You can transfer text messags, contacts, photos, music, and other files between your computer and device using a USB cable. You can also transfer files from your device to a computer.
The smartphone market continues to be a largely two-horse race between Android and iOS, which accounted for 53.2% and 41.3% market share in January 2015, followed by Windows Phone, BlackBerry and other less popular platforms. In 2014, Android powered 1.1 billion shipped smartphones, up 32% from the 8.2.2 million units shipping with Google’s mobile OS in 2013. Among the OEM of Android-powered devices, Samsung remains King of the Android market, shipping more units than the LG, HTC, Sony, Motorola, Google, and Huawei combined.
Among the smartphone users, more than half are using Android platform. This inevitably involves Android data transfer. Every Android manufacture has their own software to manage their Android phones or tablets, such as Samsung Galaxy, LG PC Suite, HTC Sync Manager, Motorola Migrate, Sony Xperia Transfer, etc. There are also other third-party software developed to transfer Android data, both freeware and shareware are included. You can choose the suitable application from below recommendations to transfer your Android phone data.
Android Data Manager (Android to PC/Mac Transfer)
The Android to PC Transfer or Android to Mac Transfer is a professional software helping you backup and restore Android data on computer, move music, videos, photos, contacts, messages, apps and documents between your Android device and computer, both Windows PC and Max OS X are supported. Before purchasing this software, you can download the demo version to have a try.
Phone to Phone Transfer (Phone Data between different OS phone)
Making a phone switch is very common. If you copy data from an iPhone, Android, BlackBerry or Nokia Symbian phone to an Android phone, the Phone Transfer is able to transfer your old phone data to your new Android phone directly, including contacts, text messages, calendar, call logs, apps, music, videos and photos. You can also transfer Android data to iPhone or Nokia phone.
Trouble transferring files through USB
If you’re having trouble transferring files, try the following steps:
-Try a different USB cable. Not all USB cables can transfer files.
-Test the mini-USB port on your Nexus device by connecting your device to a different computer.
-Test the USB port on your computer by connecting a camera or other device with USB.
-On your device, make sure that the USB computer connection is set to “Media device (MTP).”
Touch Settings > Device > Storage. Then touch Menu Menu > USB computer connection. MTP should be selected by default, but you may have to uncheck MTP, check and uncheck Camera (PTP), and then recheck MTP.
Update your Android OS to the latest version available
-Restart your device.
-Restart your computer.
-Check your computer’s settings to make sure Windows automatically detects new hardware.
-Make sure that Android File Transfer is compatible with your computer. You must have Mac OS X 10.5 or later and Android 3.0 or later.
-Make sure the Android File Transfer application is open.
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