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  • Before you transfer your data,

  • be sure to back it up.

  • Follow the link to Google's official instructions

  • in the description below.

  • If you are setting up a new Android device,

  • you should be able to turn on your new phone, tap start,

  • and follow the prompts to restore data

  • previously backed up to the cloud.

  • Otherwise, here's how to transfer the data manually.

  • If you've been accessing contacts on your Google account

  • or music through services such as Apple Music,

  • YouTube Music, or Spotify, then your data should be

  • available after installing those apps

  • and logging in to your accounts.

  • Using Google Drive is a great way

  • to upload and download any files.

  • Be sure that you are logged in to your Google account,

  • then open up the Google Drive app on your device.

  • Once in the app, tap on the plus button

  • and then on "Upload" to upload files to your drive.

  • Once the files have completed their upload,

  • you'll be able to view or download

  • your files on your new phone.

  • For photos and videos specifically,

  • you can use Google Photos.

  • You need to make sure that you have sync enabled

  • on your device for this.

  • Again, ensure that you are logged in to your Google account.

  • Open the Google Photos app,

  • tap your account picture in the top right,

  • then tap "Photos settings."

  • Tap "Back up & sync."

  • Then toggle "Back up & sync" to the on position,

  • if it's not already.

  • Now, on your new device, log in to your Google account

  • and open the Google Photo app to see your photos.

  • If you have been using Google Calendar already,

  • your events should appear on your new phone

  • once you log in to your Google account.

  • If you would like to import events

  • from another calendar service

  • to Google Calendar before switching to a new phone,

  • follow the link in the description below

  • to the Google support page for this process.

Before you transfer your data,

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