For many Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners, Galaxy S9 or S+ is not your first smartphone. You were very likely using an iPhone or an Android phone before getting Galaxy S9 or S9+.
This Galaxy S9 guide explains to you how to transfer and migrate data to Galaxy S9 and S9+ if you were using 1). an iPhone; or 2). a Samsung Galaxy phone, or 3). other Android phones.
What can be migrated to Galaxy S9 and S9+? What cannot be?
Contacts, messages, call logs, photos, videos, music files, documents and stock calendar data in your old phone can be easily transferred and migrated to Galaxy S9 and S9+.
If you want to migrate data to Galaxy S9 from an iPhone, of course, apps cannot be transferred. There is no one-to-one match in Google play store and Apple’s App Store. Some app developers only release apps in App Store. Some may only release them in the Google Play store.
If you want to migrate data to Galaxy S9 from a Samsung Galaxy phone, then you can transfer and migrate almost all data. Apps from Galaxy apps and side-loaded apps can be transferred as well. Phone settings including WiFi, wallpaper, home screen settings, and some system settings, will be migrated. The only data that cannot be transferred or migrated are some game progress data and login credentials (unless you use the Samsung Pass). Your email settings in the stock email app can also be migrated. But you need to re-enter the password for each account.
If you transfer and migrate data to Galaxy S9 or Note 9 from other Android phones, some phone settings will not be copied. Some side-loaded apps may also be ignored.
Transfer and migrate data to Galaxy S9, S9+ or Note 9 from an iPhone
If you want to migrate from iPhone to Galaxy S9, you need to have iOS 5 or higher on your iPhone.
The simplest way to migrate iPhone data to Galaxy S9 is through iCloud. You back up everything you need to transfer in your iPhone to iCloud.
In your iPhone, go to Settings – YOURNAME – iCloud – iCloud Backup (for iOS 10.2 or later) or Settings – iCloud… Read the rest