Last September, TCL released its latest smart phone - TCL Hero N3. As an big fan of TCL, I purchased one immediately without hesitation. As many friends of mine have complained that they lost files from their mobile phone all of a sudden, to nip this in the bud, I decided to backup all files from my TCL cell phone. However, things might not as simple as I expected. I were able to copy photos from TCL to computer with a USB cable, but it is not applicable to contacts and text messages. Do you know what's wrong with it? Please help me with that, thanks a lot!
As a matter of fact, SMS are saved on our phone memory by default, while when we add new contacts to mobile phone, we will be asked to stored them on the internal memory of our device or the SIM card. No matter which location we choose to store contacts, neither of them are accessible on PC without a third-party program. In this situation, I'd like to recommend you the best assistant - Coolmuster TCL Backup. With it, you can read every detail of your TCL phone on computer, and freely export text messages from TCL to PC. There is no doubt that this program is functional and powerful. Apart from allowing us to transfer contacts from TCL to computer without limitations, it also enables us to freely add, delete or modify contacts whenever we need.
As a mobile phone owner, you should be well aware of the importance of backing up files from your smart phone to computer. Here are two free trial versions of this assistant program, you can select one to download and install on your Windows or Mac computer. It will never let you down!
Note: Pay attention not to download the wrong version on your computer, otherwise this program won't be well operated. By the way, as the following guide will take the Windows version as an example, if you have downloaded a Mac version, you can act as the similar way to run it on Mac.
Step 1. Connect Your TCL Device to Computer and Launch the Program
Firstly, connect your TCL mobile phone to PC via a USB cable. Then install and open the program on your computer. Before getting your TCL phone detected by the software, you need to enable USB debugging on your smart phone first. As android system has been updated for several generations, you can follow the instructions to complete this process.
(1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging"
(2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
(3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "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"
Step 2. Automatically Install USB Driver and Scan Your TCL Phone
After detecting your mobile phone, this program will install USB driver on your computer immediately. After this, it will begin to scan your TCL phone data, please wait for a few seconds. Then you will see that some detailed info of your device is shown on the main menu, and all files are listed on the top panel one by one, including Apps, Music, Photo, Video, Contacts, etc.
Step 3. Preview Contacts & SMS & Photos & Video, Ready to Export
In this step, you are able to preview and backup all files on your TCL phone as you like. For example, if you want to transfer contacts from TCL to computer, you can press the "Contacts" option first, and then click "All contacts" in the left panel. You will preview the whole contact list displayed with full name, phone number, message number, etc. Now you can pick out your needed contacts, and hit the "Backup" button, then you will achieve to transfer contacts from TCL to computer within minutes.
In this way, you can manage to export text messages, photos and videos from TCL to PC at will. It's indeed effective and efficient. If you want to know more about this software, you can download one on your Windows/Mac computer and give it a try by yourself. One thing to note is that this program can be perfectly compatible with all Android phone, if you own a Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony or Motorola mobile phone instead of TCL cell phone, it will still be useful.
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