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Motorola Migrate: Transfer from Old Phone to New Motorola

--Friday, July 14, 2017
Every time you switch your old phone to a new Motorola, you need to transfer data to Motorola so that you can use your phone normally. In this sense, a tool for migrating files is a necessity. Thankfully, the company makes a sortie in developing such a tool and succeeds. The following section will depict that app - Motorola Migrate.

Motorola Migrate, as its name indicates, performs as a tool to move stuffs between Motorola phone and other brands. The app introduces an easy way to transfer files from old phone (Android, iPhone, etc.) to Moto. In contrast, it also supports users to transfer data from Motorola to the old phone.

Tip: If your Motorola phone or device of other brands run on Android 6.0, Motorola Migrate doesn't work with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and you may try this Motorola Migrate alternative to transfer phone data.

Motorola Migrate

Part 1: Transfer Files from Old Motorola to Android/iOS

When it comes to data migration from Motorola phone to other smartphone such as Android or iOS, the transfer mode – "Send data FROM this device" on your Motorola is required.

Step 1 Download Motorola Migrate on Motorola and the smartphone you want to transfer data to.

Step 2 Launch the program and select Android/iOS as the output phone, and the Motorola as source phone.

Step 3 Connect the two devices by Scanning the QR code and then connect your phones under the same Wi-Fi.

Step 4 Transfer data such as the contacts, text messages, call history, music, videos and so on to Android or iPhone and tap "Exit" if the transferring process completes.

Please also see this guide: Transfer Data from Old Motorola to New One if you want to know more details.

Transfer Data from Moto to LG

That's it! When transferring data from Moto to other old phone, it is also easy to tackle. Just read on.

Part 2: Transfer Data from Old Phone to Motorola

To start with, make sure the both phones are connected to an available Internet access. Then get prepare for the migration by downloading and running the app respectively on both Motorola and the old phone.

The process is so simple that you can finish it within several minutes by following the guide below:

Step 1 Launch Migrate App on your Motorola and then select the old phone type as Android(source phone). Tap on the "Start" button to begin the migrate process.

Tips: Not all the data types can be migrate with the app and it depends on what phone you're transferring from. You can check on the below screenshot for the details.

Data Types Motorola Migrate

Step 2 Meanwhile, you need to go the Android or iPhone which has been with Migrate App installed in. And this is the source phone that you want to transfer data from. Please click on the "Start" button.

Note: Anyway, you need to make sure the Motorola acts as target phone and the Android or iOS would be the source phone. If it is not, just click on the link in blue on the interface to switch them.

Step 3 Highlight file types to move and scan QR code with the Motorola.

Step 4 Wait for the process to transfer data from old phone to Moto.

Transfer Data from LG to Moto

Part 3: Best Motorola Migrate Alternative

However, Motorola Migrate doesn't support Android 6.0 and in addition, during the test of transferring files from Moto phone to other old phone, I have encountered the buggy trouble that no QR code shows in Motorola phone. If you did so, please try DoTrans to do that.

DoTrans is a good alternative to help easily migrating files that you want in your old phone to the new one. It supports transferring files between different phones and even different operating systems like iOS and Android. Many data types are supported by this program, such as music, contacts, photos, videos, and more. DoTrans is pretty simple to use. You don't need to take much time to figure out how to go through it. Follow the steps below.

Step 1 Download and install DoTrans program on your PC


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Step 2 Connect Two Devices to PC

Plug your Android devices to the computer. Select the old phone as the source device and the new Motorola the destination phone. Once detected, the data in the target device will be displayed.

Step 3 Transfer Files between Two Devices

Select the file types in the left menu like "Music" or "Photos", then you’ll see all the media files of the old Motorola phone show in the right side. Tick the files you want to transfer, and then click "Export to Device" to copy files to the new phone.

Export Android Music To Device

With the above guide, I think the data transfer won't be a difficult task for you anymore. In a word, if you can get the Motorola Migrate works on your case, you can try its best alternative- DoTrans. If you have any questions, please drop us a comment below.


Ivy Bruce

Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.