One of the biggest pain points of buying a new Android smartphone is the difficulty in transferring data from the older smartphone. While Google offers cloud backup, which simply downloads apps from your older smartphone (if you had enabled regular backups while setting up the earlier phone), users mostly have to rely on third-party apps. Lenovo’s ShareIt is one such app that we like and today Xiaomi has launched one of its own, which is called Mi Mover. Also Read - Xiaomi to now use sound for charging your smartphones without relying on socketsAlso Read - Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 could launch as a high-end phone with tons of exciting features
The Mi Mover app is available for download via the Play Store and it aims to help users backup and transfer their essential data from one Android phone to the other. The app is compatible with all smartphones running Android 4.2 JellyBean OS and above. Also Read - Xiaomi confirms Mi 11 Lite colour variants in India: Here are the options available
The app supports multiple data formats. It lets you transfer your contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, documents, all the installed apps and other data as well. To transfer the data, one can easily pair two devices using a QR code and start transferring instantly.
Mi Mover app doesn t require any wires or Internet access. During the transfer, the new smartphone acts like a host by creating a Wi-Fi hotspot. Xiaomi claims it can notch maximum connection speed of 6MB per second, which is even faster compared to restoring a cloud backup. Xiaomi also mentions that the data is transferred securely between two devices and the data won t be exposed to any other smartphone or app.
For those unaware, Apple had also launched a similar app for Android called Move to iOS which lets users transfer calendars, contacts, messages, email accounts and photos from camera roll to the new iOS device. Users had also criticized Apple s move by giving bad rating to the app.