Friday, October 9, 2009

Backing up SMS on Windows Mobile

I've always wanted to soft format my HTC3600 but was not able to perform so simply because I have tones of contacts and smses that I would like to keep/backup.. Not until today I found quite a complete guide on this.. Thus here to share my finding..

Do you have a lot of SMS messages, some of sentimental value? Do you need to backup your SMS from your phone to pc? I found third party software for Windows Mobile Phone to transfer SMS to your desktop computer. Here is the user’s guide (4 main Steps)

1.Download the third party software and Install it
2.Transfer the SMS from your mobile to PC
3.Manager your SMS on your desktop computer
4.Restore SMS from pc to mobile

1.Download the third party software and Install it
Step 1: Download the SMS Transfer Tool Here:

Step 2: Unzip the file you downloaded just now and copy the installation file "GodswMobileSMSTransferSetup.CAB" to your mobile device. You may need to connect your device to a host computer using ActiveSync. You can also transfer the file using a memory card.

Step 3: On your device, navigate to the location of the CAB file using File Explorer. Click on the CAB file (displayed as the following screenshot) and click "Install" to begin the installation.

Step 4:Now installation completes. Select "OK" to continue.

2. Transfer the SMS from your mobile to PC
Now let’s use the software to finish the transfer job.
Step 1: Click "start" and then select programs.
Step 2: Select the “SMSTransfer” in your mobile programs list to run it.

Step 3: Click on "Backup Messages" in the main interface to backup you SMS messages in mobile phone.

Step 4: Decide the file name, file format and location (The default setting is OK) for your SMS file and click on "Save" to start to backup process.

Step 5: After backup completes, all the SMS messages has been backup in a file on your phone. You can save it in your memory card or transfer it to your computer easily by ActiveSync.

3. Manager your SMS on your desktop computer
Step 1: Transfer the SMS backup file from your mobile phone to computer by ActiveSync first. Then run the "SMSTransferManager.exe " from the zip file folder in your computer.

Step 2: Click “File”->”Import” and select the backup file to import your sms message to the SMS Transfer Manager.

Step 3:You can see all your backup sms in your computer with SMS Transfer Manager Now!

Also, you could delete some of the messages and export the sms to a new file and restore to your mobile phone.

4. Restore SMS from pc to mobile
Before backup, the mobile phone do not have any messages as a brand new phone.

Step 1: Click on "SMS Transfer" in programs list to run it.

Step 2: Click on "Restore Messages" in the main interface to save your SMS messages into mobile phone.

Step 3: Select and click on the stf file to be restored.

After Restore Succeed. You will see all you message come back to your phone now!

Free download SMS Transfer here

1 comment:

Dawn Rhythm said...

how about my nokia 1100 messages?

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