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New Android Phone: 7 Ways To Transfer Data

Orestes Papanastassiou November 22, 2017

Upgrading to a new Android phone is a refreshing experience. It brings the joy of using new hardware, getting adjusted to a new user interface, as well as trying out a new set of specs. Though, transferring your data and apps from the old phone to its successor can be quite the ordeal – especially if this is your first time.

Well, rest assured, as we are about to go through the easiest, quickest and most budget-friendly options available that ensure a peaceful transition.

Access to a computer won’t be necessary, though your old smartphone must be able to connect to the internet via WiFi or via data, or have a properly functioning USB import.

We will give you 7 options in this article, and you can jump directly below using these links:

  1. Samsung users should look at Samsung’s SmartSwitch
  2. Huawei phone owners can use Huawei’s Phone Clone
  3. LG users should try LG Mobile Switch
  4. Any Android user can try Google’s cloud backup to move app data and photos
  5. The Copy My Data app can move your information for you
  6. Copy with the Clone It app
  7. Move with SendAnywhere

Google

Let’s kick things off with the most mainstream way of transferring data between two Android devices; Google’s very own backup and restore service. In a nutshell, what the user has to do is backup the old phone’s data via Google Drive, and then, while setting up the new phone, restore it in the same way.

Backup your data on the old phone

For those unfamiliar, Drive is Google’s cloud storage system, where all your data is stored, for when you need to restore it to the new phone. Google offers to each user 15GB of free Drive storage, so do occasionally check how much of the 15 gigs you’ve got left, by heading over to Drive.Google.com.

Fire up your old phone, connect it to the internet either via WiFi or data. After that’s been taken care of, go to Settings > Backup and reset and enable automatic restore. Make sure your Google account is being used as the backup account – see the “Backup account” tab for that.

Tap “Backup my data”. We would advise against using the phone until the backing up process is completed. If you turn on automatic backup, device and app data will be periodically saved remotely.

The above will cover:

  • Google Calendar settings
  • Wi-Fi networks and passwords
  • Home screen wallpapers
  • Gmail settings
  • AppsDisplay settings (brightness and sleep)
  • Date and time
  • Third-party app settings and data (varies by app).

Any phone running Lollipop and above has an equivalent of the Backup and reset option in its Settings app. The menu varies by each manufacturer’s user interface.

To save photos and videos through Google, you will have to use Google Photos.

 

In most cases it is already pre-installed to your phone. If it isn’t, the app can be downloaded from the Play Store for free. The app should automatically connect to your Google account and periodically upload your latest photos and videos to Drive.

A similar procedure is in place when backing up your music. Much like Google Photos, Google Music comes with your phone straight out of the box.

 

Once the user connects the phone to his Google account, the app automatically fetches all the .mp3 files downloaded on the device.

Restore your data to the new phone

While setting up the new phone, you will be asked to sign in to your Google account. If you have multiple, fill in the one used as your backup account.

Select the device whose data you want to restore to the new phone. If you wish to restore all apps and settings, then hit Restore. The particular option is solely available when you are setting up your phone for the first time, or after a factory reset.

Though, to restore specific apps, tap on the arrow next to Restore all. After selecting the apps, hit the Restore button.

Apps

Understandably, though, some people might not feel entirely comfortable with the Google gateway. For these folks, we scanned the Play Store and found three third-party applications that can get the job done equally well.

Copy My Data (Android 2.3.3+)

Copy My Data is the simplest and most straight-forward data transferring app of all that we tested. Download and open the app on both devices (it’s free) and connect them to the same WiFi. From your new phone, tap on the “To or from another device over WiFi” and then wait a few seconds for the app to detect the other handset.

Once it does, click on the device’s name and then hit “Copy data from selected device”. A security PIN will then show up on the old device. Enter the 4-digit PIN on the new device and you’ll be good to go.

The app seamlessly allows you to transfer contacts, calendar info, photos, and videos. It takes a few minutes for the process to be completed – it depends on the size of the data one is transferring.

Pros:

  • No in-app purchases
  • Quick
  • User friendly

Cons:

  • Limited amount of transferring options
  • It doesn’t allow the user to select specific items. Instead, it transfers all the data from each category.

