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I cannot find this anywhere online!  I want to transfer my phone contacts and text messages to my computer--and then be able to open and read them!!

Can you help?

ANSWER: Hello Robin

Without knowing what format your phone uses I can't help you further. IE: is it an Apple Iphone or an Android phone or a Windows phone?

Knowing this I can then point you in the right direction.


Mike Dacre
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QUESTION: Sorry about is Android 4.4.2 jellybean, Boost Mobile service (owned by Sprint),  a Samsung Galaxy S3.  My computer is Windows.  I have Windows 7 and a laptop with Windows 8.

Thanks much,

Hello Robin

You are going to want to install the not so great Samsung Kies software.. I say not so great because in the earlier builds it was somewhat temperamental but it is not too bad now.

Here is the website link to download the appropriate software:

Note if you have a google account, which you will if you use an android phone then all you really need to do to get your contacts,etc is to open the chrome browser (for favorites/bookmarks so long as you are signed in to your chrome account) and open gmail to get your email and contacts

But Kies will do all other stuff

I personally love evernote for all notes, etc that you can easily sync to your desktop by also installing evernote for your desktop.

Check it out here:

Hope these links help get you going.


Mike Dacre
follow me on twitter @tpsconsulting

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