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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New phone: How to transfer game progress?

I'm planning to buy a new Android phone and I'd like to be able to transfer the progress I have made at several games to the new device, so I won't have to play all the levels again from scratch. I ...
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How do I transfer iPhone contacts to an Android phone?

I know someone who just got an Atrix 4G and previously had an iPhone 3GS. I was asked how he could move his contacts from the iPhone/iTunes onto the Android device. I have never owned an iPhone and ...
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Transfer WhatsApp chat history to new device

I've got a new phone (Samsung) and want to transfer my WhatsApp chat history from my old device to it. Is this possible, and how to do it? I have a WhatsApp backup file for that date.
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Transfer everything to new phone?

I am changing from one Galaxy S3 to another S3. How can I transfer ALL my stuff? (I am not rooted.)
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Is it possible to migrate apps and their data from one unrooted Android phone to another?

I would like to migrate apps and their data from one phone to another without too much faffing around, like: rooting (very convoluted device specific process with a lot of ambiguity around it and ...
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How do I migrate my SMS (text messages) from iPhone to Android?

I want to export my SMS history from an iPhone and import them into a new Android phone, including timestamp, message direction (incoming|outgoing), and correspondent (sender or recipient). My ...
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Transfer LINE account from a phone to another without losing friends and chat history

LINE is a messaging/call application. I bought a new Android phone, and want to transfer LINE friends, chat history, call logs, groups, groups chat history, from my former Android phone. How to do?
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How to transfer text messages from iPhone to Android with iOS 5?

I'm trying to switch from an iPhone 3GS to a Galaxy SII and got multiple questions. This one concerns migrating text messages (SMS). I've found quite some articles, basically, they fall into two ...
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How to move WhatsApp chat history from iPhone to Android?

Just upgraded my iPhone 4 to Nexus 4, and could not find on Google a reasonable answer to this question. Is there any good app that does this? Or, what should be the process?
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Migrate WhatsApp from phone (old expired number) to another one?

I have a phone that has had WhatsApp installed on for over 2 years now, and the phone number registered for the account is now history (it's been long gone and there is no chance I will get that SIM ...
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How can I transfer my contacts from an iPhone to an Android device? [duplicate]

I tried to transfer data from my 3 year old iPhone to my new HTC Inspire via bluetooth but it keeps saying the two are "paired but not connected". Seems I can't get past this problem. How can I ...
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Switching contacts from Windows Phone to Android

I have been trying to figure how too switch my contacts over to my Galaxy S III. I had a Nokia Lumia 520 and I really don't want to manually put my contacts in, but I don't see where they were saved.
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How to migrate accounts and data from one Android phone to another?

I have a HTC Magic phone with Android 2.2.1 and I want to migrate all accounts (9), apps, sms, settings, etc... to a new phone with Nexus One. Do you known some Android service/option or free app on ...
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Moving Nokia content to an Android phone

What is the easiest way to move Nokia (Symbian E series) content, such as contacts, inbox, photos, etc. to an Android phone? I can extract a backup from the Nokia but it's in .nbu format
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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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How to transfer apps, contacts and settings between two identical phones?

I'm having trouble with my new Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant running 2.1. It constantly reboots and I'm going to return it for a replacement unit. How can I transfer all of my phone settings, contacts, ...
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How to move contacts and other data from Symbian to Android?

I am changing my mobile from Symbian (Nokia 5800 XpressMusic - S60v5) to Android (Samsung Galaxy SII). I want to move the following data from my old mobile to the new one somehow. Contacts Calendar ...
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Back up not only games, but also game progress before flashing ROMS [duplicate]

I have a Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100) And I'm about to flash a custom rom on it. I've done it a bunch of times but what really irritates me is that I lose all progress made on the games that I have on my ...
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Does the built-in Google app data backup work?

This question is a long time coming I guess. I have been seeing claims in Android since the dark ages that our data is being backed-up to the cloud, and recently "Sync App Data" showed up as well in ...
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How can I transfer SMS messages from my old iPhone to my new Android phone? [duplicate]

I think my previous SMS are stored somewhere in iTunes, can I get them back and store them in my new Android?
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Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) Won't Connect via USB with Android File Transfer with MacBook Pro - Mountain Lion

I saw some similar questions along these lines with newer Samsung devices, but I will post a question here anyway in case an answer for me ends up being an answer different than that for someone else. ...
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Cloning an application with its full data store between devices

Given a generic application I would like to transfer it, full with its own data, to another device or to the emulator. After restoring the application and its /data/data/com.app directory it should ...
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Import SMSes from Nokia 6300

I want to transfer all SMSes from my old phone Nokia 6300 to Philips W626. I have tried several tools but all of them failed. Does anybody know tested way to do it?
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Migrating to new rooted phone, how do you restore from your titanium backup from the saved cloud backups

I just purchased a new phone and rooted it to android 7.1 and i'm coming from android 6. I backed up my apps via titanium backup to my dropbox cloud. How can I restore all these apps on my new device ...
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How do I transfer numbers/contacts from Windows Mobile to Android?

