Tricks to Transfer Data from Google Nexus 5 to Nexus 6

What is the motivation that makes people update their Google Nexus 5 to Nexus 6? Apparently, the improvements of the appearance and the built-in hardware of the new Nexus 6 appeal to users to make the switch. Many people care about the data on the old Nexus 5 when they replace it with Nexus 6 and they are eager to know whether they can transfer the old files like contacts, text messages, photos, videos and apps to the new phone. Before we introduce the solution, we'd like to show you the main difference between Nexus 5 and Nexus 6.

- Dimensions of Nexus 5 and 6: 5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches (137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm); 6.27 x 3.27 x 0.40 inches (159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm);
- Processor: 2.26 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800; 2.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805;
- OS: Android KitKat 4.4, upgradable to Android Lolipop 5.0.1; Android 5.0 Lollipop, upgradable to 5.0.2;
- Camera: Front and rear are 1.3 MP and 8 MP with OIS; 2 MP and 13 MP with OIS and Dual LED ring flash.

Now let's get back to the point. To transfer data from Nexus 5 to 6, you could use a comprehensive tool to be your assistant which is MobiKin Transfer for Mobile (Mac OS X). It is a phone to phone transfer program designed to move data including contacts, SMS messages, apps, photos, videos and music from Android to Android, Android to iOS, Android to BlackBerry, etc. In other words, you can transfer data from Nexus 5 to Nexus 6 or from Nexus 6 to 5 with no limitation. Now both Windows version and Mac version are available. Choose one of them and follow us to the next chapter to move data between these two devices in one click. For Windows users, you can click here to learn more about the Windows version.

Transfer Files(SMS, Contacts, Photos, Videos, etc.) from Nexus 5 to 6

Since most of you use computers with Windows system, we'll take the Windows version of the software as an example here.

Step 1. Launch the Phone Transfer Program

Launch the phone to phone transfer software after the installation. Link both Nexus 5 and 6 to the computer via USB cables. Choose the mode "Phone to Phone Transfer" from the multiple choices. Then the main interface is as follows.

Step 2. Transfer SMS, Contacts, Photos, Videos, etc. between Nexus Devices

After the detection, you can see the devices are placed on the two sides of the window and the data are displayed in the middle of the panel. Preview the details and choose the file you want to transfer. For example, you can tick "Contacts" and click the transferring icons with a arrow in the middle panel to sync the text conversations from Nexus 5 to Nexus 6. Similar to this step, other files like contacts, photos, videos, apps and call logs can all be copied from one device to another.

Note: Make sure that the smart phones are connected with your computer all the way.

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Alleny Gavin
Alleny GavinChief Editor
A chief editor at MobiKin, brings over a decade of experience in technical writing and holds a B.A. in English Literature. With a background as a Project Manager in the IT industry, he has authored 1000+ articles on, offering expert solutions for iOS issues. Gavin, a tech enthusiast, effortlessly recommends software with passion and extensive expertise in smartphones and software.
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