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Moving stuff to a new smartphone

  aphrodite42 13:39 07 Aug 2019
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I will shortly be upgrading from my Moto G (3rd Gen) to a G7 and need advice on what I can transfer across and how to go about it. I know I can use my Google account for contacts and calendar entries but I have a lot of info (such as notes made re hospital visits) and text messages that I need to keep. Is there some way I move or copy this? Also do I have to download all the apps I want afresh.

  Secret-Squirrel 17:50 07 Aug 2019

If your old phone has the "Backup to Google Drive" feature enabled and you sign-in to the new phone with the same Google account, everything you've mentioned (and more) should transferred to the new phone.

  aphrodite42 09:46 08 Aug 2019

Thanks. I should have clarified, the notes I refer to are on a note-taking app called Fast Notepad. Do my apps get backed up on Google Drive or will I have to download again?

  Secret-Squirrel 11:53 08 Aug 2019

According to Google, your apps and app data are backed up, so in principle, everything should migrate across to your new phone nicely.

  aphrodite42 10:46 19 Aug 2019

Just to update this thread - all apps and contacts copied across without any problem. Content of note-taking apps did not and I had to retype them. Text messages refused to copy via Google Drive - downloaded an app called SMS back-up and restore on to both old and new phones which did the job. My new phone is Motorola G7 Power which is brilliant.

  aphrodite42 17:04 19 Aug 2019

Thanks for input. Happily, all done now.

  Jessica4521 05:07 18 Nov 2019

If your old phone has the "Backup to Google Drive" feature enabled and you sign-in to the new phone with the same Google account, everything you've mentioned (and more) should transferred to the new phone.

  AroundAgain 08:46 18 Nov 2019

Congratulations Jessica4521 for demonstrating your copy/paste skills from Secret-Squirrel's post above

Shame on you!!!

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