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Bring old texts to new phone

(Topic created: 01-20-2022 12:54 PM)
adf731
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I just replaced an A10s with a new A12, how can I carry my old text histories with me to the new phone?

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LongHiker
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Or simply install Smart switch on both phones. Connect via cable and transfer everything directly in one motion. 

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user149533at39
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Install SmartSwitch on desktop or laptop, connect old phone to desktop / laptop and use it to backup old phone, then connect new phone and restore
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Or simply install Smart switch on both phones. Connect via cable and transfer everything directly in one motion. 

adf731
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Thanks it worked after 2 tries. I used WiFi not cable. Would rather not have involved my laptop, thanks 4 the tip. But I used the SmartSwitch when I activated the new phone and it transferred email & contacts but not texts, not sure why, but who cares it's OK now Thanks!
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user149533at39
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... thanks @LongHiker


< smacks forehead >

I can't believe I didnt reply with phone to phone transfer ... after I've done it "how many times" ?!?!?!?!

< sheesh >
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user734264fo532
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don't worry about it ... you were probably thinking about doing a backup before doing a phone *update* vs a transfer 🙂 😘
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