Galaxy Note 8: Transferring data from your previous device
* Please note, this section is designed to give you basic product troubleshooting information, also refer to your user manual for more information.
You can restore your data, such as images, contacts, messages, and apps from Samsung Cloud or copy them from your previous device wirelessly or through a USB connector (USB Type-C) via Smart Switch.
• This feature may not be supported on some devices or computers.
• Limitations apply. Visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch for details. Samsung takes copyright seriously.
Only transfer content that you own or have the right to transfer.
Transfer data between mobile devices via Smart Switch. To use Smart Switch, launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Smart Switch. If you do not have the app, download it from Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
Transferring data using a USB connector (USB Type-C)
You can connect your previous device to your device with the USB connector (USB Type-C) and a USB cable to easily and quickly transfer data.
Do not disconnect the USB cable or USB connector (USB Type-C) from the device when you are transferring files. Doing so may cause data loss or device damage. Transferring data increases the battery power consumption of your device. Ensure that your device is sufficiently charged before transferring data. If the battery power is low, data transfer may be interrupted.
Transferring data wirelessly via Wi-Fi Direct
Transfer data from your previous device to your device wirelessly via Wi-Fi Direct.
Transferring backup data from a computer
Transfer data between your device and a computer. You must download the Smart Switch computer version app from www.samsung.com/smartswitch.
Back up data from your previous device to a computer and import the data to your device.
If your previous device is not a Samsung device, back up data to a computer using a program provided by the device’s manufacturer. Then, skip to the fifth step.