There are several reasons for you to get excited about a new phone. Although, the tedious task of transferring all your data from your old phone to the new device can prickle the excitement. But when both the phones are Android devices, then the arduous task of data transfer can be achieved with minimal effort. Most users have already found that with Android Nougat the process of data migration has never been easier.
While Google’s services have a pivotal role in the process, a little work and vigilance and on the part of the users are always required, though they aren’t required to be an Android whiz anymore.
Personal Pics and Videos
The high-resolution camera is one of the incredible features of a new Smartphones, which lets you turn into a photographer as per your wish. So, when you want to move your favorite collection of photographs and videos with some of your best personal moments and selfies to your new phone, you can always rely on the Photos app from Google. All you need to do is to log into the new device using the same credentials you use to login to the app on your old phone.
Not only the app works as an ideal photo management and backup option, but it also lets you access your images and videos on the new phone in the wink of an eye. To make sure it’s enabled, you need to go to the Backup & Sync option under Settings and turn it on. Moreover, the users of Pixel phone can back up as many high-quality images they like, without having to use their Google Drive space.
Favorite Music Files
When it comes to transporting your cherished songs to the new device, there are two ways to do it. If you have the required bandwidth to stream the music files, you can utilize the ever-improving Google Play Music. Now by just signing in to the app in your new phone, you will be able to access all of your playlists and music.
But for those who don’t like to stream, Google Play Music can still help by allowing you to store up to hundred-thousand tracks for free, a huge number by any account. All you have to do is to install the Music Manager app from Google Play Music site.
Once you select the source of a music file, the app uploads it and adds it to your music library in the cloud. While bigger libraries can take more time, it will let you access your music on the new device in a jiffy when you sign into Play Music on your new phone, as all your tracks will appear automatically. Thereupon, users can either keep their music on the cloud or download it on the phone.
Contacts, Calendar, and other info
One of the regular features of your smartphone is its ability to help you with time management and appointment setting, and the Calendar is the primary tool to handle these tasks. The auto-sync feature from Google can help you to fully synchronize your entries into the Calendar as well as your Contacts list.
Even without a proper Google Drive backup, all your entries into the Calendar will automatically appear on your new phone the moment you open the app. The auto-sync option in Android ensures your contact list is available on your new Android device, but of course, you got to make sure it’s switched to the ‘enable’ mode.
Apparently, the process of transferring your data to a new or another Android device is now easier than ever. However, the mandatory requirement is that you need to sign in to your Google account on your old phone. It almost certainly is, but head over to the Google tab in Settings to make sure. To find out, just type “backup” into the Settings search bar, and check whether the option is enabled.
Doing this would help you back up all your content and data including the installed apps and associated data, device settings, call history, SMS messages, Wi-Fi passwords, apart from your contacts, calendar entries, photos, and videos. Once you have the data backup, transferring it shouldn’t be much of a hassle.