The easy way to transfer content to your new Samsung Galaxy device

Samsung Smart Switch seamlessly transfers contacts, photos, music, videos, messages, notes, calendar and more to your Samsung Galaxy device.

Step 1

Step 1

Open the Smart SwitchMobile App on your Galaxy Note7

Go to Settings > Cloud and Accounts > Smart SwitchMobile.

Step 1

Open the Smart SwitchMobile App on your Galaxy Note7

Go to Settings > Cloud and Accounts > Smart SwitchMobile.

Step 2

Step 2

Select “USB Cable” in the Smart SwitchMobile App

Make sure Smart Switch is installed on the old device if it is a non-Samsung Android device.
Supported old devices:
  • Android 4.3 or higher
  • iOS 5 or higher
  • Blackberry 7 or higher

Step 2

Select “USB Cable” in the Smart SwitchMobile App

Make sure Smart Switch is installed on the old device if it is a non-Samsung Android device.

Supported old devices:
  • Android 4.3 or higher
  • iOS 5 or higher
  • Blackberry 7 or higher
Step 3

Step 3

Connect both devices with USB to begin

Make sure the USB option is set to transfer media files (MTP) on your old device. Make sure the battery of your new device is fully charged.

Step 3

Connect both devices with USB to begin

Make sure the USB option is set to transfer media files (MTP) on your old device. Make sure the battery of your new device is fully charged.

Step 4

Step 4

Select your content and start transfer

Select the content that you want to transfer from your old device and tap on the “Transfer” button.

All selected content will be transferred right away.

You may transfer all of the following content from Galaxy to Galaxy:

Contacts, Calendars, Memos1, Messages, Pictures2, Videos3, Paid Music, Alarm Settings, Call Logs, Bookmarks, and Wi-Fi® Profiles4, Documents5, App List6

Step 4

Select your content and start transfer

Select the content that you want to transfer from your old device and tap on the “Transfer” button.

All selected content will be transferred right away.

You may transfer all of the following content from Galaxy to Galaxy:

Contacts, Calendars, Memos1, Messages, Pictures2, Videos3, Paid Music, Alarm Settings, Call Logs, Bookmarks, and Wi-Fi® Profiles4, Documents5, App List6
1 Text memos only.
2 Only pictures taken using the device can be transferred.
3 Only videos created using the device (.MOV) files) can be transferred.
4 Access Point lists only.
5 Microsoft office, PDF files only.
6 Apps will not be transferred but Smart SwitchMobile will recommend applications in Google PlayTM. App availability may vary.
Step 1

Step 1

Open the Smart SwitchMobile App on your Galaxy Note7

Go to Settings > Cloud and Accounts > Smart SwitchMobile.

Step 1

Open the Smart SwitchMobile App on your Galaxy Note7

Go to Settings > Cloud and Accounts > Smart SwitchMobile.

Step 2

Step 2

Select “Wireless” in the Smart SwitchMobile App

On your Note7, select the type of old device you are transferring from: iOS, Android or Blackberry.
Supported old devices:
  • Android 4.3 or higher
  • iOS 5 or higher
  • Blackberry 7 or higher

Step 2

Select “Wireless” in the Smart SwitchMobile App

On your Note7, select the type of old device you are transferring from: iOS, Android or Blackberry.

Supported old devices:
  • Android 4.3 or higher
  • iOS 5 or higher
  • Blackberry 7 or higher
Step 3

Step 3

Install Smart Switch on your old device

Download and install Smart Switch from Galaxy Apps or Play Store for your old Android devices.

Open the app on both devices.
Tap “CONNECT” on the old device

Step 3

Install Smart Switch on your old device

Download and install Smart Switch from Galaxy Apps or Play Store for your old Android devices.

Open the app on both devices.
Tap “CONNECT” on the old device

Step 4

Step 4

Select your content and start transfer

Select the content that you want to transfer from your old device and tap on the “Transfer” button.

All selected content will be transferred right away.

You may transfer all of the following content from Galaxy to Galaxy:

Contacts, Calendars, Memos1, Messages, Pictures2, Videos3, Paid Music, Alarm Settings, Call Logs, Bookmarks, and Wi-Fi® Profiles4, Documents5, App List6

Step 4

Select your content and start transfer

Select the content that you want to transfer from your old device and tap on the “Transfer” button.

All selected content will be transferred right away.

You may transfer all of the following content from Galaxy to Galaxy:

Contacts, Calendars, Memos1, Messages, Pictures2, Videos3, Paid Music, Alarm Settings, Call Logs, Bookmarks, and Wi-Fi® Profiles4, Documents5, App List6
1 Text memos only.
2 Only pictures taken using the device can be transferred.
3 Only videos created using the device (.MOV) files) can be transferred.
4 Access Point lists only.
5 Microsoft office, PDF files only.
6 Apps will not be transferred but Smart SwitchMobile will recommend applications in Google PlayTM App availability may vary.
Step 1

Step 1

Insert microSD card/ USB storage device.

