Questions tagged [data-transfer]

Use this tag if your issue is with any kind of data to be transferred between Android devices (e.g. contacts, messages, app data) -- except for those having dedicated tags like 'file-transfer'.

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What content (exactly) is transferred during setup by cable, that is not transferred by other means? Pixel warns a cable required for “most content”

The exact official warning message shown on a modern Google Pixel 5 is a cutely worded "Copy another way? You'll get the most content, including photos, videos, and MMS messages, if you use a ...
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Move Skype's chat history from Samsung Galaxy S10 to Galaxy S21

Looking to move my Skype's chat history from my old Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S10) to my new phone (Samsung Galaxy S21), or at least back it up so I can reference it if needed. I have about 2 ...
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How can I transfer tab data from the Chrome App to another phone - including back and forward data?

So my nexus 6p is getting on in years, and I'd like to back up my chrome tabs onto another phone. I'm aware there's a sync function, but that: Does not cover the back and forward data from each tab, ...
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How to transfer Triviador World app so as not to lose the progress from one device to another without rooting

I try to transfer Triviador World app so as not to lose the progress from Lenovo (K6 Note) to a Motorola device. I tried this by using the app Helium. However I found that this up is not compatible ...
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Can I transfer documents from the files app on iPhone to my new Android phone?

I’ve already tried to use google drive to do so, but for some reason only empty folders get transferred. I’m switching to a Oneplus so the Galaxy Smart Switch app (which I had used to go iOS to ...
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The device is not ready warning on Samsung A50s for USB transfer of data

I want to transfer data from my mobile phone to my external USB hard disk. The data stored in mobile is approximately 60Gb. But during the transfer I get error the device is not ready. However the ...
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Can I move an app's data to another phone?

I have a game running on an old phone and since the game doesn't save any data in a cloud and neither does google play, I wanted to transfer the data from my old phone's storage to my current one, or ...
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How to fix apparently-incomplete adb backup?

I need to hand in my old phone, but before I do, I want to be sure I am not going to lose any data, including app data. I've tried the usual adb backup -apk -shared -all, however this produced a file ...
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Cloning Android Phone

Is there a way to image an android phone and flash that image onto another Android phone WITHOUT rooting the device? I don't want to just backup the data onto a new phone. I want to completely clone ...
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How to recover lost/deleted images [duplicate]

So basically it went like this: 1.) I plugged my phone to my laptop and transferred all my photos. 2.) After having successfully copied the pictures, I deleted them on my phone via the laptop then ...
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Migrating my data to a new MIUI Android phone

I'm switching from a Xiaomi RedMi 3S phone (Android 6.0.1) to a MI 9 SE which I just got. None of the phones are rooted. I don't have a Google account, nor a "Xiaomi account" - but like any ...
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Getting back to the first-time phone transfer wizard without factory resetting

During the first-time setup process, Android asks to connect my new phone to my old phone with a USB cable. I'm not ready to transfer yet but I want to test drive the phone. Is there a way to get back ...
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How can I find / transfer a single app's data files to a new phone? (unrooted)

I just got a new phone and I was able to have almost all my apps and data transfer over without an issue. Neither phone has root access. But a couple apps (a game, a cocktail app) didn't transfer ...
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How can I transfer the numbers from my old Android phone onto my new iPhone if I lost the old Android phone?

I lost my old android phone. Decided to try out an iphone just to get literate. I'm wondering what the process is for transferring my contacts from my old android phone (which i don't have access to) ...
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How can I copy specific wifi networks from one Android device to another?

I have a rooted Android 7.1.1 phone with a large number of wireless networks configured; some of these are relatively complicated (EAP-TTLS, custom CA certificate, whatnot; the point is it's more ...
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I Locked my lost phone with Find My Device, then Found it with shattered screen. Cannot connect with PC to retrieve data

My New Samsung phone was lost or stolen. I searched for it, using Find My Device app and Found It in a Motel Parking Lot with shattered screen. I had locked the device, during the locating process, ...
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What is an effective way to backup data?

