I used to have a Nokia N8 and used Nokia suite to backup (and when needed restore!) SMS Text message on my phone to my PC. How do you do that with the Lumia 920. I don't mind backing up to the cloud if I can't backup to my PC but I just can't seem to find a backup option.
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Symbian specialist until 31/01/2013 with interests in Maemo & MeeGo but an aversion to Windows!
am i correct in believing that my text messages are backed up/saved to "the cloud"? if so how do i find them and if i delete the messages off my phone will they also be deleted off "the cloud"?
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Am I correc t in surmising from all the comments here, that Nokia no longer has a simple mechanism like Nokia Suite I can use to connect a Lumia 920 and copy all my SMS messages?
If the Lumia 920 is to be used for business purposes, it is a legal requirement that all texts that are business relevant for tax or contractual reasons, must be retained for at least 6 years. I don't want my material stored by Microsoft who will have access to it for all kinds of purposes such as determining subject matter maybe to focus advertising, I do want a copy on my own PC completely under my control. If I delete messages from my phone, I don't want any deletions synchronized with my copies of messages - I need to be able to save messages after they have been deleted from the phone to save space.
At the moment, the highly intrusive existence of Microsoft in the synchronization loop, and the difficulty of synchronizing the phone and my PC to ensure I retain messages is giving off a distinct odour that it may now be non-compliant software and environment with respect to tax, accounting, and contractual retention standards.
Am I correct, or am I worrying unnecessaily because there is some simple mechanism to connect a Lumia 920 to my PC to save whatever I choose, and avoiding the severe intrusiveness of Microsoft? There are additional privacy and security issues created by putting Microsoft in the loop in the way it seems to have been done. If my worries are correct, I am astonished that Nokia management permitted such breaches or privacy and control, particularly given the strength of European Data Protection requirements, let alone business compliance standards.
Geographically, I am in the UK. That means most contracts do not even need to be in writing. It is simply a matter of best available evidence. When you say you are struggling to imagine a contract that is not also evidenced by email or paper, what is the difference between email and SMS? The problem is that it is the limitations of the technology that are forcing people away from SMS. Also, there are other texts not needed for tax or contractual reasons, but people may wish to keep.
Your comment about other smart phones is exactly correct. That's why I threw out Blackberry and reverted to Nokia - Blackberry, for business purposes, is only good of large businesses that have the Blackberry server to manage texts, or kids. Now it looks like Nokia have just made a serious retrograde step for anyone who wants to keep any SMS messages simply and without interference from anyone else such as Nokia or Microsoft.
The whole gist of this dicussion thread is that I am not alone in wanting a simple mechanism to save SMS texts to my PC - why does Nokia have such a big problem with that? (particularly given that it had solved the problem with Nokia Suite). I met exactly the same issue with the Blackberry I had - it didn't take long to find that many of their users have exactly the same requirement. The smartphone manufactiurers are just not listening to their customers. There is greater pressure by the likes of Microsoft to get things in the cloud, because that makes life so much easier for activities such as profiling and possible advertising. The smartphone manufacturers are part of a massive erosion of personal privacy....and don't give me a response that I don't have to use them - the point is that it is deliberate corporate activity to get access to more consumer data to improve monetization efforts.
Given the number of high profile breaches of security into systems of corporations who should have known better, having blind faith in their security mechanisms is only that - a matter of faith.
Perhaps the real problem is that the mobile phone industry is still an unregulated inustry with respect to things like privacy, security, and customer ease of access.
The bottom line is that Nokia already have working technology (Nokia Suite) that does the job, but in their infinite wisdom have chosen to replace it for the Nokia 920 with highly intrusive and much more complex Microsoft synchronization mechanisms. I understand completely that the Microsoft synchronization mechanisms will be a great benefit to many people - but there are also many who wish to retain the simplicity and greater privacy of something like Nokia Suite.
Yes, that is what I suspect. Probably I will have to wait until some entrepreneur produces a device to crack the backup files and allow me to keep copies in the way I want.
I'm with Gdarnton on this one. One of the reasons I bought a Lumia 920, is because I loved Suite. Who would have thought their new flagship would be alianated!!!
2013-05-14 6:57 - edited 2013-05-14 6:58
I struggle to come to grips with the total lack of foresight from Nokia AND Microsoft!
How difficult can it be to realise that with the ease of use and success of Nokia (OVI) Suite since 2002, that you at least have to EQUAL the functionality of Nokia Suite and THEN only provide the OPTION for people who would want to expose their data to the world via the "cloud"!
This backward step from Nokia has me as a Nokia supporter of more than 20 years, seriously considering Android!
My Nokia 6310i and PC Suite was a hell of a lot more user friendly and versitile than my Lumia 920 and WP8!
I agree that this is a significant oversight. While I like the Nokia 920 for the most part, I am at a loss at their discarding the utility of the Nokia Suite, such as the ability to not only backup SMS messages but use the PC as a remote communication UI for easy transmission of new and copying existing SMS messages.
Nokia, could you please respond?