How to Move Data From Android to Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Are you planning to switch to a new Android device? Moving your data from one Android device to another can be a daunting task, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this tutorial, we will guide you step-by-step on how to move your data from Android to Android effortlessly.

Gather Your Data

Before you begin the transfer process, it’s important to gather all the data that you want to move. This includes contacts, messages, photos, videos, apps, and any other important files.

Contacts

If your contacts are saved on your SIM card, transferring them is a breeze. Simply remove the SIM card from your old device and insert it into your new device. All your contacts should automatically appear on the new device.

If your contacts are saved on your Google account, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: On your old Android device, go to “Settings” and tap on “Accounts”.
  • Step 2: Select “Google” and sign in with the same Google account that is associated with your contacts.
  • Step 3: Enable the “Sync Contacts” option.
  • Step 4: On your new Android device, sign in with the same Google account.
  • Step 5: Your contacts will automatically sync to the new device.

Messages

To transfer SMS messages from one Android device to another, we will use a third-party app called “SMS Backup & Restore”. Follow these steps:

  • Step 1: On your old Android device, go to the Google Play Store and install “SMS Backup & Restore”.
  • Step 2: Open the app and tap on “Backup”.
  • Step 3: Choose the location where you want to save the backup file. We recommend saving it to your Google Drive.
  • Step 4: On your new Android device, install “SMS Backup & Restore” from the Play Store.
  • Step 5: Open the app and tap on “Restore”.
  • Step 6: Select the backup file from your Google Drive and restore it.

Photos and Videos

To transfer your photos and videos from one Android device to another, you have multiple options:

  • Option 1: Use Google Photos
    • Step 1: Install Google Photos on both devices from the Play Store.
    • Step 2: Sign in with the same Google account on both devices.
    • Step 3: Enable backup and sync in the app settings.
    • Note: Your photos and videos will be automatically synced to your new device.

  • Option 2: Use a USB Cable
    • If you prefer a wired transfer method, follow these steps:

        A. Transfer using Android File Transfer (Mac)

      1. Step 1: Download and install Android File Transfer on your Mac.
      2. Step 2: Connect your old Android device to your Mac using a USB cable.
      3. Step 3: Open Android File Transfer and locate the photos and videos you want to transfer.
      4. Step 4: Drag and drop the files to a folder on your Mac.
      5. Step 5: Disconnect the old device and connect the new device.
      6. Step 6: Drag and drop the files from your Mac to the new device’s storage.

        B. Transfer using Windows Explorer (Windows)

      1. Note: On most Windows devices, when you connect an Android device via USB, it will automatically appear in Windows Explorer as a removable drive.
      2. C. Transfer using Shareit or Similar Apps

Apps

To transfer apps from one Android device to another, follow these steps:

  • Option 1: Use Google Play Store
    • If both devices are signed in with the same Google account, follow these steps:

        A. Install Apps Individually

        You can manually install each app by following these steps:

        • Step 1: Open the Google Play Store on your new Android device.
        • Step 2: Search for the app you want to install.
        • Step 3: Tap on the app, then tap on “Install”.

        B. Use the Play Store “Restore” feature

        If you had previously backed up your apps, you can restore them by following these steps:

        • Step 1: Open the Google Play Store on your new Android device.
        • Step 2: Tap on the three horizontal lines to open the side menu.
        • Step 3: Select “My apps & games”.
        • Step 4: Go to the “Library” tab.
        • Step 5: You will see a list of all your previously installed apps. Simply tap on “Install” next to each app to restore them.
    • Option 2: Use a Third-Party App
      • If you prefer using a third-party app for transferring apps, consider using an app like “App Backup & Restore”. Here’s how it works:

          A. Backup Apps on Old Device

            If not already installed, download and install “App Backup & Restore” from the Play Store on your old device.

          1. Step 1: Open the app and tap on “Backup”.
          2. Step 2: Select the apps you want to backup, then tap on “Backup”.
          3. Step 3: Choose the location where you want to save the backup file.

          B. Restore Apps on New Device

          Install “App Backup & Restore” from the Play Store on your new Android device, then follow these steps:

          1. Step 1: Open the app and go to “Restore” or “Batch Restore”.
          2. Step 2: Select the backup file you created on your old device.
          3. Step 3: Tap on “Restore” or “Install” to restore all the selected apps.

          Congratulations! You have successfully moved your data from one Android device to another. Enjoy your new Android device with all your precious data intact!

          We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of transferring data from Android to Android. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below!

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