I have a ton of stuff. Some of it is very old. One bizarre issue I run into when using android is that I can't copy or even see some of the oldest files when I plug the phone to a computer and open it ...
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Extracting data from a dead phone

I recently dropped my phone in water, it worked okay for a few minutes after and then the screen started flickering and then it went black. I tried leaving the phone under the sun and in rice but none ...
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Android doesn't ask USB usage when connecting to Windows, works on Linux

Just out of the blue, my phone suddenly stopped asking permission to access storage. It worked yesterday. When I connect the phone with the same cable to Linux PC it works but Windows keeps telling ...
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Photo albums incomplete after transfer to new phone?

I had a Pixel 3, and I just switched to a Pixel 4 using the standard usb-c to usb-c transfer during phone setup. It seems all my photos are there, but they aren't all in the albums anymore. The albums ...
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Transfer contacts and data from non-smart device to a smartphone

How can I copy data (contacts in particular and then media maybe) from an ordinary phone to a new smartphone? The old one is Nokia 105 (the dinosaurs one), a new one is Meizu c9 i know the difference ...
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How to transfer Firefox bookmarks (and saved logins, etc) from one phone to another **without** using Firefox's “sync”, 3rd-party apps nor root?

Title says it all, pretty much. A quick Google search (surprizingly) did not return any pertinent results. I guess it might boil down to copy-pasting some system folders/files from one Android ...
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Moving WhatsApp to new phone without changing number

Not sure if this has been asked before. I would like to move my WhatsApp installation and chats to my new phone and I would like to keep the same number associated with it, but I don't want to move ...
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Is data transfer from a Pixel 3a XL possible via USB 3?

The Google Pixel 3a XL has a USB C port. Is it possible to connect it to a computer that only has a USB 3 port to transfer data between the computer and the Pixel 3a XL?
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What is an easy way to quickly transfer content (text, image, small files) between my galaxy note 10 and windows 10?

Very often I'd like to quickly transfer a bit of text that I have in the clipboard of my pc (windows10) or an image to my phone (galaxy note 10). Is there a way to do this in a convenient way - ...
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How can I transfer all carrier settings from an existing phone to a new phone?

I have been provided a device for a telephone carrier that cannot be joined automatically. When the Sim is inserted into another phone, it cannot find/connect to the network. Due to the nature of the ...
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How do I recover data from a phone with a broken screen

So, I broke my phone's screen recently, and it had a lot of important data. I cannot see or use the screen, and I want to get all my data off the phone. Can anyone help me with this?
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Can I transfer google play data to another gmail account address?

I have been using other people google account for my google play. When I create my own google account, can I transfer every data (example: game account that bind to the google play) from the previous ...
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Importing contacts from Nokia C1-01 to Android

I'm trying to import my contacts from an old Nokia C1-01 to my new Android Motorola G6 Play. How can I do this? So far I've tried a Bluetooth connection (connected but couldn't transfer the contacts)...
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Where can I find User Data of an app? [duplicate]

I have downloaded an app on my phone because I want to take out information from it. It has pages (In image form, probably PNG) that I need on my computer. I went to storage and I clicked on the app, ...
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My Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Doesn't Show an “Allow USB Debugging?” Prompt. Is there a fix?

Around this morning, I had the idea to transfer all my whatsapp chats(from android to ios) Not so complicated, right? Well, I was in for a rude awakening. Not only did I spend literally 7 hours ...
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How to convert mmssms.db from android to ios database

My generell task was to transfer all my sms & mms from my old windows phone to my new iphone. I found some solution but I'm stuck half way now. It's workaround via android as there seems to be no ...
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App downloads big data again on every start

I have changed many of the permissions (especially by Play Store and Play Store Services). Now many apps works unusual and many doesn't work but doesn't give any understandable error. One of them is ...
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How to move data between 2 Android phones?

