Music, memories and money. Your entire life is right there on your phone, easily accessible with just a few swipes. With three simple steps, we'll help you transfer your valuable information and memories, erase data and get that old phone ready to sell.Download a printable PDF of this guide.
Think of all the music you've collected on your phone over the years.
All those thousands of pictures and videos, your favorite games, the apps you can't live without, not to mention your contacts and emails.
You've got a lot of data on your phone. Let's talk about relocating it, so it's ready and waiting to be transferred to your new phone.
Good to know: You'll need a Microsoft account to back up your phone
Backing up your Microsoft Lumina makes it possible to transfer your old data to your new phone
Before you start: Make sure to save and close your files before copying them from your phone to your computer
Backing up data
Good to know: You don't need to back up your contacts and calendar events separately since your phone automatically backs them up and keeps them in sync with your Microsoft account. Also, you can set your phone to automatically back up your app list, settings and text messages.
Backing up music
To back up other content, like your music, connect your phone to your computer, and follow the prompts.
You have 2 options. You can either:
Backing up photos
To back up your photos in OneDrive:
Want to make sure the photos you want have been backed up? Log in to your OneDrive account on any device and check the folder to which you saved the photos
Remove accounts from your phone
It's time to get rid of any accounts you no longer use
Good to know: Removing an account does not remove accounts and information from the online service itself. Some personal data may be retained by the third-party app after you have removed the account from your phone.
Now that you've completed the important step of backing up your data, it's time to disconnect your phone and make sure your account is paid off.
Disconnect your phone from Microsoft Account
You'll also want to make sure:
You're in the final stretch of getting your old phone ready to sell. You've backed up all the data you want to keep and called your carrier to disconnect your old phone. The last step is wiping the slate clean by resetting your old phone.
A master reset restores the original factory settings and may delete your personal data on the internal storage, such as downloads, ringtones, images, apps, contacts, and Visual Voicemail. It does not delete data stored on the SIM card or SD card. 
Before you start the reset process, make sure you've backed up all data you want to keep.
Charge your phone
To ensure the fastest experience and best price, be sure your device is charged before visiting an ecoATM® kiosk!
Your phone is now clean as a whistle (data-wise, anyway). You've taken the important steps to make sure your information stays with you, and all your photos, videos, apps and music are backed up and ready to be transferred to your new phone. Now you can sell that old phone with confidence.
Like the idea of making instant cash on your old phone? Go to an ecoATM® kiosk, where you can recycle it for cash on the spot. Charge your phone and find an ecoATM® kiosk location near you.
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Last Updated August 31, 2015
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