Smart Switch

Get up and running fast – we’ve got a selection of videos to make learning about your new phone and transferring your content a breeze.

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Setup and Transfer

Setting up and transferring over from your previous phone.

Initial setup

All you need to help you get started. From turning your phone on, to connecting to WiFi, this is where to start.

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Understand the basics

Get to grips with your phone’s features and learn how to make calls, access important settings, tailor your home screen and manage apps.

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Your apps and settings

Keep in touch with friends, organise your calendar and stay on top of your finances. Learn about how your phone fits seamlessly into your lifestyle.

Personalise your phone

Make your phone truly yours. Learn about personalising your notifications, homescreens and settings.

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Organise your life

Stay in touch with friends and family with Google Duo, WhatsApp and Messages, plus manage your life with the calendar, email and contacts apps. Learn how here.

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Discover your new S7

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Make the most of everything that comes with your Galaxy S7, from water resistance to warranties. Then learn about how to maximise battery life, increase storage and all the other features that make your phone special.

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Get the latest with myGalaxy

The myGalaxy app brings you the hottest deals, competitions, tips and tricks from Samsung to help you get the most out of your new phone. Watch our video to find out more.

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FAQs

Got a question?

We’ve created a series of short videos to show you how to get all set up on your new phone. Have a look at the questions below to find help you find what you need to know.

How do I set up my new Galaxy S7?

Setup starts as soon as you switch your phone on. This video will take you through it step by step.

Initial setup

What do the buttons at the bottom and side of my Galaxy S7 screen do?

These buttons switch the phone on and off, control volume and help you navigate. Watch the video for more.

Understand the basics

How do I transfer my content (photos, videos, music and apps) from my old phone to my Galaxy S7 device?

The best and easiest way is to use the Smart Switch app*. This videos below will show you how to do it.

*Smart Switch can only transfer some music, clips, photos, contacts, messages and calendar from compatible smartphones.


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How do I get WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and the rest of my social apps onto my new Galaxy S7 phone?

You can download these apps from the Google Play Store. This video shows you where to find the Play Store and how to search for apps.

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How do I download apps for my Galaxy S7 smartphone?

You can download apps from the Google Play Store. This video will show you how.

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How do I sync my contacts to my new Galaxy S7 phone?

Watch this video to see how to set up and sync your address book from Google, iOS and more.

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How can I optimise and extend the battery life on my Galaxy S7 smartphone?

Have a look at this video to learn how to make the most of your battery life.

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How do I get the Spotify music app on my Samsung Galaxy S7?

You have to download Spotify from the Google Play Store. This video shows you how to do just that.

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How do I get my emails on my Galaxy S7?

You can sync emails from your Gmail, Hotmail and other servers. Just watch this to find out how.

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How can I personalise my ringtone, homescreen and other features on my Galaxy S7?

You’ll find these options in Settings. This video explains further.

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How can I extend storage on my Galaxy S7 handset?

You can buy SD cards to expand your device’s memory. This video will show you how to install and use them.

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How can I change notification settings on my Galaxy S7?

Go to Settings where you’ll be able to change notification preferences. Check out this video for more info.

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I’m unable to transfer content from my previous iPhone to my new Samsung phone as the iOS is below version 9. How can I transfer my content to my new Samsung phone?

If you are using a lower version of iOS which is below version 9, you have the following options:

  1. First try updating to the latest version of iOS (it will need to be iOS 9 or higher for SmartSwitch to work). Then use our SmartSwitch app.

  2. If you are unable to update to iOS 9 or above, complete a backup of your content to iCloud first via PC/Mac or previous smartphone. Once backup is complete, download SmartSwitch on your new phone and select ‘wireless’ , following the steps to transfer your data. Discover more