The use of smartphones cannot be overlooked in the current era. They have proven to be a major alternative for a computer, or it can be said to be a mobile computer system in a smaller size. Due to the dependency on technology, phone users are either getting new phones or changing their phone from one brand to another. And an example is switching from Sony to Samsung. Currently, Samsung is one of the most popular brands of smartphones and it has the highest shares in the mobile sales.
When you are replacing an old Sony phone with a new Samsung phone, you may want to transfer data from your Sony to Samsung. Even though both phones are smartphones, data transfer may seem tricky. To use the manual method seems to be time consuming and is also not too viable. In this post, we will discuss the 2 major and widely used methods.
Method 1: Transfer Data from Sony Xperia to Samsung Galaxy S8/7 using Mobile Transfer Software
This method introduces the help of a third party tool called Yolisoft Phone Transfer. The development of this kind app is to help in the transfer of almost all kinds of phone data between phones. It is the best desktop tool to transfer data like photos, contacts, text messages, music, videos, call history, etc from Sony Xperia to Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, S7 Edge...
Advantages of this method:
Anybody can handle, very simple and easy to operate
Time efficient, won't spend you much time
In simply one click, all your vital data will begin to transfer automatically
Steps to Transfer Pictures, Contacts, SMS etc from Sony Xperia to Samsung
1st step: After you open the software on PC/Mac, choose the "Phone to Phone" section.
2nd step: Connect your Sony and Samsung phone to the computer system via USB cable. Ensure that Sony phone is on the left of the program as source, and Samsung phone is on the right as the destination.
3rd step: Mark the data types you want to sync and click on "Start" button to begin.
The supported Sony phone models include the Sony Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z3, Xperia C4, Xperia Z4, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z, Xperia Z ultra, Xperia C3, Xperia Arc, etc.
And the supported Samsung models include the latest Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and previously released S7, S7 edge, Galaxy S6, S5, S5 mini, S4, Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4 etc.
Method 2: Move Data from Sony Xperia to Samsung with Smart Switch
Smart Switch is an app from Samsung, which is designed to help users migrate data from other phone to new Samsung device. This method includes just 3 steps.
1st step: Get this app installed on your two phones. You can obtain it from Google Play store here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sec.android.easyMover&hl=en
2nd step: Open the app on both phones, make Sony as the "Sending Device" and Samsung as the "Receiving Device"
3rd step: Choose the desired file types and initiate the transfer. The process will spend a long time as all the data are copied based upon WIFI connection. Make sure your phones have enough battery.
Other Tips for you:
You can copy the pictures and videos in the DCIM folder of old Sony and paste them into the new device manually. However, other database files can't be moved by this way.
If you lost some important phone data during the transfer process, or your data is missing for mistaken deletion, factory reset, etc, you can use Yolisoft Android Recovery to get files back.