Happiness is an easy transfer
Smart Switch makes switching easy. Seamlessly transfer photos, settings, contacts and more.
Anyone can use it easily
Transfer schedules, alarms, call logs, photos and more to your new Galaxy with Smart Switch.
Transfer data regardless of the OS
Smart Switch works on most devices, making it easy for anyone upgrading to a new Galaxy smartphone.
Convenience at your fingertips
Whether it’s wireless or through a USB cable, there’s more than one way to transfer data seamlessly.
Send wirelessly
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Transfer wirelessly
*For Android™ Marshmallow (6.0.1): Go to “Settings” > “Back up and Reset” > “Smart Switch” and select “Wireless”.
1For Android™ Marshmallow (6.0.1): Go to “Settings” > “Back up and Reset” > “Smart Switch” and select “Wireless”.
2Upon signing in to your Cloud Storage Account, if prompted, do ensure to turn off two-factor authentication.
Connect via USB cable
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Transfer via USB Cable
*For Android™ Marshmallow (6.0.1): Go to “Settings” > “Back up and Reset” > “Smart Switch” and select “USB Cable”.
Restore via SD card
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Restore via SD card
Ensure that your old device has a microSD card inserted or is connected to an external USB storage device (OTG connector required).

*For Android™ Marshmallow (6.0.1): Go to “Settings” > “Back up and Reset” > “Smart Switch” and select “External Storage (SD card, USB storage)”.
Ensure that your old device has a microSD card inserted or is connected to an external USB storage device (OTG connector required).

1Not available for devices running on iOS
*For Android™ Marshmallow (6.0.1): Go to “Settings” > “Back up and Reset” > “Smart Switch” and select “External Storage (SD card, USB storage)”.
Convenience at your fingertips
Whether it’s wireless or through a USB cable, there’s more than one way to transfer data seamlessly.
Send wirelessly
LEARN MORE
Connect via USB cable
LEARN MORE
Restore via SD card
LEARN MORE
Transfer wirelessly
STEP 1
Go to “Settings” > “Cloud and Accounts” > “Smart Switch” and select “Wireless”* on both your old device and your new Galaxy smartphone.
STEP 2
Select “Send” on your old device and “Receive” on your new Galaxy smartphone.
STEP 3
Select items to transfer and click “Transfer”.
*For Android™ Marshmallow (6.0.1): Go to “Settings” > “Back up and Reset” > “Smart Switch” and select “Wireless”.
STEP 1
On your old device, go to “Settings” > “Cloud Storage” > “Back up Cloud Storage” to back up your data.

Ensure that Wi-Fi® connection is established.
STEP 2
On your new Galaxy smartphone, go to “Settings” > “Cloud and Accounts” > “Smart Switch” and select “Wireless”1.

Select “Galaxy smartphone to receive” and choose your old device accordingly when prompted.

Sign in to your Cloud Storage Account2 from your Galaxy smartphone.
STEP 3
Select items to transfer and click “Transfer”.
1For Android™ Marshmallow (6.0.1): Go to “Settings” > “Back up and Reset” > “Smart Switch” and select “Wireless”.
2Upon signing in to your Cloud Storage Account, if prompted, do ensure to turn off two-factor authentication.
Transfer via USB Cable
STEP 1
Go to “Settings” > “Cloud and Accounts” > “Smart Switch” and select “USB Cable”* on both your old device and your new Galaxy smartphone.
STEP 2
Connect both devices with the USB cable and USB Connector to begin.
STEP 3
Select “Send” on your old device and “Receive” on your new Galaxy smartphone.
STEP 4
Select items to transfer and click “Transfer”.
*For Android™ Marshmallow (6.0.1): Go to “Settings” > “Back up and Reset” > “Smart Switch” and select “USB Cable”.
STEP 1
On your new Galaxy smartphone, go to “Settings” > “Cloud and Accounts” > “Smart Switch” and select “USB Cable”.
STEP 2
Connect both devices with the USB cable and USB Connector to begin. Select “Trust” on your old device when prompted.
STEP 3
Select items to transfer and click “Transfer”.
Restore via SD card
STEP 1
Go to “Settings” > “Cloud and Accounts” > “Smart Switch” and select “External Storage” on the Smart Switch app*.
STEP 2
Select your content and start “Back Up”.
STEP 3
Remove your microSD card/external USB storage from your old device and connect it to your new device.

On your new device, go to “Settings” > “Cloud and Accounts” > “Smart Switch” and select “External Storage”*.
STEP 4
Select your content and start “Restore”.
Ensure that your old device has a microSD card inserted or is connected to an external USB storage device (OTG connector required).

*For Android™ Marshmallow (6.0.1): Go to “Settings” > “Back up and Reset” > “Smart Switch” and select “External Storage (SD card, USB storage)”.
STEP 1
Install Smart Switch1 and use it to back up your data on your old device. Select “External Storage”.
STEP 2
Select your content and start “Back Up”.
STEP 3
Go to “Settings” > “Cloud and Accounts” > “Smart Switch” and select “External Storage”*.
STEP 4
Select your content and start “Restore”.
Ensure that your old device has a microSD card inserted or is connected to an external USB storage device (OTG connector required).

1Not available for devices running on iOS
*For Android™ Marshmallow (6.0.1): Go to “Settings” > “Back up and Reset” > “Smart Switch” and select “External Storage (SD card, USB storage)”.
Easy and secure transfer
Move data to your new Galaxy in three easy steps:
Connect
Download the latest Smart Switch app on your old and new devices, and connect them both.
Choose
In the Smart Switch app, select the content and settings you want to transfer.
Send
Start the transfer and Smart Switch will take care of the rest.
Download Smart Switch
Get the Smart Switch app on Google Play, or install Smart Switch on your PC or Mac.
DISCLAIMERS:
Actual time taken for transfer may vary and depends on size of files.

Samsung does not warrant that the transfer steps described in this document will work without disruption or will always be available to you.

Samsung respects third party intellectual property rights, and requests that you abide by all applicable laws and regulations by not transferring files in violation thereof. Samsung will not be responsible in such circumstances.

PLEASE SECURE AND BACKUP ALL YOUR DATA AND MATERIAL BEFORE PROCEEDING. Your use of the Smart Switch software/ Smart Switch Service (the "Service") provided is at your own risk. Samsung makes no guarantees or promises regarding the correctness nor accuracy of the Service and/or any information provided. The Service is provided "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND. To the extent permissible by applicable law, Samsung shall not be liable to you or any business connected with you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise for any losses which are related to you or your business, including without limitation, loss, damage, destruction, alteration of data or information (or failure to maintain confidentiality of data or material), loss of profits, loss of revenue or business interruption, or any and all other losses whether or not reasonably foreseeable by Samsung. You undertake to use the Service as a careful and diligent user and you shall not use the Service in a manner which is contrary to any applicable laws and regulations. In particular, you are not allowed to use the Service and/or any information provided to violate third party rights/ intellectual property rights. You further agree not to for any reason, violate, circumvent, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise tamper with any security or digital rights management technology related to or embedded in your device or any content in that device.

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