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  1. johnmyers

    johnmyers New Member
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    Hi all

    I need help/advice to transfer my text messages from my old htc wildfire to my new samsung galaxy II or to my pc. Ive saved my contacts to sim but cant see a tab to do this with texts.

    ive tried to log onto the android market but i get the following message "cant establish a reliable data connection to server" even when ive connected to WIFI at home.

    I really need to keep these messages so any help/advice is greatly appreciated.

    Cheers

    John
     

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  2. samrox144

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    1> for sms

    use the below guides transfer msg's

    Transfer SMS to Samsung Galaxy S2 android from other phone | PRLog

    SMS Backup & Restore - Android Stuff

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore&hl=en

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    >you should add a gmail account in the phone
    >and background data in settings>accounts & sync should be enabled
     
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  3. johnmyers

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    cheers samrox will give it a go.

    I do have a gmail account but my phone wont connect

    thanks again
     
  4. CharlesFatsa

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    #4 CharlesFatsa, Jul 7, 2014
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  5. Hadron

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    No, but you just back up with any of the vast number of SMS backup apps, copy the backup, then restore it on the new phone. See post #2. There's nothing to it, and no need to pay money.
     
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    Yes, app tool can help to transfer sms free, if you need transfer sms to your pc, the better way is to use transfer tool.
     
  8. Father Guido

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    I use "Easy Backup & Restore" to backup messages. It can do much more, but some things require root (many don't). Just be sure to verify that every thing migrates prior to wiping your current device. Quite reliable in my experience, and it's free.
     
  9. jeddy7

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    It could be easy if you have a google account, when you switch from an old phone to a new phone, this is a helpful way. And if you need to transfer text messages to computer, you can use a data transfer tool on pc, like airdroid, but airdroid doesn't support contacts and text messages.
     
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  10. psionandy

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    How do you use a Google account to transfer SMS messages?
     
  11. psionandy

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    So Using a Google Account is NOT enough..... you can't do it with just a google account.

    As other posters have mentioned here, you'll need to use some third party software, and then you could save the messages to a memory card, dropbox, or your google drive
     
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  12. Hadron

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    Yes, SMS Backup+ works fine, but it is a third party SMS backup app. The only difference is where it stores the backup.

    It does have the extra feature that it can be set to backup immediately when any SMS arrives (unlike most, which only allow scheduled backups). This pretty much ensures that everything is backed-up, but unfortunately also means that spam texts and other stuff you'd rather not keep will probably be backed-up before you delete them.
     
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