- OnePlus brings a tool that allows users to move data from old device
- The app only works for OnePlus devices
- Beta version available for now, app to go public in Mid January
The devices made by OnePlus have a lot of features that make the users want to stick to them including its features, but the company has given them another reason for that. They have developed an app that lets them migrate data from their old phone to their new phone. This native migration tool allows them to transfer apps, calendars, contacts, messages, photos, and videos. It is compatible with devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop or above. However, this app only works on company’s devices.
What makes the app different from the other migration apps is that this app enables a connection with a QR code that you need to scan from your old device to transfer its data to your new device. Once paired, the app allows you to choose what type of data you would like to transfer. You can pick from the list that includes contacts, call logs, messages, photos, apps, documents, and videos among others.
However, the one thing that should be noted is that even though you can transfer apps, the OnePlus Switch doesn’t move app data to the new device from Chinese smartphone manufacturer. This means that you need to manually restore your progress from old apps.
But there’s always a solution that comes along. Apparently, Google came up with an advanced solution through the auto backup feature. For Android 6.0 and later devices, Google not just transfers the apps but also transfers the data within it from the old device to the new one. Added to that, people who use Pixel devices have the added benefit of a default auto backup feature that enables migration of call logs, contacts, media, and SMS.
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As for now, the app is available in the beta version so its features can be tested before its release in Mid January; according to an official post by OnePlus. The company will also create a closed beta tester group soon to verify and overcome the issues of the app that might arise. In the post by OnePlus, the company said, “Based on our beta tester group’s feedback, a stable version will be released around mid-January 2018”.
Other than this, OnePlus is also coming up with the Face Unlock feature in its devices which was initially restricted to the OnePlus 5T. It has already been debuted on the OnePlus 5 through the OxygenOS Open Beta 3. It is also expected to arrive on the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.