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How to Transfer Data from Samsung to Moto G8 Plus/Play

As an evergreen tree among so many mobile phone brands, Samsung has always occupied an important share in the global market. As early as a decade ago, Samsung's annual sales volume of electronic mobile phones reached 200 million, ranking the second highest in the world. In addition, the market share in North America area topped the list for six consecutive quarters. However, as one of its competitor at that time, Motorola is still a hot choice in nowadays. Recently, Moto G8 Plus and Play were launched. Do you think these two phones are worthy of buying?

If you have one to replace your old Samsung now, you must be very eager to know the best methods to transfer everything from Samsung to Moto G8 Plus/Play. This tutorial will introduce three best methods for you to transfer data from Samsung to Moto phone. And we will take Moto G8 Plus as an example.

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Method 1. Transfer Samsung Data to Moto G8 Plus Selectively

For someone who want to transfer certain content from Samsung to Moto phone. Syncios Android Manager is his or her best choice, which can share data with unlimited Android devices. With this tool, you can manager, create, edit or delete contacts, messages, apps, call logs, notes, bookmarks and more between your mobile devices.

Step 1 First of all, download and install Syncios Android Manager. Launch the software and then connect both of your Samsung phone and Moto G8 Plus to the computer. And you should enable debugging mode on your Samsung and Motorola.

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Step 2 There are five available modules: Apps, Contacts, SMS, Media and Photos on the left panel of the interface. Go to different modules as your requirement. For example, if you want to transfer videos from Samsung to your Moto G8 Plus, go to Media module.

Step 3 Then, you can see the picture below. Find and tap on ‘Videos’ button on the upper-right of the interface. Next, click ‘Export’ > ‘videos’ > ‘Export’ option. (You can also click ‘Browse for Computer’ option to customize the backup folder if you want)

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Step 4 Now find Media option under your Moto phone device. You will find that ‘Add File’ and ‘Add Folder’ two options will appear on the drop-down menu of ‘Add’ button. If you would like to transfer the whole folder, click ‘Add Folder’ > ‘certain folder’ > ‘OK’.

import videos to Moto G8 Plus

Step 5 After finishing all the steps above, you can find and watch the videos on your Moto phone. (Other types of data are the same way.)

Method 2. One-Click Transfer Samsung Data to Moto G8 Plus

Syncios Data Transfer allows you to transfer almost all data from phone to phone by one-click, including contacts, video, SMS, photos, call logs, music and apps. What’s more, you can recover iTunes and iCloud backup directly to your Android devices.

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Step 1 Download and install Syncios Data Transfer at first. Then launch the procedure, connect both your Samsung and Moto G8 Plus to the computer. As you can see from the page below, you can connect your Android phones to computer via Wi-Fi. But you should make sure the following points have been done:

① Install and launch Syncios App on your phone and click on 'Scan QR Codes'
② Don't simultaneously connect your device with USB cable.
③ Your Android phones and computer have access to the same network.

You can also choose to directly connect your phones to computer via USB. And you should note that your target phone should be put on the right, and if the position is incorrect, please change it with the 'exchange button' button manually.

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Step 2 Now go to the Transfer module, click ‘Next’ to the next step. If this time you want to transfer apps from Samsung to your Moto phone, deselect ‘Select All’ (default) option and click ‘Application’ > ‘Next’ > ‘OK’ to begin data transfer. (Please don’t disconnect your device until complete.)

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Method 3. Transfer Samsung Data to Moto G8 Plus via Motorola Migrate

Motorola Migrate is another method. Motorola Migrate can wirelessly transfer photos, music, text messages, call history, contacts and more from your current Android-based smartphone to your new Motorola smartphone. However, to migrate data to a new device, the Motorola Migrate app must be installed on both of your devices.

Step 1 : First of all, download the app on your old phone which comes pre-installed on your Moto G.

Step 2 : Launch the Motorola Migrate app on both the new and current device. From the 'We'll take care of' screen on the new device, select 'Next' button. (Please ensure the appropriate mode is selected. Navigate Menu > Settings > Transfer data TO this device.)

Step 3 : Now you can see a QR code show up on the screen. Launch the app on your old Android phone and just tap on the 'Start' button.

Step 4 : Scan the QR code displayed on Moto G’s screen with your old phone’s camera.

Step 5 : Now, the phones connect and data you chosen will be transferred in mere seconds.

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You know how to transfer data from Samsung to Moto G8 Plus/Play now. There are three best ways for us. You can transfer data from Samsung to your Moto phone selectively via Syncios Android Manager or connect your devices to computer via USB cable or Wi-Fi, then transfer Samsung data to your Moto phone just on one-click via Syncios Data Transfer. Also, you can download Motorola Migrate on your Samsung and then choose types of data to transfer.

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How to Transfer Data from Samsung to Moto G8 Plus/Play

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