Mi to Mi Data Transfer: How to Transfer Data from Xiaomi to Xiaomi

Written By Axel Nash | Dec 26,2019

“I have got a new Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro and would like to do an Mi to Mi transfer. Can someone tell me how to transfer data from Xiaomi to Xiaomi efficiently?”

As a reader posted this query about Xiaomi to Xiaomi transfer, I realized that a lot of other smartphone users also encounter a similar situation. Whenever we get a new phone, the first thing that we wish to do is the transfer of our important data like photos, contacts, and more. While there are a few solutions to do Xiaomi transfer to a new phone, not all of them would fulfill your requirements. In this post, I will teach you how to transfer data from Mi to Mi devices in three smart ways.

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Part 1: Xiaomi Transfer Data to New Phone via MobileTrans - Phone Transfer

The first method to transfer data from Xiaomi to Xiaomi would be MobileTrans – Phone Transfer. Developed by Wondershare, it provides a direct solution to move all sorts of data from one phone to another, irrespective of its platform. Therefore, you can move data from iOS to Android, Android to iOS, iOS to iOS, and Android to Android. When you do Mi to Mi data transfer, you can move your photos, videos, music, contacts, messages, call logs, and so much more. Here’s how you can transfer data from Mi to Mi with just a single click.

Step 1: Launch the MobileTrans – Phone Transfer application

Firstly, you can just install MobileTrans on your Mac or Windows system and launch it whenever you wish to do Xiaomi move to a new phone. From its home, just open the Phone Transfer module.

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Step 2: Connect both the devices to the system

Now, using working USB cables, you can connect your source and destination Mi phones. In no time, they will be detected by the application and would be marked as either source/destination. There is also a “Flip” option that you can use to make sure the devices are marked correctly.

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Step 3: Transfer data from Xiaomi to Xiaomi phones

Afterward, you can simply select the type of data (like photos, videos, contacts, etc.) that you wish to move and click on the “Start” button. If you want to wipe data on the target device beforehand, then just enable the “Clear data before copy” feature.

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Just wait for a while as your selected data would be moved from your source to the target Xiaomi phone. When the Mi to Mi data transfer process is completed, you will be notified so that you can safely remove your phones.

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Apart from that, you can also use MobileTrans to backup and restore your data from Xiaomi or any other Android/iOS device. It can also be used to backup and restore data of popular social apps like Viber, WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE, and Kik.

Part 2: Transfer Data from Mi to Mi with Mi Mover

To make it easier for Mi users to transfer data from Xiaomi to Xiaomi phones wirelessly, the company has come up with a dedicated app – Mi Mover. In most of the devices, the utility app can be found on the phone already, but you can also download it from the Mi App Store as well. You can transfer from Xiaomi to Xiaomi all kinds of data like photos, videos, contacts, messages, and even data of popular apps. Here’s how you can perform Mi transfer data to a new phone wirelessly.

Step 1: Mark devices as Sender/Receiver

Firstly, launch the Mi Mover app if you have downloaded it from the Mi App Store or just go to your device’s Settings > Additional Settings > Mi Mover. Make sure that the WiFi feature is enabled on both the phones in advance.

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Now, you need to mark which is the source and the destination Xiaomi phone on the app.

Step 2: Connect Xiaomi phones wirelessly

After when you launch Mi Mover on your target device and would mark it as a receiver, it will display a QR code. Just bring your source Mi phone over it and scan the QR code so that both the devices would be linked wirelessly.

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Step 3: Transfer data from Mi to Mi phones

There you go! Once you have connected both the phones wirelessly, you would be asked to select the data types you wish to move. Apart from major data types like photos, videos, contacts, etc. you can also select the data of different apps as well. Tap on the “Send” button afterward and receive the selected content on your target Xiaomi phone.

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Part 3: Transfer Data from One Mi Phone to Another via ShareMe

ShareMe by Xiaomi is a freely available P2P data transfer app that can help you share your files wirelessly from one phone to another. While the app is developed by Xiaomi, it is not exclusive for Mi devices and you can use it to transfer data between other phone models as well. The app has a simple user interface and can transfer data via WiFi direct, which is 200 times faster than Bluetooth. Here’s how you can do Mi to Mi data transfer for free using ShareMe by Xiaomi.

Step 1: Select the sender and receiver phones

To start things off, you can just go to the Play Store page of ShareMe and install the app on both the devices. Launch the app and give it the permission to access your data. Also, enable the Bluetooth and WiFi feature on your phones, place them nearby, and log-in to the app. You can now tap on the “Send” button on your source phone.

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Step 2: Choose the data to transfer

Afterward, you can simply select the files that you wish to move. You can transfer Xiaomi to Xiaomi your photos, app data, music, videos, and even documents. There is a search bar on the top to help you look for the files you wish to move.

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Step 3: Transfer data from Xiaomi to Xiaomi

Once you tap on the “Send” button again, a radar-like interface will appear to let you connect to the other device. Place both the phones nearby and just select the other Xiaomi phone from here. If you want, you can also tap on the “Scan QR Code” feature to connect both the phones via a QR code.

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After both the devices are reconnected, your selected data would be transferred to the target device. Simply receive the incoming data on your new Xiaomi phone to complete the process.

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Part 4: MobileTrans vs Mi Mover vs ShareMe

By now, you know three different ways to do Xiaomi data transfer to new phones. Though, if you are not sure which one is the best Mi to Mi data transfer method, then you can go through this quick comparison.

MobileTrans Mi Mover ShareMe
Runs on Mac and Windows systems Xiaomi phones Android/iOS devices
Speed Extremely fast Fast Fast
Compatibility 6000+ Android and iOS devices Only Xiaomi models Major Android/iOS devices
Data type Extensive compatibility Less data types supported Less data types supported
Cross-platform transfer Yes No Limited
Ease of use Extremely simple Medium Medium
Other features Device backup/restore and backup/restore of social apps as well None None
Overall rating 9.5 7 8

I’m sure that after reading this post, you would be able to transfer data from Mi to Mi phones like a pro. As you can see, MobileTrans is an ultimate solution to transfer from Xiaomi to Xiaomi all kinds of data with a single click. Not just that, you can also use it to backup and restore your phone’s data. Furthermore, it can also help you transfer your WhatsApp data from one phone to another as well. All of this makes MobileTrans a must-have application for every smartphone user out there!

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