4 Methods to Transfer Contacts, SMS, Pictures, Movies from Lenovo to PC

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Summary: For your reference, this article is about to show you some effective ways to transfer contacts, SMS, photos, movies from Lenovo to PC for backup or management. Keep reading to get what you are looking for.

"I have stored too many text messages on my Lenovo P780, thus I'm not able to receive new messages with my mobile phone unless I delete some old SMS. But all messages on my phone are of great importance, and I don't want to lose them at all. Then many friends suggested that I could transfer text messages from Lenovo phone to computer as a backup, while I failed to find a useful tool to help me. Do you have any good recommendation?"

As you know, text messages are usually stored on the internal memory or the SIM card of your Lenovo phone. While both of the two locations have limited storage, thus you'd better check up useless messages and make room for new data now and then. And when all SMS left on your phone are previous and can't be deleted, it will be a good choice to transfer text messages from Lenovo phone to computer.

Not only the Lenovo messages, but also those Lenovo contacts, photos, movies and other files should be backed up to PC to save more space for your device. Then you can not only keep them as a backup, but also take them for more usages. Someday when you lose messages from your Lenovo phone by accident, those backup files on computer can be easily restored to your phone without losses. So here this article will show you some ways to back up Lenovo files to PC.

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Solution 1. Back Up Data from Lenovo to Computer with Android Assistant

To backup your Lenovo files, the key point is how to successfully transfer contacts and text messages from Lenovo phone to computer. Here the recommendation is using the Lenovo Data Backup. As a professional file transfer software, it can help you backup everything on your Lenovo smart phone to computer without restrictions.

In other words, if you want to copy text messages, contacts, photos, movies, call logs, books, apps or other files on your Lenovo cell phone, this software can be always helpful. In addition, by working it, you can transfer contacts and text messages from Lenovo phone to computer with all details, including name, contents, time, date, and so on. You can not only export the Lenovo files to PC or Mac, but also edit, delete, modify, add, import the Lenovo files on your computer.

By the way, this program is 100% clean without spyware, adware or viruses. So that you needn't be afraid that this software will damage your Lenovo phone data. Now you can download the free trial version to get more features of this Lenovo Messages Backup program.

Steps to Backup Contacts & Messages & Images & Videos from Lenovo to PC:

Step 1. Run this Software, Link Lenovo Phone to Computer

First of all, install and operate this program on your computer. Then connect your Lenovo A788t/A890e/VIBE Z/S898t/P780 smart phone to PC via a USB cable. Soon you will get a menu as shown. If you have not opened USB debugging on your phone, please follow the steps to complete it, so that this software will be able to detect your phone smoothly and continue to deal with your Lenovo files. Failed to connect your phone via USB?

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Step 2. Install USB Driver, Scan Lenovo Device

After recognizing your Lenovo smart phone, this software will automatically install USB driver on your computer. As this process will last for a few minutes, please be a little patient. After that, it will start to scan your phone data. Soon you can see that all files on your mobile phone are arranged on the panel, such as Apps, Music, Photo, Video, Book, Contacts, and so on.

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Step 3. Backup Lenovo SMS/Contacts/Photos/Movie to PC

Now you can preview and save all files to computer as you like. For example, if you are going to transfer contacts from Lenovo phone to computer, please touch "Contacts" and "All contacts" in order to preview the contacts list. Then pick out your wanted contacts and hit the "Export" button and choose the output format, such as CSV, HTML, VCF, Outlook, BAK, XML. Soon you will get all contacts on PC entirely.

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While, if you need export contacts from Lenovo to computer, please press "SMS" to preview and select the text messages you want and get ready to export by hitting "Export" button.

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And when you run this program to copy Lenovo photos to PC, please click the "Photos" button and act as the similar way to achieve this.

