Ultimate Guide - Transferring Content To Your New Phone
The moment we've all waited for - the moment you hear the knock on your door and the delivery person hands you your brand new phone. You rip open the box in earnest, power on the device, admire its awesomeness and then you’re left wondering how you're ever going to transfer all the important content from your old device to your new.
We’ve compiled a list of resources from manufacturers to help you get started:
iPhone to iPhone
Simply plug your old iPhone to your computer, launch iTunes and back-up your device (for iCloud instructions, click here). Once your backup completes, "eject" your iPhone then plug in your new phone and "Restore" your backed up information.
Alternatively, if you've enabled backup via iCloud, you can simply “restore from iCloud” on the initial setup screen once you power on your new phone.
For your reference, here is a handy Apple how-to: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT203977
Switching over from Android to iOS
Apple makes it very easy for you to switch over from your Android device. Make sure both devices are charging and connected to the same WiFi network then download the Move to iOS app available on Google Play to your Android device and you're almost there.
Check out this link for all the steps: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201196
Switching between Blackberry 10 devices
Upgrading your Blackberry 10 device to another? Download Device Switch from the BlackBerry World storefront to both old and new device then follow the steps here:
Switching from Android or iOS to Blackberry 10
It is as easy to switch from Android or iOS to Blackberry 10 as it is to switch from another Blackberry device. Download Device Switch from Blackberry World, Google Play or the App Store to both devices and follow these steps here:
Switching between Android devices
Make sure both devices are connected to the same WiFi network then download the HTC Transfer Tool from Google Play to your old device.
Follow these instructions to complete the transfer:
Switching from iOS
Download HTC Sync Manager to your computer then follow these easy-to-follow steps to move your content over from your old iPhone:
Transfer contacts from “other” devices
Five quick steps to transfer devices from your old phone to your new HTC:
- On your new phone, go to settings.
- Tap Get content from another phone.
- Tap All other phones.
- On your old phone, turn on Bluetooth and pair it with the number shown on your new phone.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
Switching between LG devices
LG Bridge allows you to backup your content and restore it to another LG product. LG AirDrive can connect you wirelessly to your computer to copy, move or delete files from your device.
For instructions on how to use LG AirDrve and to download LG Bridge to your Windows PC or Mac OS computer, visit this link:
Switching from iOS and/or “other” devices
Transferring content to your new Nexus device depends largely on the content itself. Google has put together a step by step guide on how to import your photos, music, contacts, email/messages:
Need to activate a new SIM card for your new device? Check out our guide on how to do that online here.
Is there an official content transfer process missing for a manufacturer? Leave a comment below and we’ll review it and update this article.