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Smart Switch

Illustration of transferring an image directly from old phone to new Galaxy phone via Smart Switch

Switch to Galaxy,
easily keep your memories.

Transfer contacts, photos, music, messages and other data.
Smart Switch makes it easy to transfer data from your old phone to your new phone. (1)

Switch from Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, or iOS to Galaxy.

Whether you are switching from iPhone to Galaxy phone, or need to transfer data from Android to Galaxy phone, upgrading to a Galaxy smartphone is done in one seamless move with Smart Switch.

Transfer what’s important

Need to know how to transfer contacts from iPhone, move your photos from Android, and make sure your music, videos, calendar events and apps are on your new Galaxy phone.
Smart Switch will transfer your data and device settings. (2)

You can see three screenshots lined up: a screenshot showing question whether to send data or receive data; and a screenshot showing explains how to connect two devices; and a screenshot showing copying data.

Easy and simple

Transfer data from your old phone to your new Galaxy phone via USB Cable, Wireless, external storage or computer. Choose the method you feel most comfortable with. Everything else comes easy. (3)


Transfer content directly from your old phone wirelessly.

USB cable

Transfer content directly from your old phone via USB cable.


Transfer content from a PC to your new Galaxy phone.

external storage

Backup and restore content via external storage.

Smart Switch PC/Mobile Spec

Smart Switch Mobile

A Samsung device with Android OS version 4.3 or later

Smart Switch PC Windows

Windows 7 or later.
Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz or higher.
512MB or higher.
Required Software
User for Windows 7, 8, 10 OS N, KN version
Microsoft Media Feature Pack
Please download and install from Microsoft site Download for Windows 7, 8 K, KN Media Feature Pack Download for Windows 10 K, KN Media Feature Pack

Smart Switch PC Mac

Mac OS X® 10.5 or later.
1.8 GHz or higher.
512MB or higher.
Driver installation space
100MB or higher.
MAC supported model
Model released after 2013 * Note : Android OS version 4.1 or later

Switching to the new Galaxy phone

Using Smart Switch to transfer everything that’s important to you from your old phone to your new Galaxy phone is one seamless, worry-free process. (4)

Step 1

Step 1

Connect your new Galaxy phone to your old device using the included USB connector and the cable from your old phone.

Step 2

Step 2

Select the items you want to transfer to your new phone

Step 3

Step 3

Enjoy all your favorite apps, music, contacts and more without skipping a beat.

(1) If you do not have the USB connector, open Smart Switch Mobile in “Settings” on your new phone or download Smart Switch for PC/Mac. For a wired transfer, the device must be a Galaxy device with Android™ 4.3 or higher, iOS 5 or higher, BlackBerry® 7 OS or 10 OS or higher, or Windows Mobile OS8.1 or OS 10 or higher. Other devices are not supported for a wired transfer and owners of other devices must therefore use the Smart Switch wireless transfer option or download the Smart Switch PC program. If you do not have the USB cable from your old phone or the USB connector for a wired transfer to a GS8, then you can use the wireless options.

(2) Transferrable type of data and available contents transferred from non-Android OS to Galaxy may varies by its OS. To find more information, Please Contact Samsung HELP

(3) In case of transferring data from iCloud or other cloud, data connection is required.

(4) To avoid disruption in text messaging when transferring from iOS, change your iMessage settings.

(5) Device and screen images simulated for illustrative purposes.