Transfer data between two Android phones in a completely automatic way: app, address book, messages, settings, photos, logs
If you buy a new phone and you have to transfer all the data from the old or you want to make sure that the Android phone of a friend has some files, we appropriately selected, in a completely automatic (without having to share manually each time) , we can take advantage of cloud synchronization systems or apps to transfer data from one Android phone to another, so you can avoid forgetfulness or find yourself with an unusable phone without having made a copy of the files on the new phone.
In this guide I will show you both the integrated systems within each Android smartphone and some apps that can transfer data automatically, even on specific phone manufacturers.
1) Google Drive
The easiest way to keep files and folders synchronized between two Android devices is to use Google Drive, already integrated into many Android firmware but downloadable (or updatable) using the link here -> Google Drive.
Once installed Google Drive and associated devices with the same Google account (of course device in our possession), open the app and click on the bottom right of the button in the form of +, so you can select the folder and the files to synchronize with the cloud.
Obviously in order to keep the folders up-to-date we will have to open the folder or files every time and synchronize it in the cloud, not the maximum convenience (we can solve by reading the rest of the guide).
If we want to share files or folders with friends or relatives, we can use the Google Drive sharing system.
We tap the file or folder to be shared (by holding down or using the three dots on each side of each element), then enable the item Sharing by link.
As soon as the button is active, we can send the link provided to anyone we want via chat or email.
We can also directly add people who can access the file and folders using the Add Person button and using the contact name, email address or nickname of the user to be added.
2) Autosync Google Drive
For automatic synchronization of folders on Drive we can use Autosync Google Drive, available for free download here -> Autosync Google Drive.
Once installed and logged in with the same Google account used on Drive, we can choose any folder on the smartphone and keep it synchronized on the cloud, so that every change is immediately seen and added.
Obviously we will have to install the same app also on the Android device that must receive the changes, so as to have them always synchronized.
3) Samsung Smart Mobile Switch
If we own the latest Samsung smartphones, we can also use the Samsung Smart Switch Mobile app; This app is integrated into the operating system (if it is not present, try to update the system), but is still downloadable for any Samsung using the link here -> Samsung Smart Switch Mobile.
Launch the app on both Samsung devices, now we can take advantage of WiFi Direct or the specific USB cable to connect the devices and exchange images, SMS, contacts, music, video and so on in a simple and immediate way.
4) Huawei Share
On the other hand, if we own Huawei smartphones, we can take advantage of the Huawei Share function, integrated in the latest versions of the EMUI 8.1 (or higher) operating system.
The service uses SMB connections to exchange files with Huawei devices in the neighborhood or with PC and Mac, as the protocol is also present in the operating systems for PC deskop and notebook.
Just start searching for compatible devices, confirm where necessary and choose which files to send among music, videos, images and document folders.
5) Drop me
Also Xiaomi has a file transfer service between the devices of the same house: it is called Mi Drop and we can find it both integrated into the system and can be downloaded from the Play Store from here -> Drop Me.
Through an intuitive interface we can connect two Xiaomi devices and exchange any type of file (images, videos, music, documents, etc.) without even using the Internet connection, since WiFi Direct is used for the purpose.
5) Resilio Sync
Another excellent app to synchronize folders and files on our devices is Resilio Sync, available for download for Android from here -> Resilio Sync.
With this app we can select any type of file present on the smartphone (images, documents, videos, music, books and compressed files) and send them to another device, through an active synchronization system.
Every time we make a change to the files or folders all the changes will also come to the other device, so as to have them always synchronized.
Great to keep two different phones with the same files or to quickly exchange files and folders with a friend without even having to say anything (just be connected to the Internet to always have all the syncs).
6) IDrive Online Backup
Another tool that we can use to synchronize our data via the cloud is IDrive Online Backup, which can be downloaded for free here -> IDrive Online Backup.
This service uses a very advanced encryption system to protect data stored online, allows you to synchronize some elements of our smartphone in a completely automatic, allows you to access and restore items on another phone in a simple and fast and, what a lot important, allows you to add new people to the cloud, so as to create a shared space where you can share the most important information.
It serves to clone one Android smartphone to another, as if you were cloning a computer disk into another PC.
CLONEit is a completely free app, works through direct connection, without cables and without existing wifi networks and can copy anything from one device to another without effort.
To use the application, you need to download and install CLONEit on both Android devices, both the source and the destination.
Once you have installed the app on the sender, you need to make some configurations before starting the transfer.
First you have to activate the possibility, on the destination smartphone, to install applications from unknown sources.
To do it, go in Settings> Applications or in Settings> Security.
Now open the application on both devices and touch the sender and receiver buttons respectively.
A hotspot will automatically start on the source phone and the receiver will try to connect directly.
Once connected, tap the phone icon on CloneIT to start the transfer.
In the wizard you are asked to select what to transfer: app, SMS, contacts, call log, photos, music, videos and settings.
You can even choose to copy everything, making a perfect clone.