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Looking for an app to download SMS messages off my phone
HELP PLEASE!!
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January 11, 2013
8:27 PM
mickrivers
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I need to download the text messages off of my phone to the computer before I delete them.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance!!!

January 11, 2013
10:57 PM
Ashraf
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What type of phone do you have?

January 17, 2013
2:03 AM
mickrivers
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For as much as I hate Apple, I got roped into getting an iphone 4…

 

Thanks!!

January 17, 2013
1:25 PM
Ashraf
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Unfortunately, I’m not an iOS user. I can’t help you there :-( Sorry!

January 19, 2013
3:23 PM
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I’ve been doing some research in this area myself.

Here’s what I’ve found thus far :

I did not find any free apps to do this.

There are however numerous paid apps which can assist in this area.

An incomplete list of the applications I have found which do this, and a brief summary of my impressions follows.

 

1) AllYourTexts
http://www.allyourtexts.com/
$5.00 (15-day full trial)
very slick color-coded text output
graphical view of statistics of your text conversations
search capability through your conversations

doesn’t handle emoji’s, but includes pictures in its output

 

 

2) Copy Trans contacts
$9.99 (full capability trial, but limited to 50 transactions)
Very nice looking html output
doesn’t handle emoji’s, but does well with pictures

 

3) Decipher TextMessage
$19.95 (very crippled trial)
Nice looking html output.
Not sure how it handles pictures/emoji’s (couldn’t tell due to the crippled nature of the trial)

 

4) 3herosoft iphone SMS to Computer transfer
$14.98 — meh

 

5) Backuptrans iphone SMS backup and restore
$19.95 (very crippled trial)
Text-based output that I’m not very impressed with, honestly
Doesn’t handle pictures or emoji’s well

 

6) Tansee iphone transfer
$19.95 (very crippled trial)
Text-based output that I’m not very impressed with, honestly
Doesn’t handle pictures or emoji’s well

 

I am currently using a two-pronged backup approach.

I really like the clean nice-looking color-coded text output and statistical capabilities of AllYourTexts.
I also like the very pretty html output of Copy Trans contacts.

I find it very interesting that the two programs I like best and fit my needs the best (seem most functional) are actually the two lowest-priced applications of all the ones I looked at.

Anyway I hope this helps you!!

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