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racknfrackn
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I'm getting a replacement phone today - anyone ever use Tap and Go?  From what I read, you need an NFC capable phone - has anyone used it?  Any clues or instructions?  Does it work well?

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racknfrackn
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Here are the best instructions I've found.  It's for Android 4 (Kitkat) and up.

How do I use Tap & Go?

When you set up your device, you can quickly copy any Google Accounts, backed-up apps, and data from your current Android device to your new Android device using Tap & Go.

When you're prompted to use Tap & Go during the setup wizard, follow these steps to complete the process:

  1. Turn on and unlock your current device.
  2. Make sure NFC is turned on for your current device.
  3. Briefly place your current device and your new device back to back until your hear a sound confirming the touch.
  4. When the screen on your current device says, "Copy accounts and data from this device?," touch OK. Keep in mind that Bluetooth will be used to complete this process.
  5. The screen on your current device will lock. Use your pin, pattern, or password to unlock it.
  6. When you get a notification on your current device that says, "New device setup completed," touch the notification.

    Note: If you have 2-Step Verification set up for you Google Account or don’t have a screen lock set up on your new device, you'll be asked to enter your account password.
  7. When you're done, all your Google account data and associated apps will be available on your new device.

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LENNYEDGE
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do you mean NFC enabled device that does samsung pay as such. and can transfer files by touching other device. i got s7edge and does such.

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racknfrackn
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It's not specific to Samsung, but to Android phones with NFC.  Apparently all you need to do is have NFC active on both phones, touch the backs of the phones together sign in to your account, and the phone does the rest.

I am wondering if anyone in this community has used this method for transferring their data to a new phone.

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racknfrackn
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Here are the best instructions I've found.  It's for Android 4 (Kitkat) and up.

How do I use Tap & Go?

When you set up your device, you can quickly copy any Google Accounts, backed-up apps, and data from your current Android device to your new Android device using Tap & Go.

When you're prompted to use Tap & Go during the setup wizard, follow these steps to complete the process:

  1. Turn on and unlock your current device.
  2. Make sure NFC is turned on for your current device.
  3. Briefly place your current device and your new device back to back until your hear a sound confirming the touch.
  4. When the screen on your current device says, "Copy accounts and data from this device?," touch OK. Keep in mind that Bluetooth will be used to complete this process.
  5. The screen on your current device will lock. Use your pin, pattern, or password to unlock it.
  6. When you get a notification on your current device that says, "New device setup completed," touch the notification.

    Note: If you have 2-Step Verification set up for you Google Account or don’t have a screen lock set up on your new device, you'll be asked to enter your account password.
  7. When you're done, all your Google account data and associated apps will be available on your new device.
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LENNYEDGE
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I TAKE IT MY ANSWER IS CORRECT

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racknfrackn
Member

partially, I already KNEW how to do it . . . I haven't done it - I was asking: "has anyone used it?  Any clues or instructions?  Does it work well?"  So, a proper answer would involve your experience with using Tap-N-Go.

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LENNYEDGE
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good luck

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Ann154
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I have used the Motorola Migrate application is functions similarly to transfer your data from one phone to another.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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LENNYEDGE
Sr. Member

ok anns right, i assumed you meant nfc. you mean storage and restoration.

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