When you get your Galaxy S8 or S8+, you may want to transfer data from old device to S8 or S8+.
This guide explains to you what data can be transferred, what data cannot be transferred, and how to transfer data from old device to Galaxy S8 and S8+ in different ways: with USB cable, through wireless connection (WiFi direct), through a PC, or through Samsung cloud.
What data can be transferred? What data cannot be transferred?
Before migrating to Galaxy S8 or S8+, it is important to know what can be transferred, and what cannot.
In this guide, we are going to use Samsung Smart Switch, which was pre-installed in Galaxy S8 and S8+, to migrate or transfer data from old device to Galaxy S8 or S8+.
Your old device was very likely pre-installed with Smart Switch if it is newer than Galaxy S6 (for example, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy 6 edge plus, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, and many other Galaxy devices released in last 2 years).
If your device is older, or is other brands, you can install SmartSwitch app from Play store. The minimum requirement for Smart Switch app is Android 4.0, which is actually hard to find.
Basically, you can transfer almost everything from old device to Galaxy S8 and S8+.
The data can be transferred from old device to Galaxy S8 and S8+ include:
- Samsung Calendar (S Planner) events;
- Call logs;
- Alarms and world clock settings (if you are using Samsung clock app);
- Internet (browser) app settings (only for Samsung’s browser app);
- Email account settings (only for Samsung Email app);
- S Health (Samsung Health) settings;
- Apps. Apps from all sources including Play store, Amazon appstore, Galaxy Apps, can be transferred.
- App data of most