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, ...
If you open the MMS (photo in SMS), you should be seeing your photo in seperate screen with Save button in the App bar. Clicking on Save will save it to Saved pictures. From there you may goto Pictures, and tap the photo and click on Share button on App bar to share it via Email/any other messaging apps/upload to OneDrive.
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 ...
This could be happening for one of two reasons:
The more likely reason: you have Group Text turned on.
From the Windows Phone site:
Group text (in Messaging Settings) helps keep replies in one thread
while you're texting with a group of people. When it's turned on,
replies are sent as MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) messages
instead of SMS (...
Sorry you cannot, Cause you had back-up on. It will also delete from cloud. There's no way to recover them back.
Suggestion: Go to back-up and check your last back-up. If your last Back-up time Was showing before deleting text time, then you can. and also check text back-up too.
Source: Windows phone
None of what you are asking for is possible at this time - even with the GDR2/Amber update.
It's not possible to...
Set a custom SMS/Message tone per contact or filter
Access the phone's SMS/Message store via API, or implement anything similiar yourself.
These features may appear in the future so keep an eye out for GDR3 (due late 2013) and the WP 8.1 ...
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.
Apps and the OS cannot send SMS without user interaction - the only thing an app can do is compose an SMS for you, but it is up to the user to actually press send. I understand that this was a design choice taken by the developers to avoid exactly the bill shock that you experienced using your Android phone previously.
Not possible under the official APIs for Windows Phone. In a (misguided, IMO) attempt to keep things like SMS super-secure, Microsoft doesn't allow third-party apps to access the SMS store or receive notifications when they arrive. The APIs (and capabilities to use them) do exist, but the APIs are not (publicly) documented and third-party developers are not ...
Normally when typing a contact's name, you'll get an auto complete list of all the matches, with all the numbers for those matches - you can then choose to send to (say) their work number or their mobile number, etc.
SMS app do save drafts. To access drafts, follow these steps :
Open Messaging app.
Tap on the three dots (...) located on the bottom right corner.
Click on drafts.
You will see all your saved messages here.
Note : Any unsent message that is typed will be automatically stored in drafts.
Update : Another method of accessing drafts
If a message is saved in ...
Room invitations are sent via text message, so your mobile operator may charge you for this service. Once everyone is in the room, you can chat and share using just a data connection. If you have a cellular data connection, how much you pay for the data you use is determined by the data plan you have, which is part of your service agreement with your mobile ...
As far as I can see, it is at least theoretically possible for a local phone number to start with the same numbers as the country code. The format of the local numbers is entirely up to each individual country.
For instance, telephone numbers in Switzerland start with a two-digit national destination code, and one of those destination codes is 41 (Central ...
Relax there is nothing wrong with your Windows 8.0/8.1
Your are missing out on a few settings.
To capitalize your "i" go to settings->keyboard->English(your preferred language) and check-on the correct misspelled words on. This will let type much more smoothly.
And once you have checked on you correct misspelled words on. "ill" will be intellisense(auto-...
Backed up SMSes are displayed in Outlook.com categories, so:
Go to http://outlook.com
Click the cog -> Options -> Manage categories
Tick/check "Show in folder pane" and "Filter" for "Unread" and "Contacts", for example.
Go back to your inbox and click on the categories mentioned above to see relevant SMSes.
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
This is a limitation by the OS - the sound will always play as long as the toast notification is visible which even is under 5 seconds. Unfortunately you can't change that duration, even as the app developer.
However you can tap the toast notification and drag it a bit to the right as if you would discard it but don't release it. This way you can keep the ...
Your network operator might charge for MMS messages (where you insert a picture, video clip, etc.), but they shouldn't charge you for SMS messages that use Unicode characters (and EE don't), which can include the emotji from the built in keyboard (via the 😊 icon on the keyboard).
Be careful to watch the character count, as this will force Unicode mode, ...
Currently the easiest way would be to make a screenshot of the conversation and just print it from your computer.
You'll find your screenshots in the pictures folder when you connect your phone to your PC through USB - or you can email them to yourself.
Windows 10 Mobile will natively support printing, but that might not be soon enough for you.
Hey do check these things on your phone:
Go to >All settings>System>Notifications & Actions>Messaging (Switch is 'On'). Enter Messaging & switch 'On' Notifications, Show notification banners, Keep notifications private on the lock screen, Vibrate if my sound settings support it, and choose your Notification Sound.
Now go to >All settings>...
Had that problem too. Follow these steps:
Go to Settings->Battery saver->battery usage.
Select Messaging + Skype and click details.
Allow the app to run in background and also for even when battery
saver is on.
Is there some way to edit and send SMS from a desktop PC through
Windows Phone, via USB?
No. You cannot access the SMS in Windows Phone via a USB connection.
However the latest insider preview helps you to manage SMS from PC via Internet. This is achieved through the Skype app. Keep in mind that it is still in preview.
In a Windows 10 PC, You can use ...