How to Transfer Data from One Phone to Another? 3 Ways for You!
Looking to make an exchange between 2 smartphones but don't know how to transfer data from one phone to another? Fret not, this article will teach you the techniques to transfer from phone to phone. These techniques include using Google Cloud, MobiKin Transfer for Mobile and ShareIt. With the help of these phone transfer tools, you are able to complete the phone content transfer with ease.
If you are the one who wish to transfer data to new phone, you can go to:
- Detailed How-to Tutorial: Transfer to New iPhone from Old iPhone/Android/PC
- Phone Data Migration: Transfer Data from Old Phone to New Samsung
Now let's see how these tools work:
One of the free and wireless way to transfer data to new phone is using Google Cloud. This service provides you different options to sync different kinds of files between 2 phones, including Google Drive, Gmail account and Google Photos. Hence, you can choose the applicable tool to do the phone file transfer based on your need.
By using Google Drive, you can transfer various types of files from one phone to another. Its supported files include archive files, audio formats, image files, markup or code, text files, video files, Adobe files, Microsoft files and Apple files.
Here is how to transfer everything to new phone using Google Drive:
Step 1. Open Google Drive App on your old device.
Step 2. Hit the "+" icon appearing at the bottom right of your screen.
Step 3. Tap on the "Upload" option and then choose to "Upload photos or videos" or "Upload files".
Step 4. Select the files you want to transfer and start transferring them to Google Drive.
Step 5. Once Google finishes uploading your files, you can turn to launch the Google App on your new phone.
Step 6. Log in to your Google account to set up the Google Drive here.
Step 7. Find out the data you uploaded just now and download them to your new device.
Alternatively, you can also backup the data on your old phone to Google Drive and then restore them to your new device. As for Android users, you can refer to the page "How to Backup Android Data to Google Drive? [Solved]". As for iPhone users, you can get the backup details from the page "[Step-by-step Tutorial] How to Backup iPhone to Google Drive".
If you are the one who just want to transfer info from one phone to another, such as contacts, then you can choose to move the data via Google account. This is an easy task - you just need to add your Google/Gmail account to your mobile phone and then enable the "Sync" feature. After that, the contacts or other information on your old phone will be synced to the new one.
Here are the steps to transfer information from one phone to another:
Step 1. Add your Gmail account to your old phone. To complete that, you can:
- On Android phone: Go to "Settings" > "Accounts" > "Google" and then sign in with your Google account;
- On iPhone: Navigate to "Settings" > "Mail, Contacts, or Calendars" > "Add Account" > "Google" and type in your Google account and password also.
Step 2. Toggle on the button next to the files you want to transfer like contacts, calendars, notes, etc. and then click on "Save" or "Sync" to sync them to Gmail. (To get more details, you can go to the page "3 Ways to Backup Android Contacts to Google/Gmail Easily" or "How to Sync iPhone Contacts to Gmail Easily".)
Step 3. Once done, you can turn on your new phone and start transferring files from Gmail to your Android or iPhone.
Supposed that you only sync your contacts from old phone to Gmail, you can follow the steps in "Google Contacts Sync - How to Sync Contacts from Gmail to Android Cell Phone" or "Wanna Transfer Gmail Contacts to iPhone? Means are Here!" to complete the phone transfer.
Google Photos is famous for image and video transfer. If you want to transfer all the photos and videos of your old device to a new one, you can consider this service. And also, this App is easy to use.
Guide on how to transfer data from old phone to new phone via Google Photos:
Step 1. Open Google Photos App on your old phone and then sign in to your Google account.
Step 2. Click on the "Menu" icon and choose "Settings" followed by "Back up & Sync".
Step 3. Toggle on the "Back up & sync" option and the photos and videos on your phone will be saved to Google Photos.
Step 4. Now you can launch the Google Photos App on your new phone and then download the files to your new Android or iPhone.
Transferring from phone to phone using Google Cloud is too troublesome for you? Why not choose an all-in-one phone to phone transfer tool to transfer everything from one phone to another with one simple click? This phone transfer tool is MobiKin Transfer for Mobile. It is a professional software that enables you to transfer media files, information or other files from one phone to another. No matter how many kinds of files you want to transfer, you can achieve your goal with one tool.
Can't wait to get this powerful program? Just click the icon below to download and install it to your computer.
Tutorial on how to transfer stuff from one phone to another:
Step 1. Run the installed software and connect both your old and new phone to the computer.
Step 2. Follow the prompts on the screen to make 2 phones recognized by the program.
Step 3. Check if your old phone is the source device and the new phone is the destination device. If not, please click on "Flip" to change their positions.
Step 4. Tick off the file types that you want to transfer to new phone and tap on "Start Copy" to transfer the selected data to your new phone.
Another recommended tool is ShareIt. This is the best sharing application that equips the fastest cross-platform transfer speed. In addition, it allows you to transfer data between mobile phones and computer without restrictions. For the people who want to send large files from phone to phone, this would be a good option.
Steps to transfer files from phone to phone using ShareIt:
Step 1. Download, install and launch ShareIt on both your devices.
Step 2. Tap on the "SEND" button on your old phone and choose the "RECEIVE" option on your new phone.
Step 3. Select the files you want to transfer and send them to your new phone.
Step 4. Accept the transfer on your new phone and the phone to phone transfer will begin.
Supposed that you want to get more phone to phone transfer tools, you can go to:
The Bottom Line
In a nutshell, it's easy to transfer data from one phone to another when you use any of the above-mentioned ways. Thus, if you are going to transfer info or other files from old phone to new phone, don't hesitate to select a method from above and follow the tutorial to complete the phone transfer in no time.