Switch from Windows Phone to Android

Switching from Windows Phone to an Android device can seem daunting. Following these quick steps will get your new Android device setup faster than you can say "switch". Some steps may use a lot of data, so use Wi-Fi when available.

 

 

Transfer your data between phones

Windows Phone apps cannot transfer to Android, unfortunately. However, a developer may have made a version you can purchase/download for your new phone. Head over to the Play Store to search for a similar app.

 

  1. On your new phone, set up your existing Microsoft account as a new email. If you need help setting up your email, check the tutorial guides for your device on the Phones page.
  2. Now just sync Contacts and Calendar, and you're done!

 

 

Transfer your photos

You can use Google Photos to backup photos on your old phone and restore them to your new phone.

 

  • T-Mobile Store: Some retail stores can transfer contacts, calendar, pictures, and videos for you.
  • SD card: If both the old phone and the new Android phone have an SD card, you can move the SD card to the new phone. See your phone's common procedure page for SD Card for steps to save to the SD Card.
  • Computer: If you have a computer available, you can copy pictures and videos to the computer, and then to the new device. See your phone's common procedure page for steps to backup & restore using a computer.
  • Cloud:
    1. Install One Drive on your Android phone. One drive should already be installed on your Windows Phone.
    2. On the old phone, open One Drive and sign in using your outlook username and password.
    3. Tap the Upload icon. Open the folders one by one and choose what to transfer to your new phone.
    4. Tap Upload.
    5. On the new phone, openopen One Drive and sign in using your outlook username and password.
    6. Tap the content you want on your new phone.
    7. Tap Download.