Last Updated on June 16, 2020 by Ian McEwan
With all the frenzy surrounding Android upgrades and new generation technology, nothing beats the excitement of getting a new phone. You’ve probably had your old handset for a few years and customized it to reflect your daily life and moods.
And to switch to a brand new android phone might mean losing some data, right?
Not really. What if you there was a way to transfer data from android to android? In this article, I’ll walk you through three methods with easy to follow guidelines. Let’s dive right in.
Undoubtedly the most reliable software out there, 4 in 1 Switch Mobile Transfer allows you to selective or batched transfer everything (Contacts, Text Messages, Calendar, Call logs, Photos, Music, Videos, Apps, Office Files, App Data and more) with a single click. The app supports a wide variety of smartphones and is compatible with Windows 10 as well as Mac PCs.
To transfer data, follow these 3 easy steps:
Step 1. Download Switch Mobile Transfer. When it’s done, install and run the software to open a window with options to Transfer Phone to Phone, and Backup&Restore data to pc.
Step 2. Using USB cables, connect the two android phones to your PC. Switch Mobile Transfer will scan and recognize the two phones which will be listed on opposite sides of the window.
Step 3. You will notice contents that you wish to copy or transfer to your new android listed between the two phones. Select/check all the data types to transfer and hit the “Start Transfer” button.
With multiple features, this software also gives you the option to completely erase the contents of your old phone after transferring everything.
Bluetooth is a wireless method that enables easy android data transfer. It’s a built-in feature in almost every Smartphone and will only work in a small range. You don’t need USB cables or apps.
To use Bluetooth:
Step 1. Open Bluetooth function on both phones. Go here: Settings>Bluetooth.
Step 2. Turn on the Bluetooth and make sure the visibility is set to “On.” Scanning will detect the other android phone which will prompt you to pair.
Step 3. Select the files you want to transfer to your new phone and tap the “Share” button. Choose share via Bluetooth and select the target phone.
Step 4. Repeat the same process to transfer songs, images, contacts, and SMS, etc.
This method is slower and old-school, closing other apps might help speed up the process.
Although not all Android user has a Google accounts, this is, especially, useful since it syncs data across all your devices. For this feature to work, you need to sign in to your device using a Google account.
Step 1. Go to Settings>Backup & Reset. Switch on “Backup my data” and choose your backup account.
Step 2. Switch on the “Automatic restore” button to enable reinstalling any data you’ve backed up to a new android phone.
Step 3. When setting up your new phone, you’ll be asked if you want to restore backup settings and data. Tap “Accept” and you’ll be prompted to add your Google account. Tap the backup now button to start the process.
If these steps don’t match your device’s settings, try searching your settings app for backup.
However, not all Android device share the same Cloud Service, especially when you switch carrier, or change smartphone brands.
There you have it. Three simple methods to transfer data to new android phone without the need to root your phone. Don’t let transferring data from android to android stress you up. With this guide, you’ll have your new phone up and running in no time.