How to Transfer Everything to a New Phone

Learn how to transfer everything to your new phone seamlessly with expert tips. This article mentions the steps to make the transition stress-free and efficient.

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Sofia Albert

Updated on Feb 29, 2024

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In this article, we will introduce four efficient ways on how to transfer everything to a new phone, especially for an Android phone. In addition, we will also share six solutions to transfer data from one phone to another separately.

Four tips to transfer everything to new phone at a glance:

Tips Supported Devices Efficiency
1️⃣One-click Phone Transfer Software Android & iOS 🔸transfer data from one phone to another.
2️⃣Google Backup Android 🔸back up data to Google Drive on Android.
3️⃣Smart Switch Samsung Galaxy 🔸transfer data from one phone to a Samsung phone.
4️⃣Direct Transfer Google Pixel 🔸transfer data from one to a Google Pixel phone with USB.

What to Do Before Switching Phones and Transferring Data

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Switching to a new mobile is an exciting experience. Whether upgrading to a new model or sharing data, you want to transfer your old data securely. The process of transferring data to a new device may seem overwhelming to you. But using the right method and tools, you can move files seamlessly. This article mentions the best methods to transfer everything to a new phone. Before starting the data transfer process, take care of a few things:

  • Backing up your data is paramount. Ensure all your important files and data are stored on a cloud app.
  • Synchronize your contacts and calendars on your Google account.
  • Update both apps and your operating system on your old device.
  • If your new phone requires a different-sized SIM card, adjust its size.

Tip 1. The Best Way to Transfer Everything to a New Phone [with One Click]

EaseUS MobiMover is a powerful data transfer tool designed to simplify the process of moving data between devices. Whether you're switching to a new phone or need to share data, MobiMover offers a simple solution. Its cross-platform compatibility allows you to transfer data from iPhone to Android or vice versa. The software's speed and efficiency ensure smooth one-click data transfer. With selective data transfer, backup, and restore features, MobiMover offers complete control and security. It's the go-to solution for a stress-free and reliable way to manage their data when transitioning between devices.

  • One-Click Data Transfer: EaseUS MobiMover simplifies the process of transferring data between phones by transferring data from iPhone to Android with cable or vice versa. You can move all your data, including contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, and apps, in simple steps.
  • Cross-Platform Compatibility: Whether you're switching between similar or different operating systems, it offers a seamless transition.
  • Selective Data Transfer: EaseUS MobiMover allows you to select specific data types or individual files, giving you complete control over what you move to your new phone.
  • Backup and Restore: MobiMover provides a convenient backup and restore function, ensuring your data is secure and easily recoverable if the need arises.

Follow the steps below to transfer everything from your old phone to your new phone without Wi-Fi:

transfer everything to phone with MobiMover 

Tip 2. How to Transfer Everything to a New Android with Google Backup

backup to Google Drive

Transferring everything to a new Android device using Google Backup is a convenient and efficient method. Here are the steps to transfer data from Android to Android wirelessly using Google Backup: 

Step 1. Start your new Android device and sign in with your Google account. 

Step 2. Open "Settings"> "System"> "Backup now" on your old mobile.

Step 3. Enable "Back up to Google Drive." You can select which data to back up, such as apps, contacts, call history, and device settings. 

Backup data to google drive

Step 4. Set up new device Android and add the same Google account 

Step 5. You will be prompted to "Copy apps & data" from another device. Select "A backup from an Android device." 

Restore data from Google Drive

Step 6. Your new Android device will display a list of available backups associated with your Google account. Select the most recent backup from your old device. 

Step 7. The setup process will prompt you to begin the data transfer.

Step 8. Confirm the transfer and your new device will start copying data from your old device.

Tip 3. How to Transfer Everything to a New Samsung Using Smart Switch

Smart Switch

Samsung's Smart Switch is a versatile tool that simplifies the process of moving everything from iPhone to Samsung or from onther phones to Samsung. It offers two transfer modes: wireless transfer and data transfer with a USB cable. Here's how to use both methods: 

1. Wireless Transfer

Follow the steps to transfer everything from my old phone to new phone Wirelessly:

Step 1. Open the Smart Switch app on both devices and choose wireless data transfer.

Step 2. Tap "Send data" on the old and "Receive data" on the new device. 

Smart switch transfer data

Step 3. Choose "Android" as the type of your old device. 

Step 4. Use the old device to scan a QR code on the new device. 

Transfer data wirelessly via smart switch

Step 5. Select the data to transfer. 

