- 03-27-2012, 07:38 AM #1
So with the coming of the Lumia 900 to at&t, I am faced with the question how do I transfer my apps and other information from the my original Samsung Focus the the new phone. Contacts and email are not really a concern. Neither is my music and pictures. I'm more concerned with apps. I have heard that apps purchased through Zune will come over to the new phone just fine but apps bought through the phone will not. This is a concern for me since most of the apps on my phone were purchased through my phone. I don't think I bought any apps through Zune at all.
Am I screwed or is there a solution to this?
03-27-2012, 09:29 AM #3
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However, the big concern might be app data. When you switch phones, even though you can re-download any apps, all of your app data will be gone. That means any progress you've made in any games is gone. If you're a phone gamer, I'd suggest keeping your old phone around until you can finish up whatever you've been playing lately and then start any new games on your 900.
- 03-27-2012, 10:02 AM #4
so does this mean the ones of us who are not already WP7 users but may move over do not have a current need for Zune? sorry for all the questions but I have no working knowledge of WP7 at all.
- 03-27-2012, 10:23 AM #5
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- 03-27-2012, 11:26 AM #6
Full online backups & sync's coming later this year with Apollo. For now, unfortunately you have to redownload the apps.
The good news is its not that bad, and there is an app called "reinstaller" in the market. Download that first, then connect to live and it pulls down your history. Then check the boxes on ones you want to redownload and go through them. You still have to click "install" for each one, but its waaaay faster than searching for each, and even faster than doing from the website in my experience.
You can also do from Windows Phone | Cell Phones, Mobile Downloads, Mobile Apps, and More | Windows Phone 7 if you go to your account and history. You can send them one by one to your phone.
And yes, any installations from the Zune desktop client will automatically install on your phone when you sync it.
- 03-27-2012, 02:45 PM #7
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- 03-27-2012, 03:47 PM #11
As mentioned above, the Reinstaller app makes the app re-installation process slightly less painful. Actual data will be lost, unless the app has its own backup function (for instance, Better Movie Manager).
- 03-28-2012, 03:14 PM #13
If you want her to have her own phone, then a simple reset and she can setup the phone with her own microsoft account (live/hotmail) and download her own apps.