A few years ago, transferring data to a new phone was a complex and time-consuming headache. In fact, the process was just as tedious for both Apple and Android users. Thankfully, Samsung now uses a simple app called Smart Switch. Apple on the other hand uses Quick Start for direct data transfer. Both utilise wireless technology to transfer phone data directly from your old phone to your new one. Alternatively, you can backup your device to Samsung Cloud and transfer to your new phone from there. So, let’s have a look at exactly how Smart Switch works.
You can transfer contacts, messages, photos, apps and more from an old Samsung phone to a new Samsung Galaxy phone quickly and easily. Basically, once you’ve downloaded the app onto both devices, position them close together, allow permissions when prompted, choose to send wirelessly or via a USB cable, and choose what to transfer. Finally, once the process is complete, just disconnect and you’re done. It’s that simple.
First, you have to make a fresh backup copy of your old phone’s data. So, after installing the latest Smart Switch app to your PC or Mac, connect to your phone using a USB. Next, allow access to the software and select ‘encrypt backup data’. Now, hit confirm and make a PIN for the encrypted data and let the backup process finish. You’re now ready to transfer or restore your data to your new Samsung phone. Simply connect your new phone via USB and follow the same steps as above but for the ‘Restore’ process.
Even if your screen is shattered and can’t be used, you can still restore your data to a new phone from your Samsung Cloud account. Obviously, you can only access data that’s been uploaded so as a matter of best practice, make sure your cloud backup services are fully activated.