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Solution 2. Copy and Paste Media Files from Lenovo Device to Computer via USB Cable

Some media files on mobile phone support to be transferred between phone and computer. So if you only want to sync movies, music and photos from Lenovo phone to computer, you can also use the USB cable connect your Lenovo phone to computer, then copy and paste the media files from Lenovo phone to computer. See how to do it below:

Step 1. Firstly, connect the USB cable to the phone's micro USB port and then to the PC's USB port. Your computer will automatically find the device and install the driver.

Step 2. A prompt will appear on the phone, which asks you to select a connection type, just choose the "Media Device MTP".

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Step 3. On your PC, you will see the AutoPlay window. Click "Open folder to view files." Or you can click "Internal Storage" (or "SD card") of your phone. Now you can transfer files between your PC and your smartphone, just like you would with a USB pen drive.

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Step 4. Now, find where the media files are stored on your phone, double-click to open the "Photos", "Music" or "Videos" folder. Then choose the files you want and right-click it and choose "Copy" button, or directly press "Ctrl + C" to copy the media files you want.

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Step 5. Now, please create a new folder on your computer to store the copied media files. Open the new folder and right-click to choose "Paste" button, or directly press "Ctrl + V" to paste them to the folder immediately.

Solution 3. Transfer Lenovo Files to Computer with Lenovo File Transfer

To help you transfer files from Lenovo to pc, you can also take full use of the Lenovo File Transfer, which allows you to transfer everything from Lenovo phone to computer with one click. To do so, please follow these steps below:

Step 1. First of all, please download and install the Lenovo File Transfer software on your computer. Please choose the right version according to your computer's system. After that, please launch it on your computer.

Step 2. Connect your Lenovo phone to computer with a USB cord. The program will automatically recognize your phone soon. Then you will see several modes on the main interface, simply choose the "Back Up Your Phone" mode to move on.

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Step 3. Now you can see your phone is connected and displayed on the left side while the available files are on the middle panel. To transfer your Lenovo files to PC, please select the contents you can and click "Start Transfer" button to begin transferring. You can choose "Text messages", "Contacts", photos, videos and etc. as you like, when the transfer process is complete, you can check the transferred contents on your computer freely.

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Solution 4. Backup and Restore Lenovo Files to Computer (Deleted Files Included)

If unfortunately you have deleted the files you want from your Lenovo phone, how do you back up these Lenovo files to computer? No worries, you can still back up what you want from your Lenovo phone to computer with ease. How to make it? Using the Lenovo Data Recovery (Windows/Mac).

With this Lenovo Data Recovery, you can easily recover deleted or lost contacts, text messages, call logs, photos, videos, music, audios, documents and more from your Lenovo phone. Also, it is fully compatible with almost all Lenovo phones, so just download the software below and start to have your lost Lenovo files back.

Here's how to back up and restore Lenovo files to computer:

Note: Before going further, please root your Lenovo phone at first to successfully access to your deleted files on Lenovo phone.

Step 1. Launch the Program on Computer

Please open it with double click the program after downloading and installing it, and connect your Lenovo phone to PC via USB cable. Then if you have opened USB debugging on your phone, this Lenovo Data Recovery will detect your mobile phone soon. Otherwise, you need to manually enable USB cable as follows:

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Go to "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging";
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Go to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging";
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Go to "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".

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Step 2. Preview and Restore Lost Lenovo Files to Computer

Once the program recognizes your Lenovo smart phone, it will automatically scan your Lenovo files and show them on its category. To get back your lost Lenovo files for backup, please go to the related category and find them out for recovery.

For example, please click the "Message" tab on the left panel, you can preview all messages on your Lenovo phone. Turn on the "Only display the deleted item(s)" button on the top, you can check the deleted messages on your Lenovo phone only. Now pick out your needed text messages and click the "Recover" button. A few seconds later, all lost Lenovo SMS messages can be saved to your computer with full information.

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Sophie Green, Chief Editor of Samsung-messages-backup website, has been focusing on the realm of Android Recovery, Android Transfer (Backup), Android Device Tips, Phone Clean, and Phone Transfer technologies. Recognized contributions on leading platforms attest to her esteemed expertise and reliability.