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  1. MP3Mike's Avatar
    Oh, the other thing I noticed is that the messages that got restore to my 640 have been duplicated about 7 times... But maybe that is because all the old TP builds uploaded the messages over and over again from different phones/installs.
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    11-26-2015 01:40 AM
  2. MP3Mike's Avatar
    You might be able to see them on outlook.com, Click the gear icon, Manage Categories, Check Show in Folder Pane for Contacts. Go back to the folder pane, Click Contacts under Categories, and arrange by Conversation. Some texts to me show up there.
    That appears to show all text messages received via WP8.1 and older. None of the messages that I have gotten since the switch to Windows 10 Mobile...

    But in any case those aren't even restoring to my new 950...
    11-26-2015 07:17 PM
  3. MirthRock's Avatar
    What I find interesting is that I did a factory reset on my 640 on build 10586 and it got all of my messages, my new 950 got the last 1.5 days worth.

    I don't really want to do a factory reset and try again, as it takes hours to get all the apps downloaded/upgrade configured, etc... I guess I can give it a little more time, but really...
    I'm with you on this. I'm going to wait it out. I don't really want to wipe the phone and start over.

    As an update: Even though my phone pulled down more texts randomly, I still have lots of gaps in my text messages.
    11-27-2015 07:43 AM
  4. MP3Mike's Avatar
    So I ended up doing a reset on my 950 and did three things different:
    • I put my SIM in during the setup
    • I restored the WP8.1 backup (Instead of the WM10 from my test 640.)
    • I didn't update the Skype or Message+Skype app


    And it appears at least one, or a combination, of those things caused the text messages to properly restore. (Well all except the most of the ~3 days worth that were during the time I was using my 640 as a test on WM10-10586.11.)

    Tomorrow I will update the apps and see if the remaining message sync.

    So who know which of them caused the difference, but I really don't feel like doing it all again to find out.
    11-28-2015 02:06 AM
  5. MirthRock's Avatar
    I'm going to give that a shot at some point soon, I think. I won't be restoring from a backup though since I'm convinced that doesn't do anything with regards to texting. I'll let you know how it works.
    11-30-2015 02:02 PM
  6. MP3Mike's Avatar
    Update: It appears that ~2 days later I have finally gotten all of my text messages back. (With duplicates, up to 7 of them, of some messages.)

    And on top of that my phone is no longer getting really warm when it is just in my pocket and the battery life seems much better.

    I don't know if Microsoft fixed something on their servers today or if it really just takes that long for the old messages to sync.

    I turned on my 521 that hasn't been on since Wednesday and it has synced messages that it hadn't in the past, though it still hasn't gotten to current. And my 640 that I wiped and reset yesterday hasn't gotten all of the messages yet either. (it is only up to 11/27.) Interestingly neither the 521 or 640 get hot or have the fast battery run down while the messages are syncing. (But again, maybe Microsoft fixed something server side today.)
    11-30-2015 05:48 PM
  7. MP3Mike's Avatar
    Now if there was just a program that could delete all the duplicate texts...
    11-30-2015 05:49 PM
  8. gordonfink's Avatar
    Having just updated to WP10 on a 640, I can not find the text back up mode. On WP8.1, it was under the regular backup. On this one, I have found to go to settings, messaging, then check backup. Except, that is not there. Do you have to enable sync across devices to back them up?
    11-30-2015 06:14 PM
  9. MP3Mike's Avatar
    Yes, that is the same thing, they just describe it more accurately now.
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    11-30-2015 06:25 PM
  10. MirthRock's Avatar
    Just an FYI, I bunch more texts randomly downloaded to my phone last night. But I still don't have them all. I'm wondering if Microsoft is doing something on the backend...
    12-01-2015 03:34 PM
  11. Burnbackin's Avatar
    I set up my new 950 XL, did not do a restore. It has been now 24h and no text message had been restored from my Lumia 930 😞 What's your experience how long it takes to restore it? Thanks for your feedback.
    12-19-2015 01:59 AM
  12. 920Walker's Avatar
    I set up my new 950 XL, did not do a restore. It has been now 24h and no text message had been restored from my Lumia 930 �� What's your experience how long it takes to restore it? Thanks for your feedback.
    I did the following, posted halfway back in this thread, and all SMS started appearing after a hard reset today on my 920 and the first time ever not having all messages appear quickly:

    You might be able to see them on outlook.com, Click the gear icon, Manage Categories, Check Show in Folder Pane for Contacts. Go back to the folder pane, Click Contacts under Categories, and arrange by Conversation. Some texts to me show up there.
    I've always had SMS and MMS appear almost immediately after hard resets, no matter if restoring from a backup or fresh install. Today I waited 2 hours and had no messages restore. I simply went to Outlook.com on a PC, logged in and performed the above steps while watching my messageless app on the phone. I clicked on some of the messages and messages immediately started to appear on the phone, all the way back to 11/2012. The only problem is there are some duplicate and triplicate messages nested within threads from roughly a year back and beyond, no big deal to me. Good luck.
    12-21-2015 02:10 PM
  13. MirthRock's Avatar
    I'm still having random messages being downloaded every so often. I'm not sure how frequently its happening because the only time I get notifications is when its connected to my car. The car sees them as new texts even though the phone doesn't. The last batch happened last weekend. So weird.
    12-22-2015 04:18 PM
  14. Burnbackin's Avatar
    Finally all my messages were downloaded. It took over a week or so. However, it might be also due to the fact that I installed preview built on my old Lumia and backed it up. Afterwards, all my messages started to download on my 950 xl. Just wanted to share this...
    12-26-2015 05:22 PM
  15. MP3Mike's Avatar
    Finally all my messages were downloaded. It took over a week or so. However, it might be also due to the fact that I installed preview built on my old Lumia and backed it up. Afterwards, all my messages started to download on my 950 xl. Just wanted to share this...
    Did you end up with any of your text messages being duplicated, or triplicated?
    12-26-2015 06:15 PM
  16. Burnbackin's Avatar
    Did you end up with any of your text messages being duplicated, or triplicated?
    12-27-2015 04:14 AM
  17. Burnbackin's Avatar
    No, everything got restored as supposed ...
    12-27-2015 04:15 AM
  18. CellularMan's Avatar
    Just went from a 1520 on Windows 10 to a 950Xl and absolutely NONE of my messages have been restored after 24 hours.
    04-30-2016 10:25 AM
  19. 9520G's Avatar
    Just went from a 1520 on Windows 10 to a 950Xl and absolutely NONE of my messages have been restored after 24 hours.
    I've been through this 3 times. Not to worry.. They will show up, it does take a few days to populate.
    04-30-2016 02:48 PM
  20. Sonic98's Avatar
    Oddly, I'm having a similar problem. When I had mu 920 and my 520 I could always see my text on both,and I never had a problem with texts or call log being restored in the past. Now I just upgraded to 10 on my 640, and no call log was restored and only text back to March. As first I thought it was restoring only up until I got this phone, but when I go online and check my Outlook account, I see messages from as recent as last night
    09-08-2016 02:16 PM
  21. Sonic98's Avatar
    Oddly, I'm having a similar problem. When I had mu 920 and my 520 I could always see my text on both,and I never had a problem with texts or call log being restored in the past. Now I just upgraded to 10 on my 640, and no call log was restored and only text back to March. As first I thought it was restoring only up until I got this phone, but when I go online and check my Outlook account, I see messages from as recent as last night
    Looks like I'm having a Microsoft account issue. I finally got everything up til about a week ago, but it's not connecting to outlook or downloading contacts. I hate to do a reset now and lose kik conversations
    09-08-2016 10:34 PM
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