Get a new phone for the holidays? This app makes it easy to transfer content between iOS and Android devices



Did you just get a new Apple iPhone for the holidays, and need to transfer data from your current Android phone? Or perhaps you're leaving the iOS ecosystem for the Android platform. Either way, the T-Mobile Content Transfer app will help you with this task, even if you're not a T-Mobile customer. Just yesterday, T-Mobile released a new video hosted by Content Director Des Smith that shows you how to use the app to move over photos, videos,music and your contacts.

First, you must load the app on both your old and new phones from the App Store or Google Play Store. Using the T-Mobile Content Transfer app requires both phones to be connected to the same Wi-Fi signal. Open the app on both devices and accept all permissions. On the old phone, tap "From this phone." On the new phone, tap "To this phone." A QR code will appear on the old phone, and you need to scan it using the new handset. Select the content you want transferred, and tap the Transfer button on the new device. Keep in mind that content protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM) cannot be transferred.

The app will notify you when the transfer process is complete. You can see the process in action by clicking on the video at the top of this article.

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11 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I like Samsung Smart Switch, works seamlessly with iOS.

2. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1025; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

except it only works when 1 device is a Samsung device, so that's a drawback

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True, but in my case it's spot on, but yep that's a drawback for some.

5. Venom

Posts: 3272; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Except this article is for ANDROID phones that aren't Samsung phones.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't care if it's for batteries, that aren't Duracell.

7. Venom

Posts: 3272; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

That had nothing to do with what I said.

9. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 965; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Lol no it does

10. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 965; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Verizon has Content Transfer, I think ATT does too.

3. Leo_MC

Posts: 6935; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Unless it can transfer the WhatsApp archive and (i)messages, it's virtually useless.

8. Valdomero

Posts: 662; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Use Backuptrans for that, It worked flawlessly for me. Of course it doesn't come for free.

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3112; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I've always used iSkysoft to get call logs and iMessage transferred but as Valdomero mentioned, it doesn't come free. If you switch as much as I do, it's worth every penny of the $40.

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