How to Transfer Data from Huawei to Samsung

With all the phones Samsung launching lately, it is easy to fall for one and get it for yourself. This guide will explain to you how you can transfer data from Huawei to Samsung which will make your data transfer job a whole lot easier.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 24, 2020

One of the things Samsung does really greatly is launching new phone models every few months. This way the consumers do not really have to be stuck to a phone and they can get fresh phones whenever they want. If you have decided to go for one of these phones ditching your old Huawei device, you will likely be interested in learning how to transfer data from Huawei to Samsung.

After all, your data is what gives your phone a meaning and purpose and you will want to transfer all of your old data from your Huawei phone over to your shiny new Samsung device. Luckily, there are multiple easy ways to get your data moving and this guide covers those for you.

Read on to learn how you can transfer from Huawei to Samsung easily and seamlessly.

Method 1. Transfer Data from Huawei to Samsung with Smart Switch

Mobile phone companies have lately been doing a great job of making data transfer tasks easier. If you are in the loop, you probably know that most companies have their own apps to help you transfer data from your old phone to the new phone. Samsung is no exception and they have an app that helps you move your data from any of your old phones to your new Samsung device.

Send Data Using Smart Switch

Send Data Using Smart Switch

The app is called Smart Switch, and as the name suggests, it lets you smartly switch from any other device to a Samsung device. All the app requires you to do is install it on both of your phones, tap on a few options, and your job is done. Your data then becomes available on your new device.

The following shows how the app actually works to help you do a Huawei to Samsung transfer.

Step 1. Launch the Play Store on both of your devices and install the Smart Switch app.

Step 2. Launch the app on your Huawei phone and tap on Send data. It is because this is the phone you will be sending your data from.

Step 3. Open the app on your Samsung phone and tap on Receive data.

Step 4. It will ask what type of connection you want to use. Unless you really want to use a wired method, tap on Wireless to copy your data without cables.

Step 5. A prompt will appear on your new device saying that phone is trying to send you data. Tap on Yes to confirm the action and to allow your phone to receive data from your Huawei.

Step 6. Then you can choose the content you want to send to your new phone. Checkmark all the file types you want to send and continue.

Step 7. The app will start migrating your data and you should see the live progress on your screen. You will be notified when the process is finished.

There you go. All of your Huawei data should now be transferred to your Samsung device. You can open the apps on your new phone and verify it for yourself.

Method 2. Transfer Data from Huawei to Samsung with AnyTrans for Android

Smart Switch gets the migration job done to a great extent, however, it has its own limitations being a mobile app. It cannot handle a large amount of data if that is what you are looking to move. In that case, you are going to need to use something that is both robust and compatible with your phones.

One of the best apps you can use to transfer data from Huawei to Samsung is AnyTrans for Android. It comes preloaded with all the transfer tools you ever need to move your data. Since it is a computer app, it can handle much more amounts of data than just a mere phone app.

If you would like to give the app a try to migrate your phone data, the following steps are what you need to follow.

Step 1. Download AnyTrans for Android and run it on your computer > Connect both your Huawei and Samsung phones to your computer > Choose Android Mover in the left sidebar and click on it

Transfer Data from Huawei to Samsung via AnyTrans for Android

Transfer Data from Huawei to Samsung via AnyTrans for Android

Step 2. Choose the files you want to transfer to your Samsung phone and click on Next at the bottom.

Choose the Files to Transfer from Huawei to Samsung vis AnyTrans for Android

Choose the Files to Transfer from Huawei to Samsung vis AnyTrans for Android

Step 3. Wait for a while, your data should be fully transferred.

Transfer Data from Huawei to Samsung via AnyTrans for Android

Transfer Data from Huawei to Samsung via AnyTrans for Android

Your shiny new Samsung phone should now be fully loaded with all of your existing data. You can now continue your work from where you left off on your old device.

Method 3. Transfer Data from Huawei to Samsung with Google

If there is one service that is deeply integrated with Android phones, it is Google. You are going to see many of the Google apps installed on your phone when you buy any of the Android-powered phones. You can actually use it to your advantage and have your data moved with it.

Transfer Data Through Google Backup

Transfer Data Through Google Backup

Google allows you to create full backups of your devices on the cloud, and you can use the service to copy data from your Huawei phone to your Samsung phone. You can have your Huawei data uploaded to the cloud in the form of a backup, and you can then restore that backup on your new device.

It is not as difficult as it sounds and the steps below will help you do it on your phones.

Step 1. Launch the Settings app on your Huawei phone and tap on the option that says System.

Step 2. Tap on Backup on the following screen and then enable the option that says Back up to Google Drive.

Step 3. Your device will now start uploading all of the Google backup compatible files to the cloud. You need to wait for it to finish the process and it will take some good time.

Step 4. Start setting up your new Samsung device and sign-in using the same Google account that you used on your Huawei device. It will prompt you to restore the backup and you need to let it do so.

Your Huawei data should be restored on your Samsung device and your task is done.

Method 4. Transfer Data from Huawei to Samsung with Bluetooth

When it comes to full data migration and phone switching, Bluetooth is not the most convenient way to transfer your files. One of the reasons why you will not want to use it is that it runs at very lower speeds. Second, it requires both of your phones to be in close proximity to each other.

The only scenario where you might want to use Bluetooth is when there are only a few small files to be transferred. In that case, this is a really great method as all it requires you to do is turn the feature on both of your phones and you can start sharing your files.

You need to make sure both of your phones are close to each other and then you can use the following steps to transfer your data.

Step 1. Open the notifications area on both of your phones and turn on the Bluetooth option.

Step 2. On your Huawei device, launch the file manager app and access the files you want to transfer to your Samsung phone.

Step 3. Select the files to be transferred, tap on the three-dots at the top-right corner, and choose Share. It lets you transfer your chosen files using various ways.

Share Your Phone Data

Share Your Phone Data

Step 4. You will see all the available ways to transfer your data. Select the option that says Bluetooth to share your data using this wireless service.

Use Bluetooth to Share Data

Use Bluetooth to Share Data

Your files will then be received on your new Samsung device.

Conclusion

If you want to transfer data from Huawei to Samsung, look no further than our guide above as it describes some of the common ways to easily and quickly copy your data to your new device. We hope it helps you with your task.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.