You’ve picked up your new smartphone and now you’re wondering how to get all that information transferred from your old phone. Fortunately, with the HTC One, we’ve made upgrading easier than ever. Whether you’re looking to import contacts, copy pictures and videos, or move music, with your HTC One, you’ve got all the tools you’ll need to make the switch. After all, no one wants to re-enter all those phone numbers, email addresses and other information.
For starters, you’ll want to sync email, online contacts, tasks, calendar items, and other online sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Evernote, Dropbox, and more. The set-up wizard on your HTC One will walk through the process of setting up these initial accounts. You can always add more accounts later using Accounts & Sync.
Once your basic accounts are set up, here are a few simple steps to help you get your most important data on your HTC One.
Importing contacts to your new HTC One is simple with the “Transfer” app, which provides step-by-step instructions for copying contacts from your old smartphone to your new HTC One using Bluetooth.
After launching Transfer, simply select your phone make and model, follow the Bluetooth instructions on your HTC One, and confirm the passkey to pair the phones. Once the phones have been paired you can copy the contacts to your Google account or directly to the phone.
With all your contacts copied, making a call is as easy as dialing a contact’s name.
Copying pictures and videos
After your address book, the camera is probably the most used feature on a smartphone. So copying photos is an important part of the upgrade process. We’ve made this simple with HTC Sync Manager on your PC (we’re working on a Mac version).
First, connect your old phone to your PC. Windows will detect your device and the AutoPlay screen will appear. Click “Import pictures and videos using Windows,” and follow the instructions.
Once complete, open HTC Sync Manager on your PC and import the photos and videos you want to copy. Now, connect your phone to the computer using the USB cable, connect to HTC Sync Manager and tap the circular arrows in the upper right corner to finish. Now you have the photos and videos you want on your new phone .
Migrating Music Playlists
With HTC Sync Manager you can also migrate music and playlists from iTunes or other music programs.
In the upper right corner of HTC Sync Manager, click the menu icon then select “Settings.” Under External playlists, click “Import playlists” and select the playlists you want to add to HTC Sync Manager.
Then, with your HTC One connected to your PC, go to the music sync settings and click “Sync music to device” then click “Selected playlists.” Choose the playlists you want copied to your phone and click “Done.” Your music playlists are now copied to your HTC One.
For Mac users, while we don’t have a version of HTC Sync Manager yet, you can still easily get photos, videos and music to your new phone. Just connect your HTC One to your Mac using the USB cable and choose “Disk Drive” as the connection type on your phone.
From the “Finder” window on your Mac you can now copy pictures, videos, and music to the DCIM, Movies, and Music folders on your HTC One. Of course, you’ll also have access to music services like TuneIn Radio, Pandora, MOG Music, 8tracks, and many more.
These are three quick ways to migrate data from your old phone to your new HTC One. How about you, what other ways have you found to transfer data to your HTC One?