I'm trying to move data from a Pixel3 to a Pixel1. Bluetooth I am able to pair the devices, but for some reason they are disconnected as soon as I switch to another app (to a Files app to copy data)....
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How to transfer the data from my current sd-card to my new sd-card?

I got my Samsung Galaxy J3 crown in December and put my previous 64 GB card in it and used it for about 4 months. Then I got a 128 GB card and put it in my phone. I am unsure how to transfer ...
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How do I move gigabytes of data from my computer to my phone's SD card?

I'm trying to put my music collection (~37GB) onto my android phone's SD card via USB cable and MTP. It has to go on the card, because my phone's internal memory is not capacious enough. I've tried ...
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Galaxy S7 - How to back-up stored email mailboxes with ADB?

I've been through several threads on Stackexchange / XDA to find a solution that yet eludes me for the following task : As we all know, when we create and email account with our android devise and ...
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Transfering app data to other android device

I have lot of data written by ColorNote application. Now I installed the ColorNote in other Android device, too. Now, how to copy my ColorNote data to from the original device to that device (with ...
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ADB: Phone is not recognised but Ubuntu 18.04 recognises it

My LG G3 phone (phone is rooted; OS is Android Fulmics) is recognised by my laptop when I plug it in. The laptop is running Ubuntu 18.04 and I can easily copy data from and to my phone. I have ...
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A way of doing secure data exchange in Android?

To my knowledge, all current Android apps with internet permission enabled are prone to apps stealing data. For example, if you have a messaging app, all your messages are readable by the company ...
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Data recover/transfer from a disk image

Situation. I have a .img disk image file obtained from a .vmdk file via a virtualbox conversion, the latter being created by an Android 4.4.2 emulator. I'm trying to recover some app data and transfer ...
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how to transfer files on pen drive in phone to laptop?

I need to transfer data to the laptop but none of the USB ports work. As my pen drive is dual compatible, it can be connected to mobile. To transfer data from mobile to laptop I generally use airdroid ...
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How do I transfer my data? I am giving my phone in exchange

I have bought a Redmi Note 5 on Flipkart and I have a Micromax Canvas Nitro 2 with Android 4.0.4 which I am giving in exchange. How do I transfer my data without taking too long?
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Samsung Smart Switch - Do I need the same version of an app on both phones?

I mean to transfer only selected apps from my J7 2015 (Phone #1, P1) to my new J7 Prime (Phone #2, P2) using Samsung Smart Switch (SSS). Some of these apps are already installed in P2. Since ...
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Migrate (nearly) everything from Android 7.0 to Android 6.0 on Lenovo Moto

tl;dr: I've migrated my system to other phone dozens of times in the past and everything always worked like a charm. But migration was always between Androids of the same same version. Now, I've ...
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How to copy system files and other data files in internal storage When i have access to recovery only?

i can Only boot phone to screen Where there Is logo. i can go into recovery. there Is fastboot. adp. and install from microsd options. factory reset. Clear cache. i Found cwm recovery Is too old ...
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How to easily send my google password to my android tablet?

I have a Nexus 7 I haven't used in ages, it no longer remembers my Google account info. The password to my google account is stored on my Mac via KeyChain (it is a long and random character password). ...
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Transfer Facebook Messenger messages from one phone to another

I am using Facebook Messenger without a Facebook account (only a mobile number), and would like to transfer my messages from one Android phone to another. What is the best way to do this? I have ...
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Old files not showing up on PC. Suggestions for Workarounds?

I'm trying to transfer files from one phone to another. I connected both of them to my computer with usb. However, files that are older than 6/15/17 do not show up on the computer. I can see them in ...
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Transferring from Samsung to vanilla Android

I am going from a Samsung Galaxy S7 to Nokia 6. The setup downloaded all of my apps, but none of my files, sms and settings. Of course, I wont get the things I got from Samsung, but there are games I ...

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