I'm trying to move my notes from one Android phone to another. However I don't have any kind of cloud service or online storage accounts that I use (or really any that I would trust enough to set up an account for these notes).
If I have Joplin installed on both devices, is there any way to sync the note data directly from one to the other.
Export and then import, or something like that with some syncing app? Can it be done if I physically connect them with a cable?
You seem to be looking for a one time solution, not a sync you're trying to repeat every other day. So why don't you just export "all" to a Jex file on phone 1, and import it on phone 2 ?
When it comes to clouds (or not) and ease of use, Nextcloud does the job (despite of complaints by some users here on the forum). I have recently switched to a free 2GB account at opsone (in privacy concerned Switzerland), and it's fast and furious. Since their home page is in German and not accessible, go straight to
Did the Joplin/ Android devs have a choice of putting the profile folder into protected app space or into shared user space, or do they not ?
I am not proposing to make changes to Joplin because one user has a problem like the one above, but I wonder whether this was a free choice or forced by Android design ...
I would go with what Roman said in the first post. Then you can just disable syncthing. If you want two folders to be the same without a server, that's what it is for! and it's really easy to enable on both devices. Just install the app, select the folder, scan QR and wait. Then disable the sync if you no longer want it (although, if you don't have a cloud server or do very regular backups... just leave it. Leave it on "only wifi and only while charging", and you just have an easy backup)