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Transferring Data to New Phone

Discussion in 'Android Mobile Devices' started by IncompetentIngrid, Apr 23, 2017.

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  1. IncompetentIngrid

    IncompetentIngrid Thread Starter

    Apr 23, 2017
    I am not very tech savvy and have no idea about how anything works...o_O

    First of all, what is the card that is in the card slot on the top of my galaxy s6 edge?! I know that I have 32 GB of storage on my phone but I don't know what type of card (SIM or SD) that is coming from. Apparently s6 phones contain nano-SIM cards, is the removable chip in the top of my phone a nano-SIM card?

    (I know that I can remove this card by sticking the special key that came with my phone in the little hole on the top of my phone, which is on the left hand side.) My phone has been water damaged and it wont turn on. I have already tried all of tricks to bring it back to life (although I will keep trying), but I want to get a new phone for now. If I take out the 32GB card what will happen to my old phone? If I put this card into a new phone will all my pictures and contacts be transferred to the new phone, as well as my phone number? Thanks for your help.;)
  2. plodr


    Jun 27, 2014
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    Download the user guide and manual
    at the very least you will know what the parts are called.

    Since you say it isn't working now, removing one or 2 cards won't change that fact.

    Pictures perhaps if the camera was set up to store images on the microsd card.
    Contacts, probably not since I suspect they are stored on the internal phone memory BUT ask a tech when you buy the new phone.
    They might be able to transfer things that you can't. (They know more tricks than the average user).
  3. TonyB25

    TonyB25 Banned

    Dec 31, 1969
    If you bought and used a microSD card and made config changes to save pics to it, then they're there. They're not on the SIM.

    When you get a new phone, set up a prog to backup pics. Flickr, Google Photos. Need to have a backup plan.
  4. increasepixie33


    Apr 18, 2017
    taking out the sim card and memory card should'nt do anything to your phone. If you put the memory card in your new phone, you might be able to recover some of the images. if you put your old sim card in your new phone, there is a chance that you can recover SOME of your contacts.

    TonyB25 is right. You should ALWAYS save your files (images, contacts, etc) in another device or via cloud. Google can help you with that.
  5. IncompetentIngrid

    IncompetentIngrid Thread Starter

    Apr 23, 2017
    Thank you guys this i very helpful! I have saved somethings to google drive but unfortunately my most recent pictures were not saved.
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