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Transferring settings from one FRITZ!Box to another

You want to transfer settings from one FRITZ!Box to a different model? ✔ It's easy with the import function.

If you switch to a different FRITZ!Box, you do not have to reconfigure all of your settings; instead, you can quickly and easily transfer previously saved settings from the old FRITZ!Box to the new FRITZ!Box.

Transferring settings from one FRITZ!Box to another

To import the settings, simply use the restore function in the FRITZ!Box user interface. You can choose whether you want to import all of the settings or only certain ones, for example Wi-Fi settings and telephone books, into the new FRITZ!Box.

Note:With the new wizard for easy switching to a different FRITZ!Box, you can now also transfer all settings to a new FRITZ!Box, if FRITZ!OS 7.56 or later is installed on both FRITZ!Boxes.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The FRITZ!OS version of the new FRITZ!Box must be the same or later than the FRITZ!OS version of the old FRITZ!Box.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the FRITZ!Box 6820 LTE v2 and v3 with the latest FRITZ!OS, the FRITZ!Box 6820 LTE v1 may vary.

1 Transferring settings

Besides the settings, you can also restore telephony data, for example contact pictures, ringtones, and messages from the answering machine, as well as other data from the internal memory of the FRITZ!Box:

Restoring settings

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Backup" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click on the "Restore" tab.
  4. Click the "Browse..." or "Choose File" button.
  5. Select the file "FRITZ.Box[...].export" that contains the FRITZ!Box settings.
  6. Enter the password you entered when saving the file.
  7. Enable the option "Restore all of the settings". If you only want to restore some of the settings, enable the option "Select manually the settings to be restored".
  8. Click the "Restore" button.
  9. On the FRITZ!Box,confirm that the procedure may be executed, if you are asked to do so.
  10. If you have two different FRITZ!Box models or you enabled the option "Select manually...", you will now be shown all of the settings that can be restored: Enable the settings you want to restore and click "Apply".
    • If you have two FRITZ!Boxes of the same model, all of the settings will now be applied.

2 Setting up MyFRITZ!

If you use MyFRITZ!, register the new FRITZ!Box with MyFRITZ!:

  1. Click "Internet" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click on "MyFRITZ! Account" in the "Internet" menu.
  3. In the field "Your MyFRITZ! account", enter the email address you used to register with MyFRITZ!.
  4. Click "Next". Now MyFRITZ! sends you an email with a confirmation link for the new FRITZ!Box.

    Important:If you do not receive an email, the email was classified as unsolicited advertising (spam). In this case, check the spam folder of your email inbox.

  5. Open the email you received from MyFRITZ!.
  6. In the email, click the "Register Your FRITZ!Box" button to complete the registration procedure.

3 Setting up MyFRITZ!App

  1. Start the FRITZ!App in question.
  2. Tap the menu on the top right or left and then tap "Settings".
  3. Tap "Log in again" or "Reconfigure App".
  4. Tap "OK" to delete the app's connection to the old FRITZ!Box.
  5. Enter the FRITZ!Box password of the new FRITZ!Box. If you are asked to enter a username and password, enter the account information of a FRITZ!Box user who is authorized to access FRITZ!Box settings.

    Note:You can edit the account information and access rights of users under "System > FRITZ!Box Users" in the user interface.

  6. Tap the "Save" button to complete the configuration.