When you choose to upgrade to a new Sony Xperia model, the first thing on your mind may be how to transfer all your data from the old device to the new one. The one benefit of Android devices is that you have numerous solutions when it comes to data transfer. For example, you can choose to use Google services or even a USB connection to move some or all of the data from the old Xperia to the new one.
In this guide we take a look at the most effective options you have beginning with the most effective solution.
Transfer from Xperia to Xperia with MobileTrans- Phone Transfer
The best tool to use when switching from Xperia to Xperia is MobileTrans-Phone Transfer. This tool is specifically designed to help you transfer data from one device to another, even if the devices run on different platforms and all you have to do to use it is, connect both devices to the computer.
The following are some of this program’s useful features;
- • MobileTrans-Phone Transfer will help you easily transfer up to 17 different kinds of data from one Xperia to another. This includes the most popular types of data including photos, messages and contacts
- • It supports more than 8000 devices on all platforms including Android, iOS and Windows systems
- • It allows for the simple transfer of data from one device to another without having to reset the device or delete the original data on the device.
- • It is fast, easy to use and very effective; just connect both devices to the computer, select the type of data to move and the transfer begins.
To use this program to transfer data from the old Xperia device to the new one, follow these simple steps;
Step 1: Download and install MobileTrans to your computer. Once installation is complete, open the program and then select the “Phone Transfer” feature on the main window.
Step 2: Now, connect both devices to the computer using USB cables and make sure that MobileTrans is able to recognize both devices (You may have to enable USB debugging for the program to detect the devices).
Once the devices are detected, take a moment to make sure that they are in the correct order. The old Xperia device should be the “Source” device and the new one should be the “Destination” device. This will prevent moving data to the wrong device. If the order of the device is incorrect, click on “Flip” to switch the devices.
Step 3: You should now see a list of all the data on the “Source” device displayed in the panel between the devices. Select the type of data that you would like to transfer to the destination device and then click “Start” to begin the transfer process.
If there is some data on the destination device and you want to remove it all before transferring data to it, check “Clear data before copy” before starting the transfer.
Make sure that both devices remain connected to the computer until the process is complete. The program will notify you when the transfer is complete and you can see the files on the destination device.
Transfer Data from Xperia to Xperia with Google Backup
Another seamless way to transfer data from the old Xperia device to a new one is to use a Google Backup. Follow these simple steps to do it;
Step 1: You will first of all need to sign in to the new Xperia device using the same Google account you used on the old device.
Step 2: Now on the old Xperia device, go to Settings > Backup and Reset and make sure that “Automatic Restore” is enabled before backing up all the data on the device.
All the data on the old device will be automatically synced with the new device as soon as you complete the setup process.
Transfer Data from Xperia to Xperia using Transfer Mobile
Xperia Transfer Mobile is the official Sony Xperia Transfer app. This makes it the ideal tool to use when you want to transfer data from any device to a new Xperia device. To use it, follow these simple steps;
Step 1: Go to the Google Play Store and install the Xperia Transfer Mobile app on both Xperia devices. Run the app on the old device and then tap “Get Started”. Then tap “Android” in the next interface.
Step 2: On the old Xperia device, tap “Send” and on the new Xperia device, tap “Receive”
Step 3: In the next window, select the method you would like to use to connect the device. We recommend “Wireless” since it is much faster.
Step 4: A code will appear on the receiving device. Enter the code on the old device and then tap “Connect”
Step 5: Now select the files you want to transfer on the receiving device and then tap “Transfer”. When the transfer is complete, tap “Next” and then “Finish & Exit” to complete the process.
The solutions above will help you to transfer all types of data from your old Xperia to a new Xperia device. Select a solution that best suits your needs and then follow the steps outlined above to implement it fully.