In this tutorial, we will learn how to transfer data from a broken Android device to a new Android device. Losing access to your old device can be frustrating, but with the right tools and techniques, you can still retrieve important data such as contacts, messages, photos, and more.
Before we begin, there are a few prerequisites you need to have in place:
- A working computer or laptop
- A USB cable
- A new Android device
- The latest version of the Android operating system installed on your new device
Method 1: Using Google Account Sync
If you have been using your Google account on your old Android device and had enabled sync for various data types, transferring your data becomes relatively easy.
Step 1: Set up your new Android Device
Start by setting up your new Android device. Follow the on-screen instructions and connect it to a stable Wi-Fi network.
Step 2: Sign in with your Google Account
During the initial setup process of your new device, you will be prompted to sign in with your Google account. Make sure to use the same account that was used on your broken device.
Step 3: Enable Sync for Data Types
To ensure that all relevant data is transferred from your broken device to the new one, verify that sync is enabled for the following data types:
- Contacts: Open the Contacts app on your new device and check if all contacts from your old device are synced.
- Calendar: Open the Calendar app and verify that all your events and reminders are synced.
- Photos and Videos: Install Google Photos from the Play Store and enable sync to access all your backed-up photos and videos on your new device.
- App Data: Some apps automatically sync data to your Google account. However, not all apps support this feature.
Step 4: Check Other Sync Settings
Go to Settings on your new device, tap on your Google account, and check if other relevant sync settings such as Chrome bookmarks, Gmail, Drive, etc., are enabled. Enable them if necessary.
Method 2: Using Android Backup Service
If you didn’t have sync enabled on your broken device or want more control over what data to transfer, you can use the Android Backup Service.
Step 1: Prepare Your Broken Device
If possible, charge your broken device or connect it to a power source. Ensure that the USB debugging option is enabled in the Developer Options settings. If you can’t access these settings due to a broken screen, proceed to Step 2.
Step 2: Connect Your Broken Device to Computer
Connect your broken Android device to a computer using a USB cable. Make sure the computer has appropriate drivers installed for your device model.
Step 3: Install Android Backup Extractor Tool
Download and install an Android backup extractor tool such as dr.fone – Data Recovery (Android). This tool allows you to extract data from a broken Android device even if it is inaccessible or unresponsive.
Step 4: Extract Data from Broken Device
Launch the Android backup extractor tool and follow the on-screen instructions to extract data from your broken device. The tool will guide you through the process, allowing you to selectively choose the data types you want to transfer.
Step 5: Transfer Data to New Device
Once the data is extracted from your broken device, connect your new Android device to the computer. Use the same Android backup extractor tool to transfer the extracted data to your new device.
Transferring data from a broken Android device to a new one is possible with the right methods and tools. By utilizing Google Account Sync or an Android backup extractor tool, you can retrieve and transfer important data such as contacts, messages, photos, and more. Always remember to create regular backups of your devices to avoid data loss in case of emergencies.
Hopefully, this tutorial has helped you in transferring your valuable data. Now you can enjoy using your new Android device without missing any important information!