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If you have recently switched to any device in the Samsung Galaxy line, you can transfer data from your old device to your new one with much ease thanks to one of Samsung’s own products: Smart Switch.

It doesn’t matter if your old phone or tablet is an Android device, an iOS device, or a Blackberry. Smart Switch for Android actually supports all of these devices. It provides different transfer mechanisms — via WiFi Direct, OTG cables, and iCloud — based on the make and operating system of the old device.


With Smart Switch, you can move everything to your new Galaxy device, including photos, videos, and music to contacts, call logs, and WiFi settings. There’s also a companion desktop app to transfer data from your PC or Mac via iTunes.

Keep this support page handy for looking up FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Also, data transfers Fastest Ways to Transfer Files Between PCs and Mobile Devices Fastest Ways to Transfer Files Between PCs and Mobile Devices File transfers have never been faster than they are today. But to move data between devices can still seem slow and inconvenient. We have you covered with solutions for cross-device file transfers. Read More are often unpredictable, so before you move your data, back up, back up, back up!

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Have you used Samsung Smart Switch? How did the data transfer to your Galaxy phone or tablet go? Tell us about it in the comments.

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  1. Jim
    January 22, 2016 at 12:31 am

    I used Smart Switch about 6 months ago to move everything from a galaxy s5 over to a s6. I had no problems with data our photos, it was a very easy transfer and I am a novice. But I would definitely back everything up just in case. Thanks Samsung for something that's actually useful instead of all the bloatware you install on all your devices.

    • Akshata Shanbhag
      January 22, 2016 at 2:38 am

      Good to hear that your Smart Switch experience was nothing but positive, Jim :)

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