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Three Ways to Transfer Data (Contacts, SMS, Photos) from Android to Android

If you want to transfer data from Android to Android, then you can choose plenty of alternatives. Since Android offers a great flexibility to its users, it also allows them to perform Android to Android data transfer without facing any kind of setback at all. You can always manually transfer your data, but it would consume your time and efforts. Therefore, we have come up with three best ways to do Android to Android transfer in this post. Read one and make yourself familiar with these foolproof methods.

Part 1: How to transfer everything from Android to Android using dr.fone toolkit?

Android data backup & transfer tool by dr.fone toolkit is one of the easiest and most secure ways to transfer data from Android to Android. You can easily use it to take a complete backup of your data and can later restore it to any other device. By this way, not only will you be able to transfer your data, but can also keep it safe by taking its extensive backup.

The application is a part of dr.fone toolkit and is compatible with almost all the major versions of Android. It runs on Windows system and will let you take a backup of your data with a single click. If you wish to perform Android to Android data transfer, then you can follow these steps.

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Backup your data

1. To start with, download Android data backup & restore from here and install it on your device. Launch it whenever you are ready and from the welcome screen, select the option of “Data backup & restore”.

launch drfone

2. Now, using a USB cable, connect your source Android device to the system. Beforehand, make sure that you have enabled the option of USB Debugging on it. As soon as you would connect your phone, it would be automatically recognized by the application. To initiate, click on the “Backup” button.

backup

3. The interface will let you know of the kind of data files that you can backup. Simply check your options or select all. When you are done, click on the “Backup” button.

select data type

4. This will initiate the process. Make sure that you won’t disconnect your device as dr.fone will take a backup of your data. You can get to know about the progress from an on-screen indicator.

backup process

5. As soon as the process would be completed, you will get to know from the following window. To see the recent backup files, you can click on the “View the backup” button.

backup complete

Restore your data

1. In order to complete the Android to Android transfer, you need to connect the target phone in which you want to transfer your data. Follow the same drill by launching the interface. Though, this time, you need to click on the “Restore” button to retrieve the backup files.

connect phone

2. From here, you will get a snapshot of the data files that are stored in the backup. Simply select the files you want to retrieve and click on the “Restore” button to initiate the process.

files in the backup

3. The interface will also provide a preview of the data. You can simply have a look and when you are ready, click on the “Restore” button.

pewview data

4. This will start the restoring process. In a while, your data will be transferred to your target device. When it is done, you can simply disconnect your phone and use it as per your needs.

restore data

Part 2: How to transfer data from Android to Android using Bluetooth?

If you wish to perform Android to Android data transfer wirelessly, then you can take the assistance of the Bluetooth feature on both the devices. Without any hassle, you can simply pair both the devices and transfer your data files. Though, the method is only recommended if you wish to transfer a handful of files.

If you need to perform an extensive transfer of data, then it would take lots of time and efforts. Additionally, before proceeding, make sure that both the devices are charged and are in close proximity to each other. Afterward, you can simply follow these steps to transfer data from Android to Android using Bluetooth.

1. Firstly, turn on the feature of Bluetooth on both the devices. To do this, you can simply go to the notification bar and turn the toggle button on. If you can’t find the Bluetooth option there, then go to your phone’s Settings and select the feature of Bluetooth. From here, you can switch it on. Do this for both the devices.

turn on bluetooth

2. As soon as you would turn the feature on, your phone will start detecting the nearby Bluetooth devices. When the scan would be completed, you can see your target phone listed. Choose it and allow both the devices to be paired. You need to confirm a key and tap on the option of “Pair” to do so.

pair both devices

3. Great! Now when both the devices are paired, you can transfer the content seamlessly. Go to the file manager of your source device and select the data files you wish to transfer. Tap on the “Share” option and out of all the platforms to share the data, select Bluetooth. From here, you can choose the target device, which is already paired. On your target phone, you will get a pop-up regarding the incoming data. Just tap on the “Accept” option to initiate the process.

send files via bluetooth

Simply wait for a few minutes as the transfer process would be completed. If you are transferring a huge chunk of data, then the process might take a while.

Part 3: How to transfer data from Android to Android using Google Backup

Google Backup also allows a trouble-free way to transfer data from Android to Android by taking its backup. Since you must have already connected your Google account to your phone, you can simply take its backup and later restore it on any other device. Nevertheless, as you would be performing the operation wirelessly (using your internet connection), it might take a while to perform an extensive backup.

To start with, go to the settings of your source phone and under the option of “Backup & Restore” make sure that you have turned on the option of Backup. Additionally, you can check if the same Google account is listed here for your backup or not. You can also turn on the feature of Auto backup or manually take a backup of your data. Just check the data files that you wish to backup and tap on the “Backup now” button to start the process.

backup my data

Wait for a while as your information would be uploaded. Google can take a backup of your pictures, music, videos, calendar, contacts, and almost every other kind of information. When it is done, turn on your target phone and sign in using the same Google credentials. Go to Settings > Backup & Restore and turn on the feature of “Automatic Restore” to perform Android to Android transfer.

automatic restore

Part 4: Comparison of the three methods

We have already made you familiar with three different ways to transfer data from Android to Android. Though, if you are confused about the best alternative, then have a look at our quick comparison. This will let you pick the most suitable option.

Android Data Backup & Transfer
Bluetooth
Google Backup
Takes a backup of data (and restores it) with the assistance of a system application
No need to connect your phone to a system
No need to connect your phone to a system
It is the fastest way to transfer data out of all the options
It is the most time-consuming alternative
It is pretty time-consuming as well, compared to dr.fone
You need to establish a reliable physical connection between your phone and the system
Transfers the content wirelessly
Transfers the content wirelessly
Both the device doesn’t need to be in close proximity or present at the same time
Both the devices need to be in close proximity
Both the devices can be situated apart from each other
It doesn’t consume any internet data
It doesn’t consume any internet data
It consumes a substantial amount of internet data (and speed)
Takes a backup on your system
It doesn’t take an added backup of your data
Takes a backup on the cloud
User needs to install this third-party application
It is an inbuilt feature that comes on every Android device
Users simply need to sign in with their Google credentials
Since it takes a backup, your data is secured and can be used multiple times to restore
No backup is taken like other alternatives
The backup is secure and can be used multiple times to restore
Can take an extensive backup of your data files, including photos, music, call logs, etc.
It can transfer data files of selected kind, like music, photos, videos, etc.
Can take an extensive backup of your data files, including photos, music, call logs, etc.
If your device is rooted, it can take a backup of your application data as well.
Can’t transfer application data
It can take a backup of only those applications that are installed via Google Play

After knowing the pros and cons of each technique, you can simply choose the best one to perform Android to Android transfer.

We hope that after going through this informative post, you would be able to do Android to Android data transfer without any trouble. Go ahead and choose your preferred alternative and transfer your data as per your needs.

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