Transfer content from your previous Nokia Lumia

Transfer your contacts, calendar, and text messages from your previous Nokia Lumia to your new Nokia Lumia using your Microsoft account. You can also use SkyDrive to easily transfer your office documents to your new Nokia Lumia, or transfer your photos and videos with the Windows Phone app.

You need a Microsoft account to move content to your new Nokia Lumia.

If you don't have a Microsoft account set up on your new Nokia Lumia yet, on the start screen, swipe left, tap settings iconSettings > email+‎accounts > add an account, and create a Microsoft account following the instructions shown on the screen.

  1. To select what you want to back up to your Microsoft account, on your previous Nokia Lumia, on the start screen, swipe left, and tap settings iconSettings > backup.

    Your contacts and calendar are backed up automatically to your Microsoft account.

  2. On your new Nokia Lumia, sign in to your Microsoft account, and your contacts, calendar, and text messages are automatically transferred to your new Nokia Lumia.

Transfer office documents

  1. On your previous Nokia Lumia, tap Office iconOffice > SkyDrive to make sure you have saved your Office documents to SkyDrive. To access your documents, on your new Nokia Lumia, tap Office iconOffice > SkyDrive.