How to Transfer Contacts, Apps, Data, Settings from Old Phone to New Android Phone – Easy Upgrade Guide

Bought a new Android device? Congratulations! If you have bought an upgraded model than your previous one then you may rejoice.

Now, that you may be wanting to set up your new device similar to your old friend. You may need the apps, contacts, settings, and all other stuff on your device, this is what our article is based upon.

We will help you with how to move all of the important data to your new phone.

Many people enjoy setting up a new Android phone. But, if you want to keep your data safe (which are on the old phone) then read below, we have suggested some ways to help you get everything on your new phone.

The article has is in two parts, one for the rooted users and the other for unrooted users. Therefore, choose accordingly:

How to Transfer Contacts, Apps, Data, Settings from Old to New Phone

Rooted Users:

If your old Android phone was rooted and if you have rooted your new Android device then, follow up this process. It is straight forward and simple. First, essentially ensure that both of your Android devices are rooted.

After checking, you will require certain tools. But, that depends upon whether you are moving to a new Android device of the same model or if you are moving to a new device of the different model numbers.

For Same Model Number Phone:

Updating data on your new phone is easier, just put the SD Card of your old phone into the new phone. But, it will not have the data’s that resided on the internal memory of your old phone.

You can save the internal memory’s data on the SD Card and then transfer it to your new phone, or you can take a backup of your phone, ROM, data and all other kinds of stuff and then save it on the SD Card or Cloud Storage and then put it in on your new device. Didn’t get it? Here’s how to do it:

  • Step 1: First of all, download ROM Manager [Play Store Link] from here to your computer.
  • Step 2: Now, open the ROM Manager app on the old phone and select then “Backup Current ROM”. You will be asked to name the backup and grant root access to the ROM Manager app.
  • Your device will reboot and then the backup process will begin.
  • Step 3: As soon as the backup process has completed, your phone will automatically reboot. You find the backup file on the internal SD Card.
  • Step 4: Now, transfer the backup file from the SD Card on your old phone to the new phone. You can even sync the backup file on your Cloud storage and then download it on your new phone or can try other possible methods, just try the convenient one.

For a Different Model Number Phone:

If both of your Android phones (Old and New) are rooted, then you should install Titanium Backup. It is a powerful tool for rooted Android users.

The Pro version of the app is available for $6 and you get additional features like the ability to verify your backups, save your backups to Cloud storage and a no-click batch restore.

But, the regular version of the app will do the required operations, so if you are planning for buying the pro version of this app then schedule it at a later time.

This is what you have to do on both of your rooted Android phones:

  • Step 1: First of all, go to Google Play Store and then install Titanium Backup on both the devices.
  • Step 2: Now, open the Titanium backup app on your Old Android phone and grant Superuser rights to it if asked for.
  • Step 3: When the app opens up, tap on the menu button, and then select “Batch”.
  • Step 4: Now, choose “Backup all user apps + system data” from the batch operations list. Ensure that all of the apps you want to backup have been selected. Now, tap on “Run the batch operation”.
  • Step 5: The backup process will start, when it has completed you will be led to the welcome screen. The backup will be saved in the SD Card in a Titanium Backup folder. If you have a configured Dropbox account on your device then tap on “Sync to Dropbox now” to upload the backup on your account.
  • Step 6: Now, transfer the backup on your new Android phone. If you are using Dropbox then you don’t need to do anything, everything will be restored on your phone automatically. If you have not configured any Dropbox account with your Android device, then you can transfer the data by copying the folder and its contents from your old phone to your new phone using USB or any other method you like. Just ensure that the file goes into the Titanium Backup folder on the SD Card.
  • Step 7: When the file has been placed on your phone, go the main screen and then tap on “Batch”.
  • Step 8: Now choose “Restore all missing apps + system data”. This way you will be able to restore only the apps that are not already on your phone and the data for them. If you have the pro version then the process will take place automatically. If you don’t have it, then you will be prompted to authorize each install one at a time.
  • Step 9: Now, reboot your phone, the apps, and their data should be in the right place, similar to the way as they were on your old phone.

The method can be helpful if you are moving between ROM’s or if you are moving from one phone to another with various apps that are already installed on your phone.

For Non-Rooted (Stock) Phones:

If your phone is not rooted and you don’t want to root it at all, then there is a method for you too. There is a tool especially for users like you (Non-Rooted), it is named as “Rerware’s MyBackup Pro” which is available in the Play Store for $4. You can even use its free version of MyBackup, but it is only for a 30-day trial period and you can take backups but you will not be able to restore the same. My Backup Root Tool is another tool for you if you ever choose to root your Android device, but that’s upon you. This is what you have to do:

  • Step 1: First of all, go to the Play Store and install “MyBackup Pro” on both your old and new phones.
  • Step 2: Now, tap on “Backup” from the welcome screen. You will get a prompt to backup “Applications and Media” and “Data”. Just start with “Applications and Media”.
  • Step 3: Next, MyBackup Pro will ask you whether you want to back up the data to the SD Card or to the Rerware’s servers. We are heading with an SD card, so tap on the same to move ahead.
  • Step 4: The app will now ask you whether you want to back up just the apps or just photos or both. Just select the items you want and then click on “OK” to proceed. You will then see the name of the backup file that MyBackup is about to create, you can edit the same if you want. Tap on “OK” to begin the backup process.
  • Step 5: As soon as the procedure has completed, the app will show you a backup summary of all the items the app backed up successfully and where are they stored.
  • Step 6: Now, repeat the process for “Data”. This time you will be asked whether you want to backup your contacts, call log, bookmarks, SMS messages, MMS messages, system settings, home screen, alarms, dictionary, calendar, or playlists. Choose your desired requirements and then click on “OK” to proceed.
  • Step 7: Once more again you will see the name of the backup (still editable) and you will have to click on “OK” once more to begin the backup process.
  • Step 8: As soon as the backup process has completed, you can move the same to your new Android phone. Once again, you can transfer the data by swapping SD Cards or copying them from one phone to another via USB or you can even manually upload them to Dropbox from your old phone and download them on your new phone. But, before proceeding just ensure that they are in the correct folder on your new phone’s SD Card.
  • Step 9: When the backups are in the correct place on your new phone, now open MyBackup and then tap on “Restore”.
  • Step 10: Now, you will see a prompt to restore either “Applications and Media” or “Data”. You should start with “Applications and Media”. The app will search for available backup files on the SD Card to restore from, and it will find the one you just copied on its own. Now, tap on the file to restore and then the app will restore your previously installed apps and music, and photos back to their original places.
  • Step 11: You should repeat the process for “Data” and when the restoration process has completed your phone will be set up the way your old was. Maybe you will have to add widgets and wallpaper on your home screen.

MyBackup Pro is a great backup application for non-rooted phones. It is not as powerful as Titanium backup for the rooted Android phones, but to have nothing is better than to have something so you can use this app to backup your apps, data, photos, and other stuff on the SD Card and to the cloud storage.

Hope our approach will help you with all aspects. Moreover, if you have any queries, let us know, we are here for you always.

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