Hallo everyone! I see there are some other posts about sync-ing fairphone with gmail however I’m not finding directly transferable advice, so I’m posting again and my sincere apologies if this is repetition for any of you (I’m a single mum with a little baby and very very short of time and trying to solve this is taking more time/concentration/brain juice than currently available ;-)).
Basically, I urgently need to back up my contacts as alas I have to transfer to another phone as my Fairphone is riddled with problems and it’s become unviable for me to use it A friend has donated me her old iphone and so I’m in the process of backing up info from Fairphone so I can make the move. I’m relocating city in the next week (probably moving saturday 7th nov), and I really need to sort this before I go.
My understanding is that iphone won’t take Android sized sim card (or microSD card), so I have to find another way to transfer my contacts to the new phone.
As per this link about how to backup the Fairphone I’ve followed up a couple of options, neither of which are working (ah!)
- Copy contacts to google account
However in the Fairphone Account Settings for google it says “Sync error” and “Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly.”
I’ve restarted phone, waited, checked my device access setting in my gmail account… but no change.
[I also tried copying contacts to outlook but first attempt didnt seem to work - I checked my outlook account on my laptop and my mobile contacts didnt show up]
- Backup using third party apps
I tried this but i get an error message:
“Error downloading ‘G Cloud Backup’. There is insufficient space on the device”
I deleted all my photos and videos from the phone … but no change.
All advice welcome!
I’m in London at the mo and I understand there is somekind of London Fairphone gathering/community. If there was anyone from that group who felt like lending a helping hand and meeting in person to help out that would be amazing.