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Motorola Migrate: Transfer Samsung Contacts/Messages to Motorola

-- Wednesday, November 04, 2015
The striking Motorola X features Android™ 5.0, Lollipop, innovative software, water resistance, etc. It is doing well in the market. If you are one of those who are beckoned by new Motorola X and are intended to get one, you will need to clone your files from the old phone to the new. In this post, we will take Samsung Galaxy and Motorola X for example and revolve around transferring Samsung contacts/messages to Motorola.

To clone phone book and SMS, we need a tool – Motorola Migrate. This app is developed by Motorola company, allowing its users to easily move data from phone to phone. It only takes a few steps to complete the task. Just with your phones and available Wi-Fi access, you can move your contacts and messages in several minutes.

Part 1: Transfer Data from Android to Motorola

1. Install Motorola Migrate on your Samsung and Motorola.
2. Connect both phones to Wi-Fi hotspot.
Supported devices: Moto X, Moto G, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini, Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 edge+, LG G4/G3, Sony Xperia Z3/Z5, Nexus 6/6P, Lenovo Phab Plus, etc.

Step 1 Select Transfer Mode
Run Motorola Migrate on your Motorola phone. Choose a transfer mode – "Send data TO this device". And select your old phone type – "Android". Then hit the tab "NEXT".

Select Transfer Mode

Step 2 Choose File Types to Transfer
You can choose file types that you are going to transfer. Tap "Contacts" and "Messages".

Then you will be required to install Migrate app in your Samsung phone. If you have done it, hit the blue tab "Press here". If not, choose "NEXT" to install the app. Since you have previously installed the app in your Samsung, in this step choose "Press here". In the next screen, a QR code will pop up.

Select File Types

Step 3 Set up Connection
Go to your Samsung phone and run Motorola Migrate. There hit the tab "NEXT". Hold your Samsung phone over the new Motorola with the QR code showing in the blue square. When the code is detected, the app will connect two phones and will soon start copying.

Connect Android to Motorola

Step 3 Transfer Contacts and Messages from Samsung to Motorola
The app is using Wi-Fi to move your stuff, please don't turn off or change Wi-Fi settings until it is done. And make sure both devices are in close proximity. After a few minutes, your stuffs will be completely transferred.

Exported contents:
Contacts: name, phone number, email id, company, etc.
Text messages: message content, contact's name, phone number, time, etc.

Successfully Transfer Files from Moto to LG

Part 2: Contacts/Messages Migrate from Motorola to Samsung Phone

NOTE: When copying phone book and SMS to Samsung phone but fails because the QR code doesn't show, you can try Phone Transfer.

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Step 1 Connect Samsung Phone and Motorola to PC
Run Phone Transfer on your computer. And choose the mode "Phone to Phone Transfer". Then connect both phones to the computer with USB cable. Ensure to turn on USB debugging on your phones.

Home Page of Phone Transfer

Step 2 Select File Types to Transfer
When your Samsung phone and Motorola are detected, you can choose file types to copy. Mark "Contacts" and "Messages" in the middle box. Then click the button "Start Copy". Phone Transfer will extract and clone the phone book and SMS to your Samsung phone.

Note: Make sure that your Motorola phone is in the position "Source" and Samsung phone is "Destination".

Sync Android Data with Phone Transfer

That's all! If you need to move other files, such as call logs, photos, videos, music, Motorola Migrate also helps. If you encounter problems during the transmission, just contact us or leave comments in the comment section.

Ivy Bruce

Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.