While most of us get excited about getting a new phone, it comes with the fact that now you will have to spend a lot of time and effort moving all your stuff to the new phone. Google, as usual, comes to the rescue. While there are plenty of ways you can choose to transfer the stuff from your old Android phone to the new one, using Google for it is a good idea.
Before you start off with the transfer, ensure you are signed into your Google account in your old phone. Check the backup settings on your phone. While the location of the settings varies from phone to phone, all models certainly have this option. Once you find out where it is, you can choose to back up the content of your phone to your Google Drive. This includes data like device settings, calendar entries, call history, contacts, images, and so on. The backup will usually take place overnight and once done, you are all set. You can also choose to enable the “Automatic Restore” option. You can also see when the last backup was done and what exactly was done via the Google Drive app.
Photos, Music, and SMS
Photos have a special place in our hearts and thinking about leaving all the memories back in your old phone is unthinkable. If you use Google Photos, you can back up all your data and retrieve it from your new phone by signing into your Google account. There is no limit to the number of photos you can store, and the best part is that the storage will not count towards your Drive storage limit. Regarding songs, you don’t need to worry if you use any music streaming services. However, if you don’t, you can again rely on Google to help you. With Google Play Music, you can store as many as 100,000 songs for free.
To transfer SMS to your new phone, the best thing you can do is to use apps like SMS Backup+ which will collect and save your messages from the old phone and transfer it to the new phone. They are not a very fast service, but they are highly reliable.
Calendar Appointments And Contacts
Again, there are Android apps that come to the rescue. For instance, you can use Newton or Blue Mail to keep yourself logged in with just one login credentials. If you were using Google contact and calendar, chances are that you will be able to sync and access all the data on your new phone. This will take place even if you don’t have a proper backup.
Other Apps And Services
While Google does a great job, most companies have their own services to make the transfer smoother and easier. For example, Samsung’s Smart Switch syncs everything so that you can get your new phone all-ready almost immediately. Surprisingly, it works with non-Samsung phones too, but obviously, works the best with the company’s apps.
LG’s Mobile Switch is another service that helps the user wirelessly transfer video, music, photos, text messages, and apps. It could do with a lot of improvement though. While Google has a reliable backup, sync, and transfer services, you can always find reliable apps in the Play Store to help you. You can also fall back to the company’s platform if everything else fails
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