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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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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Android phone 3G Data Transfer Connected option selected, no data transfer

re.: Android phone 3G Data Transfer option selected, no data transfer connected I am trying to understand what's wrong with Android 5.0 since I select Data Transfer in swipe down menu and one day I ...
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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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LINE app, chat history

I never backed up my chat history on my android phone, which is now totally bricked. However, all my chats are still in the LINE app on my windows 10 computer. How can I transfer those chats to my new ...
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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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Location of Whatsapp data in Bluestacks?

Yesterday I have installed Bluestacks on my PC, and have installed Whatsapp in Bluestacks, using a mobile phone number which is currently not used for something else (as a first test). Now I would ...
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Copy gps test plus app data to new android phone

I want to use locations I have compiled on my previous phone to a newer android phone where GPS Test Plus is also installed. Any suggestions?
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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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Galaxy S5 … change motherboard … how to load/transfer software

If I replace the motherboard on a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 with a larger RAM [from 16 to 32Gb] how do I transfer/reload the software from the original MB?
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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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How to migrate data with downgrading from Android 7.1.1 to 5.1

I just bought a new phone and it is running Android 5.1 with little chances for upgrade. On the initial setup, when Android asks were to migrate from, my current phone (with Android 7.1.1) was not ...
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Move data (without cloud storage) from CM 13.0 to LineageOS

My current phone is running CM 13.0. I have a new phone ready, running LineageOS. What's the simplest way to move all data (most important: contacts, pictures, mail + configuration, SMS) to the new ...
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Charge & data mode when connecting phone to PC via USB (Nougat)

When I connect my phone to my PC via USB. It automatically enters charge mode. If I want to transfer files (which is almost always what I want to do when connecting my phone to my PC), I have to ...
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How can I copy *everything* from one phone to another?

I have a Galaxy S7. I bought a Galaxy S8. I prefer answers that are more general, but I will accept answers specific to copying the experience between these two phones. I have tried a few options to "...
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Using adb to move data to new device

I just got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. I used Samsung Smart Switch and I have Google set to backup my data and restore it. But on all the apps that got automatically restored there was none of my ...
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App Data Not Restored After Copy From Nearby Device

When installing a new Android 7.0 phone I chose the option to Copy From Nearby Device. All the apps on the older Android 4.4 device were copied and seem to be working but only 4 actually have any data ...
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How to transfer contact from android mobile(with broken screen) to my laptop

I know there is a bunch of third party apps is available to transfer contacts but my android phone's display not working so I can not handle UI of those apps. I found this MOBOROBO but it also ...
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Migrate Between Different Phones with Apps & Data on MicroSDHC

Attempting my first migration between two phones with different Android versions has got me very confused. All my apps and data are currently working and complete on an Android 4.4 phone. Internal ...
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How to transfer a few text messages from one phone to another

I had a Samsung Galaxy S3 which I used for some time. After getting a Galaxy S7, I transferred all my text messages and other stuff to the new phone using Smart Switch. However, last week I had to ...

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