Here are some easy ways you can transfer your files/data from your Motorola phone to your Android phone, PC, and Laptop through Bluetooth, Wifi, and USB Cable.
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How to transfer files from Motorola using Bluetooth?
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances. Bluetooth allows you to transfer files directly between devices without the need for any other hardware.
Bluetooth is available in almost all smartphones and many other mobile devices, so you can use Bluetooth to transfer files between Moto devices with other mobile devices.
Follow the steps given below to share your data from your Motorola smartphones to other phones.
1. Pair devices
To transfer data/files from your Moto phones using Bluetooth, you must first pair your phone with another mobile device.
On your Moto phone, go to Settings-Bluetooth and drag the off button to the right to turn it.
When you turn on Bluetooth, it scans for two types of devices.
For these devices, you can pair them immediately by tapping their name in the list of paired devices.
Visible Bluetooth devices (turn on visibility to the public). If this is the first time you are trying to pair with these devices, you need to make them visible to others.
You should check the documentation for these devices on how to turn on visibility. You can turn on the visibility for 5 minutes by default simply by tapping on your device name.
You can change this setting by pressing the menu button (three vertical dots) in the lower right corner. Anyway, to pair two devices for the first time, one of them has to turn on visibility.
2. Send files
Some of the Motorola phones don’t come with a Bluetooth app or file manager, so you will need to get a file manager app like ES File Explorer to transfer files.
- After installing the file manager app follow the instructions given below.
- Open ES File Explorer, navigate to a folder and select the file you want to send to another device via Bluetooth.
- After selecting a file, click the More button as shown below.
- In the pop-up window, scroll down and tap Share.
- Select Bluetooth to transfer files (send) to another device using Bluetooth.
- You will then be prompted to select one of the currently paired devices.
- The selected file is now being transferred via Bluetooth. You can check the progress in the notification area.
Note: When transferring files from your phone using Bluetooth, the file transfer is called “upload” or “outbound transfer“.
3. Receive files
It’s very easy to receive files via Bluetooth on your phone. Of course, you will need to pair your phone with a transmitting device as mentioned above.
If you try to send a file from your device, you will see a file transfer warning similar to the one below. If you would like to receive the file, click Accept to receive the file.
You should also be notified of the migration as shown below.
Go to Settings-Bluetooth, the transferred files are also listed below. Tap the file name to open it.
When transferring files from your Moto G using Bluetooth, the reception of files is referred to as “downloads” or “inbound transfers”.
How to share files from Motorola using Wi-Fi Direct?
Follow these steps to send files using Wi-Fi Direct with any other device that supports Wi-Fi Direct. File transfers over WiFi Direct are usually much faster than over Bluetooth or USB.
As mentioned, Motorola does not provide a client app that can share files. So, it’s good to get an app like SuperBeam that can make your life easier.
After installing the app follow these steps:
- Tap Files and Folders under Send.
- Select the files you want to transfer.
- Wait for the QR code to be generated. Have the receiving device scan the QR code. See the Receiving section for actions of the device you wish to receive these files from.
- Check the transfer progress. After the receiving device scans the QR code, the file transfer via Wi-Fi Direct starts. You can go to the Progress tab and check the transfer status.
- Wait for the transfer to complete.
How to transfer files from Motorola Phone to Computer through a USB Cable?
Transfer data, photos, and videos between your Motorola phones to your computer.
With the device powered on, insert the USB-C end of the USB-C cable into the port on the bottom of the device. Insert the USB end of the USB-C cable into an open port on your computer.
To put the device into the correct USB mode, swipe down on the notification bar, then select Android system drop-down menu > Charging notification > File transfer or PTP.
Click the File Explorer icon and then click My PC, then click the device name, and then navigate to the desired folder.
Drag and drop the files to the device driver you want to transfer. You have successfully transferred your files.
Android File Transfer app is required for smooth communication between your device and your Mac computer. Download and install the Android File Transfer app as mentioned above.
With the device powered on, insert the USB-C end of the USB-C cable into the device’s port. Then insert the USB end of the USB-C cable into an open port on your Mac computer.
To set the device to the correct USB mode, swipe down from the notification bar, then select Android system drop-down menu > Charging notification > File transfer or PTP.
The Android File Transfer app will automatically open when your phone is connected to your computer. Navigate to the desired folder and select it. Then drag and drop the desired files to the device you want to transfer. That’s it.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get my computer to recognize my Motorola phone?
Double-click My Computer. Double-click the program file. Double-click Motorola Phone Tools. Connect your phone to your computer using a Motorola branded USB cable.
Your phone will automatically display several options. Select Data/Modem. Select Motorola Phone Tools Open it. If your computer has the correct Motorola drivers, your browser will open the MPP homepage.
How do I transfer photos from my Motorola Flip phone to my computer?
Transfer photos to PC Press the “Menu“ key and scroll through the list of menu options and select “Settings“. Select “Connect” and then select the “USB Connection” option. Connect the mini end of the USB cable to the RAZR and the other end of the cable to an available USB port on your computer.
Can I transfer photos from a disabled phone?
Just because your phone is inactive doesn’t mean you lose data. Your photos can even be saved on a broken phone. You can upload photos from your phone to your computer using an SD card, USB connection, or Bluetooth. You can then email those photos from your computer.