New phone or tablet – The smart move in 6 steps
Transfer data, apps, mails, photos, contacts and WhatsApp to new phoneQuestion: I’ve already tried out some smartphones and cell phones, mostly with the Android system. From different manufacturers, such as Samsung, Sony, Apple and Huawei. The biggest problem for me is usually to transfer the data, documents, photos and apps from one mobile phone to the other. Currently I could switch to a Huawei Honor 5c smartphone and set up a Lenovo tablet afterwards. How can I make the work of transferring data from mobile to mobile easy and what should I pay particular attention to? (Uwe, 54 years old)
Answer: Thank you very much for your very interesting question. The variety of smartphone and tablet models is almost unbelievable. Every month, even better-equipped appliances appear and manufacturers compete for users of small mobile computers. At the same time you get today, especially for mobile phones with the Android operating system, already for a few hundred euros class Gera te. So it is very tempting to buy new models and to use the great opportunities also. If it were not for the commissioning and setup of smartphones or tablets. For very often, as with you, a larger copy is in use, with the already plenty of photos were shot, written mails and documents were processed mobile. All this should of course be preserved and be available without loss on the new mobile phone or tablet.
Transfer data to a new phone or tablet & ndash; Two alternativesIn my meanwhile numerous smartphone or tablet cases, I use two different methods, either:
* the manufacturer method or
* the cloud method1. The manufacturer method I use the manufacturer method when the old and the new mobile phone model are from the same manufacturer and have the same operating system, either Android or Apple’s iOS. In most cases, major manufacturers such as Samsung, Huawei, and others offer special backup apps. With these you can, for example, completely secure all the data of the mobile phone and then import the new model again. This usually happens via an external data carrier, such as a USB stick or an SD card or via the hard disk of the PC
In my experience, this topic dominates the Apple company best. So is the transition from an iPhone model to the next or from one iPad to the other done in a short time. To do this, you only need to regularly perform a backup (complete data backup) of your device. You can do this either through the iTunes program on your computer or via iCloud.
Important: When setting up your iTunes backup, be sure to tick: encrypt iPhone backup. Only then will all passwords and other settings of your apps be saved and you will save yourself time-consuming setup on the new device.
Then, when you turn on your new Apple device, just choose the option: Restore from backup and your new phone will be put into the same state as the predecessor model. The only exception: WhatsApp! To learn how to transfer WhatsApp to a new phone and restore your WhatsApp messages, see the section on setting up WhatsApp on a new phone below.
2. The cloud method In the cloud method, I take advantage of the various storage possibilities in the cloud, regardless of the manufacturer or mobile operating system (iOS or Android) between different phones and tablets or even from the phone to the tablet and vice versa Transfer data.
On a smartphone or tablet, there are various types of data or objects. These are:
* Documents and files
* WhatsApp ChatsFor each type, I’ll give you a guide on how to use Cloud to transfer all information from one phone to another or from a tablet to the nearest. This even works (with the exception of apps) even when switching from Android to iOS or from iOS to Android.
Transferring apps to a new phone or tabletManage the apps on your smartphone or tablet using the App Store of each mobile operating system. At Apple, the app is just called App Store on Android called PlayStore. Your identification with these programs will be secured by Apple via your Apple ID and Google Play Store via your Account ID. Both IDs are a unique email address. These identifications are therefore particularly important to you. So please make sure that you use a special and not so easy-to-guess password here.
Tip: Google & rsquo; s Play Store does not require you to use a Google mail address. Instead, just use your favorite email address here.
The two app stores remember all the apps you’ve ever purchased for free or for a fee and installed on your devices. Now, when you sign up for a new app at each app store, you’ll get an overview of your already purchased apps installed on the predecessor model. Apps that you have only purchased but not yet installed, you can install with one click on your new phone or tablet.
The two app stores also make sure that your apps are always up to date. If updates (updates) are available, you will receive a message and can update your programs at the touch of a button.
Transferring Data and Documents to a New Mobile Phone For transferring documents or other files from mobile to mobile or from one mobile device to another, all current cloud storage is great. Maybe you already have a cloud storage at a provider in the use and can start immediately with the access from your smartphone or tablet.
Examples of well-managed and sometimes even free cloud storage services are:
* the Dropbox (free up to 2 GB)
* Google Drive (free up to 15 GB)
* OneDrive from Microsoft (1TB included with every Office 365 subscription)
* iCloud Drive from Apple (free of charge up to 5 GB)
* SecureSafe by DSwiss (free 100 MB + password-safe) All providers provide apps for using the cloud storage on Android devices or for Apple’s iOS free of charge. Download the appropriate app from the respective app store first down. Then log in with your login data (usually e-mail address and password) on your mobile phone or tablet to the cloud storage. Then configure which documents should also be downloaded to your mobile device. Finished. Now when you create and edit a new document on your PC, it will be available seconds later on your phone or tablet.
