Changing your smartphone to a more modern model is a great solution. The main thing is not to lose anything during the “move”, that is, correctly copy all the basic information from one device to another. We understand. How to transfer contacts and data to a new smartphone.
Options for “moving”:
How to transfer data from Android to Android
The easiest way to transfer data from one Android smartphone to another – use a Google account. It is most likely configured on the old smartphone – just enter the username and password from your “account” during the initial setup of the new Android smartphone. Contacts will be copied automatically, but applications and their data will need to be re-installed manually. They remain available on Google Play (both free and purchased) – just go to your store (Applications-> My Applications) and do it.
You can use NFC. If both devices support this contactless technology, you just need to turn it on and use the Android Beam function (look in Settings). Of course, the devices need to be kept next to each other.
Another option is to back up. Suitable if you have problems, for example, with the Internet or you did not use synchronization with Google.
- Go to Google Play, download the Google Drive app, launch it and log in (enter the username and password for your Google account).
- In the upper left corner, click on the three horizontal stripes and in the drop-down menu click on the gear icon in the upper right corner.
- Select “Backup” and leave the phone connected to Wi-Fi and on a charge. Backup can last several hours. However, if your photos have already been synced with Google, then in a couple of seconds everything will be ready.
- Turn on your new Android smartphone, select restore data from backup and enter your Google Account username/password.
- You can continue to configure the phone and even use it, and the data will be restored in the background.
How to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone
The easiest way to transfer all data from one iPhone to another is through iTunes. There is still the option of creating a backup in iCloud, however, if you did not expand the storage for money, then 5 GB will be available there – this may not be enough, especially if you have been using your smartphone for a long time and you have a lot of photos.
- Launch iTunes on your PC or Mac, click on the smartphone icon in the upper left corner. In the “Backups” section, make sure that the checkbox is next to “This computer” instead of “iCloud” and click the “Create a copy now” button.
- When the backup is completed (this may take a lot of time), the inscription: “Last copy:” will appear below this button and the time of its creation will be indicated in the format: today at XX hours.
- Now take a new iPhone and insert a SIM card into it. At startup, a question will appear whether you want to restore the data from the backup.
- Among the options will be “from a copy of iCloud” and “from a copy of iTunes”. Select iTunes and follow the on-screen instructions. The smartphone will ask you to connect it to a computer with iTunes installed, and then on the computer itself, you will need to choose which particular copy you want to restore.
The advantage of switching to another iPhone using iTunes is that all your programs and accounts, as well as wallpapers and ringtones, will also be transferred. In fact, you get exactly the same smartphone, but in a new case. Unless the location of application shortcuts on desktops may be confused.
How to transfer data from iPhone to Android
To transfer contacts, organizer data and photos from iPhone to Android, you can use the backup function from Google.
- Download the Google Drive app from the App Store.
- After starting it, you will need to enter your Google account information. If you do not already have such an account, create it using a computer by typing in the address bar accounts.google.com. You will need this Android account anyway.
- When you are logged into your account, open the menu by clicking on the three horizontal bars in the upper left corner.
- Now in the upper right corner find the image of the gear and click on it. An additional menu will appear, in which there will be an item “Backup”.
- Choose what data you want to copy, connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network and power from the wall outlet and click on the large blue “Start backup” button below.
After the backup is completed (it may take several hours for this action), it’s time to switch to the Android-smartphone.
- Turn it on and when the gadget asks whether to configure it as new or restore data, select the second option.
- Next, you need to connect your smartphone to a Wi-Fi network. On the next page, select where your backup is located – “Copy data from cloud storage” or iPhone. Specify your iPhone, and then click Next.
How to transfer data from Android to iPhone
If your friends still persuaded you to “change their religion,” and to your delight, you decided to leave the Android world for Apple devices, the reasonable question will be about transferring data not just to another smartphone, but to another ecosystem. But do not worry: with our tips, you will be able to see in practice how simple and easy everything is.
- Launch this app on your Android smartphone and turn on your iPhone. The latter will offer to configure it as a new smartphone or restore according to another gadget. Select “Transfer data from Android” and click “Next.”
- A six-digit code will be displayed on the iPhone screen, which will need to be entered into the Move To iOS program on the Android device.
- Enter the code, and the program itself will find the iPhone and begin data transfer.
As a result, your Google account will be transferred with all the contents (contacts, calendar data, notes) and photos. Also on the “iPhone” will be installed free applications that were available on Android (if any).
The data of these applications, however, will not be transferred – however, the developers of some applications and games allow you to copy data through their own cloud.
What about photos? Copy through the cloud!
If the most important thing for you is not to lose the photos, then you should take care of their synchronization with any cloud service. Of course, you can simply copy all the photos to a computer, and then transfer them to a new smartphone, but the clouds will save you in the event of loss or theft of the phone. Your photos will always be at hand.
There is one “but”: the Apple iCloud service is only available on iOS gadgets. Therefore, if your move includes an Android smartphone as one of the links in the chain, it will not suit you.
It is best to use the Google Photo service – it provides 15 GB for free, and if you allow it to compress photos up to 16 megapixels, then the volume of the cloud will be unlimited for you. Just download and run the Google Photo app, log in to your Google account and allow the app to sync photos. Connect your smartphone to Wi-Fi and wait until all photos are uploaded.
You can also try Yandex.Disk, Dropbox or OneDrive. All of them have the option of synchronizing photos and various prize options for smartphone buyers. Check with the seller – perhaps, as a bonus for the purchase of your smartphone, you are supposed to have some kind of free expansion of cloud storage.
How to transfer data from Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile
Microsoft is stopping the development of smartphones and PCs on the current version of mobile Windows. It’s time to move somewhere. Contacts and organizer data can be transferred to your Google account, and your photos will probably already be in OneDrive, Microsoft’s full-time cloud service, also available on iOS and Android.
If you set up a Microsoft account on a smartphone with Windows Phone or Windows 10 Mobile and your mobile device had access to the Internet, then your data is synchronized with the Outlook web service.
Now go to contacts.google.com, click “More” in the left column and select the “Import” option in the drop-down menu. A pop-up window will appear in which you will need to select Outlook.com, and then enter your login and password from your Windows account. After that, your address book will be transferred to your Google account.