Smart Switch: Which content types can be transferred using Smart Switch Mobile?

Last Update Date : Apr 09. 2018

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Whether your old phone is an Android, iOS, BlackBerry or Windows Mobile device, upgrading to a Galaxy smartphone or tablet is done in one seamless move with Smart Switch. From your contacts to messages, your photos and videos to your music, your calendar events to your apps. Even the device settings. They're all there on your new Galaxy phone for you to pick up right where you left off.

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Note: The provided information refers to the devices sold in Canada. Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.

Content type


   • Restore from iCloud: contacts, schedule, messages, memos, photos, videos (DRM free content only), voice memos, alarms, call history, bookmarks, Wi-Fi, documents, and a list of recommended apps.

   • Transfer iOS data using a USB OTG cable: contacts, schedule, messages, memos, photos, videos (DRM free content only), music (DRM free content only), voice memos, alarms, call history, bookmarks, Wi-Fi, documents, and a list of recommended apps.

Note: "DRM music" refers to music purchased through iTunes prior to 2009. As of 2009 iTunes removed DRM from music content.

   • Transfer data from an Android device: contacts, schedule, messages, memos/voice memos (Galaxy devices only), photos, videos (DRM free content only), music (DRM free content only), alarms (Galaxy devices only), call history, home/lock screen images (Galaxy devices only), Wi-Fi (Galaxy devices only), documents, email settings (Galaxy devices only), settings (Galaxy devices only), downloaded app installation, app data (Galaxy devices only), and home layouts (Galaxy devices only).

Note: You can send app data and home layouts by upgrading your Galaxy device to Marshmallow OS (Galaxy S6 or higher).

   • Transfer data from a BlackBerry device: contacts, schedule, memos, photos, videos (DRM free content only), music (DRM free content only), documents, voice recordings, and call history.

   • Transfer data from Windows Mobile(OS 8.1 or 10): contacts, schedule, photos, documents, videos (DRM free content only), and music (DRM free content only).

Note: Some data may not be transferred, depending on the manufacturer and OS version of the device. For example, content with DRM (Digital Rights Management) applied cannot be transferred to Smart Switch.

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