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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 2oldseniors, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. 2oldseniors

    2oldseniors Newbie
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    first off I am old school so have never tried getting info from any phone to a new one. I currently have a google nexus 6p and am going to the new pixel 4. I understand the pixel 4 comes with an item called a switch so my first question using that can I choose what to copy from nexus 6p to pixel 4?
    I really don't want to copy or sync all from the nexus 6p what I only want is my contacts and photos.

    now the nexus 6p does sync some items and I think I backed up last week and only synced the contacts and photos so would setting pixel as a new phone first and then log into google and let it add the backup I made or is this a bad idea ?
    Thanks for any help on this

  2. Best Answer:
    Post #2 by codesplice, Oct 22, 2019 (7 points)

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  3. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator

    Your contacts are already automatically backed up to your Google account and will automatically be restored when you set up the new phone. The same goes for photos, assuming you've enabled the free backup option inside the Google Photos app: https://support.google.com/photos/answer/6193313?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform=Android

    If you use the option to copy data from your previous phone (or restore it from a cloud backup) you do get granular controls over what gets restored. You can pick settings, accounts, and individual apps to restore. You can find out more about this process here:

    Feel free to let me know if you need any additional information. :)
  4. 2oldseniors

    2oldseniors Newbie
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    @codesplice thank you for the links I wound up just letting google fill in the blanks from account login. but both links were informative and very useful.
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The Google Pixel 4 & 4 XL release date was October 2019. Features and Specs include a 5.7" inch or 6.3" inch screen, 16MP camera, 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 855 processor, and 2800mAh or 3700mAh battery.

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