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The use case is this: users who downloaded a new version of an app will need to go through a data migration process after log in (which may last up to 1 minute) during which user data from an old server will be migrated to a new one.

For this purpose, I'd like to display a loading screen with an animated progress indicator and an appropriate message which will explain briefly what's happening in the background. What would be the best message to display?

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Please wait while we copy your data to the new app.

This may take a few minutes.


  • use simple language
  • make sure they wait just in case they do something that could jeopardise the transfer (e.g. turn off data or device)
  • don't confuse them by mentioning the server migration
  • leave them pleased when it takes less than 'a few minutes'

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