Best Way to Transfer Data from One Android Phone to Another

Hi.. I am planning to change my phone so need to transfer all data from a Samsung phone to Xiaomi phone. Which is the best way to transfer data (files, pics, contacts, sms, etc)?

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    Files Go

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    If you have Google contacts and Google photos (set to backup your photos), they should all be in the cloud and you wouldn't bother manually transferring those parts. Just install the apps on the new phone and they're available.

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    If both your samsung and xiaomi have nfc can transfer it thru easily.

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      It's MiA1 and no NFC is one of its major weaknesses. :(

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    Not sure if it's the same for all androids but I could simply insert my SIM card and connect up the two phones - all the data came over in like 5-10 mins.

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      Didn't get your point - SIM card can be only one. You insert in one of the phones and how do both phones connect to each other? Does it pull photos, contacts, sms, etc?

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        Oh, you put the sim card in the new phone :)
        They connect up via Micro USB/USB C dependant on their ports.
        Yeah it pulls over photos, contacts, msgs etc.

        Or if you use your Google account heavily you'll find most things transfer over anyway.

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    My process of moving from one android to another android: (painful but reliable).

    1. For your contacts, use google contacts.

    2. Use SMS backup and restore app for sms.

    3.If your phones are rootes, you can use Titanium Backu root.

    Samsung to Samsung move is now less painful using their builtin phone transfer utility.

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    what about all the logins and passwords of stuff… i find they all need to be logged in again… which can be a bit of work

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      If you are logged into your Google account smartlock or whatever should remember them.

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    OTG
    Fast and easy

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      What's OTG?

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        On the Go - wouldn't exactly say "fast and easy" but it's reliable and not bad.

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    Xiaomi mi mover?
    It’s quite easy to use

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    I ended up using in built feature to move stuff. It just requires Google sign in. But the painful part is that you need to enter usernames and passwords for all the apps wherever needed. Apps lose all history so for apps like Stocard etc you need to scan all cards/ barcodes again from the previous phone. I don’t think there’s any solution to this.

    Also, it is Google specific so can’t move over sms etc. Didn’t bring even web browser history - not sure if it was due to any settings in the previous phone.

    For contacts I use an app called InTouch and all contacts remain in the same - no need to put them on phone. Easy when phone is to be changed.

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      Actually stocard can use your google account to sync your card data.

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        Thanks. I hadn't explored the backup option in Stocard app. Found it now.

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    Mi Drop and Mi Mover. Drop as an App from Google Play Store and Mover under Settings, Additional Settings on your MiA1.