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Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by MyUsernameRox, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. MyUsernameRox

    MyUsernameRox Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I have an LG motion and I'm about to switch to a different phone. I have about 300 songs saved on my phone.

    Is there any way to somehow save my music and transfer it to my new phone without rooting my phone and without saving it to a computer because I don't have the means to do either.
     


  2. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!
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    I was going to say transfer to a pc but that's not an option. :p

    I would suggest using a cloud storage option such as Copy, Google Drive or Dropbox.

    All of those have apps that you can install on your phone and transfer files easily to/from your device.

    Google gives you 15GB of free space I believe with your Google account. Copy also gives you 15, and if you sign up through the referral link in my signature, you'll get an extra 5 gb. So 20 total, and no size limits.

    For ease of use, if you are already signed into your google account on your device, the Google Drive app should automatically log you in.


    Whichever one you choose to go with, just install the app and choose your files to upload. On your new device, install the app, log in and export/download to your phone storage.
     
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  3. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    Also there is the option of Bluetooth transfer, though how long that would take, and the aggravation, is another question.
     
  4. THE W

    THE W Android Expert

    SDcard?
     
  5. MyUsernameRox

    MyUsernameRox Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I was under the impression these phones did not have SD cards.
     
  6. THE W

    THE W Android Expert

    what phone are you switching too?
     
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  7. alfick3

    alfick3 Android Expert

    +1 Yeah, you haven't told us what phone you are moving to.
     
  8. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert

    You can buy your own plus what phone are you moving too?
     
  9. MyUsernameRox

    MyUsernameRox Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Sorry guys. I plan to get the F3
     
  10. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert

    Yea just put them on an SD card
     
  11. unnamedny

    unnamedny Android Expert

    personal cloud
     
  12. alfick3

    alfick3 Android Expert

    I just thought of this; you're coming from a Motion, that has an SD card. You say you have 300 songs, they must be on the SD card, I really don't think that that many songs would find on the internal storage of the Motion. Just pull it out and put it in the F3.
     
  13. THE W

    THE W Android Expert

    yeah F3 has an SDcard slot.

    you're good to go.
     
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  14. MyUsernameRox

    MyUsernameRox Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    That was a guess. I uploaded everything (music + a few ringtones) to Google Drive and it said I was using 1.1 GB out of 15 GB.
     
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  15. alfick3

    alfick3 Android Expert

    Well there ya go. Google drive is great.
     
  16. MyUsernameRox

    MyUsernameRox Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Update:

    I got an SD card and, as a test, downloaded a couple of songs onto my motion. Pulled the card, stuck it in my Optimus, nothing.

    I check my motion and the songs had downloaded onto that, but not the SD card.

    What gives?
     
  17. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert

    Use a file explorer copy and paste there is I difference from SD card and external sd
     
  18. MyUsernameRox

    MyUsernameRox Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    How do I do this, in simpler terms?
     
  19. THE W

    THE W Android Expert

    you downloaded to your phone's internal storage and not the external storage(SD card).

    look for a file explorer app in the playstore. ES explorer does the job but any will do.
     
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