What is Smart Switch and how do I use it
You got a brand new Galaxy phone and it's awesome. But what's not so awesome is missing all your old photos, videos, and contacts. Well, your worries are over because Samsung Smart Switch lets you seamlessly transfer all your content from your old phone to your new Galaxy phone.
Smart Switch can transfer schedules, alarms, call logs, photos and more to your new Galaxy with Smart Switch from most Android or iOS phones.
Before you try the recommendations below, be sure to check if your device's software and related apps are updated to the latest version. To update your mobile device's software, follow these steps:
Step 1. Go to Settings > Software update.
Step 2. Tap on Download and install.
Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Note: Available screens and settings may vary on the device model and software version.
Download Smart Switch
Get the Smart Switch app on Google Play, or install Smart Switch on your PC or Mac.
You can transfer your data from both Android and iOS devices over Wi-Fi, with a USB cable or with a PC or Mac. Choose the method you feel most comfortable with and let Smart Switch do the rest.
If you will be using USB, simply connect the two phones together using the USB-C connector that came in the box with your new phone.
If you have a large enough capacity microSD card or USB OTG flash drive, you can transfer your data using Smart Switch to back up your old device to the external storage. Before you begin, insert the microSD card or USB OTG storage device into the old phone.
You can repeat this process as many times as you need to get all your data transferred.
Your devices need a few things to work with Smart Switch. Have a check below to see if they’re compatible.
Smart Switch for Windows
ㆍOS: Windows 7 or later
ㆍCPU: Pentium 4, 2.4GHz or higher
ㆍRAM: 512GB or higher
Smart Switch for Mac
ㆍOS: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
ㆍCPU: 1.8GHz or higher
ㆍRAM: 512GB or higher
The icon of message application on the Home screen was changed from Samsung Messages to Android Messages.
Accelerate innovation in scale by joining forces with Google on a common messaging client as a default messaging app, Samsung has preloaded Android Messages for default messaging application starting from Galaxy S21 series for countries or carriers that can be supported.
This new Android Messages was integrated with key features and services developed together by both Samsung and Google and are a common messaging client based on Android Messages, which incorporates core Samsung features such as the Multi Device Experience (MDE), Smart Switch and S Cloud, within a familiar Samsung OneUI interface. Samsung believes that this change will accelerate RCS (Rich Chatting Service) adoption and help our Galaxy users’ messaging experiences more engaging and delightful.
In addition to these changes, according to a new migration policy of Smart Switch, an app-icon of Android Messages in a new device is placed on all the locations of the previous device where that of Samsung Messages used to place.
So, the icon of Samsung Messages can be replaced by that of Android Messages after transferring data using the Smart Switch app and the Android Messages is placed on the Home screen by default.
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