (the reference of Ovi suite and older Nokia s is to compare the back up option)
    Sorry if i confused you.
    07-12-2014 02:31 AM
  6. mayur007's Avatar
    Transfer my data apps backup urs contact and sms and gets stored in SD card, but to open it requires software. I don't know why MS had made so complicated.
    vsmh96 likes this.
    07-12-2014 02:47 AM
  7. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    Err where am i supposed to transfer it to? i only want a back up (the reference of Ovi suite and older Nokia s is to compare the back up option)
    Sorry if i confused you.
    Open the transfer my data app. Click the ... Button at the bottom. Tap export to SD Card. Select messages, contacts. Tap next and the backup file gets stored to the SD Card in a ' backup' folder. Copy the file to your desktop(If you want to. Now you have a copy of your contacts in 3 places-your Microsoft account(If you lose your device, logon to a new Windows Phone/Windows 8 PC ๐Ÿ’ป with the same account and your contacts are automatically restored from OneDrive. ), your SD card, and your computer ๐Ÿ’ป.
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    07-12-2014 02:53 AM
  8. mayur007's Avatar
    @ Vaibhav......i had taken a backup bt if I want to transfer to normal phone nt the smartphone what I should do, because the extension of the file are completely different. U cant transfer it also
    07-12-2014 02:59 AM
  9. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    @ Vaibhav......i had taken a backup bt if I want to transfer to normal phone nt the smartphone what I should do, because the extension of the file are completely different. U cant transfer it also
    What do you mean by normal phone ๐Ÿ“ฑ? Nokia feature phone ๐Ÿ“ฑ?
    07-12-2014 05:09 AM
  10. mayur007's Avatar
    @ Vaibhav.....normal basic phone of any company. I cant transfer that files via Bluetooth because of the file size are in MB for contact. Is there any procedure I can reduce it to KB.
    07-12-2014 07:21 AM
  11. mpt15's Avatar
    Your contacts are automatically backed up to your outlook/hotmail account (not onedrive), or your google account, depending on where you choose to save them.
    Log in to your account on the web, and export your contacts as a CSV file.

    SMS can also be backed up, but you can't read the backup file. Its just to restore messages to your phone after resetting it.
    07-12-2014 07:47 AM
  12. mayur007's Avatar
    Actually I want .vcf file which supports basic phones so for that what to do
    07-12-2014 10:10 AM
  13. mpt15's Avatar
    Actually I want .vcf file which supports basic phones so for that what to do
    see the responses by claesoc and naresh Kumar saini on this page:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/o...e-8c2596030f3d

    You have to import your CSV file and then export ut as vcf. No extra software is needed.
    07-12-2014 11:23 AM
  14. vsmh96's Avatar
    Open the transfer my data app. Click the ... Button at the bottom. Tap export to SD Card. Select messages, contacts.
    I only have the contacts ticked, sms nowhere to be found. is there something i need to enable?
    07-13-2014 03:27 AM
  15. mayur007's Avatar
    WP 8.0 has only option for backing up contacts, if u want sms and mms as well then u should have WP 8.1 and Nokia black update on your Lumia phone then only u can get contact, sms and mms backup.
    vsmh96 likes this.
    07-13-2014 03:39 AM
  16. vsmh96's Avatar
    I see, thank you. i guess ill just have to wait then till 8.1 comes around.
    07-13-2014 04:09 AM
  17. mayur007's Avatar
    Download app.....preview for developers and register it. Why to wait for official update.
    07-13-2014 10:36 AM
  18. vsmh96's Avatar
    might cause the current problems (have to downgrade before installing Cyan update)
    07-18-2014 04:13 AM
  19. switch side method's Avatar
    Then take a screen shot of the text and email it numb nuts
    07-18-2014 06:26 PM
  20. vsmh96's Avatar
    Well dear,
    if it was a small number then sure.
    but its a tonne like months or even a year of messages that mean to me.
    07-19-2014 06:08 AM
  21. heli0m's Avatar
    I previously had a 521 on Developer Preview & this month I switched to a 925, woot woot, & I distinctly remember the transfer of my data, SMS text & contacts were done immediately after I logged into my Microsoft account BEFORE I DOWNLOADDED DEVELOPERS PREVIEW. It had also asked me how far back did I want to download text messages, which was superb, from as soon as 1 week to as far back as many 5 weeks ? Listed by most recent text received, of course.
    It was a pleasure to not be tangled in the switch from one phone to another.
    vsmh96 likes this.
    07-19-2014 06:35 AM

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