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, ...
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, ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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/...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
It would begin to download all of yours apps that were in backup, but then as soon as you don't have any space for anymore of the other apps, it will stop and warn you about low storage. It pauses all downloads and you would have to go into the store and retry the apps you want downloaded.
your contacts are all backed up on cloud by default (I think). to double check, go to pc login to outlook and check you contacts are there....then there shouldn't be any problems when you reset your phone...just make sure your apps+settings, text messages and photos+videos are backed up. settings>backup.
It seems, that such "missing" application needs some time in Windows Phone to "mature enough", so Windows can start treating it as "gone". In my case, I had to wait two days (no phone restart in between), since initial backup's restore, to finally see Cancel Download item in long-tap menu for each application. I'm more than sure, that there was no such item ...
The mail client in Windows 10 Mobile expects the tiles to have specific ids for the notifications to work - if you tap on the email account, bring up the menu via the ... button at the bottom of the screen, you'll see that it doesn't think the folder is pinned.
If you re-pin it (and remove the old tile) you'll see that notifications will work once more.
Before I can answer, I need to know exact status of the broken screen?
Display working & Touch Not working
Nothing is working (I guess that might be the case)
Ahh! I missed that possibility. Anyways,If you've PIN enabled then it adds one more target to be shot in the dark.
Connect your phone to PC via USB.
(Since it is locked you can't access ...
The W10M app store is still operating, and the Lumia 1520 runs W10M just fine, so one option would be to upgrade the OS. You might need to side-load (using the developer tools) an app to "trick" the update process into thinking your phone is a different one so that Microsoft will send it the update, or at least use the Windows Insider app (which ...
Every application you install on SD Card on windows phone device from store or under development app, that stores minor data in Phone memory like app tiles,tile titles, app title, etc. (minor data will not appear in "Files" app).
So if you backup the app you installed from store or you installed from PC(Under development apps), Those all you need to install ...