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After some research it seems like there is no way to be able to do this. However, here are some pointers to related topics- these might help you dig deeper and possibly come up with your own method... Can SMS backups be viewed online (on Outlook.com)? Apparently they can. Take a look at this thread. In post #24, the link posted actually worked for me as ...


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As I have been searching for this for ages and there were no actually useful responses, I want to post this here as this is the first result that always appears on my search. There IS an official way to export your text messages and the app even comes bundled with every single Nokia Lumia phone. The app, from Microsoft Mobile, is called Transfer My Data, ...


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With the contacts+message backup app there is now an official way to export your texts. This app only used to work on devices with SD Cards, but has been updated to work on all devices as far as I can tell. After installing the app, open it from your settings menu (you won't see it in your installed apps list). If you do not have an SD Card in your phone, ...


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No, the OS has no built in feature that will allow you to backup everything and restore. Looks like its coming though. Excerpt: A recent posting on Microsoft's jobs site reveals that phone backup and easy restore will be available in the next version of Windows Phone. Yes, there is a homebrew app called WP7 Backup. Excerpt: A member over at the XDA ...


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This is not possible with Windows Phone. It is a often requested feature and microsoft is reviewing it now. you can vote for this feature on Windows Phone user voice here


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After some searching, I found an app called Photo2Cloud for Windows Phone. The app is free and supports batch upload. I was able to... Add my OneDrive account to the app Select any of the Albums (Camera Roll, etc) Select the destination folder on OneDrive. Run a sync between the two folders which uploaded all the files to OneDrive. So, as long as you have ...


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This is not yet possible with the windows phone OS. For certain unlocked devices there is a utility called SMS backup which will allow you to do this.


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Music & Pictures Your music and pictures can be synced through zune so you have a backup there. Contacts You can store your contacts in your live account or exchange account. This way your contacts will always be synced through all your devices / computers Connected contacts won't be stored anywhere Apps All the apps you bought/downloaded are stored ...


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If you have a Mac then you can backup via Windows Phone Connector for Mac. Not sure why Microsoft gave Mac users a manual backup option but not Zune users. Source: http://www.addictivetips.com/mac-os/windows-phone-7-connector-browse-and-backup-files-sync-itunes-mac/


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The official way to change the Windows Live ID associated with your phone is only with a reset. In your case, the Unique ID (which is a number associated with every Windows Live ID) is the same and you've changed only the Widows Live ID (which is an e-mail address). Even so, this email account cannot be changed on the Windows Phone since the first Live email ...


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It is possible to backup you SMS on Windows Phone. Here are the steps (Windows Phone 8.1). However, you need a microSD card for this. Insert microSD card if not already available. Open the Transfer my Data app (download and install if you don't have it already). Once the app opens up, expand the app bar by tapping on the small 3 dots [...] at the bottom ...


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Try deleting all your current backups and do a new, completely fresh one.


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If you turned on automatic camera backup, they would be accessible at https://onedrive.live.com/ in the folder Pictures, Camera Roll


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You cannot restore chat history from any other phone type to Windows Phone, or from Windows Phone to another phone type. Read more at WhatsApp Official Website: http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/wp/28060005


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The typical back up options are either through OneDrive or by syncing your phone with your PC. In the absence of these, those photos are gone forever. BTW, in case you are wondering about whether you can use file recovery software to get the photos back: unfortunately, not. When a smartphone is connected to Windows, the device is not treated as a regular ...


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Based on tweets with Microsoft Windows Phone Support, it is currently impossible to see the backups, or to know that they are there. https://twitter.com/WinPhoneSupport/status/269556758165467137


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Starting with Windows Phone 8, you can backup text messages to the cloud and restore them on a new phone. You can activate this in Settings > Backup. To learn more about this feature you can visit the help page: Backup my stuff


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Your phone can also upload videos to OneDrive, but it needs WiFi, you cannot do it over a mobile connection. To enable video upload to OneDrive (if it's not already enabled), do the following: Open the Photos app Tap the "..." icon to open the app bar and tap on "settings" Scroll down to "Auto upload" and tap on OneDrive Under Videos, select the "Best ...


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Unfortunately it is not possible to recover deleted sms / texts as they are deleted in the cloud backup as well.


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Yes, it's possible but there are a couple of caveats. This method (the only one I know of, as I'm still searching for something that'll work for my Lumia 925) is highly dependent on which Windows Phone device you have; This solution is directly from Whatsapp's FAQs To transfer your chat history from your old Windows Phone to the new one, please check the ...


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Starting with WP8.1, some games back up their data (usually including player progress) to Microsoft's servers. However, not even all new games do this, and ones written before WP8.1 (or written to support older OS versions) don't even have the option (short of asking you to enter your OneDrive credentials or something). There are options, but they're all ...


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Perform the following steps: Tap on the app in the Apps list. It will open the corresponding store page. From there you can install and uninstall the app or cancel the download(if any) in store.


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Just an update in case anyone comes across this question: as many likely know now, WP8 has since updated the ability to backup sms/calls/settings by default - you simply need to turn on the feature in the backup menu within the settings hub; backups will be stored with the associated M$ account, and can be restored by linking up the account with your new/...


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If you store your contacts in Windows Live, those will be backed up. However, groups you create cannot be at this time. Check out the backup tag for information on what can be backed up, as well as some workarounds for other things.


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Sorry but there isn't. Even if you had a WP8 (that was backup features) I think password protected configurations are not save to the cloud. Edit: Unfortunately there is no APIs for developers make an app to improve those behaviors.


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Yes, all you'd need do is sign in with the same Hotmail account when setting the phone up again - you can also use this to transfer contacts, and calendar appointments between different versions of Windows Phone, for example, if you previously had a Lumia 500 running Windows Phone 7.5.


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It's not possible to export or extract an installed app from Windows Phone. The only way to install an app that's not longer on the Windows Phone store is to have a copy of the XAP file, which can then be manually installed later. Another option would be to contact the app developer directly and see if they will re-issue the app, or have a copy of the XAP ...


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Had almost same problem. You had a chance to set your Microsoft Account with 3G and just after those steps go to the WiFi settings and chose one. The amount of data it will use in 3G with those steps will be as little as possible. The is no way to use WiFi before all those steps.


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When you delete the texts on your phone they will be deleted from your backup as well! Deleting text messages will also not free up a lot of space. I'd recommend getting a (bigger) MicroSD card for your phone. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp8/settings-and-personalization/back-up-my-stuff


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Well your backup should include things like your Homescreen layout, accent color and also some of your app data, if you have backup to the cloud enabled. However, this depends on how whether the developer intended for the data to be backuped. My email accounts were restored as well, I just had to enter my passwords, as are my Wifi connections. The facebook ...


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