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Since Windows Phone syncs photos, videos, apps settings and SMS to the cloud (OneDrive), Did Microsoft provides any URL to read the synced SMSs online?

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No, there is no way to view your Text Messages (SMS) online.

Windows Phone 8 does backup your text messages (SMS and MMS), if the feature is enabled, but the backup is now viewable - it's safely stored somewhere in the cloud.

If you transfer to a new WP8 device, that information can be restored to the new handset.

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Backed up SMSes are displayed in Outlook.com categories, so:

  1. Go to http://outlook.com
  2. Click the cog -> Options -> Manage categories
  3. Tick/check "Show in folder pane" and "Filter" for "Unread" and "Contacts", for example.
  4. Go back to your inbox and click on the categories mentioned above to see relevant SMSes.
  • Wish I could vote this up 10 more times. It works! This needs to be spread far and wide... Now, any idea how to sync that down to a PC? I managed to add the account to Outlook 2013 as an ActiveSync account, but that doesn't seem to offer the "Categories" thing. I don't know how to add it as an Exchange account (if even possible) because its email address is on a personal domain, not an @outlook.com or whatever. – CBHacking Sep 26 '15 at 8:29
  • Have you tried moving them to another folder? If that works you might be able to set up a rule to move incoming texts to automate the process. – Jamie Kitson Sep 26 '15 at 11:02
  • I can't tell what folder they're in to start with - I guess it's hidden - but I took a message I won't miss if it gets removed from my backup and moved it to the inbox. It shows up there on the web, but not on Outlook (even after synching). – CBHacking Sep 26 '15 at 11:07

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