1. Fry3000's Avatar
    Ok, so maybe its a little dramatic, but windows phone is the worst experience this far.

    - text messages/ sms are stored on some microsoft server, so whenever Ive factory reset my phone, the same old text messages appear. Which means they back them up! Im ok with my phone company knowing about my communications, I accept that, but microsoft does not need to store my text messages!

    How do I stop this? Ive tried to turn of any back up option but they still load after a reset.

    -windows 10 preview build or insider, whatever. This thing wont turn of or disable. I dont have a pc, I have a mac, so ofc I need a pc to use their wonderful Tool. Apple is supposed to be the end-to-end controls freak, not microsoft, but Sign O Times I guess..

    theres my rant. Ive read a lot of forum post, but cant seem to fix any of the issues, and there are plenty other, but these are most pressing. I love the build quality of the 1520, its truly amazing. It doesnt bend, like certain other premium phones(sony, apple, samsung).
    To bad Nokia went microsoft. If theyd kept at symbian or gone android they would rule!

    please help me, so I can turn off or stop Microsoft from storing my text messages.. its creepy AF
    11-07-2016 09:56 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Interesting, I'm not sure if it can be turned off beyond turning it off on the phone. (which I believe, stops the sync.)

    Actually, on second thought, deleting all of the messages on your phone may delete the copies on Microsoft's end. Try that. You don't want your messages backed up anyway so that shouldn't be an issue.
    11-07-2016 10:20 AM
  3. Fry3000's Avatar
    Ok, I will try that. If I do a hard-reset, will that put me back to 8.1?
    11-07-2016 10:33 AM
  4. mojophone's Avatar
    You may have already tried this, but in the Messaging settings is a switch to turn on/off "History & sync". If that's on, I'd assume MS would have to store your texts in order to present them on other devices. If you haven't tried turning that off, give it a go.
    11-07-2016 11:52 AM
  5. Fry3000's Avatar
    thanks, but tried it
    11-07-2016 11:59 AM
  6. gordonfink's Avatar
    Ok, I will try that. If I do a hard-reset, will that put me back to 8.1?
    No, I don't believe it will. Hard reset will just erase your phone, and you'll still be on W10.
    11-07-2016 12:14 PM
  7. Fry3000's Avatar
    thats it, Im getting a new phone. Android, by principle, because its open. Windows is copying Apple, and Apple is Apple..

    Hope in the future Nokia goes Android, and release a new design with a polycarbonate shell. The 1520 is a beautiful design. To bad they had to put Wp in it.

    greatly appreciate you guys giving answers and input, much appreciated. Good bye
    11-07-2016 12:59 PM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Turn off messages sync...

    Log into your OneDrive in a web browser > Get more storage > Device backups > delete all your old backups. That's where the messages are stored.
    11-07-2016 08:53 PM
  9. kaktus1389's Avatar
    Ok, I will try that. If I do a hard-reset, will that put me back to 8.1?
    You can go to 8.1 via WDRT if that is what you wish to do.
    11-08-2016 07:39 AM
  10. Timbre70's Avatar
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    Some people want old messages back, some get so worked up.
    11-08-2016 07:54 AM
  11. Krystianpants's Avatar
    No offense but you are having trouble finding easy to configure settings and you want to go to a more complicated open platform like Android? These things are all configurable.

    For instance if you go to settings it's pretty obvious where to deal with backups as it's right in there if you read it. Once you go to the right spot, right on the main screen it has your first problem described. "how do I back up photos and texts?" So naturally I would think "ok, I will tap this and it will give me info on how to backup texts which will also be the same settings for turning them off. Ok so I do that and know what to do.

    Next you have configuration for backing up apps and other information that you toggle. Then there is a more options section. I tap on that and wow It has a section on the bottom on how to remove backups.

    I'm not sure how much easier it can get.

    Anyways, I'm not trying to be condescending but simply think people need to calm down and just use some common sense when things aren't going their way. It seems anger takes over and drops the logic.

    Definitely give android a try, Nougat is pretty good. It's always good to try everything and get a feel for what you like. The apps will definitely be more plentiful on Android's side.
    Timbre70, zei20t and shmsnh like this.
    11-08-2016 01:13 PM
  12. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    On the Messaging app, press the elipsis "..." and then press settings.

    You should then see the option to turn on or off "Sync messages between devices"
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-08-2016 05:25 PM
  13. xandros9's Avatar
    On the Messaging app, press the elipsis "..." and then press settings.

    You should then see the option to turn on or off "Sync messages between devices"
    They already did that. The question was getting rid of messages that were already saved.
    11-09-2016 07:30 AM

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