Step 6. Start the transfer process. It may take some time, depending on the amount of data. 

Data Transfer with a USB Cable

Step 1. Open the Smart Switch app on both devices. 

Step 2. Click on "Send data" on mobile with data 

Step 3. Select "Cable" as your transfer method on both devices. 

Step 4. Connect both devices using a compatible USB cable. 

Samsung smart switch wired data transfer

Step 5. Allow data transfer on your old device. 

Step 6. Select the data to transfer. 

Tip 4. How to Transfer Everything to Google Pixel Phones Directly

Google Pixel has built-in tools to transfer everything to other devices. In addition to Android, you can also transfer data from iPhone to Pixel in this way. Here's how to do it:

Step 1. On your old device, enable data backup of all data types from "Accounts"> "Google."

Enable Google backup of data.=

Step 2. Start your new Google Pixel mobile and complete the initial setup. 

Step 3. Sign in with the same Google account as you used on your old phone. 

Step 4. Your new Pixel will detect a previous device linked to your Google account. Tap "Copy apps & data." 

Copy data on Google Pixel

Step 5. Select a cable or wireless connection to transfer data.

Step 6. After connecting the phones, choose the data to transfer.

Step 7. Select "Copy" to start the data transfer process.

Bonus: How to Transfer Data to an Android Selectively

transfer phone data

There are multiple ways to transfer data from old phone to new phone. Each of these methods offers flexibility for selective data transfer to your Android device, depending on your specific requirements and preferences. The common data transfer methods are:

1️⃣Bluetooth: It is the most common way to transfer data via bluetooth on Android, especially for smaller files. It involves simple steps such as enabling Bluetooth on both devices, pairing them, and selecting the files to transfer. It's suitable for smaller files, but larger files will take a lot of time. 

2️⃣Wi-Fi Direct: Wi-Fi Direct allows users to transfer data from Android to Android wirelessly without an internet connection. Enable Wi-Fi Direct on both devices and share data. This method is similar to files and is faster than Bluetooth.

3️⃣NFC: If both devices support NFC, you can quickly transfer data between them. Hold the devices closer to each other. This method is suitable for small to moderate-sized file transfers.

4️⃣Google Sync: Log in with the same Google account on both devices and enable synchronization settings to copy data.

5️⃣USB Cable: You can connect both devices to the computer using a USB cable. It's a reliable method for large file transfers.

6️⃣Cloud Storage Services: Use cloud storage services like Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive to upload files from one device then download them on the other. It's an excellent option for convenience and accessing files from anywhere.

The Bottom Line

With the latest data transfer apps, transitioning to a new phone is no longer challenging. The article listed a few ways on how to transfer everything to a new phone. The step-by-step instructions will help you go through the process seamlessly. If you're looking for a simple and quick data transfer method, EaseUS MobiMover can help. Its one-click data transfer features and cross-platform support make it the best method.

FAQs on How to Transfer Everything to a New Phone

Here are some additional tips for transferring data between phones and optimizing the process for various scenarios. 

1. Do I put my SIM card in the new phone before transferring data? 

It's generally a good practice to insert your SIM into the new phone before transferring data to ensure receiving calls. But it doesn't affect the data transfer process. Make sure your SIM is properly installed for seamless connectivity. 

2. How to transfer data between Samsung phones without Smart Switch?

If you prefer not to use Smart Switch, you can still transfer data between Samsung phones using EaseUS MobiMover.

Step 1. Connect both Samsung mobiles to the PC using a USB cable. 

Step 2. Select transfer mode as mobile to mobile. 

Step 3. Tap "Send data" on the device with data and receive data on the other device.

Step 4. Choose data and click on "Transfer" to start the transfer process. 

3. How do I transfer photos from my old phone to my new phone?

You can transfer photos using these methods:

  • Google Photos: Back up your pictures to Google Photos on your old mobile. Install the Google Photos app on your new phone and log in with the same account to access your pictures. 
  • Bluetooth: Use Bluetooth to send individual photos or a batch of photos between devices. 
  • USB Cable: Connect your old phone to your computer and transfer photos to your computer. Copy data to your new phone from the computer.

If you want to transfer Android to USB Drive, you can refer to How to Transfer Files from Phone to USB Without Computer.

Updated by Sofia Albert

Sofia has been involved with tech ever since she joined the EaseUS editor team in March 2011 and now she is a senior website editor. She is good at solving various iPhone and Android issues, such as iPhone or Android data transfer & recovery.

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