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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Should I migrate my data on my moto G7 power

I have a Motorola Moto G7 power. I just recently formatted my SD card to internal bc I needed the space but now my phone seems to be lagging bad and I see this migrate data thing but idk if I should ...
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Migrate LG QuickMemo+ notes to ColorNote/Google Keep

I bought a new phone and it didn't have any note app aside from Google Keep. I mess around with Google Keep and didn't find any import option so I try ColorNote. Then from my old LG phone, I tried to ...
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Where Chrome store its settings in andriod? [duplicate]

Long story short, I've got many tabs (over 200) opend in my old phone's Chrome browser and some of them aren't bookmarked, Now I got a new phone and wants to transfer all of the settings and tabs from ...
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How is it possible to hack/steal the data of a stranger's Android phone by holding it by hand for a while?

Several years ago, I saw in my university a demonstration that someone wearing a special finger ring can transfer the data of a stranger's (Android) phone to somewhere without the owner of the phone ...
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Move single contact from phone to Google

I am using a Samsung S10e with Android 11. Is there a direct way of moving a contact from phone to Google? (note that I do not want to move all contacts, and I am not looking for an indirect method ...
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Recover text messages that are labeled expired on my working perfectly but not in service Galaxy S9

I need to recover text messages marked 'EXPIRED', as well as 'Voice to text' and 'voicemails' from my Galaxy S9 - it is not in service but works perfectly if it was in service & can tether to WiFi....
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How to transfer/clone data from one internal storage SD card to another?

So I've been using a micro SD card as internal storage. It's getting full, so I'd like to transfer the data to another micro SD card. I tried cloning it, but for whatever reason (I think it's got to ...
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I can't transfer data to my microSD

I'm on Android 7.1.1. I can't transfer data to my microSD, allegedly because of a lack of space which it has plenty of, actually (it used to be brimful, though). .. Click the image to see in full size ...
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How can I transfer old text messages to my friends new phone?

I have a long thread of messages with my friend on an old number, but they broke their phone and don't have access to the messages. I still have all the messages on my phone, is there any way I cant ...
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Transfer data of phone with partially broken touchscreen

I recently dropped my S7 edge and the bottom half of the screen is now unresponsive (It still displays the image but the touchscreen doesn't work) I'm getting a new phone for christmas so I'm not ...
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Setup new device - not finding any backups

I'm trying to use the Google "setup new device" feature to transfer my SMS, apps etc to my new phone. The phones have recognised each other, and setup runs through but then the new phone ...
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Setup new device - old phone won't find the new one

I'm trying to use the Google "setup new device" feature to transfer my SMS, apps etc to my new phone. The old phone however won't recognise the new one. Bluetooth is on on both devices, ...
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Transfer info from one gmail account to another

I find myself in this situation: my aunt has an old huawei with an old gmail account ''A'' she doesnt remember the password, so I creted her a new gmail account ''B'' and logged it in that huawei, so ...
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How to extract data from app?

So I want to switch pedometer apps but move over my data. I thought I could just get the database, extract the relevant entries and inject them into the other app's database. But no. First off adb ...
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Can Windows 11 synch data with my Android 'phone?

It seems that Windows 11 can run Android apps. This could, possibly be a major breakthrough, if ... Until now, I choose apps, such as the TaskCoach to-do manager which run natively on both Windows ...
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How to access texts on rooted Android device from terminal

How do I access text messages on my rooted device using the command line? I specifically want to extract a text transcript, without using any cloud services and thereby exposing sensitive or personal ...
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Can you download Alert Notification sounds S9/S21

I recently upgraded from an Android S9 to an S21 and I don't like my notification alerts. Can I download any of the old and install on the new?
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Is there a way to get all the internal storage data from my LG W30 which doesnt turn on? [duplicate]

My android phone LG W30 fell pretty bad from a decent height and it doesn't turn on now. No response from any buttons. when connected to power, the indicator LED turns on and nothing else. This is the ...
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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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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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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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Migrate entire WhatsApp from iPhone 6 to Android

I'm looking to migrate my WhatsApp from iPhone to Android, including media (not just chat). I know that it is not possible via native WhatsApp features. I don't want to use a third-party app (not ...
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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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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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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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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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