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Transferring settings to a new FRITZ!Box

The wizard for easy FRITZ!Box switching helps you to move your FRITZ! products to a new FRITZ!Box and configures the new FRITZ!Box for your previous home network devices, apps, and the MyFRITZ! service.

Transferring settings from one FRITZ!Box to another

All current FRITZ! products that were registered with the old FRITZ!Box will be automatically connected to the new FRITZ!Box. If you use MyFRITZ!, the MyFRITZ! address of the old FRITZ!Box is also transferred to the new FRITZ!Box. All previously used FRITZ!Apps can be used with the new FRITZ!Box without having to re-register or reconfigure them.

During the transfer process, the wizard checks whether a FRITZ!OS update is available for the new FRITZ!Box. If FRITZ!OS earlier than 7.56 is installed on the new FRITZ!Box, the wizard will update the FRITZ!Box. Once the settings have been transferred, the wizard loads the factory settings of the old FRITZ!Box.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • FRITZ!OS 7.56 or later is installed on the old FRITZ!Box and FRITZ!OS 7.56 or later is available for the new FRITZ!Box.
  • The wizard must be run locally in the FRITZ!Box home network.
  • It is not possible to use the wizard when the FRITZ!Box is used as a Mesh Repeater or in IP client mode.
  • The latest versions of FRITZ!OS are installed on all FRITZ! products connected with the old FRITZ!Box.
  • Devices from other manufacturers (for example cordless telephones) are not automatically transferred to the new FRITZ!Box.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

1 Loading the factory settings of the new FRITZ!Box

The new FRITZ!Box must be set to factory settings so that the wizard can transfer the settings. If you already made settings in the new FRITZ!Box, load the factory settings of the new FRITZ!Box:

  1. Load the FRITZ!Box's factory settings.

2 Transferring settings

Transferring settings from a FRITZ!Box to a new FRITZ!Box
  1. Click "Wizards" on the bottom left of the user interface of the FRITZ!Box that you want to switch from.
  2. Click "Transfer Your Settings to a New FRITZ!Box" in the "Wizards" menu.
  3. Follow the wizard’s instructions.
  4. After the wizard has finished, plug the network cable, USB devices, and telephones from the old FRITZ!Box into the new FRITZ!Box.
  5. Set DECT and HAN FUN devices from other manufacturers to registration mode. Normally these devices register with the new FRITZ!Box by themselves.
  6. Now connect the devices to the FRITZ!Box that were not automatically transferred by the wizard.