Copy Data From One Phone To Another

Surely everyone after buying a new smartphone wondered: “And how to transfer contacts from phone to phone?”. And to do this the most painlessly for the gadget itself, and for the owner’s nervous system.

Copy Data From One Phone To Another

Let’s try to figure out and list the most popular ways to transfer contacts from the old to the new phone: using third-party software, a personal computer, and other improvised equipment.

Transfer contacts using a PC

Before we transfer contacts from phone to phone, we need an old gadget from which to export, a personal computer and a USB cable (preferably branded). As a software tool, the MOBILedit utility will be used, which can be downloaded from the official website of the developer.

The basic version of the software is not translated into Russian, and if someone has problems with this, you can look for amateur resources that took care of localization. In any case, the entire functionality of the program is intuitive and should not lead you into a stupor.

Before transferring contacts from phone to phone, the utility will first offer to download or update drivers specifically for your gadget. In order to speed up the process, you can specifically select your smartphone model and confirm the start of installation.

After the installation of the drivers and other auxiliary software is completed, you need to go to the “Cable Connection” tab and after asking for the type of connection, select “PC Sync”. Sometimes a different name may appear. it all depends on the model of your gadget and installed drivers.

Next, we need to configure the phone’s functions, that is, enable debugging via the USB channel:

  1. Smartphone Settings
  2. Developer Options
  3. Click on “USB Debugging”.

These steps must be done with gadgets on the Android platform with a version below 4.2. In other cases, the instruction for the phone will be different:

  1. System tab
  2. “Device Information”.
  3. Item “Build Number”.
  4. “USB debugging.”

Then, already in the MOBILEedit program, select the “Phonebook” tab on the left side of the utility and proceed to export. Before transferring contacts from phone to phone, we indicate the type of exported file, as well as the place where it will be stored. Next, select “Import” in the menu and, following the instructions of the program, transfer the old contacts to the new gadget. This can be done both through a USB cable, and through wireless protocols (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth).

Google drive

If you had a simple phone without specific “troubles” and have access to the network, you can use the software from a well-known search engine. You can synchronize the service from Google with your phone book.

Such synergy is also practical in that you can make any changes to your data at any time without having a phone at hand. Before transferring contacts from the old phone to a new gadget, you just need to log in to the Google service account on the new device and agree to synchronize.

Among other things, software provides its customers with the ability to restore contacts that were lost for any reason in the last 30 days.


Another simple way to transfer contacts from an old gadget to a simple phone is a domestic service from the search engine of the same name. “Yandex.Disk”. Just as in the previous case, we need a network connection.

Before you start exporting, you must install the appropriate software from Yandex, which can be found in the corresponding section of the Google Play service. After you install the application, you will need to copy all the contacts that you want to transfer.

Then, after your data is copied and the account on “Yandex.Disk” activated, you must perform the following steps:

  • Run the utility on a new phone and log into your account with the same data that you used to log in to export.
  • Then, in the menu, go to the “Settings” item (the name may change due to the model).
  • Select the “Transfer from phone to phone” tab.
  • The utility will ask for the secret code that you received earlier. enter it and confirm the move.
  • After the application finishes its work, it will notify you of the end of the transfer operation.

Transfer contacts without a PC

If you don’t have the opportunity to connect to a personal computer, you can go the other way: via the Bluetooth wireless protocol. To transfer contacts, follow these simple steps:

  • Turn on your phones.
  • Activate the “Bluetooth” function on both devices (the instructions for the phone will indicate how).
  • On the old gadget, go to the “Bluetooth” settings menu and start searching for a new device.
  • Confirm the synergy with the new gadget by entering the same pin codes.
  • Go to sections of your phone book and mark the contacts you want to export.
  • After data transfer, contacts will appear on your new gadget.

Data transfer using SD and SIM cards

If your old device supports this function, then you can copy the contacts using a SIM or SD card. The process only seems complicated, but in fact, everything is quite simple. The main thing. follow the instructions.

Export via SD card:

  1. Insert your memory card into your old phone.
  2. Via the menu and work with contacts, save data to a CD-card.
  3. Reinstall the card on a new gadget.
  4. Upload contacts via Contacts. “Functions.” “Export / import contacts.” “Copy from SD card.”

Export via SIM

One of the oldest (but proven) ways to migrate contacts is to export using a SIM card. It is used only in the most emergency cases (without light, the Internet, removable media, etc.).

The main disadvantage of this method is the restriction on the characters in the name. That is, you can transfer contacts (no more than 200), but all of them will be “cut off” to 8 characters, which is extremely inconvenient (you have to be wise with the abbreviations of names and surnames).

In order to copy contacts through a SIM card, you must first export to it in the old phone through the menu, and then, inserting it into a new gadget, transfer all the data to the phone book. Everything seems to be simple, but restrictions greatly distort all migrating information.