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Text Transfer

Is there a free programme for transferring text messages from my old phone to my new phone, both being Android phones.

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Re: Text Transfer

Hi there

 

You can use SMS backup + which is a free download from the Play Store.

 

Alternatvely if your new handset is a Samsung, it will often prompt to transfer text messages as part of the setup process.

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Re: Text Transfer

Hi, has SMS backup+ got to be on both phones?

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Re: Text Transfer

Android now has a built in transfer tool, which you ideally use at first set-up.  Look for it in the main settings menu.  Implementations differ from one manufacturer to another and, if two different ones are involved, you may only get the basic options.   It's worth checking as, if it works fully, you can make your new phone pretty much a clone of your old one.

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sidsilver wrote:

Hi, has SMS backup+ got to be on both phones?


Yep. It backs everything to your GMail account. You then restore this backup from Gmail on the new handset

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drey_p wrote:

sidsilver wrote:

Hi, has SMS backup+ got to be on both phones?


Yep. It backs everything to your GMail account. You then restore this backup from Gmail on the new handset


Just done that and it worked like a treat, thanks.

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Re: Text Transfer

Is there a free programme for transferring contacts?

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Re: Text Transfer

If you are using Gmail then your contacts should be stored there and once you set up your new phone with your Gmail then the contacts will be there.
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Re: Text Transfer

If you aren't using Gmail, have a look at the Android transfer tool.   When I used it (admittedly between two HTCs), there were quite a few selectable options.

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Re: Text Transfer

Yes I'm using gmail, and I have got all my contacts of the old Android phone to my new phone.

 

I now need to transfer contacts from a Windows 10 phone to the Android is that going to be difficult.

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I've managed to transfer the Windows phone contacts using gmail so all sorted now.

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Glad to hear you're sorted.  Apart from proprietary cables/apps, one of the easiest ways of transferring contacts between devices, especially if you don't have a sync'd service, is via the Export/Import function.   If you choose vCard as the output format, most contacts apps can read that.

 

FWIW, when I briefly used a Windows phone, I found that it wouldn't display any of the fields I'd given custom names to in Gmail.

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Re: Text Transfer

As I know, Google account or mobile phone transfer tool can help us easily transfer text messages from your old phone to your new phone, both being Android phones. Just search the details online.

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