1. gksmiler's Avatar
    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?
    02-14-2014 07:59 AM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    next time install MightyText -

    MightyText | SMS From Computer or Tablet
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    02-14-2014 08:02 AM
  3. Jdphoto Biz's Avatar
    next time install MightyText -

    MightyText | SMS From Computer or Tablet
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    Thanks for the great heads up on a cool app
    02-15-2014 08:59 AM
  4. Gekko's Avatar
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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
    02-15-2014 09:25 AM
  5. PhobicCarrot's Avatar
    I use my Google Voice number for SMS which allows me to read/write SMS from any browser, tablet, phone, etc.
    02-16-2014 01:27 PM
  6. Gekko's Avatar
    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?
    02-16-2014 04:09 PM
  7. PhobicCarrot's Avatar
    I cannot receive MMS, but using GVIntegration, I can send w/o problems.
    02-17-2014 10:18 AM
  8. Gekko's Avatar
    I cannot receive MMS, but using GVIntegration, I can send w/o problems.
    unacceptable. deal breaker.
    02-17-2014 10:32 AM
  9. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    This was over 2 years ago
    12-15-2016 04:57 PM

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