Step 1

Insert microSD card/ USB storage device.

Step 2

Step 2

Access Smart Switch on your Galaxy Note7

On your Note7, select the type of old device you are transferring from: iOS, Android or Blackberry.
Supported old devices:

  • Go to “Settings”
  • Select “Cloud and accounts”
  • Select “Smart Switch”

Step 2

Access Smart Switch on your Galaxy Note7

  • Go to “Settings”
  • Select “Cloud and accounts”
  • Select “Smart Switch”

Step 3

Step 3

Select option to transfer files via external storage

  • Click on menu on the top right corner
  • Select “Transfer via external storage”

Step 3

Select option to transfer files via external storage

  • Click on menu on the top right corner
  • Select “Transfer via external storage”

Step 4

Step 4

Smart Switch will automatically detect the external storage that you have inserted, select “BACK UP”

Note: If both microSD and USB storage are inserted, you’ll have the option to choose either of the options to back up to. Ensure that there is sufficient storage capacity on the external storage.

Step 4

Smart Switch will automatically detect the external storage that you have inserted, select “BACK UP”

Note: If both microSD and USB storage are inserted, you’ll have the option to choose either of the options to back up to. Ensure that there is sufficient storage capacity on the external storage.

Step 4

Step 5

Select the data/content you wish to back up

Step 5

Select the data/content you wish to back up

Select the content that you want to transfer from your device and tap on the “Transfer” button.

All selected content will be transferred right away.

You may transfer all of the following content to your external storage:

Contacts, Calendars, Memos1, Messages, Pictures2, Videos3, Paid Music, Alarm Settings, Call Logs, Bookmarks, and Wi-Fi® Profiles4, Documents5, App List6
1 Text memos only.
2 Only pictures taken using the device can be transferred.
3 Only videos created using the device (.MOV) files) can be transferred.
4 Access Point lists only.
5 Microsoft office, PDF files only.
6 Apps will not be transferred but Smart SwitchMobile will recommend applications in Google PlayTM App availability may vary.
Step 1

Step 1

Go to the Cloud and accounts menu on your Galaxy Note7

  • Go to “Settings”
  • Select “Cloud and accounts”

Step 1

Go to the Cloud and accounts menu on your Galaxy Note7

  • Go to “Settings”
  • Select “Cloud and accounts”

Step 2

Step 2

Select “Samsung Cloud”

You’ll be prompted to add account if you have not registered your Samsung Account

Step 2

Select “Samsung Cloud”

You’ll be prompted to add account if you have not registered your Samsung Account

Step 3

Step 3

Select content/data to back up

Note that Samsung Cloud storage supports up to 15GB of data

Step 3

Select content/data to back up

Note that Samsung Cloud storage supports up to 15GB of data

Step 4

Step 4

Select “Back up my data” for more data/content backup options.

Select the content that you want to transfer from your device and tap on the “Transfer” button.

All selected content will be transferred right away.

You may transfer all of the following content from your Galaxy Note7 to Samsung Cloud/Samsung Account:

Contacts, Calendars, Memos1, Messages, Pictures2, Videos3, Paid Music, Alarm Settings, Call Logs, Bookmarks, and Wi-Fi® Profiles4, Documents5, App List6
1 Text memos only.
2 Only pictures taken using the device can be transferred.
3 Only videos created using the device (.MOV) files) can be transferred.
4 Access Point lists only.
5 Microsoft office, PDF files only.
6 Apps will not be transferred but Smart SwitchMobile will recommend applications in Google PlayTM App availability may vary.

Step 4

Select “Back up my data” for more data/content backup options.

Select the content that you want to transfer from your device and tap on the “Transfer” button.

All selected content will be transferred right away.

You may transfer all of the following content from your Galaxy Note7 to Samsung Cloud/Samsung Account:

Contacts, Calendars, Memos1, Messages, Pictures2, Videos3, Paid Music, Alarm Settings, Call Logs, Bookmarks, and Wi-Fi® Profiles4, Documents5, App List6
1 Text memos only.
2 Only pictures taken using the device can be transferred.
3 Only videos created using the device (.MOV) files) can be transferred.
4 Access Point lists only.
5 Microsoft office, PDF files only.
6 Apps will not be transferred but Smart SwitchMobile will recommend applications in Google PlayTM App availability may vary.

