Transfer anxiety -We’ve all felt it.

You just received your shiny new Samsung phone and you’re ready to fire it up. But what about all the data from your old device, there’s no possible chance everything can carry over, and you’re bound to lose somethings, right?

This is where Samsung’s Smart Switch app comes in and saves the day. This app allows you to transfer practically any bit of data from your old phone to your new Samsung. With wireless (does not require a Wi-fi connection) or a wired set-up Samsung makes it super easy for you to transfer from your old Android, iPhone, iCloud Backup or even Blackberry.

Using smart switch will clear your mind because you’ll know all your content it safe on your new device.  Making it easier for you to part ways with your old device and trade it in to us here at swapcell.

Steps on how to transfer

Wireless Method (Android/Blackberry to Samsung)

  1. Have Smart Switch installed on both devices.
  2. On the welcome screen selected “wireless” for transfer method
  3. On the following page when prompted select “Sending” on the old device and “receiving” on the new device
  4. Smart Switch will automatically start searching for the connection (if the two devices cannot connect, look for a connection pin on the old device to connect them manually)
  5. Once connected a list of content available to be transferred to the new device, select what items you would like transferred, and click “transfer” at the bottom of the page.
  6. On the new device, a message asking if you would like to accept the transfer will appear, select yes, and the transfer has started.
  7. A time estimate and progress meter will appear, once it reaches 100% the transfer has completed and the data from your old device is now copied to your new device.

Wired Method (Android/iPhone to Samsung)

  1. Have Samsung’s Smart Switch installed and open on your new device.
  2. Connect the old device to your new device using a USB converter (These come standard with new S7 and S8 models, a link below to purchase as well.)
  3. A prompt to trust the new device will appear on the old device. Select “Trust” to allow the two devices to communicate.
  4. Smart Switch will then start a scan of information on the old device of data that can be transferred. This can take a few minutes.
  5. Once the scan is complete, a list of content that can be transferred will appear; select the data you would like on your new phone and then hit “Transfer”
  6. On the new device, a message asking if you would like to accept the transfer will appear, select yes, and the transfer has started.
  7. A time estimate and progress meter will appear, once it reaches 100% the transfer has completed and the data from your old device is now copied to your new device.

 

 

 

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