How to Switch from a Mobile to a Smartphone

Many already have a smartphone in our hands. In fact, we may be reading this article from one of them. We have become accustomed to them, they are part of our lives, but not all have made ​​the leap to them yet.

If you continue using a mobile life and want to make the leap, not only today we encourage it but we explain how to pass your details to continue having them in your new smartphone. A simple process for the whole family.

How to back up my photos and videos


We started with the multimedia part. If you have photos and videos saved because our phone had camera, we can continue to have them on our mobile, or at least store them on your computer to save them and keep them. Here the process varies greatly depending on the phone.

Normally, before mobile come with a cable to transfer files from the phone to the computer via a USB connector. If this is our case, we simply have to connect. If you do not recognize it as a storage unit, we have to install the driver, go to the manufacturer’s website for more information.

Once we have done this, we simply have to locate the folder within the mobile, we want to copy the contents to the PC and ready. Do not you worry: in your new mobile will be easier to do all this.

Another option is to do it via Bluetooth, if your mobile phone is very clear. The problem is that the process can be slow because you have to go file by file. The process is simple: activate the bluetooth on your computer, and from the mobile -shot we send by giving this protocol.

How to back my address book


If you have already saved all our photos, now is the next step: our directory. Here again, we have many ways of passing from one phone to another so we will explain step by step the different options we have.

If we have few contacts, we can make a quick copy handy at some online service. If you have Android, the best option is to use Google Contacts under our email account in GMail. If you use Mac OS and iPhone, the contacts application that comes in these computers.

If we use PC and Windows Phone, or any other operating system, we can also synchronize with Outlook quickly and easily. Anyway, it’s best to spend our contact directory to one of these three services to have our phones always at hand.

If instead of having just a few friends and family have hundreds and hundreds of phone numbers, not something we can do by hand for export in Google Contacts, calendar of Mac OS or Outlook, there are two very simple solutions.

First, go to the contacts on your smartphone and look at the options menu option to export. By giving here, we will generate a.csv file which then can send either your computer or from cable or bluetooth as seen above.

Once we have the.csv file on your computer, we just have to go to any of the three applications of contacts that you have said, give it to import and select the contact file. Ready, we will have all our saved list and ready to sync to the phone automatically.

Another option, the simplest of all, is to ensure that our contacts are stored in the SIM memory. To do this, simply go to the agenda of our old phone and in the settings menu we should see an option where you mark where your contacts are saved.

If you are saved on the SIM perfect, we do not have to change anything else. If this were not so, we mark to be kept here and ready. Now just we put our old SIM in the new smartphone and already have working.

Are you looking for a new smartphone? Take a look at our gift guide for Christmas, we have very interesting models: as the Sony Xperia Z1, the new iPhone 5S or more traditional models with physical keyboard like the BlackBerry Q10.