Packing up and taking it with you when you migrate to Galaxy | A convenient moving service: Smart Switch

Last Update Date : Apr 23. 2018

Packing up and taking it with you when you migrate to Galaxy

A convenient moving service: Smart Switch

 

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A good moving company makes a big difference when you’re moving house. The movers load your furniture and other belongings onto a truck, and you don’t have to worry about them anymore. They take care of the delivery and unload your stuff so it’s ready for you in your new place.


Buying a new phone is a lot like moving house. The first thing you need to do is to transfer all the data from your old phone. Fortunately, there’s an equivalent of a moving company for smartphones: It’s called Smart Switch. With Smart Switch, you can transfer all your pictures, videos, music, contacts, and other data so it’s ready to use on your new phone.

 

Let’s take a closer look and learn how to use Smart Switch.

 

 

 

 

01 Transferring data from your old phone to your new Galaxy

 

 

There are two ways to set up Smart Switch.
You can connect your old phone and your new phone with a USB connector and cable, or you can connect them wirelessly with the Smart Switch app.

 

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※ You can use Smart Switch without a data connection.

※ Before connecting your devices, make sure your battery is fully charged.

 

 


If the data on your old phone exceeds the Galaxy S8’s internal storage limits, don’t worry. Just insert an SD card into the Galaxy S8, and you’re all set.
From there it’s only a few simple steps to transfer your data to the Galaxy S8.

 

 

 

 

02 Transferring data wirelessly

 

 

Place the two devices side by side and follow the steps below.

 

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01.Launch Smart Switch on your old phone and tap Settings > Cloud and accounts > Smart Switch.
02.Tap WIRELESS as the transfer method.
03.Tap SEND > CONNECT on your old phone and RECEIVE on your Galaxy S8.

 

 

※ If your old phone uses iOS, back up your files to iCloud before using Smart Switch.

※ If your old phone uses iOS, wireless transfers of music files are not supported.

 

 

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04.Select your old device from the dropdown menu.
05.Choose the content you wish to transfer and then tap SEND.

 

 

 

 

03 Transferring data via USB cable

 

 

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To transfer data via USB cable, use the USB connector that comes with the Galaxy S8.

 

 

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01.Insert the USB Connector into your Galaxy S8.
02.Connect your old phone and your Galaxy S8 via USB cable as shown.
03.When a selection of icons appears, tap the Smart Switch icon.

 

 

※ Windows phones do not support data transfers via USB cable.

※ If your old phone is a non-Galaxy Android device, download the Smart Switch app from the Google Play Store.

 

 

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04.Tap SEND.
05.Choose the content you wish to transfer and then tap TRANSFER.

 

 

※ The transfer of some kinds of data is restricted by certain manufacturers and operating systems.

※ Smart Switch cannot be used to transfer content that has been made inaccessible under a digital rights management program.

 

 

 

 

04 What if you can’t use your old phone?

 

 

With Smart Switch PC, you can recover your backed-up data even if your old phone is broken or lost. Simply click on the link below, install the program on your computer, and follow the prompts. http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/support/smartswitch

 

 

※ To recover data with Smart Switch PC, the data on your old phone must have been backed up on your PC.

※ Some content may not be recoverable with Smart Switch PC.

 

 

Will Smart Switch live up to its name?

Yes, it will. Thanks to this helpful function, data migration is a simple, worry-free process when you buy a new phone.

 

 

 

 

 

※ The above descriptions are based on Android 7.0 (Nougat). 

 

 

 

 

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