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    The screen on my S4 is broken but the phone itself seems to be working OK, I just can't see anything. I am getting a replacement phone but in the meantime I would desperately like to see my SMS messages, and any missed calls. I know quite a few have arrived as the audio notifications have let me know.

    I have backed up the phone using Kies 3 but there doesn't seem any way of viewing the SMS messages on my PC. I've spent a long time searching online but the only solutions I have found seem to require me to install an app on the S4 and/or switch it into debugging mode. I can't do either of these because the screen is dead. I don't know if Kies Air is installed on my S4 and I can't find it on the Google Play store to install, but even if I could I cannot open that, or any, app.

    Is there a way that I can see the SMS messages without having to install or open/run anything else on the phone?
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    Default Re: Viewing SMS on PC

    next time install MightyText -

    MightyText | SMS From Computer or Tablet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    next time install MightyText -

    MightyText | SMS From Computer or Tablet
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    Thanks for the great heads up on a cool app
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdphoto Biz View Post
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    Thanks for the great heads up on a cool app
    you're welcome. i also use Pushbullet in conjunction with MightyText. Pushbullet mirrors all other notifications on my phone to Chrome on my PC (CNN,/CNN Money Breaking News Alerts, etc.) you can pick and choose what you which apps you want mirrored. check it out -

    https://www.pushbullet.com
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    I use my Google Voice number for SMS which allows me to read/write SMS from any browser, tablet, phone, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhobicCarrot View Post
    I use my Google Voice number for SMS which allows me to read/write SMS from any browser, tablet, phone, etc.
    how's MMS working out for you?
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    I cannot receive MMS, but using GVIntegration, I can send w/o problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhobicCarrot View Post
    I cannot receive MMS, but using GVIntegration, I can send w/o problems.
    unacceptable. deal breaker.
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    have you tried any android data transfer app? this kind of app could transfer and backup your phone data to computer, you can open the transferred text messages and view them on computer
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    This was over 2 years ago

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