How to transfer data from previous device to Samsung Galaxy Tab S4?

Last Update Date : Sep 13. 2018

There are various ways to transfer your precious images, contacts, messages, and apps from old device to Galaxy Tab S4. Find out more below:

Transfer data

Transfer via Smart SwitchClick to Expand

You can transfer data between the 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 from a Mobile Device

Transfer data from your previous device to your Galaxy Tab S4 wirelessly via Wi-Fi Direct.

1 On the previous device, launch Smart Switch. If you do not have the App, download it from Galaxy Apps or Play Store
2 On your device, launch the Settings App and tap Cloud and accounts > Smart Switch
3 Place the devices near each other
4 On the previous device, tap WIRELESS > SEND
5 On your device, tap WIRELESS > RECEIVE and select the previous device type
6 Follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data from your previous device

Transferring data using external storage

Transfer data using external storage, such as a microSD card.

1 Transfer data from your previous device to external storage
2 Insert or connect the external storage device to your device
3 On your device, launch the Settings App and tap Cloud and accounts > Smart Switch > EXTERNAL STORAGE > RESTORE
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data from external storage

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 Galaxy Tab S4.

1 On the computer, visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch to download Smart Switch
2 On the computer, launch Smart Switch

Please note:
• 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

3 Connect your previous device to the computer using the device’s USB cable
4 On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to back up data from the device. Then, disconnect your previous device from the computer
5 Connect your device to the computer using the USB cable
6 On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data to your device
Transfer via Samsung CloudClick to Expand

Back up data from your previous device to Samsung Cloud and restore the data to your new device. You must register and sign in to your Samsung account to use Samsung Cloud.

Backing up data

1 On your previous device, sign in to your Samsung account
2 Launch the Settings App, select the backup option, and back up your data

Please note:
• If your device supports Samsung Cloud, launch the Settings App, tap Cloud and accounts > Samsung Cloud, select your device under BACKUP AND RESTORE, tap Back up, and then back up your data
• The data backup method may vary depending on your model
• Some data will not be backed up. To check which data will be backed up, launch the Settings App, tap Cloud and accounts > Samsung Cloud, select your device under BACKUP AND RESTORE, and then tap Back up

Restoring data

1 On your new device, launch the Settings App and tap Cloud and accounts > Samsung Cloud
2 Select your previous device under BACKUP AND RESTORE and tap Restore data
3 Tick the data types you want to restore and tap RESTORE

Syncing data

You can sync data saved in your device with Samsung Cloud and access it from other devices.

1 On your new device, launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts > Samsung Cloud
2 Tap More options (3 vertical dots) > Settings > Sync settings
3 Tap the switches next to the items you want to sync with

Checking data

You can check the saved items and used memory of your Samsung Cloud. Launch theSettings App and tap Cloud and accounts > Samsung Cloud

• You can immediately check your used memory and saved items, such as, GALLERY,SAMSUNG NOTES, and SAMSUNG CLOUD DRIVE. Tap each card and enter the nextpage. You can change the settings or check the saved data

• You can check the backup data in your Samsung account by using the BACKUP AND RESTORE option. Select your device and tap Restore data

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