When you set up a new phone, activate the cloud storage app and sign in. All documents are synced to the new device and you are instantly up to date with your new phone. So you can, for example, create a cover letter on your computer, then view it later on your smartphone and it Finally edit on your tablet or iPad. No matter what you do on which device, everything stays up-to-date. Somehow fascinating.
Transfer photos from mobile to mobile Even when syncing photos, modern cloud storage is the method of choice. Whether you want to transfer the pictures from your phone to your tablet or from your phone to your PC & ndash; with the current and for the most part free programs of the known manufacturers that is not a problem. The two most prominent representatives:
* Google Photos (completely free of charge up to image resolution of 16 MP)
* Apple’s photos (included for free on all iPhone, iPad and Mac) The photo cloud storage is characterized by the fact that in addition to the well-known cloud storage functions, you can also edit your images many times. Almost as with much more expensive programs, such as Adobe Photoshop or similar.
The principle of synchronization is the same as with document cloud storage, which I described earlier. Take a picture with your Android camera, and if, for example, you have configured Google Photos on your Android phone, the snapshot will be available seconds later for further editing on your PC. I recently wrote a detailed guide to setting up and using Google Photos. Find it here: Save space on your phone with Google Photos.
If you want to transfer images from your current smartphone to your new mobile phone, proceed as follows. Download the app on your smartphone.
Note: Apple’s App Photos are already in factory settings on your iPhone or iPad. Likewise, Google Photos should be preinstalled on any Android phone or tablet
Sign in to your mobile device using credentials (your Google ID or Apple ID). All photos are immediately downloaded to their new device. However, you can also set that only certain pictures should be saved on your mobile phone.
E-mail on a mobile phone or tablet Certainly you will also receive e-mails. Some of them may be read and / or answered on your mobile device. This allows you to respond to important messages even when you are away from home. Today, all emails are already stored in the cloud. This means that you can access them easily with your mobile phone or other mobile device.
Important: Be sure to use the IMAP connection protocol when setting up your e-mail account and tick the box for SSL or SSL / TLS encryption.
No matter which e-mail provider you use, whether googlemail, web.de, gmx, or if you use e-mail addresses of your own domain, access to the e-mails works according to the same principles as with document cloud storage or photos in the cloud.
First, you need to select an app to access your email account on your new phone or tablet. This is either:
* For Android devices, the app: Email or Gmail
* for iPhone and iPad the app: MailBeide Apps are already pre-installed on smartphones and tablets.
Now configure the access data in each of these apps for every single email address you want to use for mobile use. These access data are available from your mail provider. The most important access data:
* E-mail address
* Username (possibly different from the e-mail address)
* Connection protocol (be sure to select IMAP)
* Incoming server (for example, imap.gmail.com for googlemail)
* Outgoing or SMTP server (smtp.googlemail.com for google mail)
* Port input (993 for IMAP)
* Port Output (465 for SSL) If you have entered this information for the first e-mail address on your smartphone, all current e-mails should also appear on your new device.
Tip: With IMAP, you can set up folders below your Inbox to each email address. These folders are also synced to your mobile device, similar to document cloud stores. So you always have your archive with all important e-mail documents with you.
The synchronization takes place with mails according to the already familiar cloud principle. If you delete a mail on your computer from your inbox, it is immediately deleted on your mobile or tablet. If you move an email from the inbox to an archive folder on the Android tablet, the inbox is also opened on the PC and the appropriate mail can be found in the dropdown folder.
Now configure all the email addresses on your new device, whether it’s a phone or a tablet. Then you can immediately begin mobile processing of your mails.
Transferring contacts to a new mobile phoneCurrent contact information, such as name, telephone number and e-mail address, should be synchronous and complete on all devices used. That’s why cloud synchronization is also used for these. The easiest way to work with the apps of the two major providers of mobile operating systems, so with Google on Android and with Apple for iOS (iPhone and iPad).
Syncing Apple ContactsBoth Android’s Contacts App and Apple’s Contacts App are preinstalled on delivery. At Apple, contacts sync instantly after you sign in to your phone or tablet with your Apple ID. All contact information you have created on your Mac or another computer is immediately available for mobile use. If you add a new phone number to your iPhone in the contacts, you will soon see this on your PC as well. So you do not need to transfer any data to your new mobile phone, as this happens automatically when you sign in to Apple with the Apple ID for your iPhone or iPad.
Transferring Android Contacts to a New PhoneFor Android devices, contact syncing is not that easy, but with my clues, you can do it in no time. Prerequisite: You must have a Google Account. If you use a Gmail or Google mailing address, you already have this account automatically. If not, you can create a new Google Account free of charge via the web or even on the go. Here’s the link: Create a Google Account.
