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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 17th May 18, 10:50 AM
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    Software for transferring mobile phone data, contacts etc
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    • 17th May 18, 10:50 AM
    Software for transferring mobile phone data, contacts etc 17th May 18 at 10:50 AM
    My current phone which I'm about to replace has a broken screen which has made it unusable in the top right hand side of the display. Because of this I can't use the screen to access the phone's settings to move contacts and data from it and the SIM in readiness to transfer them to another handset.

    Does anyone know a good piece of software that I can use to get access to my phones data, contacts, text messages etc so that I can transfer them to either a PC or directly onto another phone connected via USB?
    Last edited by neilmcl; 17-05-2018 at 12:44 PM.
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    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 17th May 18, 2:27 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 2:27 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 2:27 PM
    If it's an Android phone it shouldn't be necessary for much of the date as it will be saved in your Google account online, and then will be downloaded to the new phone once you set up the Google account there. However, I don't believe that applies to text messages - I've just abandoned the old ones when I've moved to a new phone.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 17th May 18, 3:48 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 3:48 PM
    make model of phone??
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 17th May 18, 4:00 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 4:00 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 4:00 PM
    It's an old Moto G (1st edition), moving to a G6. There's a slight, added issue in that I can't simply swap the SIM over as it's the wrong size. I need to get a nano SIM, backup the contacts and data that I want, perform a "SIM swap" (via giffgaff) then transfer the data across.

    I was hoping there was some software tool for Windows that will let be connect to the phone and export all the data I need and transfer it onto the new handset.
    • S0litaire
    • By S0litaire 17th May 18, 4:31 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 4:31 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 4:31 PM
    if it's an android phone then you can use a standard computer mouse to navigate the screens like your desktop

    You just need an "OTG" adapter or micro USB to USB shim.

    Use this a lot:
    https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/usb-to-microusb-otg-converter-shim

    You phone should work with corded and wireless mice.
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    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 17th May 18, 7:05 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 7:05 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 7:05 PM
    see post 2 above, Sim don't usually store much data nowadays anyway

    maybe download this app on both phones


    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.motorola.migrate


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    Last edited by ballyblack; 17-05-2018 at 7:11 PM.
    • alanjuk
    • By alanjuk 18th May 18, 10:56 AM
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    • 18th May 18, 10:56 AM
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    • 18th May 18, 10:56 AM
    see post 2 above, Sim don't usually store much data nowadays anyway

    maybe download this app on both phones


    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.motorola.migrate


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    Originally posted by ballyblack
    I have used this and it worked well and even moved the text messages to the new phone
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 18th May 18, 1:58 PM
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    • 18th May 18, 1:58 PM
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    • 18th May 18, 1:58 PM
    see post 2 above, Sim don't usually store much data nowadays anyway

    maybe download this app on both phones


    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.motorola.migrate


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    Originally posted by ballyblack
    Hard to use on the phone with the broken screen.

    I've come across some software called dr.fone - https://drfone.wondershare.com/android-data-recovery.html maybe this will do the trick.
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 18th May 18, 8:52 PM
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    • 18th May 18, 8:52 PM
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    • 18th May 18, 8:52 PM
    Sorted it now. As you mentioned, all my contacts were backed up to Google anyway so these, photos, whatsapp messages etc came across no bother. I tried the dr.fone software above but it was next to useless without purchasing it, the trial only allows a single attempt at transferring to the PC then it wouldn't allow copying the SMS data back to the new phone unless I purchased it. In the end I used the SMS backup & restore app which worked like a dream.
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