For most of us, getting a new Android device is a cumbersome job. You have to reinstall your apps, reset widgets, transfer your contacts using Google, transfer media files via a Micro SD card or cable, and a computer. Generally speaking, it is a lengthy process and makes use of multiple channels over a period of days.
But things are not so grim for Samsung users. Because for years now, Samsung Smart Switch is the go-to app for both new Samsung Galaxy users as well as old users that are upgrading to a newer Samsung Galaxy model. Not only is it safe and reliable since it is not a third-party app, but also it is something that is super easy to use and transfers data at a lightning-fast speed.
In this how-to guide, we will explain the process in more detail and take you through step by step procedures on how to make use of this amazing utility and transfer data seamlessly from Samsung to Samsung device. This can be useful for both people who have brought a new Samsung Galaxy device or even those who are looking to share their data with other Samsung Galaxy users. But before we get to how to transfer your data, there are some pre-requirements you need to fulfill before you can connect the two devices.
Pre-requirements for using Samsung Smart Switch
- If you are transferring to or from an older Samsung Galaxy model, you might need to first install the Samsung Smart Switch App from the Play Store.
- If you are going for the Wired File Transfer option using a Samsung Dongle, then both your devices should support MTP or Media Transfer Protocol.
- Both your devices should have at least 500 MB free Storage space.
- Both devices should be no more than 8 inches apart from each other to ensure a smooth transfer.
- The process takes a while depending upon the size of the transfer, so make sure that both devices have sufficient battery left.
- Now since you have everything you need, lets transfer files easily from one device to another.
How to Transfer Data from Samsung to Samsung Device
Just follow this step-by-step guide, and you will be able to transfer your files easily in no time.
Step 1: Open Settings on your Samsung Galaxy device and search Samsung Smart Switch & Open it.
Note: In case of older Samsung Galaxy model, open the Samsung Smart Switch App that you downloaded previously.
Step 2: As soon as the app opens, it will ask for several permissions > Allow all the permissions.
Step 3: Now, there will be two options on each device, Send Data and Receive Data. Click Send Data on the device from which you want to share data. Don’t click Receive Data on the other device just yet.
Step 4: On the Sender Device, there will be two options Wired and Wireless Transfer. In this guide, we will cover the wireless transfer option. So click on Wireless Transfer. You can also choose the wired option and follow the on-screen instructions.
Step 5: Finally, click Receive Data on your other device.
Note: In newer Samsung Galaxy Models, this step happens automatically.
Step 6: A pop-up will appear on your sender device, asking your permission to allow other devices to access your media. Click Allow.
At this point, a loading screen will appear while your receiver device searches your sender device for the file to transfer.
Step 7: After this, you will be able to select what files you want and how much of these files you want to move over. Navigate each folder and select from files ranging from contacts, layout, settings, media, text messages, downloads, etc.
Step 8: After you are done selecting, scroll down, and click Transfer.
Step 9: Now click on the option Keep Screen On. With this, not only will you be able to check your transfer progress, but also you will avoid unwanted Session Timeout.
Note: Make sure to Keep both devices close to each other.
Step 10: Once all the files are transferred, it will take some extra time to set up everything in order. This process will only take considerable time if you are transferring messages and device settings from one device to another.
Once this process finishes, your file transfer is complete, and you are good to go.
We like to think this guide will indeed work for all users to transfer data from Samsung to Samsung devices. Even if somebody uses an old smartphone, if you encounter any error, feel free to contact Samsung Customer Service or contact your Local Samsung Store for help. We hope that you found this guide useful and let us know if we missed out on something.