There is one thing I hate when it comes to shifting phones — data transfer. We have to copy and paste every bit of data, including photos, videos, contacts, call logs and other files. Obviously, it’s a tough task and takes up a lot of time. It becomes even tougher if you’re changing to another Smartphone OS, say Android to iOS.
Also, chances are, you will leave some important stuff behind. It’s then that we came across Wondershare MobileTrans. MobileTrans simplified the whole concept of transferring data from one phone to another — and offered a lot more than that. So, we decided to give you a detailed review of MobileTrans.
In this review, we will tell you how it’s to use this phone transfer software; we would also take a look at the top features.
Getting to Know Wondershare MobileTrans
Wondershare is a trusted name in the world of utility software! We have used many software from their side and expectations were high in case of MobileTrans as well. In the simplest words, MobileTrans is a one-click phone to phone transfer utility. That is, in a single click, you can transfer all types of data from one phone to another. You’re cutting down the whole process of copy-pasting and temporary storage. The best thing is its multi-platform support. You can easily transfer data between Android and iOS devices.
MobileTrans is available for both Microsoft Windows and Mac. In this review, we have used Windows version but features are same in case of Mac too. Before we begin, let us tell you that Wondershare MobileTrans is a standalone tool. It’s rather a package of many utilities for smartphone data management. Now, we’ll take a deep look into what MobileTrans has to offer.
Installation and Getting Started
MobileTrans for Windows is powered by Wondershare online installer. You have to download the 1-MB set-up file from official website. The setup will download and install Wondershare MobileTrans in your PC — taking less than a few minutes. So, it was an easy task. In seconds, we were up and running with Phone Transfer – MobileTrans.
Let’s see how you can transfer data between two devices. Regardless the running platform, the steps would be simple enough. You have to connect both devices via USB. If you’re on Android, you have to enable USB Debugging. Once you have chosen the Source and Destination devices, data transfer is a click away. You will be done with the whole transfer in a few minutes — depending on the size of data, actually.
One thing about Wondershare MobileTrans is that it never misses anything. When we tried transferring data, everything was fine. It feels like the old phone — in terms of data access, of course — when we take the new phone. So, this is the basic steps and functioning of MobileTrans, as far as commons are concerned.
Now, let’s have a look on each feature of MobileTrans.
Phone to Phone Data Transfer
This is the basic and prominent function of MobileTrans. Suppose you want to transfer contacts from phone to phone. Then, you can use the Data Transfer section of MobileTrans to get the job done. All you have to do is to connect both your phones via USB cable. In our case, we had connected two Android devices. And, you can transfer the following types of data.
- All Contacts from Source Device
- Text Messages
- Calendar Entries
- Call Logs
- App Data (Device needs to be rooted for transferring app data)
As you can see, you can transfer almost everything between two devices. The processes are simple enough if you want to transfer from Android iPhone or vice versa. There is no need of temporary storage and transfer speeds are the best we have seen. However, there are some platform-based limitations.
Data Backup & Restore
Now, you have a name for phone transfer — MobileTrans. Well, you can use the same tool for backup up all your data and restoring them. Suppose you like to store the data for extra protection. You can simply connect your phone to PC via USB. Just hit the ‘Backup’ button and boom. All the above mentioned data except App Data can be backed up to PC. Depending on the platform — iOS, Android or Symbian —, ability may vary.
When you want to restore data, there are a few options. First, you can backup data via MobileTrans backup file stored in your PC. Then, there are a few web-based solutions like iCloud and OneDrive. Even better, you can restore data from iTunes, Kies and BlackBerry backups. In short, MobileTrans allows you to restore data from all possible sources.
This is a great feature if you lost the actual phone. Suppose you lost an iPhone, but had backed up all data in iCloud. Via MobileTrans, you can log onto iCloud and all data will be downloaded to your new device. It’s also allowing selective restoring. It means you can restore some particular files only.
Planning to sell your phone? You have to make sure that your data never gets misused. The better way is to permanently delete all files from the device before selling. Thanks to MobileTrans, you can do it in seconds. Here too, you have to connect the device via USB and let the software do its job.
In seconds, you will have a clean device — with data erased irrecoverably. This is a great feature in the world of data theft and identity theft. After all, it just takes a few minutes.
User Interface and Compatibility
It feels really simple to get started with Wondershare MobileTrans. From installation to one-click phone to phone transfer, everything can be done in seconds. Although the UI is ultra-simple, the developers included many useful features inside. There is no clumsiness in the main interface and you won’t have trouble with any section.
Altogether, we will give a thumbs up for the total User Interface of MobileTrans. It’s easy to use but allows option for customization and control.
Wondershare has added complete support for Android and iOS and limited support for Windows Phone and Symbian. Limited, here, means that you cannot transfer all types of data between devices. Even then, we’d say MobileTrans is offering complete support for smartphone brands and cellular carriers. It’s a great thing to have, we believe.
Wondershare MobileTrans has a free version, but it’s somewhat limited. So, if you want complete access to the software, you can check out the premium packages. We will see the pricing for Windows version.
Personal License is available for just $39.95 and it lets you use MobileTrans in up to 5 devices. On the other hand, if you’re okay with one-year license, you can get it for just $29.95. There is also a Business License if you are looking for bulky needs.
We think the pricing is affordable and well-organized.
The Bottom Line
Now that we have explored the different aspects of Wondershare MobileTrans, we will share our impression about this tool. We believe MobileTrans is the best utility for phone to phone data transfer. Multi-platform support is great because, now, you can easily transfer from iPhone to Android too. For an affordable pricing, you’re getting additional features like Data Backup & Restore and Data Erasing. So, we think it’s a worth-having tool for every smartphone user who changes smartphones. It’s also good if you have two devices with you — say an iPhone and Android.
My name is Suumit and I am Co-founder of Risemetric – a Mumbai based digital marketing agency. We help startups and corporates to grow their online presence through activities like organic SEO, AdWords, Facebook Ads and App Store Optimization.