I recently bought a Nokia Lumia 920 and I tried the Nokia app "Transfer my Data" to transfer my SMS from my old HTC HD7 to my new lumia.
Unfortunately it doesn't work: after trying to pair the two devices, just after it appears on the two devices the PIN notification, the connection fails.
Is this a know issue and is this going to be fixed?
I really like to transfer my SMS to avoid losing them...
Well, this is very disappointing.
I expect this to be fixed soon, because I don't think it's fair to support "almost any phone" except the ones that mount WP 7.5 (considering now we are using a new version of the same operating system).
Also, copying manually texts is not a solution, and I don't need to explain why.
Windows Phone 7.x has no functionality to backup of save SMS messages. As this is a core OS design choice yo should take this up with Microsoft
Text message transfer should work from the HD7 as text message transfer from WP7.5 is supported in the latest version of Transfer my Data. Please make sure that you have version 2.2 of Transfer my Data as this version has some fixes for WP7.5 transfer.
Try again with this version and you should be able to get Contacts and hopefully SMS from the HD7 using Transfer my Data. Note that only received messages will be supported and this is due to a limitation of Windows Phone 7. Also note that if text message transfer does not work or you see "Not Available", try updating the software on the HD7.
2013-02-01 12:54 - edited 2013-02-01 13:01
Thanks for the reply rassoodock,
I was already using the last Transfer my data, after the update (the version about says is 220.127.116.11).
And I have the last firmware update for HD7, which is the "tango" update.
The BT connection fails, I'm not even able to choose what I want to transfer...
There are some odd issues with Transfer my Data coming from Windows Phone 7. If you delete the pairing on the 920 by pressing on the device name in the Bluetooth menu and select "Delete", then reboot the HTC device and redo the pairing, it should work.
Just upgraded my HD7 to Windows Phone 7.8.
It still doesn't work... bluetooth pairing fails.
Actually it copied only a part of them...
And I'm not talking about sent messages... I mean only a part of the received messages. There are a lot of received messages that there are missing...
This kind of things really sucks... or you do something that works good, or you don't do it at all!
2013-02-11 3:10 - edited 2013-02-11 3:11
Yeah... but to avoid duplicates I had to delete the transferred message between copies.
I saw it can transfer up to 500 messages per run... weird, isn't it?
Got lucky when I had to delete entire threads... but I had to delete a lot of single messages too.
A lot of works... to have only the received messages :/
Oh yeah, I forgot... all transferred with the wrong time. Copied appears 1 hour earlier.