[ZenUI Tips]: Transfer your data and files seamlessly to your new ZenFone


Are you excited to bring the new ZenFone 3 home? Let’s set aside the hassle of moving your personal data and files from your old ZenFone device to the new one because we have compiled some handy tips for you to migrate your phonebook, calendar, app settings, photos and more in a painless and seamless way. No PC or SD card needed!

Migrating contacts, calendar, apps, and other settings

Enable your Google account, and have your contacts, calendar, apps, and other personalized settings automatically stored in Google Drive. To begin, go to Settings > Accounts then select Google and set up your account.


When everything is set, go to Settings > Backup & reset and turn on Back up my data and Automatic restore. The system will automatically back up your data when your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network, plugged to a power source, and in an idle mode.

On your new phone, just sign in to Google account and the system will restore all your backup data.

  • Android’s Backup and reset feature can only support apps that have the built-in backup and restore functionality.
  • Android’s Backup and reset feature may vary due to different firmware versions. Please refer to Google website for more details. The example used here is migrating data from Android 5 to Android 6.

Migrating photos and other multimedia files

Move your photos, videos, music, and other files from your old phone to your new ZenFone wirelessly using the bundled ZenUI File Manager. All you need is a Wi-Fi access!

To enable this, connect your old phone to a Wi-Fi network then launch File Manager and tap PC File transfer > Start to generate the URL.

On your new phone, ensure that you are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the old phone, then key in the same URL in the URL address field on your web browser to view the files on your old phone. Tap and hold the file/folder that you want to transfer then tap Compress and download.

When done, you can retrieve the compressed files from Downloads on your new phone’s File Manager.

Data or file migration from one device to another is much easier than you thought! Update your File Manager to its latest version and get everything set up for the best experience of your brand new ZenFone!