switching from Galaxy S to HTC one X-how to transfer stuff

Tutor

switching from Galaxy S to HTC one X-how to transfer stuff

Just got my HTC one x but have no idea how to transfer my contacts n paid apps from my galaxy s since it has a regular sim card n the htc has a micro sim..

 

please help asap i wann use my new phone right away..

 

thank you...

Message 1 of 6 (3,656 Views)
Professor

Re: switching from Galaxy S to HTC one X-how to transfer stuff

Sign in with the same GMail account that you used on the Galaxy S when you turn on the One X.  If you have already did the initial sign-in on your phone, go to Settings>Accounts & Sync and add the Google account if needed.

 

This should pull over all apps and contacts associated with your GMail account.  If you didn't sync your contacts on your Galaxy S to your Gmail account and you still have it, you can turn that phone on and sync it to GMail. 

Message 2 of 6 (3,646 Views)
Professor

Re: switching from Galaxy S to HTC one X-how to transfer stuff

[ Edited ]

You should keep all your contacts on Gmail.   Storing them on SIM is a pretty obsolete method, and not very convenient as you now see (plus, if you lose your phone, you lose all your contacts).  If they aren't already on Gmail, you can try to go into your Contacts settings on the Galaxy S and see if there is a way to merge or transfer your SIM contacts to Gmail.  I've never owned a Samsung smartphone, so not sure if they have that option.  But I bet it does.

 

Also, if you buy your phone from an AT&T store, they will ask if you want your contacts transferred over.  Or if they don't ask you, just ask them to do it for you.

 

But you don't even need to do that, if you have your contacts on Gmail.  When you first power on your new phone and enter your Google login info, your contacts will be AUTOMAGICALLY synched to your new phone.  ITs one of the beauties of Android and the Google ecosystem.

 

As far as apps, you don't need to "transfer" anything to your new phone.  You can install the paid apps on as many devices as you want.  Some apps may download automatically when you login to your new phone (as suggested in the response above).  But you may need to go into the Play Store and download them manually.

Message 3 of 6 (3,614 Views)
Highlighted
Professor

Re: switching from Galaxy S to HTC one X-how to transfer stuff

Thanks redpoint for putting some "meat" on my bony response! Smiley Happy

Message 4 of 6 (3,610 Views)
Tutor

Re: switching from Galaxy S to HTC one X-how to transfer stuff

Thanks for replies.. I did a sync on my Samsung before activating my HTC but nothing is coming in for my contacts?
Message 5 of 6 (3,602 Views)
Professor

Re: switching from Galaxy S to HTC one X-how to transfer stuff

Under Settings>Accounts & Sync>Google>Sync Contacts, is this checked?  If not, check this and see if your contacts come in to your contacts list.

Message 6 of 6 (3,598 Views)
Share this topic
Announcements

Welcome to the AT&T Community Forums!!! Stop by the Community How-To section for tips on how to get started.