With VMG Converter you can easily view and import plain text SMS and MMS messages exported from Windows Phone, Symbian or Samsung using .VMG / .VMSG / .MSG / .MMS / .PDU files - straight into Android SMS storage.
NEWS: MMS is now supported. MMS support is still experimental. Please report oddities.
FREE VERSION - IMPORTS MAX. 200 MESSAGES AT ONCE. Get the Unlocker to remove this limitation and ads. Get the VMG Converter Unlocker here:
Both Windows Phone "Contacts+Message Backup" and "Transfer my data" backup files are supported.
We add support for new file formats. SMS backups come in many different flavors. If VMG Converter cannot parse your messages, the message file format is not (yet) supported. Do not panic, just send email to [email protected]
We greatly appreciate your feedback and WILL do our best to help you out.
*** IMPORTANT ***
1) When importing to Android 4.4+, you must accept to change the default messaging app to VMG Converter temporarily. Afterwards, you MUST accept to change it back when asked, otherwise you won't be able to receive and send messages on your phone.
2) Messages ARRIVING DURING IMPORT may not make it to inbox depending on various phone manufacturer specific implementations. Turn on the AIRPLANE MODE before importing to make sure no SMS arrive during the import process.
How to use:
1. Export SMS messages to with Nokia PC Suite/Contacts+Message Backup/Transfer My Data.
2. Copy message files to your Android phone. Putting all files in a single folder makes importing easier.
3. Disconnect USB cable if connected.
4. Start VMG Converter.
5. Message listing appears shortly. If not, enter the correct location of VMG Files. Use Auto search to find the correct path if not sure.
6. Select the messages you want to import and press "Import".
7. Read instructions and notes that will pop up.
8. Messages now appear in the Android standard messaging section.
TROUBLESHOOTING (also read "Known issues" below)
1. Crashes while reading in message files
Out of memory errors occur with large amount of files/messages. Report these crashes to us, but as a quick remedy you should try to divide your files into smaller subsets.
2. Wrong time zone
If the time is off by hours in the message list, the VMG files may have their time in some other time zone than UTC. Change the time zone in settings to match the time zone in your VMG files and reload the message list.
3. Message thread time and date is the import time and date
Users of Android versions before 6.0/M may encounter this. If the time is set to import date and time in your message inbox after import, turn on "Refresh threads" setting to update conversation thread date, remove previous imported messages and then do the import again.
4. All messages have the same (wrong) date and time
You may be affected by a PC Suite bug that causes message original date to be the export date. VMG Converter can in some cases circumvent this by reading message date from the file name. Turn on the option from settings and refresh the message list.
5. Messages not appearing after import when using Hangouts
VMG Converter DOES NOT WORK with Hangouts. Switch to default Messaging app.
- Possible loss of incoming messages while importing: turn on the airplane mode while importing.
- Android below 6.0 does not show MMS vCard content in Messenger. VMG Converter can import those, but they only show up in Android 6.0+.
- MMS group mesages currently show only the first recipient. We're working on this.
- Not all MMS content (vCard, video) can be previewed in VMG Converter. Try importing to see content inside the standard messenger app.
1.19c: Fix parsing bug //// 1.19b: importing failed on some Samsung devices //// 1.19: Adds experimental support for MMS messages (in .msg, .mms and .pdu files) and uses less RAM when reading messages.