Android: how to transfer your apps and settings to a new smartphone

Have you changed your Android smartphone? We offer this quick tutorial to easily transfer all your data, applications, settings, and contacts from your old smartphone to the new one in a few minutes. For this we will see the two simplest and quickest methods: NFC Tap & Go, and via your Google account. 

Wondering how you will transfer your data to your new Android smartphone? We suggest in this tutorial to do it via the tools already at your disposal, without installing anything. Your Google Account will normally synchronize, if properly configured, all of your apps, contacts, and other data.

Some smartphones also have the possibility of transferring everything quickly via the NFC Tap & Go functionality. The only problem with this method is that both smartphones must imperatively be compatible with NFC technology .SUMMARY

How to transfer your applications and settings between two NFC Tap & Go compatible smartphones

On your “old” smartphone:

  1. Unlock the phone and check in the settings that the NFC is activated
  2. When setting up the new smartphone, select Tap & Go
  3. Approach the two smartphones
  4. Validate the data transfer on the old smartphone

A message will appear when the data transfer is complete. This is the quickest method in this tutorial. Both terminals only need to be equipped with NFC. This is the case for most Android smartphones on the market.

Read also:  how to transfer your data from an iPhone to Android

How to transfer your apps and settings with Google Drive

On your old Android smartphone:

  1. Check that the smartphone is linked to a Google account and is connected by WiFi
  2. Go to Settings> System> Backup and synchronization
  3. Activate  Save to Google Drive  if you have not already done so
  4. Check that everything is checked in the list, especially the contacts
  5. Upload your photos to Google Photos if they aren’t already there
  6. Copy your personal files to Google Drive

Please note: depending on the amount of data and the speed of your internet connection, the transfer to the cloud can take up to several hours. Before starting a transfer, you are obviously invited to connect to a WiFi network. It is better to avoid emptying your 4G data envelope.

On your new smartphone:

  1. Link your Google account to your new smartphone during setup
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to restore your backup, contacts, settings and applications
  3. You can access your photos in the Google Photos app and the rest of your personal files in Google Drive

How to transfer SMS, MMS and other useful tutorials

Several tutorials can help you transfer data that is not using one of the above methods:

You can also check out our  more detailed method for backing up all the files on your Android smartphone . You succeeded ? Are you encountering difficulties ? Don’t hesitate to share your feedback in the comments. We will update this tutorial to improve it.

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