Android™ - Upgrading to a new Smartphone or tablet

Our simple guide on transferring all of your photos and data across to a new device on the Android platform.

13 Feb 2015


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Interested in the latest Smartphones and tablets, but concerned you might lose everything stored on your current device?  The good news is Google have made it simple for Android users to transfer their music, pictures and data.

How can I move my movies and photos across?

You can keep all your photos safe online using Google+™ and download them onto your new phone quickly and easily. You can even transfer photos from an iPhone or iPad.

Simply download the Google+ app, log in and set up "Auto Backup" for your camera and photos. Once everything is uploaded, you'll be able to see them on your new Android device. Don't worry about running out of space - you've got unlimited storage!

You can get more information on setting up Google+ Auto Backup here.

What do I need to do to transfer my contacts?

It's simple to move all your contact details and phone numbers across to your new phone or tablet. 

If you already use Gmail™ all you need to do is sign into your Google account on your new device and everything will be there ready for you. 

If you use iCloud to store your details, you can move your contacts to Gmail using this method.

Will I have to set up email all over again?

Once you have a Gmail account, you just need to sign into it on your new device and you'll be ready to go.

There are also apps you can download that will let you use other mail providers such as Yahoo mail or iCloud mail.

Do I have to buy all my Apps again?

All the apps you've bought will be waiting for you on Google Play™ plus over a million more! This goes for apps like Netflix - even if you were using it on a different device, you just need to download the app on your new one and sign in to start watching.

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