Switching to a new phone can be exciting, but the experience is often dampened by the fact that there aren’t that many phone transfer applications out there that can do the job properly. In some cases, your phone data doesn’t get transferred in full; in others, some data may get corrupted or lost in the process; in yet other cases, only certain data types can be moved. That’s why you need a robust app to transfer data from Android to Android, iPhone to Android, or any combination of the two most popular mobile operating systems in the world. Today, we’ll talk about MobileTrans, an excellent phone to phone transfer app that you can use both on your desktop as well as directly on your mobile phone when moving from one device to another.
What is MobileTrans – Phone Transfer?
MobileTrans is actually a set of modules that allow you to seamlessly do a phone data transfer regardless of what operating system your device uses. Among these modules is the phone-to-phone transfer module, but there are also several other tools in this versatile utility, such as WhatsApp Transfer, iCloud transfer, import to phone, export to PC, backup & restore, and many more.
MobileTrans works on your PC or Mac and requires a quick installation of the app on your desktop computer. Using this and connector cables for your phones (one per device), you can then transfer all phone data from one device to another in a matter of minutes. In the next section, we’ll show you how to move an impressive 18+ data types from one phone to another regardless of the OS. Once you have installed MobileTrans on your desktop (Windows or macOS), please proceed with the steps shown in the following section.
How to Do a Full Phone Data Transfer from Android to Android
In this example, we’ll show you how to move all your data from one Android device to another. You can use the same process to transfer phone data from iPhone to iPhone or even between an iPhone and an Android smartphone – in either direction.
Step 1: Install the App on your PC or Mac
The first step is to get the installation completed, as mentioned before. Installing MobileTrans is as easy as downloading the EXE or DMG file and running it on your desktop to finish the installation.
Step 2: Select the Phone to Phone Module
Go to the Phone Transfer tab in the MobileTrans interface and then click on Phone to Phone.
Step 3: Connect the Two Devices to the Computer
You can now plug both phones into different USB ports in your computer. Once that’s done, check on the screen to see if both devices are being displayed properly.
Step 4: Complete the Phone to Phone Transfer
All you need to do now is check the data types that will be transferred – you can uncheck anything that you don’t need. Prior to that, see if the source device is on the left side; if not, you can use the Flip button to interchange their positions.
Finally, click Start and wait for the success message to appear. Depending on how much data you have on the old device, this should take a few seconds to a few minutes. You can unplug your phones from the computer once you see the final confirmation message.
What Other Methods are Available for Phone to Phone Transfers?
As you probably know, there are other methods to transfer data from Android to Android, such as Samsung Switch. Unfortunately, this only works with premium Samsung devices such as the Flip and some of the top-range Galaxy S devices. There are also other drawbacks because you can only transfer some types of data rather than do a full phone data transfer. Nevertheless, if your device is eligible, this is an option to consider since it’s basically free.
Another way to transfer data from one phone to another is to use Google Drive or another cloud storage service. Sadly, you can only move documents and media files because app files won’t work if you transfer them this way. Still, if you already have access to Drive or OneDrive, you can move your most important media and document files this way.
Email is another option but with obvious restrictions because there are limits to how much data you can attach per email. Generally, if you sync your Google account, you can access your mobile contacts on your desktop, after which you can transfer them to another mobile using the same Google account. It’s not very convenient but, in a pinch, it can be quite useful.
The Best Option for a “No Computer” Phone to Phone Transfer
The unfortunate reality is that you need a special application that can do phone-to-phone full-data transfers if you don’t want to leave anything behind on your old phone. And Wondershare MobileTrans is one of the few desktop applications that can do this. You can also use the MobileTrans mobile apps for phone data transfer if you don’t want to use a desktop app. These mobile apps are equally versatile. Moreover, they’re equally easy to use. Here’s a quick overview of the process:
How to Transfer Data from Android to Android without a PC or Mac
Step 1: Install the App on Both Devices
Install the MobileTrans mobile app for Android on both your phones – the old and the new.
Step 2: Choose the Source and Target Devices
In this step, launch the app on both devices, then select Old Phone and New Phone in the respective devices.
Choose the transfer option called QR code on the new phone, and then scan this from the old phone using the MobileTrans app.
Step 3: Establish Connection and Transfer Selected Data
On the old phone or source device, select the items (data types) that you want to transfer and hit the Send button.
Wait for the success message to appear on the target device (the new phone) and then close the apps once you see that.
The Bottom Line
Why struggle with inadequate solutions when you have two 100% working answers to the problem of phone data transfers? You can move all your data with zero errors from one device to any other device irrespective of whether these are iDevices or Android phones. All you need is either the MobileTrans Phone Transfer desktop app for Windows or Mac, or the mobile app versions of the software for iOS and Android, and you can confidently switch phones knowing that no data will be left behind on the old device.
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