Send Anywhere

Send Anywhere has quickly gained a good reputation for its user-friendliness and reliability. Unlike the previous app, Send Anywhere allows the user to pick specific items from each data category. It also offers a wider range of data types that can be transferred; including audio, apps and document file format (PDF, .doc etc.).

The transferring process is similar to the one used in  Copy My Data; pick the files you want to send from the old phone to the new one, enter the 6-digit code on the new phone and the rest is history.

You can also upload files to Send Anywhere’s website directly from the app itself and download them later on. After uploading the files, the app generates a download-link that will expire after 48 hours.

Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that Send Anywhere also functions as a file management tool, allowing you to delete, move and copy files.

Pros:

  • Free
  • A lot of options to transfer or manage your files
  • WiFi Direct is available

Cons:

  • SMS, MMS, phone call log transfer unsupported
  • Requires Android 4.0.3 and up.

Clone It (Android 2.2+)

Clone It has been around for quite a long time and is as easy to use as the other two. While its current version (2.0.18_ww) has been reported to come with a few bugs, Clone It features SMS, MMS and Calls Log data transfer, all three of which are not usually supported by most data transferring apps. You can even move some of your system’s settings.

As far as the procedure is concerned, select receiver on the new phone and sender on the old one and then pair the devices – make sure both are connected to the same WiFi.

You can either transfer all files of each data category by clicking on its respective icon or hit “Click here to choose details” in order to move specific items. Once you’re ready, click start.

As aforementioned, many users have pointed out several bugs with the latest version. We too came across some issues, as the app kept turning off the WiFi on the sender, making it impossible to complete the transfer. The company has acknowledged the existence of such bugs and says it will be releasing an update soon.

Pros:

  • Free
  • User-friendly UI
  • Covers most types of data

Cons:

  • Too many ads
  • Current version has some very frustrating bugs

Manufacturer options

If your new smartphone is made by Samsung or Huawei or LG, then look no further. All three of them have their own home-brewed data transferring app.

Samsung’s Smart Switch (Android 4.0+)

Smart Switch was launched by Samsung a couple of years ago and since then has served millions of users that chose a Galaxy as their new phone.

Like most apps of its kind, Smart Switch is quite user-friendly, featuring an elegant and minimalistic UI. The app is capable of transferring all types of data; including contacts, calendar, SMS and MMS, call logs, apps, photos and videos, music , alarms, saved WiFi connections, wallpapers and document file format.

If your old device is a Galaxy, then you will also be able to transfer app data and home layouts. Furthermore, Smart Switch offers the option of transferring your data via USB cable, which can be a life-saver in case your old device’s WiFi antenna is broken.

The wireless data transferring process is pretty ordinary; select your old device as the sender and the new one as the receiver, pair the devices, select the items you want to send and then click send.

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Supports all types of data
  • Data transfer via USB is available

Cons:

  • Multiple incidents of the data transferring process being frozen midway

Huawei’s Phone Clone

In the last few years, Huawei has managed to become the second biggest player in the Android business. Therefore it was quite predictable for them to launch their very own data transferring app.

Phone Clone works in a pretty straight-forward manner as well; download the app on your new Huawei device and on the old phone, establish a connection between the two devices either automatically via a QR Code or manually, select the types of data you wish to transfer and then tap next.

Compared to Smart Switch, Phone Clone selection of supported data is limited, as it can only transfer your contacts, SMS and call logs, photos and videos, and audio. In addition to shortcomings, the user cannot select specific items. So you would have to transfer the entire data file, even if you need just one item from the particular category.

Pros:

  • Easy to use

Cons:

  • Limited amount of supported data
  • The current version (8.0.0.305_OVE) of the app does have a lot of bugs
  • Users can’t transfer specific items, only the entirety of each category.

Requires Android 4.0 and up.

LG’s Mobile Switch (Android 4.1+)

Mobile Swicth works pretty seamlessly and offers three ways of transferring your data; wirelessly, via USB, or via microSD card.

Download and open the app on both devices and select one of the three transferring methods. The devices will pair automatically. Choose the items that you want to transfer and then hit next.

