How to transfer your WinSMS desktop client database to WinSMS.mobi

How to transfer your WinSMS desktop client database to WinSMS.mobi

Precautions to take

It is always a good idea to backup your database before doing a database migration. 

If you have contacts, groups or any information in WinSMS.mobi then please do a backup before continuing. For WinSMS.mobi backup instructions please click here.

Please make sure you are running the latest version of the WinSMS desktop client.
  • South African users download here

  • International users download here

Doing the transfer


Open up the WinSMS desktop client software. 



Make sure you are logged on then click on “Online Services” and then “Upload database to WinSMS Server…” 



Check the "Import uploaded database into WinSMS.mobi" checkbox. Check the appropriate notification checkboxes and click "Next" 

 
Please note the next step will overwrite any information you have in WinSMS.mobi Click on "Yes" on the warning screen 



This screen will give you a summary of what you are about to do, click "Next" to proceed. 



Wait for the process to finish then click on "Finish" 


You will get a not
ification (depending on the notification settings you chose) letting you know your WinSMS desktop client database has been successfully uploaded to WinSMS.mobi. Once you receive this notification go to www.winsms.mobi and log in with your WinSMS username and password and your contact database will be there.

Congratulations, you have just transferred your WinSMS desktop client database to WinSMS.mobi.

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