Switch from Android to Windows Phone

Switching from Android to Windows Phone 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

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


  1. On your old Android phone, make sure your contacts are saved to your Google account. You can verify this by checking your contacts in your Gmail account using a PC. Better safe than sorry!
  2. When setting up your new Windows Phone, use the same Google account as the Android phone.



Transfer your photos

You can use One Drive 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.