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Copy Data from Old Android to New Android

Copy old android to new android

You want to copy data from your old Android phone or tablet to a new Android device.  You have been using your Android phone or tablet for a while and now you have upgraded to a new Android device.  Rather than start from scratch and re-install everything and manually copy over the photos, contacts, etc. there are a couple of simple methods you can use to automatically copy everything from your old Android phone to your new one.

Method One – copy from a Google backup

This is the easiest method since the startup process on a new Android device will ask you if you want to copy data from a Google backup.  But first, verify your old Android device is setup to do backups to Google.

  • Turn on your old Android phone or tablet
  • Verify your old Android phone or tablet is connected to the internet.
  • Follow the steps in this post to make sure your old phone is using Google Backup “How to Backup Android…
  • When you turn on your new Android phone, during the startup process, you will be asked for a Google Gmail account.  Be sure to use the same Google Gmail account you are using on your old phone. “How to setup a New Android…
  • Also,, during the startup, you will have the option to copy data from the backup on your Google account, if you accept this option, all the data on your old phone will be copied to your new phone.

Method Two – Use an app to transfer the data

There are many apps on Google Play that you can use to transfer data from your old Android phone to your new Android phone.

  • If you are moving data from an old Samsung Android phone to a new Samsung Android phone, then download the Samsung Smart Switch app to both the old and new phones.  Follow the instructions for setting up and using the app.
  • There are other Switch apps for other manufacturers, such as, LG, OPPO, ASUS, Verizon, AT&T, etc.  You can select the apps which will work best for your phones.
  • Some non-manufacturer specific apps are also available which may work better if you are transferring data between phones of different manufacturers.

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