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How to Transfer Apps from One Android Phone to Another?

I want to transfer some applications from my Android phone to another Android device. Is it possible to do so? If yes, then please let me know how this can be done.

We like to download and install various useful and interesting apps on our Android mobile phones to make our life colorful and easy. There are so many funning Android apps that have been widely covered every aspect of people' life, including diet, entertainment, photography and so forth. But here comes a problem when you are ready to switch to another new Android phone, it would be a waste of time and money to download and install the same apps again on your new phone. Then, is there any solution to transfer all apps from the old Android phone to your new Android?

As I mentioned above, we all don't want to lose our favorite apps when we change into using another Android device. Here in this article, we will tell you 3 efficient solutions to transfer apps between two Android phones.

Solution 1: Transfer Apps from Android to Android with Mobile Transfer (Recommended!)
Solution 2: Share Apps between Two Android Phones with Android Assistant
Solution 3: Transfer Apps between Two Android Phones via Bluetooth

Solution 1: Transfer Apps from Android to Android with Mobile Transfer

A great approach to transfer apps between two Android devices quickly and easily is using a specialized Android app transfer tool called Coolmuster Mobile Transfer with its Mac version of Mobile Transfer for Mac. It is the most excellent data transferring tool working for almost all Android brands, including Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony and so on. Apart from transferring apps between Android and Android phone, Mobile Transfer also allows you to copy contacts, text messages, call history, photos, videos, music and more between two phones with one click.

Coolmuster Mobile Transfer supports not only Android phones like Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/S7/S6, HTC One M10/M9/M8, LG G6/G5/G4, Huawei Mate 20/10, etc., but also iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Download the free trial version of Mobile Transfer on your computer to have a try.

Step 1. Install and launch the Phone Transfer Tool

After installing the Coolmuster Mobile Transfer on your computer, launch it and you will come to the primary window as follow. You are required to connect your two devices to the computer via USB cables.

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Step 2: Connect your Android phones to the PC

Plug in your two Android devices to the same computer simultaneously via USB cables. The program will detect both phones at the same time as soon as they have been connected successfully.

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Step 3. Transfer apps from Android to Android

Almost everything on your Android phone can be moved to another Android phone. For this topic, you need to check the "Apps" option only and hit on the "Start Copy" button to copy all apps from one Android to another.

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Be sure both of the phones are connected during the whole transferring process.

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Solution 2: Share Apps between Two Android Phones with Android Assistant

You can try another Coolmuster product - Coolmuster Android Assistant or Android Assistant for Mac to perfrom the apps transfer from one Android device to another. It can help you sync any Android apps, no matter social type, working-assistant type, or game type to computer, and import them into your new Android phone with one click. In addition to that, contacts, SMS, photos, videos, music and more can be transferred between two Android devices as well, by using Android Assistant in the same way.

The following tutorial will guide you through the process of transferring apps from Android to Android.

1: Launch Android Assistant after the downloading and installation processes on your computer.
2: Use two USB cables to plug your two Android devices to the same computer.
3: Navigate to the source Android phone and choose "Apps" from left sidebar.
4. Preview and select the apps you want to transfer and click "Export" button from top menu.
5. Choose a location on your computer to save the exported apps.
6. Navigate to the new Android phone and choose "Apps" from left sidebar.
7. Click "Import" button from top menu, browse for the exported apps and transfer them to your destinated phone.

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Solution 3: Transfer Apps between Two Android Phones via Bluetooth

Most people choose to transfer files between two Android phones via Bluetooth. After all, you do not need to install additional program to complete the file transfer by using Bluetooth. However, transferring data between two phones via Bluetooth may be a little bit time consuming, especially when you have large file need to be transferred. Plus, not all Android devices can be paired via Bluetooth. You can have a try.

Step 1. Go to Google Play Store to search the "APK Extractor" and install it on your Android phone.

Step 2. Run the APK Extractor on your phone and choose the apps that you want to transfer to another phone by clicking on the button of "Share".

Step 3. Go to Google Play Store to install the "APK Extractor" app on the other Android phone.

Step 4. Choose via "Bluetooth" and enable Bluetooth on the pop up window to start the transferring process.

Step 5. Turn on Bluetooth on the other Android phone to accept the transfer.

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Once the apps transfer is complete, you can install the transferred apps on the other Android phone now.


It can be seen that comparing these three methods, using Bluetooth to transfer apps from Android to Android, the process is a bit busy, and the process is very slow and unstable. If you are looking for a less demanding method then we will recommend Method 1. Coolmuster Mobile Transfer is able to share apps between two Android phones easily within one click and it supports not only Android devices, but also iOS devices.

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