5

Since you had an Android phone before, I guess you might have synced all your contacts to your gmail account. Add your gmail account to Windows phone, and set sync options to include contacts. All your contacts are automatically synced. (even without the vcf files.)


5

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that if I connect my phone via USB to my computer, then one of the options that comes up is to "Import pictures and videos using Windows Live Photo Gallery" which I have installed on my computer. This gives you various options for the Folder name, including: Date Imported + Name Date Taken + Name Date Taken Range + ...


3

Zune doesn't do this, but there are a lot of utilities that do. Here is one I found called Picture Sorter. This should work with any images, not just those taken with your phone.


3

Unfortunately this is not possible. Even if you had the appx / xap file, the store would need to validate the app, which it can't since the app has been pulled. I guess the only way would be to ask the developer if he would either republish the app or send you the source code / app package directly.


3

The heart equivalent on the desktop is 4 stars. All "hearted" or "favourited" photos from your mobile phone are shown under the Windows Desktop OS photos with a 4 star rating. Connect your phone to your laptop/desktop computer, and navigate under the pictures folder to reveal all the pictures. Then, right click on the titles ribbon of Windows Explorer (...


3

You might need to convert the file to a .csv file first if you plan to upload it online, this depends from service to service. It's required for Windows Live on my first look. Try http://labs.brotherli.ch/vcfconvert/ or search an off-line variant. In case you have Windows Live: Go to http://live.com/ and log into your Windows Live. On the Inbox page, click ...


2

For reading messages on your computer I don't think there is a way to do this currently. This might be of some help but it only accesses messages older than 1 day and it requires a phone to be interop unlocked, so no chance of getting it into the marketplace. For composing the messages you should look at SMSComposeTask. This allows you to open the Text ...


2

If you set your new phone with the same id as the primary id from your previous phone, then during setup you'll get the chance to restore data from your last backup, as well as things like your start screen layout, and installed apps. The only way to change the primary id is to perform a hard reset which will lose all the data that you've accumulated since ...


1

You can transfer your app data to an another phone, but using cloud. Here is how you can do it. Open Settings->Update & Security-> Backup. Turn on Backup content from participating apps. Click on Advanced options. Click Backup now. These backups will be restored while you install apps on the new device. Make sure both are connected to the same ...


1

No this is not going to be possible on windows phones as support is disabled from developer. You can sideload the app but there will be problems in using the App. Alternative to Life360 is Guardian.It is nearly similar to Life360


1

You cannot transfer your contacts to your sim card as of now. However you can use the Transfer My data app by Microsoft to transfer your contacts to another phone or take a backup to SD card. You can find step by step instructions in here


1

You can switch your number to a Google voice number and then redirect SMS to your phone or computer depending on the time of day


1

Generally, contacts are not stored only on your phone, and your phone will sync with the online services you've set up - So, if you've associated a Hotmail (aka. Outlook.com) account, then these can be stored there; Similarly, You can use a Gmail account or a corporate Exchange account. You can then connect Outlook (or the People app in Windows 8, 8.1 and ...


1

Have you tried enabling SMS Backup from settings -> backup -> Text messages? This will take care of uploading the SMSes backup and from the new phone you just turn on Message backup from the same settings -> backup -> Text messages and select "any time" for "Download messages from". This works fine for me over multiple phones. The best part is if you have ...


1

I'm not sure if this will work with your account scenario, but I have done a similar in the past with some accounts of my own. If you already have an old and new microsoft account, migrate the xbox gamer tag to the new account. Log in with the account you want to change Go to Settings and select Account Scroll right to Your Information and select Account ...


1

Here is quite an extensive "how to" on syncing music, videos and pictures from Windows Phone 7 with Zune PC: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp7/music/sync-files-with-my-phone Mac: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp7/music/sync-and-get-updates-with-my-mac


1

These don't need to transfer actually. Take the facebook app for example: anytime you chat with someone through your phone, it will automatically show on your computer when you log in to facebook in your messages. This should be the same across all three apps.


1

Assuming that you have set up a live account linked to the phone, can you not import the contacts from the vcf into live on a PC and then it will sync from there to the phone? I've got 2 hotmail accounts, exchange account, facebook, twitter and linkedin all set up on the phone with all contacts syncing and linking correctly.


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible