1. Sunstorming's Avatar
    My 950XL phone has been activated since yesterday afternoon. I still don't have most of my text messages. The phone does have some of them, particulary if the texts were sent in the past week or so... I know it usually takes a while to get them all, but it hasn't barely started by the looks of it, All my other windows phones got the text messages fairy quickly in comparison. Is there a way to force them to update, or do I just wait for it to do it when it wants? I don't want to restore my backup; its 3 months old and there is no way to get it to not import duplicates, so I end up with 2 or 3 of the same message...
    11-26-2015 10:45 AM
  2. nokia4life's Avatar
    does it also pull messages from other OS's I have been using IOS and Android prior to this phone arriving.
    11-26-2015 10:49 AM
  3. Lundon44's Avatar
    Lol I have this problem. It only downloaded messages from up to 2013! Nothing since then. Even my Whatsapp didnt restore any of my messages. Really annoyed.
    11-26-2015 11:49 AM
  4. scottwallace5's Avatar
    I agree, same here! I've had my Lumia 950 for 4 days now and it's still stuck on January 2013! I hope something gets fixed soon! If it works for you, you can try the Transfer My Data or the contacts+messaging app to transfer them, I tried doing that but no luck for me!
    11-26-2015 03:27 PM
  5. Sunstorming's Avatar
    I can restore from the backup on my sdcard fine, just never had to before, and I have gone from 822 -> 929 -> 1520 -> 950XL ... also the Transfer My Data thing is broken it seems from Win 10 to Win 10 ... Might work from Win 8 to Win 10 tho
    11-26-2015 05:46 PM
  6. Lundon44's Avatar
    I can restore from the backup on my sdcard fine, just never had to before, and I have gone from 822 -> 929 -> 1520 -> 950XL ... also the Transfer My Data thing is broken it seems from Win 10 to Win 10 ... Might work from Win 8 to Win 10 tho
    Sorry but how did you manage to do it? I havent wiped my 1520 yet so if I can still retrieve my texts I would be very happy.
    11-26-2015 05:50 PM
  7. anthonyng's Avatar
    text messages was 2013 for me initially and then after overnight, looked at the phone and everything is there.... magically! lol.

    Whatsapp for some reason didn't appear, I thought that was server side.
    11-26-2015 05:55 PM
  8. Sunstorming's Avatar
    Sorry but how did you manage to do it? I havent wiped my 1520 yet so if I can still retrieve my texts I would be very happy.
    I just had backed up the text messages to an SDcard on the 1520... you might have to download the app from the store, I forget (Bing or Google, sir) -- then when I put the card in the 950XL I went to Settings -> Extras _. contacs+messages and picked a restore point
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    11-26-2015 05:57 PM
  9. Lundon44's Avatar
    text messages was 2013 for me initially and then after overnight, looked at the phone and everything is there.... magically! lol.

    Whatsapp for some reason didn't appear, I thought that was server side.
    You're lucky. Its been 24 hrs for me and it stopped at 2013's texts and nothing since. I also had no luck with my whatsapp convo's transferring over. It only transferred my groups lol. I even went back to my old phone a second time, did a backup, removed whatsapp on my 1520, reinstalled and same thing again.

    However.. I plan to try this tonight for whatsapp: https://www.androidpit.com/how-to-tr...to-new-devices
    11-26-2015 05:59 PM
  10. Lundon44's Avatar
    I just had backed up the text messages to an SDcard on the 1520... you might have to download the app from the store, I forget (Bing or Google, sir) -- then when I put the card in the 950XL I went to Settings -> Extras _. contacs+messages and picked a restore point
    Great thanks! I will be trying this tonight for sure. Nothing worse than losing years worth of convo. Do you recommend I wipe all my existing texts before trying this?
    11-26-2015 06:01 PM
  11. Sunstorming's Avatar
    Great thanks! I will be trying this tonight for sure. Nothing worse than losing years worth of convo. Do you recommend I wipe all my existing texts before trying this?
    If its all your texts on the old phone, then yes. If you do not it will duplicate, not overwrite or skip, so you might end up with 3 of each message or something like that, happened to me
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    11-26-2015 06:05 PM
  12. Lundon44's Avatar
    If its all your texts on the old phone, then yes. If you do not it will duplicate, not overwrite or skip, so you might end up with 3 of each message or something like that, happened to me
    Good thing I asked! Thanks again!
    11-26-2015 06:08 PM
  13. Brandon Keenan's Avatar
    Keep in mind if you also sync your texts with onedrive it will create duplicates of every message when resyncing the texts... its incredibly annoying.
    11-27-2015 12:41 AM

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