As soon as you get a new Xiaomi phone, like Xiaomi 10 Pro/10, it is believed that one of the most urgent things is to transfer the files from the old Xiaomi phone to the new one. This process is quite easy as a piece of cake; however, it could also be a little complicated if you are not clear of the ways. Actually, the Xiaomi offers users different ways to transfer data from an old Xiaomi phone to a new Xiaomi phone, such as the Mi Mover, and ShareMe. After all, every mobile phone provider wants its users to change a new phone of its brand as easily as possible, including the Xiaomi.
Besides, there are some other trustworthy phone to phone transfer programs, like MobiKin Transfer for Mobile and Google Drive. With them, you can also freely transfer data from your old Xiaomi device to the new one without limitation.
Here, this article is about to show you 4 ways to transfer files between two Xiaomi devices, i.e. using Mi Mover, ShareMe, MobiKin and Google Drive. Now, check the practical ways below, making it easier to switch to a new Xiaomi phone.
Way 1: Transfer Data from Old Xiaomi to New Xiaomi via Mi Mover
Mi Mover is a phone transfer designed for Xiaomi smartphones. With it, you can easily transfer files from your old phone to a new Xiaomi device, either a Xiaomi Mi phone or a Xiaomi Redmi phone.
This application allows users to transfer several kinds of phone data, including contacts, photos, music, videos, SMS, installed apps, and so on. Besides, this app transfers files from phone to phone by Wi-Fi or data traffic.
Anyway, to transfer files from an old Xiaomi device to a new one using Mi Mover, please check the following steps.
Step 1. Download and install the Mi Mover app onto both of your old and new Xiaomi devices.
Step 2. Open the Mi Mover app on both Xiaomi phones. By the way, the old one should be the sending device, while the new one is the receiving device.
Step 3. On the sending device, please tap “I’m a sender”.
Step 4. Then tap “I’m a recipient” on your new Xiaomi phone. Now, please scan the QR code on the screen with your sending device.
Step 5. Preview and choose the files you want to transfer to the new device.
Step 6. Tap on the “Send” button to start the transfer process.
Step 7. Wait till the transfer process is completed. Once done, tap on the “Finish” button.
Way 2: Switch Data from Old Xiaomi to New Xiaomi via MobiKin
MobiKin Transfer for Mobile is a professional phone to phone transfer for all Android and iOS device users, so Xiaomi phones can also work well with it. With it, you can quickly transfer data from an old Xiaomi device to a new one without limitation. You can transfer files from Xiaomi to Xiaomi with either a USB cable or Wi-Fi network.
Not only contacts and photos, but also text messages, videos, music, call logs, documents, and apps are supported to transfer from Xiaomi to Xiaomi. Except for Android to Android transfer, it also supports to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone, from iPhone to Xiaomi, and from Xiaomi to iPhone.
Besides, it makes it much easier to clear unnecessary data on your new phone before transferring data to it. If needed, simply check the “Clear Data before Copying” feature before you start to transfer.
Also, it is quite easy to use with friendly UI. Now, let’s see how to transfer data from old Xiaomi to new Xiaomi using the MobiKin app.
Step 1. Download and install the MobiKin phone transfer app on your Windows PC or Mac computer.
Step 2. Launch it, and connect both of your Xiaomi devices to the computer with USB cables.
Step 3. Follow the onscreen prompts to have both of your Xiaomi devices recognized by the program.
Step 4. Once connected, please make sure your old Xiaomi phone is on the Source side, while your new Xiaomi device is on the destination side.
Step 5. Now, please choose the items that you want to transfer, and click on the “Start Copy” button.
That’s it. Simply wait for a while till the transfer process is completed. By the way, if you want to transfer files from iPhone to Xiaomi phone, or transfer data from the Xiaomi device to iPhone/iPad, you can also refer to the above steps.
ShareMe, previously known as Mi Drop, is another phone to phone transfer app developed by the Xiaomi. With it, you can wirelessly transfer files from one Xiaomi phone to another. Both Xiaomi Mi phone and Xiaomi Redmi phone can work with it.
It claims that it can transfer files with costing data traffic or a Wi-Fi network. However, there are less supported data types for this ShareMe app than the above 2 programs. Only pictures, applications, music, videos, and documents are supported to be transferred from Xiaomi to Xiaomi. What’s more, there are some potential risks that the transfer process gets interrupted by a sudden error, which may have your phone data damaged or lost. Although it’s less likely.
Anyway, if you still want to know how to use it to transfer files from your old Xiaomi device to the new phone, please keep reading.
Step 1. Download and install the ShareMe app on both of your new and old Xiaomi devices,
Step 2. Open the app, and allow it to access your phone data as it prompts.
Step 3. Turn on the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi features on your devices, and get your two phones closer enough.
Step 4. Now, please log in to the app with your account. If you don’t have one, create one.
Step 5. After that, on your source phone, i.e. your old Xiaomi device, please tap on the “Send” button.
Step 6. Choose the items that you want to move from the source phone. Search the ones you want, if you don’t see them.
Step 7. Tap on the “Send” button again on your source device, and wait for the radar-like icon to find your new Xiaomi phone.
Step 8. Now, tap on your new Xiaomi phone to have your old Xiaomi phone connected to the new one. If needed, you can tap the “Scan QR code” button to connect both of your devices.
Step 9. Once both devices are connected together, simply confirm to receive it on your destination phone.
Once you confirm to receive the files, the files you’ve selected will be transferred from the source phone to the destination phone right away. Please make sure to place your both Xiaomi phones close enough; otherwise, it may stop to transfer.
Way 4: Transfer Files from Xiaomi to Xiaomi with Google Drive
Google Drive is a data backup and restore app for Android devices. With it, you can back up data from your old Xiaomi phone, then restore the backed up data to your new Xiaomi phone. So, it’s better that you have a Google account, and you have already backed up your Xiaomi phone data. Otherwise, it may take forever to back up your old Xiaomi phone and restore to your new Xiaomi phone.
Besides, Google Drive offers only 15GB of storage for free, which is easy to be run out. If you want more storage space, you need to purchase with your Google account. And it supports to sync fewer types of files, so, only contacts, call logs, texts, and settings can be transferred from your old Xiaomi device to the new one with this method. Anyway, it’s a kind of way.
Step 1. On your old Xiaomi phone, please open the “Settings” app.
Step 2. Scroll down to tap on the “System” tab.
Step 3. Navigate to “Backup”, and turn on the “Back up to Google Drive” feature.
Step 4. Tap on the “Back up now” button to sync your old phone data to Google Drive.
Step 5. Once the data is backed up, please repeat the above steps on your new Xiaomi phone, but tap on the “Restore” button instead of the “Backup” button.
Step 6. Follow the onscreen prompts to choose a backup and restore it on your new Xiaomi phone immediately.
Find it easier to transfer data from an old Xiaomi device to a new one? The P2P transfer apps developed by the Xiaomi are useful, so are the other phone transfer apps, such as the MobiKin app and Google Drive. Which one do you like best? You are welcome to leave your vote as well as your question below to let us know.