2 ways to copy or transfer data from an old Android phone to your new one

Moving data from an old android smartphone to a new one is most important when it comes to switching smartphones. You could have pictures, videos, documents, work-related data, account information, etc, that you will most definitely need. Transferring this data is relatively easy, and stressless, for the most part. You might have to do some waiting for the transfer to be fully complete.

Note that some brands have their own custom solutions to help you copy or transfer data from an old phone to a new one. Samsung is one of them and you can move files seamlessly with the Smart Switch app (see our Samsung Galaxy A03 Core review).

How to transfer data from an old Android phone to your new one

Things to note before you start the transfer 

  • Ensure that both devices are charged.
  • Ensure that you can unlock both devices with whatever PIN, password, or pattern you have set (if there are any).
  • Sign into your Google Account on your old account
  • If you do not have a Google Account, create one on your old device.
  • Backup your data.
  • Ensure that you have a stable Wi-Fi connection.

How to transfer data from an old Android phone to your new one 

Note that the steps on your phone might vary from the ones I am about to list but the same logic applies.

  • Turn your new device on.
  • Tap on “Start”.
  • Ensure that you connect to a stable Wi-Fi network.
  • Opt to copy data and apps from your old device.

You will be given the option of using a cable to connect both devices and another if you do not have a cable.

  • If you do have a cable, follow the on-screen instructions to copy your data.
  • If you do not have a cable, tap on the “No cable?” option. 
  • Tap “A backup from an Android phone”.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to copy your data.

How to copy data from an old Android phone to your new one, manually 

If the steps above somehow cease to work, you can manually transfer and sync your data with both phones (old and new). 

Copy your contacts 

If you have your contacts saved on your Google Account, then they will automatically sync to your new phone when you sign into the account. If you don’t have them saved to your Google Account, you could simply transfer your SIM card from your old one to your new one.

Copy your Music 

The same applies to your music as it does your contacts. If you have signed into your different music streaming services like YouTube Music, Spotify, etc, with your Google Account, or any account. Simply sign into the apps on your new phone and all of your music will sync automatically.

Copy photos, videos, files, etc.

Again, if you have all of these backed up with your Google Account, or Google Drive, they will automatically sync and show in their respective apps. You can find photos and videos in your Google Photos app, while you can find files and folders, in your Files app or on Google Drive.

Copy calendar events 

If you already use Google Calendar, your calendar events will automatically display when you open the Calendar app.

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