Apps That Saved My Photos Files Contacts and Text Messages When I Got a New Phone
You're getting a new cell phone. You're old phone's in the dark abyss in the back of your cellular service provider’s service area. You hope they can get all your photos and contacts transferred. All you can do is wait….
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My phone had been having problems with the SIM card. I took it to my cellular phone service provider and the representative recommended a new phone. I was okay with that but, when the representative tried to transfer my information to my new phone she said she was not able to transfer my apps to my phone, but I could download those as long as I knew my Google Play password. Since 25% of my house calls and remote calls are because someone forgot their password, I knew my password.
More Was Missing On My My New Cell Phone Than I Was Told
As it turned out I was missing my
my text messages
It was pretty much an empty cell phone.
I Was Able To Recover Everything From My Old Cell Phone With The Following Apps
To be clear, I do not represent nor make money from any of these Android cell applications.
All of my contacts are stored in my primary Gmail account. I have my contacts setup to sync with my Gmail account.and my phone. When I add a contact to my Gmail account it syncs to my cell phone. When I add a contact to my cell phone it syncs to my Gmail account.
Google Drive offers 15 GB of free storage space and a Microsoft compatible office suite. Since I do most of my work on different computers and devices, it's absolutely perfect for my needs. Google Drive is already built into your Android phone. Sometimes it’s hidden in a folder called Google.
All Google products are cross platform. That basically means that they will work on both Android cell phones and iPhones. I use Google photos to backup my photos from my camera. Once I logged in with my new cell phone they all downloaded.
Pulse SMS Application
I purchased a lifetime subscription for $10 so that I could get and reply to my text messages on my computer without using my phone data. Fortunately when I signed in their secure and encrypted database downloaded all of my text messages to my phone.
Couple Other Tips
The new cell phones usually use USB C which means your old charger will not work so don’t try to force it.
I use 2FA (two factor authentication) in order to secure my social media and website hosting. The app I use needed access to my old phone for verification. Make sure you have a secondary means of verification such as a text message. A text message is linked to your phone number and not a particular device.
All but one app was free. You just have to remember 100 percent of cell phones will eventually stop working or be replaced with new cell phones. A little preparation for that will bring you peace of mind.