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How to transfer content from your old Android phone to your new one

It’s super easy to transfer photos, apps, contacts and everything else to your new Android phone. We’ll tell you how…

The day your new phone arrives, you suddenly feel like a kid on Christmas again. That sensation you get just before opening the box, it’s up there with the best. And when you do eventually prise the lid free and pick your phone up for the first time, it’s so perfect you don’t dare peel off the protective film.

But then, when you finally turn your new Android on, a thought suddenly hits you… “Erm, how do I transfer all of my old photos, contacts and other bits?” Yes, it’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves at one point or another, you’re not alone. Nor are you going to be left in the dark, because below we’ll explain how.

It turns out, most Android smartphone manufacturers have an app that transfers everything from your old phone, to your new one. You just need the app that’s made for your mobile. To work out which one that is, pick out your handset manufacturer (Samsung, Huawei etc.) below and see the related instructions.

Transferring Data for Samsung Phones

Switch to your new Samsung Galaxy using the Smart Switch app. Made by Samsung, it allows you to easily transfer your contacts, music, photos, calendar, text messages, device settings and more to your new mobile phone.

Get started by downloading Samsung Smart Switch Mobile.

Or learn more about Smart Switch on Samsung’s website.

Transferring Data for Huawei Phones

Manage and back up your data, then move it to your new Huawei smartphone, using Android Smart Device Manager. The user interface is clean and simple to use, and makes transferring your content from one phone to another an absolute breeze.

Get started by visiting Huawei’s website.

Transferring Data for Sony Phones

Every text, contact and selfie. Sony’s Xperia Transfer Mobile app makes transferring your content from one phone to another really easy. It doesn’t matter whether you’re moving across from an Android, iOS or Windows phone.

Get started by downloading Xperia Transfer Mobile.

Or learn more about Xperia Transfer Mobile on Sony’s website.

Transferring Data for LG Phones

LG Bridge connects all of your LG devices, by managing, updating and backing up your content in one place. Use it to move your photos, video, music, texts, calendar, apps and more to your new LG mobile phone.

Get started by downloading LG Backup.

Or learn more about LG Bridge on LG’s website.

Transferring Data for HTC Phones

HTC Transfer is the tool you need to get all your contacts, photos, music and more to your new HTC smartphone. All of which is done in a just a few simple steps. You can migrate from iPhone, Android and Microsoft using HTC Transfer.

Get started by downloading HTC Transfer.

Or learn more about HTC Transfer on HTC’s website.

Transferring Data on Other Phones

We’ve covered off the big five Android phone manufacturers. Apologies if yours wasn’t listed! Most should have a dedicated app for transferring data from your old phone to your new one, just head to Google (or the Google Play store) and search for your manufacturer name, followed by ‘transfer app.’ If one exists, you’ll no doubt get it in the results.

If, after reading this, you’re still struggling to move your content to your new phone, leave us a message in the comment section below, detailing what handsets you’re transferring to and from. We’ll do our best to point you in the right direction.

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