Photos, videos, audio, documents, call log, contacts, SMS, MMS, calendar info, apps and voice memos can be transferred by Mobile Switch.

Despite having a very user friendly UI, LG last updated the app in July, and therefore left a lot of technical issues unresolved since then. Multiple users have reported that the app freezes while the data transferring process is ongoing. Others have said that it randomly crashes. So keep in mind that it could take some time until the app gets the job done.

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Data transfer via USB and microSD is available
  • Covers most types of data

Cons:

  • The ridiculous amount of bugs could make it impossible to get all your data transferred

If you encounter any problems while trying out any of the above or have a recommendation to make, feel free to shoot a comment down below.

New Android Phone: 7 Ways To Transfer Data , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Razer Phone Camera Will Be Improved In The Coming Weeks

Adnan Farooqui November 22, 2017


Razer recently released its first smartphone, aptly called the Razer Phone. The company says that while it made sure that the handset has an amazing camera right out of the gate, it continues to test, optimize, and make improvements to its camera software. Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan has confirmed that the company is going to roll out improvements for the Razer Phone’s camera in the coming weeks.

The Razer Phone has an 8 megapixel front camera and dual 12 megapixel cameras at the back. The camera hardware and sensors are good in that they’re what you would expect from a flagship-level handset in 2017. Since the hardware has already shipped and obviously can’t be changed, Razer is going focusing on improving the performance of the camera software.

Razer is specifically focused on improving the performance of the camera app in the short term. It’s looking to improve features such as shutter speed, low light, and more. Tan has said that these fixes and optimizations will be rolled out in the next few weeks.

In the coming months, the next major camera app release will take place for the Razer Phone. It will have features like the new instazoom button. It will let users immediately jump to the optimal zoom with the telephoto lens. It’s a feature that was requested by nearly all reviews, Tan says.

Additional features like the ability to record 60fps video, portrait mode, and further speed improvements will be included in the Oreo update for the Razer Phone which will be released in late Q1 2018.

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How to Add Signature in Gmail (Quick!)

Ankush Das November 22, 2017

Chances are that you keep on writing your name/designation/contact information in almost every Email you send (At least, I did before I utilized the signature setup). The ability to add a signature in Gmail is a vital feature. It ensures that you do not forget to include your designation (or contact number) or other important details at the end of an email you compose.

You just have to set it for once and keep it up to date as per your personal or business details.Adding a signature in Gmail is quick if you know where to look – it would just take a few seconds of your time.

You just need to know where the options are and in this article, we are going to tell you exactly that.

How To Add Signature In Gmail On Desktop?: 2 Steps To Follow

  1. Login to your Gmail account and click on the gear icon (settings) at the top-right area of the window (as shown in the image below) and hit settings option.
  2. Now, in the general tab (which you will be on by default) scroll down till you find the Signature option.
    Here, you can insert the desired text as your signature or could also choose to add an image as a signature to your email when you compose one. In either case, you can perform rich text-formatting with hyperlinks or quotes included. You should not add a lot to it, keep it concise and clear – that should be good enough. A lot of details (unnecessary) may not be appreciated by your receivers – so keep that in mind.Also, you do have an option to Insert the signature before the quoted text in replies (email threads) while removing the “—-” line which encloses it. Simply select that option if you want and hit “Save Changes”.

How To Add Signature In Gmail On Mobile?

Even if you utilize the “Inbox” app, the same steps would be applicable. Here’s what you need to follow in order to Add a signature in Gmail on your mobile:

  1. Install and Launch the Gmail app from the App Store/ Play Store. If you prefer the Inbox app, that’s fine as well.
  2. After you have signed in to the desired account, you need to tap on the hamburger icon (menu icon) at the top-left corner of the screen.
  3. Now, scroll down to find “Settings” option. Tap on it to proceed.
  4. You will now be able to observe your account logged in with the app. So, you need to tap on your account email to access general settings.
  5. In the general section of settings, you will find “Signature settings” option listed. Just tap on it.
  6. Now, you need to enable the mobile signature first (the toggle switch) and then type in the signature below in the text field below.

Wrapping Up

Now that you have known the way to add a signature in Gmail, you should create some solid structures (with no unnecessary details) to make your signature stand out which would matter and make sense. Trouble following the steps mentioned above? Let us talk in the comments below!

