1. rsuter's Avatar
    Hi everyone..

    I bought a new windows phone and want to migrate all my data (app data, save games, sms, configs, ...) to my new phone... Any idea how to do this?

    Thanks.
    Rico
    01-31-2012 10:05 AM
  2. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Unfortunately there's no way to backup your game saves, configs or sms's without developer unlocking your phone and using specific apps to do the backups.

    All you can do is reinstall your apps and games and set up everything manually again on your new phone.

    Your contacts and apps will all be listed on windowsphone.com when you sign in.

    You can reinstall your apps from there too.

    I'm assuming that your previous phone was another windows phone ?
    01-31-2012 10:29 AM
  3. speedtouch's Avatar
    Hi everyone..

    I bought a new windows phone and want to migrate all my data (app data, save games, sms, configs, ...) to my new phone... Any idea how to do this?

    Thanks.
    Rico
    What phone are you coming from?
    01-31-2012 10:29 AM
  4. rsuter's Avatar
    Yes, I currently have a Omnia 7 and will switch to Lumia 800... And this is very disappointing. I don't understand why a company like MS (with that big amount of menpower) can't create this feature... I think it is essential. What if your phone breaks and you get a new one from your carrier (warranty). Or my case!?
    01-31-2012 10:39 AM
  5. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I had to start all my games again when switching from my Omnia 7 to my HTC Titan.

    Very annoying indeed, but untill a complete backup utility arrives there's not a lot you can do. :(
    01-31-2012 10:42 AM
  6. ALborntoride's Avatar
    Same here when my Focus and i had to get another. Thank goodness for warranties but it still took 2 phones before I got one that worked. I had to download all my apps again and set up emails but at least all my contacts were saved to Windows live.
    01-31-2012 10:52 AM
  7. Major's Avatar
    I'm fairly certain that this will be addressed with Apollo.
    01-31-2012 11:20 AM
  8. kg4icg's Avatar
    If you synced your phone thru Zune and was keeping your contacts on Windows live, register the new phone in Zune and name it while unregistering the old phone and everything should be reinstalled as if nothing was out of place
    01-31-2012 12:29 PM
  9. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Zune only backs up apps, photo's, music and videos though kg4icg, all sms message, app settings, and game saves will be lost.
    01-31-2012 12:36 PM
  10. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Your gamer score and achievements are yes, but not your game saves, any games installed on the new phone have to be played from the start again.
    01-31-2012 01:07 PM
  11. speedtouch's Avatar
    Zune only backs up apps, photo's, music and videos though kg4icg, all sms message, app settings, and game saves will be lost.
    It's hard to believe that in 2012 we still have no way to back up text messages. Does any platform do this? The only one I know of is webOS, but then you have to do it all from Preware which is not something a normal user would access.
    01-31-2012 01:07 PM
  12. Mio_Ray's Avatar
    BlackBerry does it via the Desktop manager.

    Strange that there is Jo option for this in Zune.
    speedtouch likes this.
    01-31-2012 01:15 PM
  13. richu75's Avatar
    There are ways to backup your phone. All homebrew, so not for everyone to use.

    Rafael Rivera is working on a little project as we speak: 12 hour Windows Phone Homebrew Backup Hackathon Within Windows
    02-01-2012 04:55 AM
  14. cedarlog's Avatar
    backup will come in apollo update as far as i know
    02-01-2012 06:23 AM
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