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How to Transfer Data from Old Tablet to New Tablet? (Updated)

"I want to move my apps, data, settings, and all from one Android tablet to another Android tablet, that is, I want to mirror my old tablet in my new tablet. What are the ways of doing this?"

-- A question from Quora

When you replace your old tablet with a new one, you may run into a common problem of how to transfer data from old tablet to new tablet. As you may have a large amount of data to transfer, the process can be time-consuming or tedious if you use the old-fashioned data transfer way like Bluetooth. But don't worry, things can be easier when you have a suitable transfer tool. In this post, we offer 4 ways to help you do the data transfer between two tablets as easily as possible.

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Way 1: Transfer Data from Old Tablet to New Tablet Using Mobile Transfer (Recommended!)
Way 2: Transfer Data from Tablet to Tablet Using Google Account
Way 3: Transfer Files from Tablet to Tablet Using Dropbox
Way 4: How to Transfer Data from One Tablet to Another via USB

Way 1: Transfer Data from Old Tablet to New Tablet Using Mobile Transfer

When it comes to transferring data from old tablet to new tablet, you can depend on Coolmuster Mobile Transfer (or its Mac version). This data transfer tool allows you to transfer all apps, music, photos, videos, documents, etc. between two Android tablets safely with just 1 click. It also lets you transfer files between two iPads, or between one Android tablet and one iPad with ease. The whole transferring process just costs you a few minutes. Before you have a try this tool, let's learn more about its features:

* Transfer files from between Android or iOS devices, or from Android to iOS and vice versa.
* Everything can be transferred with original quality.
* Does not cause any harm to your device and data.
* Compatible with all tablets and phones that are running Android 2.1 and up or iOS 5 and up.

Coolmuster Mobile Transfer is available with both Windows and Mac versions. Download the version you require and see how easy it is to transfer files from tablet to tablet by using Coolmuster Mobile Transfer. The operations below are based on the Windows platform. Mac users can take the same way.

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How to transfer data from old tablet to new tablet:

Step 1. Run Coolmuster Mobile Transfer on PC

Install and launch the Coolmuster Mobile Transfer on your computer, then enter the Mobile Transfer module from the toolbox to do the tablet to tablet transfer.

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Step 2. Connect your two tablets with computer

Connect the two tablets to PC via the suitable USB cables and turn on the USB debugging on both tablets. Then, Coolmuster Mobile Transfer will detect and show them in the program window as "Source" or "Destination" phones. You can click the "Flip" button to switch their positions.

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Step 3: Start to transfer data from old tablet to new tablet

Check the file types you want to transfer and click the "Start Copy" button to move files from old tablet to new.

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Way 2: Transfer Data from Tablet to Tablet Using Google Account

Using the Google cross-platform data backup and restore service, you can transfer data from tablet to tablet wirelessly. You can back up data including call history, app data, contacts, text messages, settings from your old tablet to Google account. Then, when you set up your new tablet, you can restore the data from your old tablet using the same Google account.

How to transfer files from old tablet to new tablet via Google account:

Step 1: Back up data from old tablet to the Google account

Go to Settings > System > Backup > turn on Back up my data > toggle on Back Up to Google Drive > Tap Back up now.

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Step 2: Restore data to new tablet using Google account

Now start to set up your new tablet according to the instructions, when you see the Bring your data from... page, select A backup from the cloud > sign in the same Google account > select the backup to restore > select the content you want and tab restore.

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Way 3: Transfer Files from Tablet to Tablet Using Dropbox

Dropbox is available for Android and iOS. If you enable this feature on your existing device, you can upload all your media files and documents on Dropbox, then send the uploaded files to the new tablet via the same Dropbox account. The guide below will set photos as an example.

How to transfer photos from one tablet to another using Dropbox:

Step 1: Install the Dropbox app on both your old and new tablets or iPads, then sign in to it with a Dropbox account (or create a Dropbox account if you don't have one).

Step 2: Tap the "+" icon on Dropbox and then select Upload files, choose the photos you want to transfer and upload them to the Dropbox cloud.

Step 3: After the files uploading is complete, you can log in to the Dropbox on your new tablet with the same Dropbox account, then download the files to the new tablet.

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Way 4: How to Transfer Data from One Tablet to Another via USB

If you have two Android tablets, one usual way to do is plug two tablets into your computer via a USB cable and start copying and pasting files from one tablet to another. However, this method only supports limited data types including photos, videos, and documents, files like apps are not allowed to transfer via this way.

How to transfer data from one tablet to another:

Step 1: Connect your two Android tablets to the computer via suitable USB cables.

Step 2: Navigate to This PC and double-click your tablets' names, then open the internal storage or SD card storage of the tablets.

Step 3: Drag and drop the wanted files from one tablet to another.

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Words in the End

Replacing a new tablet means copying important files from the old tablet to the new one. Above are the 4 ways to help you transfer data from your old tablet to your new tablet. Among them, whether you use Google account or Dropbox, not only the transfer process is slow and complicated, but also only support a small number of file types. Therefore, we recommend that you use Coolmuster Mobile Transfer, which supports one-click transmission, safe and fast, and it supports multiple file types, saving you a lot of time.

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