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iPhone SE 2 Release Expected Next Year

Adnan Farooqui November 22, 2017


There have been whispers on the street recently that Apple might be working on the next-generation iPhone SE. A new report today claims that Apple is going to release the iPhone SE 2 in the first half of next year. The company has obviously said nothing about this so far so nothing is set in stone just yet. There hasn’t even been a hint from Apple to suggest that there’s a new iPhone SE in the pipeline.

A new report published by China’s Economic Daily News today claims that Apple is going to launch the iPhone SE 2 in the first half of 2018. It’s also claimed that the handset will be assembled by Wistron exclusively at its factory in Bengaluru, India. That’s the same factory where some assembly of the existing iPhone SE takes place.

This isn’t the first time we’re hearing that a new iPhone SE is going to come out next year. A previous report claimed that the new iPhone SE is going to be released in the first quarter of 2018. The existing iPhone SE was launched by Apple in March last year.

The timeframe lines up nicely but there’s still no concrete evidence as yet to suggest that this handset is really around the corner.

As far as the handset’s specifications are concerned, it’s expected to feature Apple’s A10 Fusion processor with 2GB RAM and up to 128GB of storage. It may also feature a 12 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera. No word as yet on the pricing and availability details.

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Samsung May Release Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Beta 3 Soon

Adnan Farooqui November 22, 2017


Samsung launched an Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 several weeks ago. Users in select markets who have received a spot on the program can try out the beta firmware before Oreo is released for the flagship smartphone. Samsung has released two beta firmware for the Galaxy S8 so far and it appears that the Android 8.0 Oreo beta 3 may be released soon for the Galaxy S8.

Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo beta program earlier this month. The beta has been rolled out in the United States, South Korea, and the United Kingdom in the first phase.

The Samsung UK admin on the Samsung Members community has revealed that work on the third beta firmware for the Galaxy S8 is nearly complete and that it’s going to be released “very, very soon.” This was in response to a customer query about the expected release of the third beta.

What the company hasn’t revealed at this point in time is when the second phase of this beta program will take place. The beta is expected to be expanded to markets like India, China, and Germany in the second phase.

Samsung is yet to confirm when it’s going to release Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to the public. Some reports suggest that this might not happen before early next year.

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OnePlus 5T Becomes Fastest Selling OnePlus Smartphone

Adnan Farooqui November 22, 2017


It appears that quite a lot of OnePlus fans were waiting for the company’s new flagship smartphone to go on sale. It started selling the OnePlus 5T yesterday and the company has now said that the OnePlus 5T has become its fastest-selling smartphone ever. OnePlus has actually claimed that its new device broke previous launch day sales records.

OnePlus revealed on Twitter that the OnePlus 5T received a record-breaking response from its customers merely six hours after the device went on sale. However, the company did not specify precisely how many devices it sold. It only said that the OnePlus 5T is now the company’s fastest-selling device.

It’s not surprising to see that the OnePlus 5T has been very well received by the community. The handset is an upgraded version of the OnePlus 5 that was released earlier this year. The OnePlus 5 will now be discontinued when it sells out.

The biggest change is that the new handset comes with a brand new 6 inch bezel-less display. OnePlus has also made some decent improvements to the camera system as well.

Those who are interested in picking one up can head over to the OnePlus website right now and purchase the OnePlus 5T. Prices start at $499 for the 6GB RAM/64GB storage model.

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Galaxy S9 Design Changes Reportedly Not Significant

Adnan Farooqui November 22, 2017


Samsung is due to launch its new flagship smartphone in a few months. We’ve already started hearing rumors and predictions about the Galaxy S9. The latest suggests that the Galaxy S9 design changes will not be significant. The upcoming handset is expected to be an incremental upgrade compared to its predecessor, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, since the Galaxy S8 has a pretty good design.

The often credible Evan Blass a.k.a @evleaks has tweeted that the Galaxy S9 is a “tock” device. Manufacturers often stick to a “tick, tock” method for their flagship smartphones.

The device gets a major redesign in the tick years and nominal upgrades in the tock years. This alternates annually so since the Galaxy S8 introduced a design change, the Galaxy S9 is expected to only refine it further.

