How to Transfer Data from Android to Android: Full Guide

The passage highlights reasons for Android data transfers (upgrading, backups), lists transfer methods (Google sync, Bluetooth), and introduces FoneTool for Android as a versatile transfer app.

Kathy by Kathy Updated January 10, 2024
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Why need to transfer data from Android to Android?

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There are several reasons why someone might need to transfer data from one Android device to another:

  1. Upgrading Phones: When upgrading to a new Android device, transferring data ensures continuity, allowing users to access their previous apps, settings, contacts, messages, and media on the new device.

  2. Replacing a Faulty Device: If an Android device is malfunctioning or damaged, data transfer enables the seamless transition to a new device without losing important information.

  3. Sharing Data Between Devices: Sometimes, users may own multiple Android devices and need to synchronize or share data, such as contacts, photos, videos, or documents, across them.

  4. Data Backup and Recovery: Regularly transferring data between Android devices can serve as a backup strategy, safeguarding against data loss due to device failure, accidental deletion, or software issues.

  5. Switching Devices for Specific Purposes: Individuals might use different Android devices for specific purposes, such as work and personal use, and may need to transfer data to maintain separation or consolidation.

In essence, transferring data between Android devices ensures a smooth transition, facilitates data backup, enables device upgrades, and allows users to manage their data across multiple devices efficiently.

The best way to transfer files from Android to Android

FoneTool for Android serves as a robust data transfer app, streamlining the sharing of photos, videos, music, contacts, and various files across multiple Android devices like Pixel, Samsung, OnePlus, Huawei, and more.

Operating autonomously without relying on Wi-Fi or cellular data, this app ensures swift data transfers without exhausting network resources. Its high-speed transfers effectively save valuable time. Furthermore, for those transitioning from iPhone to Android, FoneTool enables smooth data migration from an iPhone to devices like Pixel.

To begin, download the app on your Android devices through the provided link and follow these steps:

Step 1. Open the app on both Android devices, activating WLAN (Wi-Fi option only, no need to connect to a Wi-Fi network).

Step 2. Access "Connect Device" and tap the displayed device name on either device to establish a connection.

Step 3. On the source Android device, select desired data for transfer within "File Transfer," then tap "Send."

Step 4. On the receiving device, click "Confirm" to receive the files. Once the transfer completes, check the received files in the Photos app.

Other ways to transfer data from Android to Android

Transferring data from one Android device to another can be done using various methods. Here's an overview of some common approaches:

  1. Google Account Sync:

    • Google's services allow syncing various data across devices. Ensure both devices are signed in with the same Google account to sync contacts, calendars, app data, and settings automatically.
  2. Google Drive Backup and Restore:

    • Some data, like app data, contacts, photos, and videos, can be backed up to Google Drive. On the new device, during setup, you can restore this data from the same Google account.
  3. Manufacturer's Migration Tools:

    • Some Android manufacturers offer their migration apps or tools to transfer data between their devices. For instance, Samsung has "Smart Switch" for seamless data transfer.
  4. Bluetooth File Transfer:

    • For smaller files like photos, videos, or documents, Bluetooth can be used to pair both devices and transfer data directly. However, this method might be slower for large files.
  5. NFC (Near Field Communication):

    • Newer Android devices might support NFC-based data transfer. Enable NFC on both devices and tap them together to share photos, contacts, or other supported files.
  6. Third-Party Apps:

    • Various apps on the Google Play Store, like SHAREit, Xender, or Send Anywhere, allow transferring files, photos, videos, and even apps between Android devices over Wi-Fi Direct or local network.
  7. USB OTG (On-The-Go) Cable:

    • Using a USB OTG cable, you can directly connect both devices and transfer data between them. This method is useful for larger file transfers without relying on internet connections.
  8. Cloud Storage Services:

    • Upload data to cloud storage services like Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive from the old device and download it onto the new device. This method is suitable for larger data sets and documents.

Choose the method that best suits your needs based on the type and amount of data you want to transfer. Often, a combination of these methods can provide a comprehensive transfer of various data types between Android devices.



The passage underscores the significance of transferring data between Android devices for upgrades, backups, and synchronization. It outlines various transfer methods and introduces FoneTool as an efficient solution for seamless data transfers.

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