I am always one for making things easier, and setting up a new phone is definitely one of the ways I would like someone to make it easier. It is a massive pain to backup every thing and configure it back with all your preferences. Now you can make it easier on yourself if you trust AT&T servers to do the work for you. AT&T has launched a new service called Ready2Go which at current, is only available for the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. You can however use your email account if you don’t have the currently only supported device to start the process. Here is what Ready2Go will handle for you:
- Set up your email accounts
- Connect to your social networks
- Import your contacts
- Set your wallpaper
- Personalize your home screens
- Install free applications
- Set your ringtones
- Select browser bookmarks
- Configure your Wi-Fi
AT&T uses AES 256 bit encryption to encrypt your information and the information is stored behind multiple firewalls until the settings are received by your wireless device. (confirmation) In the event that your device does not receive them, then the information will be automatically deleted in 35 days or you can manually delete it by going to the AT&T Ready2Go website.
I am not really all that comfortable with putting my information like this to AT&T servers, but if you are, and you have the SGS2 Skyrocket, head on over to Ready2Go before set it up manually and let AT&T help you out.