As previously mentioned, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, given the fact that the Galaxy S8 has probably one of the best designs you can find on an Android-powered flagship today. Samsung will certainly appease its fans by further refining the Galaxy S8’s design.

The upcoming handset will be improved in other areas, though. It’s expected to feature a depth-sensing camera for improved facial recognition. It will also feature improved internals and the latest software experience from Samsung.

Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ early next year.

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Galaxy Note 8 Star Wars Edition Might Be Launched Soon

Adnan Farooqui November 22, 2017


The next movie in the new Star Wars trilogy is going to be released in December. The fans are certainly excited to see The Last Jedi. It’s not uncommon for movie studios to team up with other companies to jointly promote their offerings. It seems that Samsung might be taking part in one such partnership. Word on the street is that it may launch a Galaxy Note 8 Star Wars edition in the near future.

A China-based source has leaked an image on Twitter which suggests that the Galaxy Note 8 Star Wars edition is in the pipeline. This particular source has a good track record so there might be some truth to this.

It merits mentioning here that Samsung has done something similar in the past as well. It launched the Galaxy S8 Pirates of the Caribbean edition not too long ago. There was also an Iron Man edition of the Galaxy S6 edge a couple of years ago.

So it certainly won’t be surprising if the company decided to launch the Galaxy Note 8 Star Wars edition. However, like we’ve seen on the previous handsets, there won’t be any design changes. These limited edition units normally have exclusive content like themes, ringtones, wallpapers, and multimedia content.

Everything else about the device remains the same. That’s likely going to be the case with this special edition model as well. It remains to be seen if Samsung is going to offer this handset in all markets or if it’s just going to be limited to China.

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Analyst Claims 2018’s iPhones Will Allow For Gigabit Speeds

Tyler Lee November 22, 2017

Ahead of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X’s announcement, it was rumored that the new iPhones would not be capable of reaching gigabit download speeds. It turns out that the rumors were true, but the good news is that 2018 is expected to change that, according to a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

According to Kuo, he claims in his report that Apple’s 2018 iPhones will be capable of gigabit speeds, and that Apple is expected to include faster baseband chips in the phones, which echoes Kuo’s report from last week. He claims that the new iPhones will be capable of supporting 4×4 MIMO standards which should allow for faster speeds. This should also allow for better coverage especially in low-coverage areas.

We have heard the rumors that Apple is working with Intel to bring 5G hardware onto the iPhones, but whether or not it will be in time for next year’s iPhones is unclear. Earlier reports have also stated that Intel will be supplying the majority of the chipsets to Apple, around 70-80%, while the remainder will come from Qualcomm.

A recent video that surfaced compared the download speeds on the iPhone X and the Galaxy Note 8 from Samsung, showing just how far behind Apple is. Whether or not this can be felt by users in their day-to-day usage is unclear, but we suppose being able to hit faster speeds can’t be a bad thing.

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OnePlus 5T VS iPhone X In Speed Test

Tyler Lee November 21, 2017

Back in 2016 and in the early part of 2017, Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus appeared to dominate pretty much all of the competition when it came to speed tests, at least until the OnePlus 5 came along and we had a new winner. However with the iPhone X and its new A11 Bionic hexa-core chipset, how does the phone fare?

The good news is that while the chipset is fast, it seems that the new OnePlus 5T has no problems keeping up with it in certain aspects. In the video above put together by EverythingApplePro, it pits the OnePlus 5T against the iPhone X in a variety of speed tests. This includes launching apps and seeing how the phones multitask, as well as seeing how long the phones take to turn on, and so on.

Like we said, the OnePlus 5T appears to be faster than the iPhone X in some regards, with the initial part of the test showing that the OnePlus 5T’s massive amount of RAM certainly did help. However there are certain aspects in which the iPhone X managed to beat the OnePlus 5T, such as exporting videos and photos in which it appeared to be faster.

If there’s one thing we noticed in the video is that the new virtual home button on the iPhone X could have contributed to the delay, as it required users to tap on it and swipe up, versus the on-screen buttons of the OnePlus 5T in which users just had to tap it to exit.

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