How to Transfer Files from Android to Android in 2019?

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Summary

Wondering how to transfer files from Android to Android? Here are 6 hot ways for you. In Part 1, we offer a professional Android mobile phone transfer. And the following parts give rich & free options to migrate files.

Part 1. How to Transfer Files from Android to Android with 1 Click Effectively?

When switching to a new Android phone, you may want to transfer everything from your old Android to the new one. Samsung Data Transfer is a comprehensive mobile phone transfer that can transfer contacts, call logs, photos, apps, etc. from Android to Android easily.

Highlights of Samsung Data Transfer:

(1) Support contacts, call logs, text messages, photos, videos, music, apps, and documents.

(2) Without limitation for the size of transferred files and support large file transfer from one phone to another.

(3) Multi-functional mobile transfer. Support Android to Android, Android to iOS, iOS to Android, and iOS to iOS transfer.

(4) Strong compatibility. Almost all of the Android phones and Android tablets are supported. Such as Samsung Galaxy, LG, Huawei, Xiaomi, Sony, OPPO, Motorola, HTC, Google, and more. As for iOS devices, it supports iPhone, iTouch, iPod, and iPad with iOS 5 to iOS 12.

(5) Copy files between phone and phone with 3 Steps only: Connection->Selection->Transfer.

[How-to Guide] Transfer Files from Android to Android:

Step 1. Connect your Android phones to a computer at the same time.

After installing the program on your computer, launch it. Do as the prompts to connect your Android devices to your PC/Mac via their USB cables.

connect android devices to samsung

Step 2. Enable USB debugging.

To make the program detect your Android phones, you need to enable USB debugging on your Android devices. Then follow the on-screen prompts to make the program recognize your mobile phones. Once done, you can see a primary interface as below:

transfer files from android to android with 1 click

Notice: Make sure that the source Android phone is located on the left and the new one is on the right. If they are put on wrong positions, please click the "Flip" button to correct their sides.

Step 3. Select files.

On the primary interface, all of the detected files are sorted into different folders displaying on the computer screen. Tick on your wanted one(s). If needed, you can clear data on your new Android phone by checking the box under the preview of the target phone.

Step 4. Start to transfer files from Android to Android.

After making a choice, simply click "Start Copy" to activate the process. You need to wait until the data transfer is finished.

start to transfer files from android to android

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Part 2. Sync Files from Android to Android with Google Account

As we all know, modern Android phone allows you to sync your Android data to a Google account. This gives you a choice to sync files from Android to Android by sharing an account on both your old and new Android devices.

Supported files: contacts, calendar events, Wi-Fi network and passwords, Gmail settings, wallpapers, app data, phone settings.

Here's how:

#1. Back Up Files from Your Old Android Phone to Google

  1. Go to "Settings" > "Accounts".
  2. Tap on "Google" and select a Gmail address if you have more than one on your old phone.
  3. A list of file types will show on. Tick on the files that you want to back up.
  4. Hit on the "More" option (a three-dot icon).
  5. Select "Sync Now".

If you don't have a Google account, please tap the "Add account" button on "Accounts" page to create a new one.

#2. Sync Files from Google Account to A New Android Phone

  1. Go to "Settings" and find the "Accounts" menu.
  2. On the "Accounts" page, tap on "Add account".
  3. Enter the Gmail address and the password that you used to back up files on your old phone.
  4. Tap on your Google account.
  5. Click the "More" button.
  6. Tap on "Sync Now".

sync files from an android device to another one with google account

Another Tip to Sync Contacts from Gmail to Android on Computer:

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Part 3. Move Files from Android to Android with MTP Mode

MTP is Media Transfer Protocol, an extension of PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol). It's a built-in feature of Windows Media and the standard choice for most smartphones when a USB cable is used to transfer files. It is a traditional way to transfer files from Android to Android.

Supported files: vCard files (contacts), music, photos, videos, and documents.

It is not a direct way to move files from Android to Android. A PC is required to serve as a medium. You need to copy files from an old Android device to the PC at first, then paste the files from PC to your new Android devices.

Here's how:

#1. Transfer Files from Source Android Phone

  1. Connect your old Android phone to the computer using a USB cable.
  2. From the USB computer connection select "Media device" (MTP).
  3. Open "My Computer" and find the name of your device under "Portable Devices"/"Removable Storage".
  4. Open your storage.
  5. Find folders/files that you wanted.
  6. Copy data and save it to your PC.
  7. Disconnect your old phone.

#2. Load Data to Your New Android Device

  1. Do as step 1 to step 4 mentioned above to connect your new phone to PC.
  2. Hold the left button of the mouse to drag the transferred files from PC to your new phone.

transfer files between android devices with usb cable

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Part 4. Bluetooth Files from Android to Android

Bluetooth is a basic application for files transfer between Android mobile phones wirelessly. With it, you can wirelessly transfer files from your Android phone to a nearby Android device. However, it really takes a long time for the media files transfer.

Supported files: videos, pictures, music, contacts, and other files.

To transfer files via Bluetooth, you need to:

  1. On both Android devices, turn on "Bluetooth" from the home screen.
  2. Get your Android devices paired to each other.
  3. Open the file manager app on the source Android phone to select files for transfer.
  4. Tap on the "Share" button.
  5. Choose "Bluetooth" as the method.
  6. Once the files transfer is activated, allow the reception of the files on the target Android phone.

share files from android to android using bluetooth

Further Read:

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Part 5. Stream Files from Android to Android with NFC Connection

Near Field Communication is the full name of NFC. You can stream files from Android to Android by holding them back to back. Of cause, this method is only used for those support NFC.

Supported files: photos, videos, contacts, and more.

Here's how:

  1. Unlock both of the Android phones.
  2. Go to "Settings" > "Connections" > tap on the "NFC ON/ OFF" switch to turn it on.
  3. In the NFC settings, select "Android Beam" as the mode.
  4. Keep the NFC areas of two Android phones close to each other.
  5. Select files on the source Android phone.
  6. When the source Android device vibrates, tap the screen to send the files.
  7. Once done, the shared files would appear on the receiving phone.

transfer files from one android to another via nfc

Part 6. Migrate Files from Android to Android with Official Apps

Based on their own Android brands, manufacturers developed many kinds of tools for Android mobile phone transfer. These programs are opened to their own users. Most programs are easy, fast and reliable to use. However, they may not work smoothly on the Android devices not made by themselves.

Supported files: these transfers always widely support many kinds of files, including some of the basic settings, contacts, photos, videos, music, messages, notes, calendars, etc.

Frequently-used Transfers:

#1. Samsung Smart Switch

Smart Switch has its Android mobile app, PC version, and Mac version. It allows Samsung users to transfer files with OTG USB cable or Wi-Fi.

#2. LG Mobile Switch

LG Mobile Switch (Sender) is a mobile app. Like Smart Switch, it supports both wired OTG and Wi-Fi transfer.

#3. HTC Transfer Tool

The Tool works on mobile phone limited to HTC phones. It only supports to transfer files via Wi-Fi.

#4. Huawei Phone Clone

This app only has a mobile version for both Android and iOS. It transfers files via a hotspot created by a new Huawei smartphone.

android to android file transfer mobile apps

The Bottom Line

Various tricks do a great convenience to switch files from an old Android phone to a new one. Most of them are free and easy to use. However, they transfer files partly or be limited to one brand of phones. If you would like to search for Android mobile transfer that supports a wide range of devices and files, try Samsung Data Transfer.

But anyway, select one as you need.

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