How to transfer content from old device to new Samsung Galaxy Smartphone via Smart Switch?

Last Update Date : Aug 02. 2018

Samsung Smart Switch seamlessly transfers contacts, photos, music, videos, calendar events, device settings and more to your new Samsung Galaxy device.

Please note:
• Download the Smart Switch app on both your old and new devices (where applicable), and check that your app has been updated to the latest version
• Ensure that the batteries on both devices are fully charged

Transfer data

Transfer from Galaxy and other Android DevicesClick to Expand

Transfer via USB Cable

1 Launch Smart Switch App on both devices. Go to Settings > Cloud and Accounts > Smart Switch > USB Cable

Please note: For Galaxy devices on Android Marshmallow (6.0.1), go to Settings > Back up and Reset > Smart Switch > USB Cable

Select USB Cable to transfer content
2 Connect both devices with USB Cable and USB Connector to begin
Connect both devices with USB Cable and USB Connector
3 Select Send on your old device and Receive on your new Galaxy Smartphone
Select Send on your old device and receive on your new Galaxy Smartphone
4 Select your content and start Transfer
Select content to transfer

Transfer via Wireless

1 Launch Smart Switch App on both devices. Go to Settings > Cloud and Accounts > Smart Switch > Wireless

Please note: For Galaxy devices on Android Marshmallow (6.0.1), go to Settings > Back up and Reset > Smart Switch > Wireless

Select USB Cable to transfer content
2 Select Send on your old device and Receive on your new Galaxy Smartphone
Select Send on your old device and receive on your new Galaxy Smartphone
3 Select your content and start Transfer
Select content to transfer
Transfer from Non-Android DevicesClick to Expand

Transfer via USB Cable

1 Launch Smart Switch App on your new Galaxy smartphone. Go to Settings > Cloud and Accounts > Smart Switch > USB Cable
Select USB Cable to transfer content
2 Connect both devices with USB Cable and USB Connector to begin. On your old device, select Trust when prompted
Connect both devices with USB Cable and USB Connector
3 Select Send on your old device and Receive on your new Galaxy Smartphone

Please note: For devices running on iOS, skip this step. Follow the series of prompts on your phone after completing Step 2

Select Send on your old device and receive on your new Galaxy Smartphone
4 Select your content and start Transfer
Select content to transfer

Transfer via Wireless

1 Backup your data on your old device via cloud storage. On your old device, go to Settings > Cloud Storage > Back up Cloud Storage
Select USB Cable to transfer content
2 Launch Smart Switch on your new Galaxy Smartphone. Go to Settings > Cloud and Accounts > Smart Switch > Wireless1

To begin transfer, select Galaxy Smartphone to receive and select old device accordingly when prompted
Sign in to your Cloud Storage Account2 from your Galaxy Smartphone
Select Send on your old device and receive on your new Galaxy Smartphone

Please note:
• For Galaxy devices on Android Marshmallow (6.0.1), go to Settings > Back up and Reset > Smart Switch > Wireless
• Upon signing in your Cloud Storage Account, if prompted, do ensure to turn off two-factor authentication

3 Select your content and start Transfer
Select content to transfer

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