How to transfer contacts, messages, photos and videos from Android

Android

By the end of this guide "How to transfer and backup contacts, messages, photos, and videos from Android mobile phone or tablet", you will never have to worry about “contacts, SMS, photos and videos back up or synchronization” again. You'll understand how to set it up and how it works on your cell phone or android tablet, how to enable or disable photo and video synchronization, how it can be used, and why our PhoneCopy secure cloud is better than other clouds! For these purposes there is a simple solution PhoneCopy.com, which we've prepared this tutorial for. Alternatively you can visit our video guide on our YouTube channel.

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IF YOU NEED TO TRANSFER CONTACTS, MESSAGES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS TO Android please use another guide

How to start?

You need an Android phone version 4.4 (KitKat), 5.0, 5.1 (Lollipop), 6.0 (Marshmallow), 7.0, 7.1 (Nougat), 8.0, 8.1 (Oreo), 9.0 (Pie), 10 and 11, incl. tablets. Let us just remind you, that for now PhoneCopy for Android transfers to server contacts, photos, videos and SMS. The list of all officially supported devices is here.

Download PhoneCopy for Android to your Android phone, which you can download free of charge. After downloading and installation, go through following steps.

Login

Run the app and create new account. If you already have an account choose "sign on".

Welcome Create new account Login to existing account

Permissions

To allow correct functionality of PhoneCopy application we will kindly ask you to confirm access permissions for it.

Permissions Permissions

When you confirm access to contacts you can set which "contacts databases" you want to backup.

Contacts Contacts Choose contacts

If you also want to back up your SMS, enable access to the SMS in the next step.

SMS SMS Messages

After enabling media access, you can set up media backup (photos and videos).

Media Media Choose photos and videos

Getting media from your old phone

If you want to download photos and videos from your previous phone (which was synchronized with PhoneCopy.com) you can select them like its shown in the image below. Then start the Synchronization using the Synchronize button.

Other devices Sync

Settings

You can always change individual settings in the bottom menu of the application or in the main menu.

In case you exceed limits for a free account we recommend you to buy Premium

Other devices Sync Bottom menu

Now you have all your contacts, photos and media from Android phone copied to PhoneCopy.com server. PhoneCopy can also be used as a regular synchronization service, should you lose your phone or the stored data, or if you just run out of battery and you need to see your contacts online. Also, on your online account, you will see full history of your contacts, as well as the data that you've deleted in between the synchronizations. You can find them in an archive from where you can restore them. And if this is still not enough of a backup for you, you can download .CSV file, that you can store in your computer

IF YOU NEED TO TRANSFER CONTACTS, SMS, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS TO Android please use another guide

For more information about our app, visit our PhoneCopy for Android page.