Instead of downloading all my apps on a new phone, I just restore a backup from the previous phone.
When I create a new Android phone, I get the ability to restore a backup from the cloud stored in my Google Drive account.
All I need to do is sign in to my Google Account and a list of backup copies of all the Android phones I've recently used.
I choose the last one I used, and my apps start downloading when a setup is complete.
If I move from an Android device to an iPhone, I use the "Move to iOS" app from the Google Play store.
It is an official Apple app that transfers virtually everything, including contacts, messages, photos and videos, web bookmarks, post accounts and calendars.
To switch from iOS to Android, Google has a convenient, easy and fast guide here.
Essentially, it tells you to back up your iPhone data with Google Drive, and then log in to your Google Account when setting up your new Android phone.
It's easy to restore all my apps from one phone to another, but I still have to log in to all my apps on the new phone, which is a real pain, but …
It's a key thing that makes it much easier.
Once all my apps have been restored to a new phone, I still need to log in to most of them. 19659003] It's a pretty understandable way of security, but it's a real pain with all the different passwords I have for the 40 apps I've usually installed on any phone.
I found the best way to easily sign in again in my apps On a new phone, use a password processing.
Personally, I use LastPass.
LastPass will always be the first app I ever open on a new phone.
When I log in to LastPass, I enable the settings that allow LastPass to automatically fill in user names and passwords on apps that need me to login.
After setting up LastPass, I long press the username of an app I open for the first time and click "AutoFill".
A small popup appears with the app's name and username, and I choose the appropriate app.
LastPass does a great job of recognizing which app you are trying to log on to.
A moment later, my username and password are automatically filled out.
It's much easier than tapping several different passwords.
In fact, LastPass is the only app that I print out my own username and password for.
All the other apps are logged in using LastPass.
The same would go
I keep all my photos in Google Photos.
This is easily the best option not only for switching devices but for storing your photos in general.
Every photo I & # 39; I've taken dozens of phones I've used in recent years, automatically stored in cloud storage in Google Photos.
All I need to do when switching to a new Android phone, logging into my Google Account during phone setup, and I can access all the photos I've taken since I started using Google images.
The Google Photos app is pre-installed on almost all Android devices.
When I switch to an iPhone, I just download the Google Photos app, make sure I'm signed in to my Google Account, and all my photos will be there.
The reason why Google Photos is so good is that it offers unlimited photo storage for free.
Apple's iCloud photo only gives you 5GB It costs you extra to get more iCloud storage, which seems genuinely outrageous when something like Google Photos, offering unlimited storage for free.
When it comes to music, I use a streaming service.
This is a much easier and better alternative than k
I use Spotify to stream music, which means I never use my music storage and I never have to worry about transferring anything to another telephone.
I just downloaded the Spotify app on which new phone I use, log in to my account, and all my music is there, ready to stream.
It works the same way with other music streaming services as well.
All my contacts are stored in my Google Account and transfer to any phone, even on iPhones.
Using my Google Account to save my contacts, my contacts will transfer to any new phone I use, even iPhones.
Especially for iPhone must go into the Settings app to ensure that my contacts are handled by my Google Account instead of iCloud or my Apple ID.
I don't care much about transferring my text messages between Android phones, which I have had mixed experiences. It's much more reliable when switching between iPhones.
I don't really care about text messaging, as the experience of transferring messages from one Android phone to another has not been positive.
Some Android phones back up text messages, others do not do much.
In the Android security settings, I often see the messages "waiting to back up" even after I press the security button.  I know someone will transfer their text messages from one phone to another.
It's usually much more reliable when switching between iPhones.
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