Although most of us are excited about getting a new phone, it’s come to your attention that now you have to spend a lot of time and effort to move all your things to a new phone. Google, as usual, comes to the rescue. There are many ways you can choose to transfer stuff from your old Android phone to the new one, but it’s a good idea to use Google for that.
Before you initiate the transfer, make sure you’re signed in to your Google Account on your old phone. Check the backup settings on your phone. The location of the settings varies from phone to phone, all models certainly have this option. Once you find where you are, you can back up your phone’s content to your Google Drive. It contains data like device settings, calendar entries, call history, contacts, images and the like. Backups usually happen overnight and once you’re done, you’re ready. You can also choose to enable the “automatic recovery” option. You can also see when the last backup was done and exactly what happened with the Google Drive app
Photos, music and sms
Photos have a special place in our hearts, and we can’t think of all the memories left in our old phones. If you use Google Photos, you can back up all your data and recover it from your new phone by signing in to your Google Account. There is no limit to the number of photos you can save, and the best part is that storage will not count towards your drive’s storage limit. Regarding music, if you use a music streaming service, you don’t need to worry. But if you don’t, you can rely on Google to help you out again. With Google Play Music, you can save up to 100,000 songs for free.
To transfer SMS to your new phone, all you can do is use applications like SMS Backup + which will collect and store your messages from the old phone and transfer it to the new phone. These are not very fast service but they are extremely reliable.
Calendar appointments and contacts
Again, there are Android apps that come to the rescue. For example, you can use Newton or Blue Mail to log in with only one login certificate. If you’ve used Google Contacts and Calendar, chances are you’ll be able to sync and access all of your new phone’s data. This will happen even if you do not have the correct backup.
Other applications and services
Google does a great job, yet most companies have their own service to make the transition easier and easier. For example, Samsung’s Smart Switch syncs everything so you can often get your new phone ready. Surprisingly, it also works with non-Samsung phones but, obviously, works best with the company’s apps.
LG’s Mobile Switch is a service that helps users transfer video, music, photos, text messages and applications wirelessly. Although it can improve a lot. While Google has a reliable backup, sync and transfer service, you can always find trusted applications in the Play Store to help you. If all else fails, you can also go back to the company platform