The speed with which new products hit the market is impressive. We have just bought the latest cell phone model and we already find that the brand has announced the launch of the next, the worst is that we have become fully consumer and we want everything.
Maybe this is not your case and rather, you are changing your mobile because the previous one you lost, it was stolen, or simply it was time to change it. In any of the cases, it is convenient that you have in mind some recommendations to migrate data from one Android to another.
This task became more complicated since the phones no longer only store the information of our contacts, but also images, videos, applications, text messages, special configurations and other things. But do not be discouraged, there are some tools that will make you enjoy your new Android phone in less time than you imagine.
In order not to lose even one of your files it is necessary that you first make a backup of all your information. This is achieved by making a backup or backup that will allow you to migrate all your data from one Android phone to another in a simpler way. Here we leave you three alternatives with which you can achieve it.
This application is available from the Play Store for free and allows us to make a backup of our data on our own equipment, however, to transfer them to another device it is necessary that we acquire My Backup Pro. By purchasing the Pro version we can install the application on several different devices – in this case, the old and the new Android phone. Both devices must be connected to the same network. When opening the application we have the option to create an account for backups in the cloud, this is useful in case of loss or theft, but it is not necessary. My Backup Pro allows you to select what you want to migrate from among Data(contacts, call logs, bookmarks, SMS, system settings, alarms, dictionaries, calendars and music playlist) and Applications and multimedia (applications, photos, music and videos).
This application allows you to make a backup of our installed applications, SMS, contacts, call records, calendars and bookmarks. Unlike My Backup, the paid version of Super Backup only frees us from annoying ads. With this application, we can program automatic backups that are saved in Google Drive or Gmail and that can be downloaded to restore other devices and also ours.
Phone Transfer is a desktop program, available for Windows and Mac OSX, that allows you to migrate data from one phone to another. It also has several modes of transfer: phone to phone (this is the one used for Android devices), restore iPhone, restore from backup and delete your old phone. Phone Transfer allows you to migrate contacts (name, number, email, address, company name, position, etc.), messages, call records, music, video, images, applications, playlists, song lyrics, photo album and more. After installing the program both phones are connected through the USB ports of the computer so that Phone Transfer can detect the models and perform the data transfer.
Encrypt And Reset
Believe it or not, restoring a computer to its factory settings does not ensure that our personal data is completely removed. Usually what is done with this method is to tell the system that all our data can be overwritten with new ones and, although it is not an easy task, there may be people who can access the old mobile data that we are restoring.
To avoid this kind of problems, Android has a functionality that allows us to encrypt our data. Encryption is a process in which information is transformed so as not to allow other people to read it. To encrypt our data before a factory reset, go to your Android Settings and tap the Security option to select Encryption. To perform this operation it is recommended that you have the battery of the equipment fully charged or connected to the power supply because the process can take up to an hour and if the operation is interrupted it can cause a total or partial loss of the data. You can encrypt accounts, settings, applications, data, multimedia files and other types of files.
Once the encryption or encryption is finished, you can restore your device to the factory settings by going to Settings / Backup and selecting Factory data to reset. Once the restoration is finished, you can turn off the equipment and remove the SD card to use it in another device. On computers with Android Lollipop, the factory restoration performs the encryption of our data automatically.