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Transfer from to a new phone?

I have a Galaxy S that I had been using until today. Then I bought a Galaxy S3 and moved my SIM card from the S to the S3. How can I transfer the settings, data, and apps from the S to the S3? Currently the S is connected via wifi.
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Jess31
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Garry GlendownConsulting and Network/Security SpecialistCommented:
The apps - when downloaded from Google Play and using the same account - should be automatically installed on the new device (do make sure you're on wireless, it takes some time to download and eats up all your data allowance otherwise). Of course this will not cover the app data and settings. Contacts, dates etc. should also be there via the Google sync, unless you disabled that on either the old or new phone (or both). How have you set up your Google integration?
A "real" transfer will only work decently with real backup programs, like Titanium Backup (but which requires rooting your device). There are some other backup tools that will allow partial backup and restore for app data. I used "My Backup" a year or two back, which seemed OK at the time and doesn't require root, other top rated ones include "App Backup & Restore", which looks like a good choice to try from the reviews, it ought to do what you need ...
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Jess31Author Commented:
The Apps - does it make a difference whether they are free or paid apps? I have mostly free apps. They are both using the account. But I don't see all the apps of phone 1 on the new phone 2.

I don't know what the downside is of rooting the system, so for now I would stay clear of that. But I will try App Backup & Restore.

What about the phone LOG and SMS ?
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radup70Commented:
Use Kies to transfer some of your data: media files, contacts, etc.
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Garry GlendownConsulting and Network/Security SpecialistCommented:
Please note that some apps may not be marked as being compatible on the new phone; also I've noticed that not all apps were automatically installed before ... as for paid apps, with Google's new anti-piracy features (which have been stopped again), it may be necessary to install those apps from the Play store and not from a local backup ... I know my Titanium Backup still was able to move paid apps from one phone to another ... not sure whether that will fail in the future though ...

As for call log and SMS, there are backup tools that will backup SMS, e.g. "SMS Backup & Restore" (4.5 stars rating), just drop by the play store and search for "sms backup" ... "SMS Backup +" claims to also backup the call log ... free app, so just try it ...
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Jess31Author Commented:
where would I find the data such as the login for my bank app, or that of skype,etc?
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Garry GlendownConsulting and Network/Security SpecialistCommented:
The backup programs can usually identify the data storage of the different apps ... unless the apps directly store information on the SD/flash space (in which case you could use the normal USB connection to move the directories over to the new phone without the use of a backup program).
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Molnar IstvánHelpDesk / ProgrammerCommented:
i'm not sure , but i think the phone must be rooted, cause you have no access to the internal memory:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjBEBvRVRYs
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