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Easily switch from an old Nokia to Lumia Windows Phones

Nokia UK has published a new video to help you get started with a Lumia Windows Phone. Should you be rocking an old Nokia mobile device, this walk through will have you back up old content and transfer everything across to your new smartphone. While Windows Phone is simple to get to grips with, it's neat to have a resource available for those who aren't tech savvy.

Be sure to check out the video if you're a little confused as to where to begin. Catch the Windows Phone apps below:

Source: YouTube

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

46 Comments
  • Naah! I prefer my 3310
  • In June you will receive windows phone 9! So better keep it!
  • Question is how do I easily switch from Nokia X to Nokia Lumia?
  • Not now but wait for Nokia Y. Lol.:D
  • Well, My dad needs a New Phone...
  • My Dad uses nokia 5233 and he wants new phone I am telling him to buy Nokia Lumia 630 when it releases.
  • haha I was using that 5233 before WP!
  • I won't let go of my 521 'til t-mobile get a better Lumia with 8.1 that 635 don't impress me.
  • ...me too n i'm ready for 8.1 preview. I might get the 925 instead of 635...
  • I'll keep my 808 and 521.
  • Shit, i thought it would be a deal about exchanging my Lumia 920 for a newer one :((((
  • Same here.... I thought exchange you any old Nokia for any Lumia...
  • Still keeping nokia 5130 and c5 as it have some awesome games.
  • all switch progress is easy, just 1 is not easy, money
    nah you know what I mean :)
  • Err...what?
  • I bought 2 new lumia 920. Prefer the design
  • gg...
  • Concur.... Design of 920 imho is still the best of the bunch. Just wish it had amoled, and of course some newer guts.
  • Agreed. I love my 1020 but I miss the Nokia smile of my 920.....
  • 1020 has amoled. I honestly don't think it looks good. Too saturated and dark. The 1520 and 8x, i think, has the right balance. Though I wouldn't mind new guts and less bezel. Do I think the Icon and 930 are the successors. No. The 920 had this new feel, design, and tech to it that it excites. It paved the way for the future of Nokia Lumias. Icon/930 doesn't add anything. Doesn't open any new chapters.
  • But 1520 has sensitivity problem...
    Sometimes it will response as you touch the screen but actually you want to swipe on the screen
  • True that. Even with the latest update it is about I'd say 70% improved. really though I was commenting the screen. I prefer my 1520 LCD rather than amoled.
  • Good choice! The 920 is amazing :)
  • The MS Takeover is showing here Originally, videos like this would have "Nokia Lumia" instead of just "Lumia"
  • Yep. I expect that to go away as well, to be eventually replaced with Surface Windows Phones.
  • Lumia is staying. Its a recognized "brand name". Kill it and MS will have to start all over again. I wouldn't risk that.
  • Will my 8X get Glance Screen with 8.1? :/
  • Ask Nokia.
  • +1520, Microsoft should consider adding this feature platform-wide. After live tiles, this is the identity of Windows Phone in standby mode.
  • I expect Lumia branding to stay, except with Microsoft in front instead
  • Just doesn't sound right, "MS Lumia". Lolzzz
  • Video not found...
  • Please Richard, I understand you're writing for a predominantly American audience here, but it doesn't mean you have to use such crass Americanisms all the time - especially as you're the "UK editor"! Phrases such as "rocking an old Nokia" sound horribly cheesy and can be left to the Yanks to use. (It's not a personal attack btw but I've seen such instances increasingly often on UK-based sites, and just had to point it out after seeing it here.)
  • What should he have said? -Swinging a classic Nokia? :)
  • How about "Should you have an old Nokia"? Or "Should you own an old Nokia"? Or even "Should you still possess an old Nokia"? There are umpteen ways of expressing the concept of owning and using something, it's a sad indictment of the state of the English language today if the first thing that comes to mind is some awful construction like "rocking". It would be slightly more tolerable if it were used very sparingly, but it seems to be popping up everywhere. It just reeks of the writer trying to sound "hip and down the the kids", but instead it just looks tacky. And if it's used repeatedly, its use becomes normalised to the extent that the writer doesn't realise how bad it sounds. As andrewb65 says below, would you ever hear that phrase used in a normal, everyday human conversation, regardless if it's between adults or not? Haha that turned into quite a rant but it had to be said :P
  • Nonsense.
  • "Rocking..." Sounds like the oldest swinger in town trying to be hep with the kids. Yuck! Seriously, would you use 'Rocking' in a conversation with grown-ups?
  • N8 FTW!!!! The 12MP 1/1.8 sensor and Carl Zeiss optics is still larger than any smartphone camera that isn't made by Nokia. It is the 3rd largest smartphone camera sensor. 808 PureView: 1/1.2, Lumia 1020: 1/1.5, Nokia N8 1.1.8. My N8 still takes great pictures after 4 years, it is slow as molasses in the winter cold but the photos are great. The battery is almost a gonner and I honestly don't use it enough to buy another battery and torx screw driver and replace it myself. Like Drago said, "If he dies......he dies".
  • Two words: N8 Delight. Look for it. You'll be pleased.
  • Thanks Alejandro!
  • For the record: Microsoft developed a "Sync with SkyDrive" app for Symbian Belle. If you have a Symbian^3 phone, you can have that, and your transition to a Lumia will be easy.
  • [curmudgeon] Two WP Central phrases I hate: "rocking" a phone "daily driver" [/curmudgeon]
  • Still using 1110 even I have my 920
  • This is all well and good, but how do i get the action centre on my 6600 slide? :P
  • Im still wanting to see the mystery gold finger device
  • I miss my N95-8GB