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Two Ways to Transfer Data from Old Motorola to New One

--Wednesday, July 2, 2014
As nowadays smartphone users change their Android phones frequently, there grows a need of a data transferring tool. These kinds of software should have a function of transferring various kinds of data such as contacts, text messages, call history, apps and media files. Today I will recommend you with two outstanding data transferring program – Motorola Migrate and Phone Transfer.

Motorola Migrate, a free data transferring tool developed by Motorola Company, can help you transfer Android data to your new Motorola easily. What you need is to download Motorola Migrate on both your phone from the official site of Motorola Company. While Phone Transfer, a paid transferring program, makes it possible for you to transfer data between Android.
Now, the passage will be divided into two parts to show you the tutorial on using these two programs.

Part 1: Transfer Data from Old Motorola to New One with Motorola Migrate

Step 1 Download Motorola Migrate on Moto G and Moto X
Download Motorola Migrate from Motorola official site and install it on your Moto G and Moto X simultaneously.

Step 2 Select Android as the Output Device
After installing and launching Motorola Migrate, set “Android” as the source device. After that, click “Next” and you will see the transferable files like contacts, messages, photos, videos, music and call logs are listed. Mark down those you want to transfer and click “Next” to move on.

Transfer Data from Motorola to Motorola

Step 3 Connect the Two Devices by Scanning the QR Code
Move to QR Code scanning step and hold your old Samsung in hand and scan the QR Code on Motorola.

Migrate Data between Moto G to Moto X

Step 4 Connections established via Wi-Fi
After you scanned the QR Code of your new Motorola with your old one successfully, your Android phone will be connected under the same Wi-Fi. Once the connection is established, you can transfer all the contacts, text messages, call history, music, videos, and so on.
Note: The process won’t last too long. It mainly depends on the amount of the files you stored in your Motorola. Remember to be patient till the migration accomplished completely.

Step 5 Data Migration between Two Motorola Smartphones Completes
Tap “Exit” if the transferring process completes.

Move Android Data to Android with Motorola Migrate

Part 2: Copy Files from Old Motorola to New One with Phone Transfer

Step 1 Install and launch Phone Transfer on computer
First of all, download and install Phone Transfer on your computer with below button.

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Then launch the program, you will see the main interface as follow:

Copy Android Data to Android

Note: Once you enter the main interface of Phone Transfer, you will find that there are four different modes provided to you. You can choose Phone to Phone Transfer, Backup Your Phone, Restore from Backups and Erase Your Old Phone. If you want to restore from backups, make sure that you have do backup with your Android before with the help of Phone Transfer.

Step 2 Connect Moto G and Moto X to Computer
Now you will be asked to connect the both Motorola phone to the computer at the same time via USB cable. Then, within few seconds, both your smartphones will be detected by the program and will be displayed as follow:

Sync Android Data with Phone Transfer

Note: You can click "Flip" button to change the places of the two devices to transfer data from Moto X to Moto G.

Step 3 Transfer Data from One Motorola to Another
Next step you can choose the data you want to transfer between the two phones, such as contacts, photos, messages, etc.
Lastly, just click "Start Copy" button to start the data transfer process. When finish, click "Completed".

Switch Data from Moto G to Moto X

1. Make sure that both of your Motorola are well connected. Otherwise, if the USB cables fail to be connected well on the half way, the data transferring may get lost.
2. You are allowed to clear all the data that stored in your destination phone easily before transferring data to it.

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As we can see, both are useful and can help you transfer Motorola data to new one as you want. However, phone Transfer seems to be easier to operate, compatible to more devices and can copy more data than what Motorola Migrate can. Why not click here to see more information of Phone Transfer. With it, you can transfer data from Old Motorola to a new one.

Ivy Bruce

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