How to Transfer Data Between Android Phones

If you’re wondering how to transfer data between Android devices, then keep on reading our article! You will learn our simple tips and guide in transferring files from one Android to another Android device.

If you want to share files like photos, videos or other important documents to another Android device, you may need to learn some tips and guidelines to do it. On this page, you will discover different methods that can allow you to transfer data between Android. Check them out!

How to transfer data between Android devices

1. Bluetooth file transfer

Bluetooth is a built-in application on every android device. It lets you transfer files, and data wirelessly to another device over short distances.

To transfer data, follow the steps below:

  • From your home screen, go to settings and tap Bluetooth to turn it on.
  • This will make your device visible to the other android where you want to transfer your files.
  • In the Bluetooth interface select the Android device you want to pair with (the other android will also show pairing interface and will ask for a keyword).
  • Tap pair button and type in a keyword (this will confirm pair request).
  • After you’ve done with the pairing, you can now transfer files from your Android to another Android device.
  • To select the files you want to transfer, just go directly to the file and click transfer or share icon.
  • When you click the share icon, you will have an option to share it via social media, email or Bluetooth. Choose Bluetooth and begin transferring files.

2. Google drive file transfer

Google drive is one of the most convenient applications that can help you store, and transfer files to different channels.

Here’s the guide to transfer data between Android using Google Drive:

  • Download and install google drive on your android device.
  • Sign-in your google account (if you don’t have one, create a new account).
  • Once you’ve successfully downloaded google drive, look for upload tab and select the file you want to transfer.
  • Upload the file and wait until the files are finished uploading.
  • To transfer files to another Android device, sign-in the same google account.
  • Look for the uploaded files and download it.
  • The files will be available on the other Android device.
  • If you want to transfer files without the need to sign in to your google account, you can simply share the file through a shareable link.
  • In addition, you can also share it via email. Just right-click the uploaded files and look for the share tab. Input the email of the person whom you want to transfer files.

3. ES File Explorer

ES file explorer app has a lot of amazing features and it’s free. All you need is to install the app on your Android and make sure you also have it on your other Android device. If you want to transfer files to another person with Android phone, make sure that his/her Android has ES file explorer too.

To transfer data, here’s what you need to do:

  • Download the ES file from the Google play store.
  • Install the ES File Explorer (both Android device should have ES file app)
  • Create a hosted connection (you only need one Android device to do this).
  • Turn on the Wi-Fi of the other Android device and connect to the hosted network.
  • Now, launch the ES explorer on both Android device.
  • Then, look for the files you want to transfer. Tap the file and click more options menu.
  • Locate the send tab and click it.
  • Wait until the device appears where you want to transfer your data.
  • The other Android device will receive a confirmation message regarding the incoming data.
  • Click the confirmation message and the files will begin transferring to the other Android.
  • This method is a lot faster than Bluetooth transfer. So if you’re in a hurry or you have bigger data to transfer, this app is a better choice.