Step 1

Get the On-The-Go (OTG) Cable

The OTG cable will connect your iPhone/ old Galaxy device cable from your iPhone/ old Galaxy device to your new Galaxy device and allow a direct transfer of content. All it takes is 10min* to transfer 10GB of data.

Step 1

Get the On-The-Go (OTG) Cable

The OTG cable will connect your iPhone/ old Galaxy device cable from your iPhone/ old Galaxy device to your new Galaxy device and allow a direct transfer of content. All it takes is 10min* to transfer 10GB of data.

* Based on Samsung's internal test results. Transfer time may vary, depending on type of content being transferred.

Step 2

Get the Smart SwitchMobile App

Go to Google Play™ or Galaxy Apps on your new Samsung Galaxy device and install Smart SwitchMobile app.

To switch to Galaxy S7 4G+ / S7 edge 4G+, please go to Settings > Backup and reset > Open Smart Switch.

Step 2

Get the Smart SwitchMobile App

Go to Google Play™ or Galaxy Apps on your new Samsung Galaxy device and install Smart SwitchMobile app.

To switch to Galaxy S7 4G+ / S7 edge 4G+, please go to Settings > Backup and reset > Open Smart Switch.

Download on Google Play™

Download on Galaxy Apps

Installation of Smart SwitchMobile is not required for iOS® device.

Step 3

Connect the two devices

Once the cables are connected, tap "Trust" on your iPhone/ old Galaxy device before selecting "Next" on your Galaxy device.

Step 3

Connect the two devices

Once the cables are connected, tap "Trust" on your iPhone/ old Galaxy device before selecting "Next" on your Galaxy device.

Device supported by Smart SwitchMobile for OTG cable: Apple (iOS® Version 5.0 or above).

Step 4

Transfer your content

Once the list of transferrable content loads, you may choose the content you wish to transfer to your new Galaxy device and then tap 'Import'.

Step 4

Transfer your content

Once the list of transferrable content loads, you may choose the content you wish to transfer to your new Galaxy device and then tap 'Import'.

You may transfer all of the following content:

Contacts, Calendars, Memos1, Messages, Pictures2, Videos3, Paid Music, Alarm Settings, Call Logs, Bookmarks, and Wi-Fi® Profiles4, Documents5, App List6

1 Text memos only.
2 Only pictures taken using the device can be transferred.
3 Only videos created using the device (.MOV files) can be transferred.
4 Access Point lists only.
5 Microsoft Office, PDF files only.
6 Apps will not be transferred but Smart SwitchMobile will recommend similar applications in Google Play™. App availability may vary.

Step 1

Get the Smart SwitchMobile App

Go to Google Play™ or Galaxy Apps on your Samsung Galaxy device and install Smart SwitchMobile.

To switch to Galaxy S7 4G+ / S7 edge 4G+, please go to Settings > Backup and reset > Open Smart Switch.

Step 1

Get the Smart SwitchMobile App

Go to Google Play™ or Galaxy Apps on your Samsung Galaxy device and install Smart SwitchMobile.

To switch to Galaxy S7 4G+ / S7 edge 4G+, please go to Settings > Backup and reset > Open Smart Switch.

Download on Google Play™

Download on Galaxy Apps

Step 2

Back up to iCloud

Make sure that you have backed up your data.

Step 2

Back up to iCloud

Make sure that you have backed up your data. You may transfer the following content to your Galaxy device:

Contacts, Calendars, Memos1, Messages, Pictures2, Videos3, Paid Music, Alarm Settings, Call Logs, Bookmarks, and Wi-Fi® Profiles4, Documents5, App List6

Then, choose "Import from iCloud" from the Smart SwitchMobile app on your Galaxy device.

To avoid disruptions in text messaging service, please change your iMessage® settings here.
A maximum of 5GB can be transferred due to iCloud storage.
Content can be transferred via Wi-Fi®/ data connections. Additional data charges may apply.
1 Text memos only.
2 Only pictures taken using the device can be transferred.
3 Only videos created using the device (.MOV files) can be transferred.
4 Access Point lists only.
5 Microsoft Office, PDF files only.
6 Apps will not be transferred but Smart SwitchMobile will recommend similar applications in Google Play™. App availability may vary.

Step 3

Start the transfer

Log into your iCloud account. If you have multiple smartphone backups on your account, select the source device. Choose the content you wish to transfer and tap "Import".

Step 3

Start the transfer

Log into your iCloud account. If you have multiple smartphone backups on your account, select the source device. Choose the content you wish to transfer and tap "Import".

Step 1

Get the Smart SwitchMobile App

Go to Google Play™ or Galaxy Apps on both your old device and new Samsung Galaxy device and install Smart SwitchMobile.

