Solution 3: Transfer content to Android with OneDrive
Microsoft's smart phone operating system may not be as popular as Android or iOS. But, some of Microsoft's apps are impressive for sure! Microsoft's OneDrive app is one of those apps that can really prove to be helpful for transferring data from one device to the other. The app supports Windows, iOS and Android devices.
First step is to download OneDrive app in both devices. After downloading, the app will prompt you to sign in using your Microsoft account.
Once you sign-in using your outlook username and password, the app will open its home page and display your existing content that you have stored in OneDrive.
Now, open the same app in your windows phone and click on upload icon.
Click on "Upload files" Solution if you wish to upload documents, audio files, and other supported formats. If you wish to upload videos and photos from your device, just choose the dedicated Solution.
The app will display all the folders and sub-folders from your Windows phone. Open the folder one by one and choose the content that you wish to transfer in your new phone.
Once you select the concerned files, just click on "upload". The app will start uploading all the selected content on OneDrive server.
After uploading all the necessary content from Windows phone on OneDrive, open the OneDrive app on your Android device.
Select the content that you wish to sync with your Android phone and simply download the same.
This Solution is suitable for people who travel in various countries around the world and change their cell phone several times. As all the important content remains stored on OneDrive, users can retrieve it any time and from anywhere. All that they need is an Android, Windows, or iOS handset that supports the OneDrive app.
Pros and cons of this way
As mentioned earlier, this Solution is best suitable for people who wish to transfer contacts, documents, and files without using PC. Several people use this method to transfer their content from one phone to another while on the go. Images, documents and videos can be viewed with the help of OneDrive app, and can be downloaded in compatible format.
Now the drawback! You need an active internet connection in your Windows and Android device, most preferably, Wi-Fi. Transferring data may take considerable time, as files are first transferred to OneDrive, and then, from OneDrive to your Android device.
Unfortunately, this app cannot help in transferring contacts or text messages from one phone to another.