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    Question Transferring Windows Phone texts/SMS to Android

    Hi
    Does anyone know if it is possible to transfer my texts from my Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 to my Samsung Galaxy S5? Contacts have been done and hoping to just drag and drop pictures but stumped on texts.

    If anyone can help that would be greatly appreciated

    Cheers
    Whosaninja
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    Default Re: Transferring Windows Phone texts/SMS to Android

    It would seem transferring pictures was not easy either. Having to use bluetooth to transfer onto the phone and then move them to the card

    I thought Android was a lot more open than it clearly is.
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    Default Re: Transferring Windows Phone texts/SMS to Android

    Quote Originally Posted by Whosaninja View Post
    It would seem transferring pictures was not easy either. Having to use bluetooth to transfer onto the phone and then move them to the card

    I thought Android was a lot more open than it clearly is.
    You could also have chosen file transfer via USB cable, via Micro SD card reader, via RDM, via Airdroid, via SonicShare, etc. etc.
    Open enough?
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    Default Re: Transferring Windows Phone texts/SMS to Android

    I was using a USB cable but the phone was not letting me "drag and drop" on the computer. Am I missing something?
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    Default Re: Transferring Windows Phone texts/SMS to Android

    Connect the Nokia to the computer. Drag all the pictures to the computer. Unplug the Nokia. Plug the Android into the computer. Drag the pictures to the phone, to a folder you created with the computer.

    If you tried to put the pictures in a folder created by an app on the phone, you can't do that too easily starting with Android 4.4.2.

    As far as texts, you'll have to find a text backup program for the Nokia that saves in the same format as one you find for the S5. (Many of them use xml files, which are text, so even if the format is a little different, you can manually "massage" the file to import it into the S5.)

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