To switch to Galaxy S7 4G+ / S7 edge 4G+, please go to Settings > Backup and reset > Open Smart Switch.

Step 1

Get the Smart SwitchMobile App

Go to Google Play™ or Galaxy Apps on both your old device and new Samsung Galaxy device and install Smart SwitchMobile.

To switch to Galaxy S7 4G+ / S7 edge 4G+, please go to Settings > Backup and reset > Open Smart Switch.

Download on Google Play™

Download on Galaxy Apps

Devices supported by Samsung Smart SwitchMobile include: Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, Huawei, Lenovo smartphones, and Samsung tablets running on Android 4.0 or above.

Step 2

Launch Smart SwitchMobile on both devices

Bring the devices near each other and launch Samsung Smart SwitchMobile on both devices.

Step 2

Launch Smart SwitchMobile on both devices

Bring the devices near each other and launch Samsung Smart SwitchMobile on both devices.
Tap "Android device" on both devices and tap "Start" on both devices.
Set your old device as "Sending Device" and your new Galaxy device as "Receiving Device".

Step 3

Select your content and start transfer

Select the content that you want to transfer from your old device and tap on the "Send" button.

Step 3

Select your content and start transfer

Select the content that you want to transfer from your old device and tap on the "Send" button.
Select "Receive" on your new Galaxy device. All selected content will be transferred right away.

Content supported by Smart SwitchMobile may vary by device model.
Apps will not be transferred but Smart SwitchMobile will recommend similar applications in Google Play™. App availability may vary.
Content can be transferred via Wi-Fi®/ data connections. Additional data charges may apply.

Step 4

Time to transfer

You may transfer all of the following content from Android to Galaxy : Contacts1, Calendars2, Messages, Pictures, Videos, Music, Documents3, App List4

Step 4

Time to transfer

You may transfer all of the following content from Android to Galaxy:

Contacts1, Calendars2, Messages, Pictures, Videos, Music, Documents3, App List4

You may transfer all of the following content from Galaxy to Galaxy:

Contacts1, Calendars2, Memos, Messages, Pictures, Videos, Music, Alarm Settings, Call logs, Wallpaper and Lock Screen, Wi-Fi® Profiles, Documents3, Story Albums, App List4

1 Applicable to device content only (not applicable to content connected from Google or Samsung Account)
2 Applicable to device content only (not applicable to content connected from Google or Samsung Account)
3 Only Microsoft Office, PDL, HWF, GUL files can be transferred
4 Apps will automatically be transferred between Galaxy devices. For non Galaxy devices, Smart SwitchMobile will recommend similar applications in Google Play™. App availability may vary.

Step 1

Launch Samsung Smart SwitchPC on your PC

Launch Samsung Smart SwitchPC on your desktop and connect your new Galaxy device to the PC with a USB cable.

Step 1

Launch Samsung Smart SwitchPC on your PC

Launch Samsung Smart SwitchPC on your desktop and connect your new Galaxy device to the PC with a USB cable.

Download Samsung Smart SwitchPC

Smart SwitchPC only supports the GALAXY S3 LTE or later devices with Android OS 4.3 (Jelly Bean) or later installed, Apple (iOS version 4.2.1 or above).

Step 2

Select current device or backup data folder

Make sure that the data on your current device has been properly backed up. Choose the location where your data is stored, whether from your current mobile device or a backup folder that you have allocated.

Step 2

Select current device or backup data folder

Make sure that the data on your current device has been properly backed up. Choose the location where your data is stored, whether from your current mobile device or a backup folder that you have allocated.

Step 3

Select your content and start transfer

Choose the content you wish to transfer to your new Galaxy device and then click "Transfer". All selected content will be transferred immediately.

Step 3

Select your content and start transfer

Choose the content you wish to transfer to your new Galaxy device and then click "Transfer". All selected content will be transferred immediately.

Content supported by Samsung Smart SwitchPC may vary by device model.
Music, Pictures and Videos: Only "Music" and "Podcast" in iTunes Library and, "Pictures" and "Videos" in the Camera Roll folder will be supported.
Call logs: Only supported on Apple (iOS® version 4.2.1 or above).
Alarm: Only supported on Apple (iOS® version 4.2.1 or above) and Nokia (Series 40/ Symbian 6.0 or above).
App List: Only supported on Blackberry® (OS version 6.0 or above. Blackberry 10 is not supported) and Nokia (Series 40/ Symbian 6.0 or above).
Apps will not be transferred but Samsung Smart SwitchPC will recommend similar applications in Google Play™. App availability may vary.

Frequently asked questions

To find out which devices are compatible with Smart Switch and other information visit the FAQ page.

Frequently asked questions

To find out which devices are compatible with Smart Switch and other information, visit the FAQ page.