Buying a new smartphone for yourself is as exciting as it can be, but setting it up and shifting content from your current smartphone is a hard task, frankly. Motorola is aiming to make that easier with its own Migrate app that is said to be helping in transferring data from your previous phone to the new one.
The Motorola Moto G 3rd gen. is the new smartphone from the company in the mid-range category, and we’re sure there are many buyers for this. For each of those who are struggling to set things up, here’s the guide.
Once you start your Moto G for the first time, you’ll see an app in the app list, i.e. Migrate. Open the app, and you’ll see two options:
- Send data TO this device
- Send data FROM this device
You obviously are going to select the first one. The next step is important, to let the app know about your current phone. Select your old phone type.
- Android – if your old phone is Android, you can transfer photos, videos, messages, contacts, music, and call logs.
- iPhone – if your old phone is iPhone, you can transfer contacts and calendar
- Other old phone type – Other than Android and iPhone, only Contacts can be transferred
Select the phone type, and tap on Next.
On the next screen, you can select which type of data you want to transfer. If your earlier Android phone was Android, then the best suggestion would be syncing your Google account contacts, and that is the easiest as well. Anyway, once the selection is done, tap on Next.
It would show a pop-up message that the app needs to take over your Wi-Fi connection for a few minutes to transfer your stuff. Tap Continue, and on your old phone, go to Play Store and download the Motorola Migrate app. Install it and open the app.
When you run the app in the other phone, you’ll see the option to transfer FROM this device, and it will open the barcode scanner using which you need to scan the barcode shown on your new Moto G.
Once the scanning is done, it will recognize the Wi-Fi network, the content and the transfer will begin. It may take some time depending on the amount of data, and also the type of files being transferred, and finally depending on the speed of the Internet.
How easy was this for you? Btw., we have a demo of the interface of Moto G 3rd gen. if you wanted to know what comes running in the mid-range device from Motorola.