1. akmolloy's Avatar
    I posted this on the main S4 forum, but am also posting here, in case the fact that it is a TMo phone makes a difference:

    Hi there, this post will reveal my skill level pretty quickly . . .

    My S4 (TMo) arrives today. I will be switching from my beloved S2. I was told by TMo that I'll need to activate the new SIM card that arrives with my new phone.

    Here's my question:

    Do I just move my memory card to the new phone, link up with my Gmail account and then voila everything will magically appear on my new phone? Including all my apps and their data?

    It seems too simple to be true. I don't want to jack this up. I've read about some back up programs on this forum, should I run one?

    Thanks in advance for any replies. If you need more info about apps let me know - it's pretty standard stuff, of the ones not linked to Google (task list, etc) for info I'm thinking Color Note (which I believe backs up to the chip), Double Twist (music), a program called Mileage Tracker - that data should all be on my chip, right?

    Thanks again!
    05-15-2013 11:02 AM
  2. akmolloy's Avatar
    Lots of reads, no responses . . . so:

    Seems to have gone well, with zero back up.

    Just met met my husband for a glass of wine, he brought the phone (which he had thoughtfully charged for me at home after it arrived) - someone on the main forum was nice enough to suggest a Kies backup, but I didn't see it until I logged in a few minutes ago.

    While we were out and about, I inserted the new SIM card, called TMo to activate the card, linked it to my Gmail account, and everything started downloading. I've had just a quick look around, everything seems to be there . . .

    . . . . .except I have no prior text messages. If anyone has brilliant ideas about pulling up past txt messages, fill me in. And thanks . . . .
    05-15-2013 07:01 PM
  3. CehowardNote7's Avatar
    From reading your posts, your skill level is above average, you are just being modest. It seems like you have accomplished the big things yourself. By the time you read this you will have most likely you will have figured out how to get the text messages. When I get my 32gb S4, going to post up and ask you for some pointers!!
    05-17-2013 06:55 AM

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