Introduction: Smart Switch is the best app for you to transfer data from your previous phone to Galaxy S23. Step-by-Step guide to using Smart Switch to migrate data to Galaxy S23 with a USB cable is shown here. You may check the Fast Pair feature when setting up Galaxy S23.

You can use Smart Switch to transfer data from your previous device to your new phone.

Open Settings and tap Accounts and backup → Bring data from old device.

Note to Galaxy S23 owners:
  • This feature may not be supported on some devices or computers.
  • Limitations apply. Visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch for details. Samsung takes copyright seriously. Only transfer content that you own or have the right to transfer.

Transferring data using a USB cable

You can connect your previous device to your new phone with the USB cable to transfer data.

  1. Connect your new phone and the previous device using your new phone’s USB cable. A USB connector may be needed depending on the previous device.
  2. When the app selection pop-up window appears, tap Smart Switch → Receive data.
  3. In the previous device, tap OK. If you do not have the app, download it from Galaxy Store or Play Store. Your new phone will recognise the previous device and a list of data you can transfer will appear.
  4. On your new phone, select an option you want, tap Next, and then follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data.

Alert to Galaxy S23 ownersDo not disconnect the USB cable from the device when you are transferring files. Doing so may cause data loss or device damage.

Note to Galaxy S23 owners:Transferring data increases the battery power consumption of your device. Ensure that your device is sufficiently charged before transferring data. If the battery power is low, data transfer may be interrupted.

Transferring data wirelessly

Transfer data from your previous device to your new phone wirelessly through Wi-Fi Direct.

  1. On the previous device, open Smart Switch. If you do not have the app, download it from Galaxy Store or Play Store.
  2. On your new phone, open Settings and tap Accounts and backup → Bring data from old device.
  3. Place the devices near each other.
  4. On the previous device, tap Send data → Wireless.
  5. On your new phone, tap Receive data, select your previous device’s operating system, and then tap Wireless.
  6. On the previous device, tap Allow.
  7. On your new phone, select an option you want, tap Next, and then follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data.

Transferring backup data from a computer

Back up data from your previous device to a computer and import the data to your new phone.

  1. On the computer, visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch to download Smart Switch.
  2. On the computer, open Smart Switch. Note to Galaxy S23 owners: If your previous device is not a Samsung device, back up data to a computer using an app provided by the device’s manufacturer. Then, skip to the fifth step.
  3. Connect your previous device to the computer using the device’s USB cable.
  4. On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to back up data from the device. Then, disconnect your previous device from the computer.
  5. Connect your new phone to the computer using the USB cable.
  6. On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data to your new phone.

Other Galaxy S23 Online User Manual pages

Pages also in this part:

List of all pages of Galaxy S23 Online User Manual:

You may check other Galaxy S23 guides organized in the following 4 sections.

  • Galaxy S23 new features guides. Galaxy S23 new features guides explain the new features of Galaxy S23 and show you how to use them.
  • Galaxy S23 how-to guides. Galaxy S23 how-to guides show you how to use and customize Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra to meet your needs.
  • Galaxy S23 camera guides. Galaxy S23 camera guides show you how to use Galaxy S23 camera features to shoot the best photos and videos with the top-notch camera system in Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra.
  • Galaxy S23 accessories guides. Galaxy S23 accessories guides explore useful Galaxy S23 accessories and show you how to use them to protect your phone or increase your productivity (or fun).

Besides, you can read and download (in PDF format) the official Galaxy S23 user manual.

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