When purchasing another telephone, one of the primary requirements is to duplicate the applications on the old cell phone. Similarly, it is vital to back up the information saved on your cell phone to rapidly recuperate this data if the telephone abruptly becomes unusable. You can utilize different outsider apparatuses to move Android applications, starting with one telephone and then on the next.
Up to now, Android needs to rearrange the application move strategy: for this very reason, with the send-off of Android 5.0 Candy, Google has likewise chosen to work on this viewpoint (see underneath). Moving information starting with one Android telephone and then onto the next is straightforward if you have enacted the synchronization of data with Google servers.
Move photographs and recordings: by enacting the synchronization of your photographs and recordings put away on your cell phone from the Android Photographs application ( Settings, Programmed Reinforcement) and reconfiguring similar records on another telephone, this information will naturally be re-downloaded from Google’s servers. In the following two articles, we provide all the information on how automatic Backup works:
- Google+ autodial, how it works
- Exclude Android photo gallery
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Transferring The Contact List
Also, in this case, by activating the synchronization on the Google account and, in particular, with Gmail, of the telephone contact list, you can easily recover them on the new phone or the same device in case of a complete reset.
Transfer SMS, MMS, Calendar, And Other Data
An excellent application that allows you to move SMS, MMS, address book, calendar, bookmarks, call logs, and so on from one Android phone to another is Easy Backup. The free application allows you to make backups on a normal SD card and “on the cloud,” relying on services such as Google Drive or Dropbox. The operation of Easy Backup has been illustrated in the article Install Android ROM and update to the latest version.
Move Android Apps From One Phone To Another
To get a complete list of all the apps installed on your old smartphone and have the possibility to reload them one by one on your new phone, you can use an app like List My Apps, also presented in the article Install Android ROMs and update to the latest version.
List My Apps also allows you to upload the text file containing the complete list of Android apps installed on an “in the cloud” storage service. In any case, by accessing Google Play from the Android app of the same name or a web browser and then clicking on My Apps, you can obtain a complete list of all the applications installed over time on the various Android devices using the same Google user account.
After configuring your Google account on the new smartphone or on the same device (for example, after a reset or installing a custom ROM), you can manually reinstall each application by clicking on its name. The Google Play, My Apps screen keeps track of all the applications installed on Android over time and therefore does not contain only those currently present on the mobile device.
Transferring Applications With Android 5.0 Lollipop
The latest version of Android (the most recent at this writing) offers two new tools for transferring Android applications from one phone to another. The two “unpublished” tools are Tap&Go and Get Your Apps & Data. As the names suggest, these features allow you to transfer the applications and the data stored in the old Android smartphone by bringing them to the new one.
In the case of Tap&Go, the transfer takes place via NFC/Bluetooth, simply by “pairing” the two mobile devices: Get your apps & data is instead an assistant which, using the Google user account (you will need to indicate the credentials of the same account set up on the old Android phone), takes care of automatically moving apps and data.
For Those With Root Permissions: Titanium Backup
For those who do not have Android 5.0 Lollipop, what are the workarounds? Time passes, but Titanium Backup always remains the queen among the applications that allow you to back up apps and data. The only requirement to be able to use Titanium is that the Android mobile device has been rooted or that you have root rights (see the article Jailbreak, root and unlock difference on mobile devices ).
Titanium Backup is distributed in two different versions: the first is completely free, and the second is for a fee (4.92 euros). The “Pro” release allows you to make backups “on the cloud” (read, for example, Dropbox), allows you to verify the integrity of the backups, and offers the possibility of carrying out automatic data recovery.
However, the free release is sufficient to create a backup of applications and data on an SD card and then transfer and restore them to the other Android phone. After installing and running Titanium Backup on the previously rooted mobile device, you must grant root rights to the app (the Superuser or SuperSU request window will appear).
We suggest touching Preferences and the Backup folder path item when accessing the Titanium Backup main menu. By pressing the Back key on your smartphone several times, you can choose the destination folder for the Titanium backup. Once the directory hosting the data has been identified (possibly using Create new folder ), you must touch the Use current folder button at the bottom right.
Still, clicking on Multiple actions from the Titanium Backup menu will be necessary. To start the Backup to the SD card, tap Start next to the Backup of all user apps + system data items. The next screen will allow you to select the Android apps to be included in the backup archive and, vice versa, those you want to exclude if necessary.
By touching the green check at the top right, the Backup of the information will start (all the information is saved in the TitaniumBackup subfolder of the SD card or the root of the phone).
After transferring the TitaniumBackup folder elsewhere or directly to the new phone ( Samba Filesharing is very good: Android sharing: here’s how to activate it ), start Titanium Backup again on the other device, then access the Multiple Actions menu.
From here, you must select the item Restore missing applications and data by tapping the Start button. This way, you will only restore the Android applications not installed on your phone.
After a restart of the smartphone, the app and data should be ready to use.
Backup Android Apps And Data On Non-Rooted Devices
On non-rooted Android devices, we suggest using the Helium application, also available in a free version. Helium requires the Backup Android mobile device to be connected to a normal personal computer using a USB cable. On Windows, in addition to installing the Carbon software, you will need to load the drivers for your Android smartphone.