If you just bought a new Android device and you are thinking of relocating your photographs from the old phone to the new one, this article is just the perfect guide for you. It will not only teach you how to transfer all your photos from Android to Android, but also help you choose the best method for doing so!
It is said that one picture is worth a thousand words. Our pictures are very close to our hearts as they are the manifestations of our unforgettable moments of love, joy, insanity, and affection. Every picture has a different story and it reminds us of a precious moment of our life. Definitely, we do not want to lose our memories.
Since smart phones serve as the primary storage of your pictures, it is imperative to know how you can easily relocate them if you buy a new phone. Don’t worry; transferring them is as easy as pie.
Tips on How to Transfer Photos to New Phone
For the sake of simplicity, this article classifies the methods into three categories based upon differing situations in which you might be in. They are as follows:
1. How to transfer your photos from android to android by using your computer:
A. Cable Transfer
It is a conventional yet most efficient way to shift your data. This method neither requires an internet connection nor any additional software. It also allows you to classify your pictures once they are copied onto your computer’s memory. You can easily trash the bad pictures and transfer the remaining ones to your new Android device.
It may involve the following easy steps:
• Connect your old Android phone with the PC by using a USB cable.
• Slide down the notification bar of your smart phone and enable “Transfer Files”
• Open “This PC”, go to your phone storage and open the folder containing the images you require relocating.
• Copy or Cut your images and paste them in some folder inside your PC’s memory.
• Once you get the images copied, filter them to expunge the undesired files.
• Finally, attach your new phone with your PC, follow the same steps, and copy this folder into your new phone. This way, you can transfer all your images systematically at a considerable transfer speed.
How About Creating a Backup of Your Data?
Why not use your own computer for this purpose? It is always advisable to keep a back up of your precious data into a separate folder of your computer. It would remain there and help you in the future whenever you changed your phone.
- Using Additional Programs:
There are many programs that can facilitate you in transferring your data. Here is an example:
It is a popular computer software that performs well between android to android transmission. Nevertheless, it also supports iOS. It is free, fast, has a user-friendly interface, and it is just what the doctor ordered. The process may include the following steps:
- Install CoolMuster Mobile Transfer onto the computer.
• Open the program and attach the two devices simultaneously with your PC.
• From the very first menu displayed on your computer screen, tick-mark the content you are desirous of transferring like media, contacts, documents, etc.
• Proceed further and you would see the program coping all the data from your old phone to the new one.
• Make sure the sending and receiving devices are firmly connected to the computer without any chance of interruption during the whole process to avoid any undesired consequences.
• Once copied, your new device is will contain all the data that belonged to your old phone in the same order.
- By using third-party apps on your smart phones
In case, you don’t have a PC, there are a number of applications out there on play store that can do the same job for you. All you need is an uninterrupted internet connection. For instance;
This amazingly efficient app is widely utilized for shifting data from Android to Android at a much higher pace. Besides being efficient, it has both wire-to-wire and wireless connectivity options. You just need to install this app on both devices, then connect them over Wi-Fi and start exporting whatever you like. Just make sure that your Wi-Fi remains connected. Other apps like SHAREit, Xender, ShareDrop also work the same way.
Try Online Cloud Storage Services
Photos are always worth backing up somewhere. Online drives store them forever at their original quality. Most of them have a free basic plan, for instance, Google Drive gives 15 GB free storage, One Cloud offers 5 GB, and Dropbox has a 25 GB free storage capacity. Like iCloud, Samsung cloud is also there for Samsung users.
Pick any of the Cloud Storage Services that suits your preferences and start uploading your data into the space. You can always access your online drive by signing it through any device. Like your computer drive, you can make folders and subfolders to classify your data systematically. Additionally, file managers like Solid Explorer can help you upload your data quickly on Google drive.
Do you know that whenever you pay for shipping as a prime Amazon subscriber, you pay for a backup service too. Amazon names this service as Prime Photos and it can be used to freely back up your precious pictures. Although not much popular, this service is worth a try if you are a prime Amazon subscriber.
Parallel to other apps, download and open Amazon photos on your Android device. Log in with your Amazon account and start benefiting from this service. The best part is that this app also has the auto back up feature plus it gives the same storage capacity as other applications do.
If these two methods don’t work, or you have a few pictures that need to be transferred, you can use the third method that is,
- Transferring data without using any additional support:
Note that this will take comparatively more time and consume more battery. Despite being simple, this method should only be preferred for sending a limited number of files.
Transferring data via Bluetooth
Every Android phone has Bluetooth facility. Enable it on both devices and pair them up. This will establish a firm working connection between them. Then, open the file manager from the sending device, mark multiple pictures, select share via Bluetooth option, and tap on the paired device. Once you accept the incoming files they will be received one by one.
By utilizing NFC with Android Beam:
For some of us who are unaware of this technology, here is a brief introduction:
NFC is an abbreviation for “Near Field Communication.” The name gives an idea of how it works. This technology allows us to transfer data in a short-range between two paired devices. Just like Bluetooth, information is transmitted via radio waves but unlike the former, it consumes lesser energy and gives ten times more speed. Most of the Android devices have this technology. It can be found by going into the connectivity settings of your android device. Turn it on and connect both devices. Select multiple images from your gallery and share them through the android beam. Make sure the back covers of the phones touch each other.