Transferring Data from one Android to Another
Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus
Estimated Time: 10 Minutes to 1 Hour Dependent on Data Amount
Expected Outcome: Have info from old Android phone on New
Tools Required: None, Optionally a cable to connect the devices
- Turn on your new device.
- Tap Start. If “Start” doesn’t display, you can copy your data manually (After Step 4).
- When asked, make sure you connect to a Wi-Fi network.
- Choose to copy apps and data from your old device.
- If you have a cable to connect your devices, follow the on-screen instructions to copy your data.
- If you don’t have a cable:
- Tap No cable? Ok.
- Tap A backup from an Android phone.
- To copy your data, follow the on-screen instructions.
Important: The options above can help you restore the most data. If none of the other steps work for you, try copying your data yourself with steps below.
Sync your contacts
- If you already use contacts in your Google Account, like in Gmail, they automatically show on your new Android device after you sign in.
- If your contacts are on a SIM card, learn how to import contacts from a SIM card.
Copy your music
For music services like YouTube Music, Apple Music, and Spotify, download the app to your new device and your music syncs automatically.
Copy photos, videos, files & folders
- If you’re connected to the internet, learn how to upload to Google Drive and back up to Google Photos.
- If you can't connect to the internet, learn how to transfer files between your computer and Android device.
- If you use Google Photos, learn how to back up your photos. If you use a different app for your photos, contact your device manufacturer.
Copy calendar events
- If you already use Google Calendar, your calendar events display when you open the Calendar app.
- To copy events from another calendar app, learn how to import events to Google Calendar.