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    • mro
    • By mro 12th Jan 18, 3:11 PM
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    New mobile -contacts transferred automatically from old to new mobile
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    • 12th Jan 18, 3:11 PM
    New mobile -contacts transferred automatically from old to new mobile 12th Jan 18 at 3:11 PM
    Bought new mobile and used for few days.


    Contact list from old mobile has appeared on my new mobile, how is that ?


    Just wondering how, through what Application or Setting or Action, contact list has been transferred from old mobile to new mobile ?
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 12th Jan 18, 3:12 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 3:12 PM
    Android phone ?

    Done as soon as you sign into your account
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    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 12th Jan 18, 3:18 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 3:18 PM
    Android phone ?

    Done as soon as you sign into your account
    Originally posted by Browntoa
    Only if you've told it to back up to your google account

    Could have (and preferably should have) been saved on SIM card...
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    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 12th Jan 18, 3:33 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 3:33 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 3:33 PM
    Only if you've told it to back up to your google account

    Could have (and preferably should have) been saved on SIM card...
    Originally posted by GunJack
    The O/P has told us they did move automatically, so that would suggest they had been backed up.
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • mro
    • By mro 12th Jan 18, 4:37 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 4:37 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 4:37 PM
    Android phone ?

    Done as soon as you sign into your account
    Originally posted by Browntoa
    Which account ?

    Is that email account ?


    This is a new phone with new sim card, new phone number.
    Telephone contacts have transferred.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 12th Jan 18, 4:42 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 4:42 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 4:42 PM
    Only if you've told it to back up to your google account

    Could have (and preferably should have) been saved on SIM card...
    Originally posted by GunJack
    Does anybody do it this way any more? And why wouldn't you back up your Google account?
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 12th Jan 18, 4:55 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 4:55 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 4:55 PM
    Does anybody do it this way any more? And why wouldn't you back up your Google account?
    Originally posted by agrinnall
    Why keep all your contacts in the cloud and out of your control. Mind you not letting google know your contacts on android is as possible as Neptune holding back the tide with a toasting fork.
    • mro
    • By mro 12th Jan 18, 5:18 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 5:18 PM
    The O/P has told us they did move automatically, so that would suggest they had been backed up.
    Originally posted by motorguy
    This is an Android phone.

    I don't know anything about my data being backed-up in cloud, don't remember seeing that or agreeing to it.

    I know some Apps want access to certain information & they have Sync setting, whatever that is. Thought that might be doing it.
    • mro
    • By mro 12th Jan 18, 5:22 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 5:22 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 5:22 PM
    Does anybody do it this way any more? And why wouldn't you back up your Google account?
    Originally posted by agrinnall
    I have accessed Gmail email account on new phone.


    Has Google transferred (taken control of) my Phone contacts ?
    • BigAl94
    • By BigAl94 12th Jan 18, 6:26 PM
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    Yes, that's how it works. Brilliant isn't it?
    • emptybox
    • By emptybox 12th Jan 18, 6:33 PM
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    I have accessed Gmail email account on new phone.


    Has Google transferred (taken control of) my Phone contacts ?
    Originally posted by mro
    It's when you sign into your Google account when setting up the phone.
    Google own Android.
    • mro
    • By mro 12th Jan 18, 7:01 PM
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    Yes, that's how it works. Brilliant isn't it?
    Originally posted by BigAl94
    Yes & No, I would prefer to know what is happening & confirm transfer.
    • mro
    • By mro 12th Jan 18, 7:04 PM
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    It's when you sign into your Google account when setting up the phone.
    Google own Android.
    Originally posted by emptybox
    What happens if you sign into your email account on someone elses phone/device ?


    I think I rejected any Google setup/login on initial phone setup.
    I just signed into my email account later.
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 12th Jan 18, 7:47 PM
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    Only if you've told it to back up to your google account

    Could have (and preferably should have) been saved on SIM card...
    Originally posted by GunJack
    Except a SIM is useless for contact information. You can't store the following contact details on a SIM: multiple phone numbers per contact, addresses, notes, memorable dates, longer names, etc. You can save that on a SD Card if your phone can take those. Not all do.
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 12th Jan 18, 9:14 PM
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    What happens if you sign into your email account on someone elses phone/device ?


    I think I rejected any Google setup/login on initial phone setup.
    I just signed into my email account later.
    Originally posted by mro
    It's not just your email account, it's your Google account.
    Sign in (with your email and details) HERE to see what your Google activity includes and what it's actually kept a record of.
    You can delete anything you want to and set some privacy settings from within there, if you haven't already done so.
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    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 12th Jan 18, 9:47 PM
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    Can't understand why people would still store on a sim card only, apart from the restrictions, they do go wrong. What if you change providers? I hated keying everything back in. I for one don't care if Google does know that I I have the number for my Auntie Gladys.
    It's great that you can back up virtually all of your phone and put it back after a reset or new phone
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 12th Jan 18, 10:19 PM
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    What happens if you sign into your email account on someone elses phone/device ?


    I think I rejected any Google setup/login on initial phone setup.
    I just signed into my email account later.
    Originally posted by mro
    At a guess I would say the contacts would be stored or get copied to the other persons phone.
    Last edited by DCFC79; 12-01-2018 at 11:10 PM.
    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 12th Jan 18, 10:46 PM
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    I may be a little old-fashioned on this, but the way google (and apple) have kinda taken over the way your info is handled/used/profited from I think is pretty scandalous, hell some android phones don't even seem to have the ability to save contacts to a SIM any more.

    The best and easiest phones I ever had at handling contacts were LG U880 and 300... move or copy contacts SIM-phone or phone-SIM... dead easy, straightforward and hassle-free. And yes, it's great having contacts on the SIM, as when I move that SIM around between phones the contacts are there, whatever phone it is..

    If google/apple actually gave people things like that instead of putting all their efforts into finding ways to use your data, the world would be a better place...
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    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 12th Jan 18, 11:43 PM
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    You can still choose on my Galaxy S8 where you want them stored.
    Samsung Account
    Phone
    Sim Card
    Google
    Or add another account for storage.

    Personally I use Google, That way I have my contacts on my phones, tablets and PC.
    Each to their own and it's of no concern or bother to me which service anyone uses, but, putting them on the Sim seems to limit their use..
    Everything else is backed up at the same time, so, logging in on a new phone I have everything to hand, seamlessly.
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    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 13th Jan 18, 12:01 AM
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    Yes, that's how it works. Brilliant isn't it?
    Originally posted by BigAl94
    its magic! ,,,,,,,,,,,
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