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How to transfer mobile phone messages to laptop

Please can someone advise me as to the simplest way to download phone messages on to my macbook pro laptop?

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Clarification Request
What kind of messages?

What kind of messages? SMS/MMS, Email, Voicemail? And what phone are we talking about here?

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Re phone messages

They are just normal text messages that you send to your friends and family

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(NT) Nokia 2700 classic
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Clarification Request
(NT) and what kind of phone?
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(NT) Re mobile phone
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Is there anything on that phone

that will allow the export of SMS to the SD card? (If it has one)

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(NT) Re export of SMS to the SD card
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None

None. SMS messages are typically not intended to be backed up on basic feature phones. Sometimes people figure out a way, sometimes they don't. If the site referenced doesn't work, then you're probably going to be SOL.

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(NT) Re mobyke
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You shouldn't

You shouldn't, it should just require some kind of USB connection between the phone and computer, but then it requires there be some way to actively get at those messages.

Something you could try, though I doubt it will get you anyway, is take it to the nearest store for whatever carrier you use, and see if they have some way of getting the messages off for you. Odds are they won't, but you're not exactly getting very far as it is, so...

Another option, though may not be the best of options for legal proceedings, is to take a photo of the various text messages displayed on your phone using a digital camera or something where you can access the photos later. That probably won't be admissible in any kind of legal proceeding since it's too easy to doctor a photo like that, but you don't really have much to lose by trying. In this case, something like an old school polaroid photo might be better, since there's really no way to edit it once it's taken. Talk to your lawyer about it. Just in general, talk to your lawyer about how to get these messages if you think they will help. I'm a little skeptical that text messages of any sort will be admissible as evidence, but the standard IANAL disclaimer applies, so all the more reason to get the opinion of someone who will (or at least should) know.

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(NT) thankyou

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