When you buy a new Android smartphone to replace the old one, the very first thing you need to do is probably to transfer the apps and personal data. But many people have no idea how to get this job done properly. So today the author will walk you through the whole process.
With Google’s cloud services, you can easily transfer all of your apps and data to a new Android phone, especially with Android 5.0 Lollipop or newer version.
Many Android smartphones such as Xiaomi, Samsung have customized migration tools. These tools make it pretty easy to make the transfer. Even if you are using the original Android OS, you can feel assured because latest version of Android has two new migration tools Tap & Go and Get Your Apps & Data. You can run through either in a matter of minutes.
Tap and Go
This new Android feature relies on NFC to initiate a data transfer between your old Android phone and your new one. Once you’ve selected “Tap & Go” while setting up your new phone, you simply need to unlock your old phone and turn on NFC.
Tap the two phones together, and a data transfer prompt will appear on the screen of your old phone. Select “Okay” and the transfer will begin. A message will appear on your new phone when the process is complete.
Get Your Apps and Data
If your old phone doesn’t have NFC, you can use this method. Once you set up your primary Google account, you’ll be prompted to restore your new phone with a backup from your old one.
You want both of these check boxes to be checked off to backup all of your phone’s data to Google’s cloud.
If you aren’t offered any backups, we recommend checking to make sure that your old phone has been backing up and syncing app data to Google’s cloud.
You can check by going to Settings > Personal > Backup & reset. Make sure “Backup my data” is enabled. As for app syncing, go to Settings > Data usage, tap on the three-dot menu symbol at the top right of the screen, and make sure “Auto-sync data” is turned on.
Once you have a backup, select it on your new phone and you’ll be offered a list of all the apps on your old phone. Then you can choose whether you want to restore them to your new phone. Some apps might not appear if they don’t support app syncing, but you can just re-download them from the Play Store.