Transfer data from a BlackBerry or Windows Phone to a Pixel


Data that you've saved to your Google Account automatically shows on your Pixel phone after you sign in. You can move other data with the steps below.


  • The Quick Switch Adapter that comes in the box with your Pixel doesn't work with BlackBerry or Windows Phone.
  • If your data storage is full based on your device's capacity, data transfer could pause. Be sure to check your storage capacity before you start data transfer.

Step 1: Get ready to copy

  1. Charge both phones.
  2. Sync your BlackBerry or Windows Phone to your Google Account.
  3. Insert your SIM card into your Pixel phone. Learn how.
    Tip: If Google Fi is your mobile carrier, you can use eSIM or a SIM card.
  4. Turn on your Pixel phone.
  5. Tap Start And then Set up as new. Follow the on-screen steps.
    • If you pick a different option, you'll see: "Phone may not be supported."
    • If you don't see "Start," your Pixel is already set up. You can still copy your data at any time.

Step 2: Copy your data

Copy contacts

Continue using Google Account contacts

If you already use contacts in your Google Account, like in Gmail, you'll see them in your communication apps on your Pixel phone. Learn about using contacts on your phone

Add contacts from another email provider

If you use contacts with another web-based email provider, you can import those contacts into your Google Account. For example, you can import from Outlook, Hotmail, Yahoo, and AOL. Learn how to import contacts from another email provider.

Add contacts from a SIM card

If your contacts are on a SIM card, you can import them. Learn how to import contacts from a SIM card

Copy calendar events

Continue using Google Calendar

If you already use Google Calendar, open your Pixel phone's Calendar app Calendar. You'll find your events. Sync Calendar with a phone or tablet.

Add events from another calendar app

You can import events from most calendar apps to Google Calendar. For example, you can import from Outlook Calendar. Learn how to import events to Google Calendar and get started with Google Calendar

Copy music, photos, videos, files & folders

Copy from your Google Account

You can upload content from your current phone or computer to your Google Account. Your Pixel phone automatically shows the content in your Google Account. Learn how to:

Copy by USB cable

You can transfer content directly from your computer to your phone with a USB cable. Learn how to transfer files between your phone and computer.

Step 3: Switch to Android features 

Set up email

Continue using Gmail

If you already use Gmail, open your Pixel phone's Gmail app . You'll see your email. Learn about using Gmail on your phone.

Set up Gmail for the first time

Learn how to sign in to Gmail and manage your Gmail account.

Download apps

You can download many of the apps that you had on your Windows Phone or BlackBerry from Google Play.

You could have to pay for the Android versions of some apps. To transfer subscription services to your Pixel phone at no charge, sign in after you download the app. Learn how to get started with Google Play apps and games.

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