Samsung Galaxy smartphones are one of the best Android-powered phones in today’s world and competing head to head with counterpart Apple. Nowadays, we save all sorts of critical information and data on our mobile phones. To help protect our data securely, it is highly recommended that to backup your Samsung phone data to external storage or PC. So, in this guide, you will learn how to Backup and restore your Samsung phone data using the Samsung Smart Switch PC on Windows 10.
Luckily, Samsung’s Smart Switch is available for mobile and computer (Windows/Mac). Samsung Smart Switch for mobile app lets your transfer data ( content (contacts, photos, music, notes, etc.) from phone to phone. While, Smart Switch, lets you Backup and restore your phone’s data to an external drive or computer ( Windows/Mac.
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What is Samsung Smart Switch for Mobile and PC?
A smart Switch is a dedicated tool developed by Samsung which helps us manage our Samsung device and move data from any other iOS / Android phone to it. Samsung has made Smart Switch available as a mobile and desktop application to provide a seamless device management experience for users. However, users also ask how to use Smart Switch for data transfer or backup and restore their devices. Then here, I will show how to backup and restore your Galaxy phone data to a Windows 10 PC using Smart Switch for PC.
Meanwhile, to make your job easy, I have divided this guide into three parts:
- How to Install Samsung Smart Switch on Your Windows 10 PC
- How to back up your Samsung Galaxy data with Samsung Smart Switch for PC on Windows 10
- How to restore your data from a previous backup on Galaxy using Samsung Smart Switch for PC
How to Install Samsung Smart Switch on Your Windows 10 PC
First of all, you need to know how to download and install the Smart Switch software on your Windows 10 PC in order to backup and restore your phone data easily.
Step 1. Go to the Samsung Smart Switch support website.
Step 2. Click on Download for Windows to download the file for Windows 10 PC.
Step 3. Select the file directory and click Save.
Step 4. Right-click on the downloaded .exe SmartSwitchPC file then select Open and if prompted click Yes.
Step 5. Check the box next to I accept the terms of the license agreement.
Step 6. When the installation is completed, click Finish.
How to back up your Samsung Galaxy data with Samsung Smart Switch for PC on Windows 10
So by now, you have learned how to download the Samsung Smart Switch app on your Windows 10 computer. It’s time Backup your Samsung Galaxy phone data.
Step 1. Open the Smart Switch app on your Windows PC.
Step 2. Connect your Samsung Galaxy device via USB cable.
Step 3. Here, you’ll have three options; Backup, Restore and Outlook Sync.
Step 4. To back up your phone data, click Backup.
Step 5. Wait until the Backup is completed.
Step 6. Once the backup is complete, you get a breakdown of all the data that was successfully backed up. Click OK to finish.
Step 7. You can find your backed up files on the Documents file under the name of Samsung folder.
How to restore your data from a previous backup on Galaxy using Samsung Smart Switch for PC
After backing up your data, now you can easily restore your backed up data to your existing or new Samsung phone.
Step 1. Launch Smart Switch app on your PC and connect your phone via USB cable.
Step 2. Click Restore.
Step 3. Click Select a different backup if you want to restore from an earlier backup, otherwise click Restore now.
Step 4. Wait until the process is completed.
Step 5. Once the restore process is complete, you’ll get a breakdown of the data that’s been restored. Click OK to finish the restoration.
That’s it. This feature was about how to backup and restore your Samsung Galaxy phone data to a Windows 10 using Smart Switch for PC. Overall, Samsung Smart Switch is a great tool to transfer contents including (contacts, photos, music, notes, etc.) to a new Samsung Galaxy device and also Smart Switch gives you an option to backup and restores your data to a computer (Windows/Mac.