You may migrate to Galaxy S10 easily with the Samsung Smart Switch. Your photos, videos, music, messages, call logs, contacts, files, calendar events, alarms, and apps in the old phone can be transferred to Galaxy S10.
There are many solutions for you to migrate to Galaxy S10. But the simplest way is to use Smart Switch to transfer data between Galaxy S10 and the old phone.
This Galaxy S10 guide explains how to use Samsung Smart Switch to migrate to Galaxy S10.
What is the Samsung Smart Switch?
Samsung Smart Switch is the tool for you to migrate to Samsung devices from other mobile devices including:
In addition to Smart Switch Mobile, you can also download and install PC/Mac version of Smart Switch.
Smart Switch for PC is normally recommended for users who own one or more Samsung devices. It can back up almost all data on Samsung Galaxy phones to the PC and restore the backup to other Galaxy phones as well.
What can be migrated to Galaxy S10 using Smart Switch?
When using Samsung Smart Switch to migrate to Galaxy S10, the following data can be migrated (depending on OS on the old phone).
- Call log
- Calendar events
- Device settings (for Galaxy phones, most settings including home screen settings can be transferred)
- Apps (Android phones only)
You can review and select items to be transferred before migrating data to Galaxy S10.
How to use Smart switch t0 connect Galaxy S10 to the old device?
When you migrate to Galaxy S10 using Smart Switch, you can choose one of the following 3 ways to connect Galaxy S10 to migrate data
You need to use the old phone’s USB cable and the USB connector in the Galaxy S10 box.
This is the fastest, easiest, and most reliable way to migrate to Galaxy S10.
You can also connect Galaxy S10 to the old Android phone using WiFi direct. The data on the old device can then be transferred to Galaxy S10 wirelessly.
For iOS devices, you only need to enable iCloud backup. On Galaxy S10, you can then transfer the iCloud backup to Galaxy S10 through the WiFi connection.
This connection is usually available for Galaxy phones or other Android phones that support back up to external storage (micro SD card, or USB flash drive).
To migrate data to Galaxy S10, you need to:
- Back up the phone to the external storage
- Remove the storage from the old phone
- Connect the external storage to Galaxy S10
- Start Smart Switch on Galaxy S10
- Migrate all data in the back up to Galaxy S10
The 3 connection methods work similarly: you select what to transfer/migrate, start to transfer, restore to Galaxy S10.
How to use Smart Switch to migrate to Galaxy S10 with a USB cable?
You may follow these steps to migrate to Galaxy S10.