How to Use a New Android Phone

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta February 4, 2022
Updated 2022/02/04 at 5:26 AM

It is possible that for some particular reason you want change your android phone and start using a new one. Either because you want to improve technological features, or because your Android device was lost or broken. One of the possibilities is to start from scratch with a new Android device, or use a new Android phone by transferring the data you have on another device. In the following article we provide you with the steps to follow and the different ways to use a new phone with the Android operating system. I invite you to continue reading, we already started.

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Initial considerations

The content of this article is oriented to versions of Android 10 or higher. It may be that for lower versions of this system, the procedure is not the same. Therefore, first of all, you need to know what version of Android your phone uses.

This information is found in the settings app on your phone. Here you can find the Android version, security updates, and the system level of GooglePlay.

To access your mobile version, proceed as follows:

  • Go to the menu Setting.
  • In this menu select the option System -> Upgrade system.
  • Here see the “Android version” of your device.

Once you have ensured that the versions of Android are compatible with this tutorial, you must take other precautions. Make sure both phones are fully charged. Unlock the old device using the pin pattern or password. It is even advisable to disable these access options until the process is complete.

you must also Sign in with your Google account on the old phone. If you don’t have one, you must create one. Before proceeding, sync your data and back it up to your Google account. It is also important to have a Wi-Fi connection.

Make a backup of your Android device.

Use a new Android phone from another Android phone

To start using a new Android phone from another Android phone, you need to follow these steps:

  • First of all, turn on the phone with new Android system.
  • press the option Start. In case it is not available, you will need to copy the data manually.
  • Continue through the new phone setup process until prompted “Copy apps and data from a previous phone.”
  • In case you have a cable to connect the phones, follow the instructions on the screen to proceed with the copy.
  • In case you don’t have a cable, select the option Don’t have the cable? and then OK. Then click on the option Android phone backup. To proceed with the copy, you just have to follow the instructions shown on the screen of your mobile.

Use a new Android phone from an iPhone

In case you want to change from a iPhone towards a phone with Android operating system, you should proceed as follows.

  • First of all, turn on the device new with Android system.
  • Press on the button Start.
  • Once prompted, select the option to copy apps and data from a previous phone.
  • In case you have a cable to connect both phones, connect and follow the instructions on the screen. If you do not have the cable, select the option Don’t you have the cable? and then press OK. Then press the option An iPhone device.
  • To proceed with the data copy, simply follow the instructions displayed on the screen.
  • If you want sync with the new Android phone, you must create an iPhone and iCloud account backup to the Google Drive service. For this you must proceed as follows:
    • install on your iPhone the Google Drive app and open it.
    • In the upper left corner of the app, select the option Menu.
    • Then press Settings -> Backup.
    • To finish press the option Start backup.

Configure SMS

Once the switch to a new Android phone has been made from the iPhone, you must configure the SMS service. Otherwise, it may happen that the SMS sent to your SIM card, are sent to the iPhone instead of the Android device.

Before you remove your SIM card from iPhone, you must disable iMessage, for which you should proceed as follows:

  • go to Setting on the iPhone.
  • Choose Posts.
  • Change the status of the iMessage app to “disabled”.

In the event that you no longer have the iPhone in your possession or that you have already removed the SIM card, you must request Manzana unregistering your number from iMessage. For this go to the official Apple page.

Use your cloud save data on your new Android phone

In case you do not have the old phone, either due to loss or breakage, if you have to have knowledge of your Google account data. You need to know the password and other information in order to restore your backup on the new device.

To proceed this way, follow these steps:

  • turn on the new Android device.
  • Click on the option Start.
  • Follow the prompts once you choose the option to set up the new phone without an old phone.
  • Once prompted on the screen, Sign in with your Google account.

Copy the data manually

The steps explained above will have a highest level of success to restore all your data to new android phone. In case none of these variants work for you, you can try to copy each of these data manually.


If the contacts are associated with your Google account, once you access your new phone with this account and the you will have available automatically.

In case these have been saved in your SIM card, You must import them into your Google account, as follows:

  • Insert your SIM card on the new device.
  • open the app contacts.
  • Click on the option Menu -> Settings -> Import.
  • Select the SIM card option. In case you have more than one Google account, you must choose which account to import the contacts to.

If you export your contacts on the old phone to a file with extension .vcf, you must copy this file to the new Android device. Once you have the .vcf file on the new phone, proceed:

  • Open the application of contacts.
  • Click on the option Menu -> Settings -> Import.
  • Select option .vcf file. In the window, look for the location of the file and select the account to which you are going to import the contacts in case you have more than one


All the music you find bought in YouTube Music or Google Play It will automatically appear on your new Android device.

You can also create a backup of your phone’s music on a computer. You can then import this music via Google Chrome browser into your music library. googleplay, just by dragging it into the browser.

Files, folders, photos and videos

In case you have an internet connection, upload all the content you want to google drive and create a backup in Google Photos. Once you connect with the new phone you will be able to access all this saved content.

Another way can be to connect the old phone to a computer and copy all your files and folders to the computer’s hard drive. Once you configure a new Android phone, you just have to connect it to the computer, and copy these files back to the phone memory.

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