At some point, it is time to switch devices. But what do we do with all the data from the old device? At this point, we can transfer data of a telephone Android to new one without any kind of problems. Google makes migrating all of our data – SMS, call logs, contacts, apps, photos, and videos – considerably easy.
Transfer data, photos and videos to another Android phone
We all know Google Photos and how good it is for backing up photos and videos, among other things. Photos and videos can be stored in their original quality as they were taken. Although it is best to select High Quality, which maintains the same level of detail, but reduces the size.
The latter is an excellent option, since Google Photos does not offer unlimited storage space; when we run out of space we will have to purchase a Google One plan.
By configuring the app on our device to create backup copies of data in the cloud, we can be sure that we can always access and download all the photos from Google Photos, wherever we are.
- We open Google Photos from the application drawer.
- We will select the icon with three horizontal lines that is in the upper left corner of the screen.
- Here we will have to press “Settings”.
- We choose “Backup and sync”.
- We must make sure that the backup and synchronization switch is on or activated.
- One recommendation is that the backup mode is set to High quality.
In this simple way we already have our photos and videos with a backup. If we want to upload all these files to a new device. We will simply have to log in with the Google account on the new phone and these files will be synchronized. It is a great way to transfer some data to another Android device.
Restore settings on another Android phone
There are ways to restore data from our previous phone, which we will need to carry out the process.
- We choose the language of the device and press “Start” on the welcome page of the new device.
- Here we will have to choose the Wi-Fi network that we have available and log in.
- Next, we are going to choose “Next” on the “Copy applications and data” screen; in this way we can start the data migration from the old device.
- In the section “Bring your data from …” we will have to choose “A backup of an Android phone”.
- The next page will give us various instructions on how to restore the data. So we are going to click on “Next” to start the migration of said data.
- Again, we are going to click on “Next”.
We will be able to view the model number of our phone highlighted on the Verify your phone page. We will have to stay on this page and now move on to the old device. In this, we proceed to authorize the transfer of data so that relevant text messages, calls and data can be migrated to the new device. So this we will do with the old phone:
- We open Settings.
- We go to the “Google” tab.
- We choose “Configure and restore”.
- Here we are going to have to choose “Configure nearby device”.
- We will click “Next” on the Home page.
- The phone will search for any device that is nearby. After finding them, we will have to check the patterns and numbers on both devices and press “Next” to continue.
- Again, we click “Next” to confirm the screen lock of your previous device.
- Now, we select “Copy” in the menu Copy to your new device?
- This is when we will display a progress bar copying to your account. Once we see this, we just go back to our new phone.
At this point we will see a login window; This is for all Google accounts that are registered on the old phone. As we are doing a direct data transfer, we will not need to perform two-factor authentication when we log in.
- We are going to enter our Google credentials.
- We confirm the screen lock of the previous phone to authenticate the transfer of our data.
- Next, we have the option to choose what we want to restore specifically. If we want everything that was in the previous phone to go to the new one, we will simply leave the default settings and press “Restore”.
- In case we do not want to restore all the settings, then we are going to choose application settings.
- Here we can choose the applications that we want to install on the new mobile.
- Now, we can press “Restore” to begin with the transfer and installation of the data on our new device.
After selecting the options to restore the data, we will be able to choose if we want to make a backup copy and use the location automatically from Google services. Once we choose this option, we can continue with the rest of the configuration of the new mobile and have all the data that we had in the old one.