How to Transfer Data from Old Phone to OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro


Got OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro Excited! Getting started to setup new OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro. But searching a fast and convenient way to transfer/ migrate/ copy all data such as Photos, Videos, Contacts, Documents other data from old phone to OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro. Well we are here to help. Go through this article and find out 3 best ways, How to transfer all those content from your old phone to OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro.

In the 1st quarter of 2020 almost all top brands, of Android phone launched their latest smartphones. Majority of the smartphones launched during this time are ready to embrace the 5G network.

 Almost every telecommunication service provider is now upgrading its network infrastructure to offer 5G network to their users. So, are the smartphone manufactures too.

As we all are aware that in March 2020 OnePlus CEO Pete Lau announced that their next launch will have full-fledged 5G line up.

The wait now ends and as promised, on 14th April OnePlus launched it’s full-fledged 5G line up the OnePlus 8 series smartphones; the OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro.

The OnePlus 8 series is equipped with Snapdragon 865, OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro both are available in 2 variant 8 + 128 GB and 12+256 GB. Wrap Charge 30 Wireless charging, the pro version has 120 Hz Fluid display with 48 MP Quad Camera setup.

To Know More About OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro- Visit OnePlus Official Website.

Now when a new smartphone is launched, everyone would like to switch and upgrade their smartphone with the latest model. It’s always exciting and cool to have the latest and greatest.

So, if you have upgraded and got hands on new OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro, that’s great! There is no problem in upgrading and switching to new device. But for some users it might be a frustrating task, when it comes to move data from Old phone to new OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro.

But now you don’t have to worry, to make the data transfer, the switch process easier and faster, we have prepared this article for all OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro users; who think data transfer as a challenging task.

If you are upgrading to OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro, this transition from old phone to new OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro might be an issue for some users. Like data loss and transferring data from one phone to another.

There are lots of different methods to transfer/ move or copy data from an old phone to OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro, out of which I have explained here the 3 easiest and best methods for you.

In this article we will make you familiar with two easy and best ways, of data transfer. The discussed methods will make sure that while transferring no data is lost.

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Method 1- How to Transfer Data from any Android to OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro Using OnePlus Switch. [ The Official way]

Step 1: Go to app menu open OnePlus Switch on your OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro. Choose “I’m a new phone” then it will ask to select your previous device, you get two option on screen ‘OnePlus’ and ‘Android’ select what your previous device is if its OnePlus select OnePlus if its any other android phone select ‘Android’ as “Old Device” and click Continue , now a QR code will appear on you new OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro.

Step 2: Install and open OnePlus Switch ( It’s available on Google Play Store )  on your old Android device, and select ‘I’m old phone’ now it will ask to Scan the QR generated on the new device, simply scan the QR on new OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro and wait for the two phones to sync.

Step 3: After both of your phone gets connected, you will get the data available to transfer, select the data you want to transfer/migrate and click on ‘Start’ to begin the migration. Here you can transfer Contacts, Call Logs, Messages, Notes, Pictures, Videos, Apps etc. Data and App transfer via OnePlus Switch includes Apps installation this will be time consuming, so be patient and let the process complete.

Important Note: OnePlus Switch is compatible with any Android Phone with Android 6.0 and above version. Make sure you keep the OnePlus switch open during the whole data migration process for data integrity, do not close the app or lock screen during whole data migration process. For any reason if you were not able to transfer all data at first attempt, don’t worry you can transfer rest of the data later as OnePlus Switch stores status of data transfer.

Method 2- How to Transfer Data from iPhone to OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro Using OnePlus Switch. [ The Official way]

iPhone gives limited access due to which you can only transfer/migrate Photos, Videos, Contacts and Audio from an iPhone to OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro. 

Let’s check how to use OnePlus Switch step by step To Transfer Data From iPhone To OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro.

Step 1- Sync the data of your iOS device [iPhone/ iPad] to iCloud.

Step 2- Open OnePlus Switch app on your OnePlus 8/8 Pro.

Step 3- On OnePlus 8/8 Pro select I’m a new phone and then when asks for previous phone tap on ‘iPhone’.

Step 4- Then when options shows ‘Sign in’ to your iCloud account using your Apple id and start importing data.

Important Note: Make sure during data transfer process your device is connected to Wi -Fi and, you keep the OnePlus switch open during the whole data migration process, for any reason if you get disconnected from iCloud Sign in again to resume the transfer.

Method 3- How to Transfer Data from Old Android/ iPhone to OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro Using Android Switch. [ The Easy and Quickest way]

OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro users if be it any reason the Method 1, the OnePlus Switch transfer did not work for you. Download and try Android Switch its transfers data in minutes, they say max 5 minutes. It’s easy to use its extremely fast too.

This phone switch program is compatible with more than 8000 smartphones and tablets, and support brands such as Apple, Google, Motorola, OnePlus, Samsung, HUAWEI, Sony, LG, HTC, OPPO, ZTE, Vivo, Asus, Xiaomi, Lenovo, and more.

NO matter which service provider provided the device be it Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint or AT&T its supports all of them. So, if your old is from any of the above mention brand you can very easily transfer data from them to your OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro.

This phone switch program helps you to transfer/copy/move photos, videos, contact, music, text and other types of files from old phone to OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro.

Let’s check how to use Android Switch step by step.

The image show in the instructions for reference, steps here are shown using iPhone and a Samsung Phone, the steps OnePlus transfer is also same whether you transfer from Android or iPhone.

Note – From Android to OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro you can transfer all data but from iPhone you can transfer just transfer only 15 types of data such as: alarms records, bookmarks, contacts, calendar, contact blacklist, music, notes, photos, ringtones, videos, voice memo, voicemail, call history, text messages, and wallpapers.

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Step 1: Connect the devices to PC, connect both the device, the one you have data in and the one you want data to be transferred.

Now open Android Switch on your computer and select option “Switch” from all available options.


Get both of your device connected to your computer. Here for demonstration have taken Samsung Galaxy Phone and an iOS device.

The data and files will be transferred from Source Device to Destination Device. Make sure your devices are in right position if not use “Flip” button to exchange your device position.

Step 2: Select the available file and start to transfer.

From available files select the file types you want to transfer. Once selected click on “Start Transfer” to begin the transfer, make sure none of the device is disconnected until the transfer process is complete.

In case you would like to clear data on destination device you may check the “Clear Data before Copy” box before transferring the data to the target phone.

The transfer process takes few minutes, all selected files will be transferred to the destination device successfully.

Note: As we all aware iPhone version of an App can’t work on Android device, it will not transfer Apps from iPhone to OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro. You have to download all the apps you need.

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Now you see that data transfer from one phone to another is not so hard as it seemed. We hope that this article helped you in successful data transfer from old phone to new OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro.

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