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Set up your Pixel phone

 You can move what's on your current phone to your Pixel phone, or set up your Pixel phone as a new device.

  • You can automatically transfer data from most phones running Android 5.0 and up or iOS 8.0 and up. (Learn how to check your Android or iOS version, and what can limit iPhone copying.)
  • You can manually transfer data from most phones running most systems.

Option 1: Transfer data from your current phone

To move data to your Pixel phone, follow the on-screen steps the first time you turn on your Pixel.

If you skip transferring data or don't finish setup the first time:

  • Within a few minutes, you'll get a "Pixel setup isn't done" notification. Tap Finish setup.
  • For a few days, open your Settings app Settings app. At the top, tap Finish setup.
  • After a while, you can always reset your phone. But that erases all your data. Learn how to reset to factory settings.
From an Android phone

Before you start

  1. If you don't have a nano SIM card, get one from your mobile service provider. Learn how to get a SIM card.
    Tip: If Project Fi is your mobile carrier, you can use eSIM or a SIM card with your Pixel 2.
  2. Find a cable that works with your current phone, like its charging cable.
  3. If your current phone or cable has a connection other than USB-C, find your Quick Switch Adapter. See what comes in the box with your Pixel phone.

Transfer your data

Follow our Android transfer guide.

From an iPhone

Before you start

  1. If you don't have a nano SIM card, get one from your mobile service provider. Learn how to get a SIM card.
    Tip: If Project Fi is your mobile carrier, you can use eSIM or a SIM card with your Pixel 2.
  2. Make sure that you can transfer the most data possible. Learn what can limit iPhone copying and how to transfer more of your data.
  3. Find a cable that works with your current phone, like its charging cable.
  4. Find your Quick Switch Adapter. See what comes in the box with your Pixel phone.

Transfer your data

Follow our iPhone transfer guide.

From a BlackBerry or Windows Phone

Before you start

If you don't have a nano SIM card, get one from your mobile service provider. Learn how to get a SIM card.

Tip: If Project Fi is your mobile carrier, you can use eSIM or a SIM card with your Pixel 2.

Transfer your data

Follow our Blackberry/Windows Phone transfer guide.

Option 2: Skip transferring data

If your Pixel phone is your first device or you want a fresh start, turn it on and tap Start and then Set up as new. You'll skip transferring data and start personalizing your new phone.

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