I finally activated my Android phone and would like to import numbers/contacts to the new phone. I forgot to ask the store rep how to do this, but I figured since both of them can be hooked up to a ...
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How to copy wireless networks list from one android device to another?

I got a very long list of free hotspots and friends/family networks on my phone. Recently I bought a tablet and I'm trying to find a way to copy the wireless manager list to this new device. Any idea ...
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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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How to switch sd cards when using a data2whatever (d2w) custom ROM?

I'm currently running MIUI XJ (Gingerbread 2.3.5) with d2w on my HTC Desire with the 4GB sd card it was shipped with, but as I found the joy of the occasional ROM-switch, I found myself running out of ...
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Exporting contacts via adb

I have a phone whose screen broke, but I'd like to export its contacts to .vcf so I can import them to another phone. I usually do this with the built-in import/export function in the Contacts app ...
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Transferring messages to android from a sqlite db on my laptop

I am a new android user. I switched from nokia to android today only. Been googling around for various solutions to transfer my sms (text messages only) from my old nokia to my new Android (Galaxy Ace ...
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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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Migrating SMSes from Windows Mobile to Android phone

I want to migrate all my SMSs from WinMo to Android. I currently use PIM Backup to make a backup in case WinMo gets hard resetted, and it works fine. I have complete history of received and sent ...
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How do I migrate from one SD card to another one? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I switch my Android device's SD card without causing problems? I just moved to Android from iOS. My new droid is Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V which came with a 2GB SD ...
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Transfer contacts from android to google contacts

I have a Google account, and my android is a Galaxy S. I want to transfer all my contacts from my cellphone into Google contacts. If you use the phones syncing option by default, it is a one way sync ...
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Android Apps from Old Tablet to New Tablet

I have a Motorola Xoom running Jelly Bean and am moving to the Asus TFT-700. I plan on giving my Xoom to someone in a factory default condition so that my Google account will only be on the Asus. Do I ...
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Move photos from Android to PC wirelessly *in one step*

My Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD is full of pictures. I have Windows 7, the USB cable, WiFi and Bluetooth. Photos are stored both on internal storage and overflow onto the SD. I want to take all photos ...
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How to access sd card from computer in marshmallow

Recently I upgraded my cell phone from Android Lollipop(5.1.1) to Marshmallow(6). While setting up the SD card, I choose Use as internal storage option. Now when I plugin my cell phone to my computer ...
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How do I transfer contacts from one phone to the other without a SIM card?

I have no sim card and a new Android phone. How can I transfer my contacts from one phone to the other without a SIM card?
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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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How to transfer Android contacts to iPhone?

I want to move contacts from Android phone to my new iPhone. Do you know how to move Android contacts to iPhone?
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Transfer WhatsApp conversations to iOS

Is there any way to transfer WhatsApp conversations from an Android 6 device to an iOS 9 device? I have already tried to use the software by iPhone-to-PC unsuccessfully (could not read conversations ...
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Moving from one droid to another

I have a Motorola droid with issues (but it still turns on) and I'm exchanging it for another. How can I move contacts, mail settings, etc. to the SD card so I can transfer them to the replacement ...
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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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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 transfer iPhone contacts to Android Samsung without using iTunes? [duplicate]

For some reasons, the iPhone 4 does not talk to iTunes and I need to transfer the contacts from this to the new Samsung Android phone either Samsung Galaxy 3 or Note 2. How can I do it?
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SELinux denials after migrating application data between devices

I'm trying to migrate application data between devices. The application was installed to the work profile using Shelter The steps I did were: On source phone, tar cvf appdata.tar.gz /data/user/10/com....
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Transfer WhatsApp chat from iOS to Android [duplicate]

I want to transfer my WhatsApp chats from my iPhone 6 with iOS 8.4 to my new Samsung Galaxy S6e, is there an easy way to do that?
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Questions about phone migration using rsync

I'm planning to get a new android phone and I'm wondering what's considered best practice to move all data and settings. I know that lots of stuff goes to google, but I'd like to migrate app data as ...
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Asphalt career performance isn't synced between my PC and Android phone [closed]

I am playing asphalt 8 airbone on my pc which runs on windows 8.1 pro and on my android smartphone. I connected Asphalt 8 with my same facebook account but it doesn't show same career performance, my ...
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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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