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Transfer data from a BlackBerry or Windows Phone to a Pixel

You can copy data from a BlackBerry or Windows Phone to a Pixel phone. Data that you've saved to your Google Account will automatically sync with your Pixel phone. You can move other content manually.

Note: If you connect with the Quick Switch Adapter at setup, you'll see a "Phone may not be supported" message. Instead, follow these steps.

Get ready to copy

Get both phones ready
  1. Charge both phones. Learn how to charge your Pixel phone.
  2. Sync your BlackBerry or Windows Phone to your Google Account.
  3. If you'll use a mobile network, insert your SIM card into your Pixel phone. Learn how to insert a SIM card.
Turn on your Pixel phone for the first time
  1. Press the Power button until your Pixel phone starts. See a diagram of your Pixel phone.
  2. To change the language or how big things look on your screen, tap those options at the bottom.
  3. Tap Let's go and then Set up as new.

Tip: If you pick a different option, you'll see a "Phone may not be supported" message.

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 Pixel phone.

Import contacts from another email provider

If you use contacts with another web-based email provider (like Outlook, Hotmail, Yahoo, or AOL), you can import those contacts into your Google Account.

Learn how to import contacts from another email provider.

Import 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.

Learn about using Calendar on your Pixel phone.

Import events from another calendar app

You can import events from most calendar apps, like Outlook Calendar, to Google 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. Content in your Google Account automatically syncs with your Pixel phone. Learn how to:

Copy by USB cable

You can transfer content directly from your computer to your Pixel phone with a USB cable.

Learn how to transfer files between your computer and phone.

Switch to Android features 

Set up email

Continue using Gmail

If you already use Gmail, open your Pixel phone's Gmail app Gmail.

Learn about using Gmail on your Pixel 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 the Google Play Store.

You may have to pay for the Android versions of some apps. To transfer subscription services to your Pixel phone for free, sign in after you download the app.

Learn how to get started with Google Play apps and games.

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