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How to Sync Game Data Between Devices (Android & iOS)

Android is an operating system that becomes increasingly competitive in the video game industry as the Google Play Store offers thousands of free and paid titles for everyone looking to play games on a tablet or a smartphone.

This has made mobiles and tablets the preferred devices for many players. Today we explain, step by step how you can transfer your video game progress and data from one to another Android device, and continue playing from the same place where you left off, thanks to Google Cloud Saves.

So, actually, we will help you sync your game data across any android device in two easy ways:

  • auto sync data from games via cloud storage
  • sync game data manually using a third-party app

Sync Game Data Across Multiple Android Devices via Cloud

With cloud storage, we can transfer video game data between various devices that work with the Android operating system. Thanks to this technology, this process will be much simpler than a few years ago, when it was only possible to do it manually.

Unfortunately, there is no cloud game saving system that is universal for all Android video games, which means that we can’t guarantee that this trick we’re going to explain today will work in every game. However, it’s worth setting it up in case your game supports it. More and more Android games support this feature.

In order to sync your game between different devices, you’ll need to sign in to the same Google Play Games account on both devices. It is not mandatory that you install the Google Play Games app, but we do recommend that you do so as the process will be easier.

The first step will be to check that you have enabled the function to save the progress of your games in the cloud.

Doing this is very simple as since I just need to go to the settings app of your Android phone. Once within settings, go to the Google account that you have set up your device and make sure you have the”Save Play Games in Cloud” option enabled.

If you’ve come this far, you’ll already have activated on your different Android devices, the option you need to be able to synchronize the games of your games compatible with saving data in Google Play Games.

Manually Move Game Data & Progress Between Android Phones

In case the game does not support saving data in the cloud, you will need to use an app to manually back up the saved data from that game, and then transfer it to another Android device.

One of these apps is Helium, which you can download for free from Google Play. Once you have downloaded the application as you only have to launch it on your smartphone and follow the steps that its assistant will tell you.

We highlight that you will need to enable USB debugging on your Android phone, as well as install the Version of Helium on your computer, in order to back up the application data. Logically, you’ll need to keep your phone connected to your computer using a USB cable at all times.

Once you have everything set up and working properly, Helium will show you a list of all the apps and games you have installed on your smartphone, so you can make a backup that will be stored on your computer.

Once you have saved the backups on your computer, you only have to repeat the process in reverse to restore the backup on the other smartphone with which you want to continue playing.

Transfer Data from iPhone to Android

When it comes to transferring data from an iPhone to an Android device, things are relatively easy. All we have to do is a backup and then transfer all iOS files to Google Cloud.

Getting this done is very easy. All you have to do is install the Google Drive app do the following steps:

  1. Download and open Google Drive.
  2. Sign in with a Google Account or create one.
  3. Tap the Menu button at the top left of the screen.
  4. Go to Settings
  5. Hit the Start Backup option.

Yes, it’s that easy and once you do a backup of your data you can then access it on other devices too.

Conclusion

We hope our tutorial on how to sync game progress between Android phones, even transfer data across iOS and Android will be useful to you in some way in case you need to do a data transfer from one device to another.

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