The biggest challenge when going to a new Samsung Galaxy phone is transferring or copying all of your important information from your old Samsung Galaxy phone to your new Galaxy phone. So, in this guide, you will learn how to use Samsung Smart Switch to transfer data from an old Samsung phone to a new Galaxy phone wirelessly.
However, Samsung has actually made that really easy if you are going to a new Galaxy device using its Smart Switch mobile app. In the meantime, there are two methods in which you can use to transfer all of your data. One is a wireless solution and the other one is a wired or cable solution.
Meanwhile, in this guide, I will show you how to transfer data from one Samsung to another Samsung wirelessly. In the wired or cable method, you’ll need to have a USB cable and a dongle while in the wireless method, you don’t need any even an internet connection isn’t required.
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What is the Smart Switch?
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. In general, the Samsung Smart Switch mobile app allows users to easily transfer content (contacts, photos, music, notes, etc.) to a new Samsung Galaxy phone.
How to Access to Smart Switch App?
Well, on most of the new Samsung Galaxy smartphones, the Samsung Smart Switch app is pre-installed by default. If not pre-installed, then you can download it from Google Play Store.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Accounts and backup.
- Tap Smart Switch.
How to Use Samsung Smart Switch to Transfer Data From Old Samsung to New Samsung Wirelessly
As I said earlier, there are two methods to transfer data from old to new Samsung phones. Cable and Wireless. But the wireless method is easier because you don’t need to be connected to an internet connection. With Wireless and a few taps, you’ll be able to transfer a majority of your phone’s content to the new device and be up and running faster than you’d think.
Note: Before you get started, make sure both phones are turned on and have a good amount of battery and also make sure that the Samsung Smart Switch app is installed properly on both old and new Samsung Galaxy phones.
Step 1. Open the Samsung Smart Switch app on both devices.
Step 2. On the new Samsung Galaxy device, tap Receive data.
Step 3. Tap Send data on your old Samsung Galaxy phone.
Step 4. On your old Samsung Galaxy tap Wireless.
Step 5. On your new Samsung phone, tap Galaxy/Android and then tap Wireless.
Step 6. Tap Allow on your old device.
Step 7. On your new Galaxy phone, choose what to bring. Here you can select Calls and contacts, Messages, Apps, Settings, Home screen, Images, Videos, Audio, and documents. If you want to transfer all then select all and tap Transfer.
Note: After selecting which data you want to bring, the phone will let you know how big the transfer will be and how long it will take.
Step 8. Wait until the copying process is being completed.
Step 9. Finally, done.
That is it. This is how you can transfer all your data from the old Samsung Galaxy phone to a new Samsung phone using Samsung Smart Switch and too wirelessly. One of the best things with Smart Switch is that it transfers your home screen layout, background, and settings to your new phone, making it easier to get started with your new device.