No one blogged about migrating from a Windows Phone to a new Windows Phone! There is no source online about this. I have used the amazing Nokia Lumia 920 for almost a year, but I have a Nokia Lumia 930 now. I have won this amazing device from the June competition of Adduplex.
The 930 has a better screen (full HD) better CPU and a better camera. My 920 had the windows phone 8.1 developer preview 8.10.12400.899 and my 930 has 8.1 (no developer preview) and runs 8.10.12397.895 so the old phone seems to run newer software, but it has no Nokia Cyan (yet).
Back to the migration of the new phone. There are several guides online about moving from Android to Windows Phone or Apple (iOs) to Windows Phone, but no guides from Windows Phone to Windows Phone.
When you fire up the new Nokia Lumia 930 you get the installation wizard. During that wizard you have to sign in at your Windows id/account (former live id, former .net passport) The wizard will notice that you had a Windows Phone before and will give you the option to restore a backup. The backup contains all your mail accounts, apps, OS- preferences (home screen, tile positions) etc. It is amazing!
In the picture to the right, you can see (in Dutch) that the wizard found a backup of my other Windows Phone (Lumia 920)
There is just one thing that I forgot. I just restored the backup and it started downloading all the apps that I had on my old phone. So I was ready to actually use the new Nokia Lumia 930 and wanted to insert my sim card. But… the 920 has a micro sim and the 930 has a nano sim.
So to summarize, migrating from WP to WP is, turn on your device. Sign in onto Microsoft ID. Restore backup. Insert sim card. Done!
p.s. looking forward to the Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 update!
p.p.s. Did you know that SIM stands for Subscriber Identity Module?