Tip: For a Google Account, you can use any email address you like. It does not have to be a Gmail address. To do this, click once when creating the account: “I’d rather use my current email address & bdquo;
This account requires you to set up the basic setup of your smartphone or tablet once. This goes under: SETTINGS & ndash; ACCOUNTS & ndash; Add an account (select Google as the account type).
In addition, you must activate the synchronization of the contacts on your new mobile phone. You can do this by setting the check box: SETTINGS & ndash; ACCOUNTS & ndash; GOOGLE & ndash; Synchronize contacts.
If you create a new contact on your smartphone (by tapping + create new contact), a selection will appear at the top (indicated by an upside down triangle) where you want to save the contact information. Normally there is: TELEPHONE | SIM | GOOGLE to choose from. Select Google as the location. Your Android phone remembers this setting and will automatically associate your next contact with your Google Account. From then on, your contacts are in sync. You can now log in to Google on the web and use the contacts app there. If you add contacts in this way via your PC, the new entry will be automatically transferred to your new mobile phone.
Set up WhatsApp on a new phoneWhatsApp is the most popular messenger app that connects to news, picture and sound acquaintances, friends and family. In my experience, WhatsApp has made a decisive contribution to the fact that even older people venture into the new digital world. WhatsApp is quick to download and works right away.
Important: Unique identification against WhatsApp is your mobile phone number. If you also want to use a new mobile number on your new mobile phone, read the section – & nbsp; Set up WhatsApp with a new phone number.
Creating a WhatsApp BackupTo transfer your messages (chats or chat) from the old to the new phone, you need a WhatsApp backup (backup of all WhatsApp data). You create the backup over the selection: WhatsApp & ndash; 3 points Menum Figs; SETTINGS & ndash; CHATS & ndash; CHAT-BACKUP. You will see first if and when a last backup was created.
You can create two types of backups:
* the local backup on your phone
* a Google Drive backupI recommend Google Drive backup to Android users, as it gives them more flexibility and the benefits of cloud storage. If you’re using an Android phone, you’ll need to enter a Google ID or Google Account anyway. Here’s how to set up a new Google Account: Set up a Google Account. This Google Account gives you 15GB of cloud storage called Google Drive for free.
Now go to the CHAT BACKUP section of the GOOGLE DRIVE SETTINGS section. Your Google Account, which you use for your phone, should already be preassigned under ACCOUNT. If it does not appear yet, enter it there. Then choose when your backups should be created. I take here: “Only if I type Backup”. In addition, you should set the SAVE option to & nbsp; Only WLAN & ldquo; set to save mobile data volume.
Now tap on SAVE and the WhatsApp Backup will be created. If it was successful, see the current time behind Google Drive.
Transferring WhatsApp to New Mobile and Taking the Mobile Number Throughout this section, I describe the procedure for setting up WhatsApp in the event that you wish to continue using your current mobile phone number on WhatsApp’s new mobile phone.
The WhatsApp app will initially be installed as in the point: Apps on a new phone or tablet transferred to your new mobile device. Open WhatsApp with a tap on the app icon. You must first identify yourself with your phone number at WhatsApp. Enter the mobile number in the appropriate field. WhatsApp sends you a 6-digit code as SMS on your mobile phone. Enter this code when asked by WhatsApp. Alternatively, you can also give WhatsApp permission to access your text messages. Then WhatsApp automatically verifies you when the SMS arrives with the code.
Note: The app to send and receive SMS is called on Android phones news and is usually a white speech bubble on a blue background.
If you are successfully verified with WhatsApp, you can now restore your WhatsApp backup. If you have successfully created a backup on your old phone, as described above for Creating WhatsApp Backup, you can now select it. Tap RESTORE and all chats on your old smartphone will be restored to your new device. You can now continue to use WhatsApp on your new phone, as usual.
Transfer WhatsApp to new mobile phone with new mobile number If you also get a new phone number when switching to a new smartphone, you must publicize this changeover before moving to WhatsApp. To do this, go to your old / current phone: WhatsApp & ndash; 3 points Menum Figs; SETTINGS & ndash; ACCOUNT? NUMBER CHANGE. Touch NEXT. Enter your old and new phone numbers in the appropriate fields. Your code will be sent to your new mobile phone as a text message for verification. On the old device, verify the change of the phone number with the received code. From then on WhatsApp will identify you with your new phone number.
Now create a WhatsApp backup on your old phone as described in the section: Creating WhatsApp Backup. After that, you can restore this WhatsApp backup to your new smartphone. After setting up WhatsApp on the new device, select the WhatsApp backup you just created on your old phone. Now you can use WhatsApp on your new smartphone as usual with the new mobile number and with all the chats of your old device.