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

Android

Considering that a number of users using Android phone is still growing, more and more people find themselves in need of backup or synchronize contacts, SMS, photos and videos with other devices. 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.

Next help and advices are on page How to

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) and 10, 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.


Backup contacts, SMS, photos and videos from your Android

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

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

Welcome Create new account Login to existing account

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 Contacts

PhoneCopy allows to back up SMS too.

SMS SMS Messages

Then you can set up backup for media (photos and videos).

Media Media Photos and videos

If you want download photos and videos from old phone (which was synchronized to PhoneCopy.com before) you can choose it in the next step. Then you can synchronize.

Other devices Sync

You can access all settings later by bottom menu of the application or by main menu. In case you exceed limits for a free account we recommend you to buy Premium

Other devices Sync Bottom menu


If you wish, you can also set automatic contacts backup and synchronization. That will keep your contacts up-to-date everytime you come to location you set.

Now you have all your contacts 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.