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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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 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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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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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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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 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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How to transfer Viber message history to a new phone

Since Viber currently doesn't offer backup and restore functionality, I resorted to using Titanium Backup for transferring message history to a new phone. However, after the restore, when launching ...
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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 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 does android transfer with bump apps work?

I've come across several apps which allows the user to transfer data (like files, photos, contacts) when they "bump" their phones. An example is Bump, which use the the bump to transfer files and add ...
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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 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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How to transfer BlackBerry 9700 contacts to Android phone?

I have a BlackBerry 9700 BOLD and a Samsung Galaxy SIII and I need to transfer as much of my contact info from the BB to the Galaxy SIII. I already know that if I save numbers on my SIM card they will ...
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How to get contacts from an Android phone to an iPhone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I transfer my contacts from an iPhone to an HTC Inspire? I use Google to maintain my contacts, which syncs to my Android device. However, I'm switching to an iPhone 4. ...
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Restore all data to another rooted device (LineageOS)

Is it possible to export all phone data (phone settings, installed apps, app data...) and import it to another device (different model) in one shot? What I'm looking for is a way to "mirror" ...
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Move all my Authenticator credentials to a new phone [duplicate]

I have enabled 2 factor authentication, using Google Authenticator, for 6 services: LastPass, Dropbox, Evernote, Wordpress, Tumblr and Google. How can I transfer them all to my new phone? I followed ...
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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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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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Can I easily redownload all my apps if I get a new phone?

I am considering buying a new phone. Is there a way to easily redownload all of my apps onto the new phone without having to search for each one individually?
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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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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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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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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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What are the advantages and disadvantages of MTP versus PTP?

My Android 5.1 phone lets me connect to my computer via MTP or PTP. Are there any advantages of using one over the other for copying files between the phone and computer and visa versa?
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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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What happens when you connect an Android phone to another Android phone?

I've just connected my HTC Butterfly to a Galaxy Note 3 (micro-USB to female USB -> Male USB to micro-USB)... And nothing really happened. What is supposed to happen? Am I able to view the other ...
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Can't update or install app with new Google Account

I have two accounts on my phone institutional google managed workspace - [email protected] private gmail - [email protected] The institution that manages ([email protected]) ended relationship with Google and ...
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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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Where are the captions stored for images that are sent or recieved in WhatsApp?

When sending images in WhatsApp, there is an option to add caption to it. This caption is visible on image, at the receiving end, but when this image is copied or forwarded, only image is sent? (...
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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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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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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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"Sorry, something went wrong" when trying to "Set up nearby device"

I have a new Google Nexus 5X model LH-H790, that's meant to replace an also new Nexus 5X LG-H791. When I try to transfer the account from phone to phone ("Set up nearby device") I see the ...
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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 transfer SMS message store to new phone which does not have an SD card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I backup and restore SMS Messages? There have been many duplicate questions asking about transferring SMS messages from one Android phone to another. The agreed answer ...
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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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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How do I transfer from HTC SENSE to the computer?

I want to transfer contacts, photos and videos from my HTC SENSE to my computer. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks
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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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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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