Samsung Smart Switch

The most secure and faster way to transfer music, video, contacts, messages, calendar, notes, and more from your old device to your new Galaxy device.

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For Android

Samsung smart switch available for Android.
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For iOS

Samsung smart switch easily supported for iOS.
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For Windows

Samsung smart switch available for Windows®.
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Smart Switch Download for PC and Mac, Android

Samsung Smart Switch's latest version is now available. It gives the best experience in data transfer to the Samsung device from other devices or PC/Mac. This tool holds frequent updates for bringing the maximum device and firmware compatibility to keep data transferring much more easier. You can find here complete guide to downloading Smart Switch APK, PC and Mac version separately with the most recently available updates for entirely free.

Why do you need Samsung Smart Switch?

Switch from iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile: Whether your iOS, Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Mobile device is an old phone, upgrading to a Galaxy smartphone is done with Smart Switch in a single seamless move.

Transfer what is essential: From the messages to contacts, your music to your videos, photographs, your apps to your calendar events. Even the device settings. They're all there on your brand new Galaxy mobile phone for one to pick up right where you left off.

Three easy ways: Transfer your essential data from the old mobile phone into your new Galaxy device via Wi-Fi, USB Cable, or computer. Pick the most convenient way for you, and everything else comes easy."

"The Samsung Smart Switch made things much easier in my life"

  • James Patrick - 51 years as a Samsung consumer

Introduction to Samsung Smart Switch

We are currently living in a smart world that every single thing can be done using smart devices. Nowadays, everyone has a smartphone in their hands. Smart device inventing companies release newer versions of smartphones to the world. So people have tended to buy new smart devices whenever their old devices start acting buggy, or they want to move for the highest technology. A smartphone is like a small computer, so we carry much data on our smartphones. Now, the problem comes when you want to buy a new device and switch the existing data on the old device to the new device. In that case, you can use a data migration tool on your device. Speaking of which, Samsung Smart Switch Download is an excellent data migration tool that allows people to migrate whole data of a smart device to another smart device.

What is Samsung Smart Switch?

Smart Switch is mobile application software that is used to proceed with a few things. You can install software updates on your smartphone, Backup and restore the content that you want to move between smartphones. As a data migration tool, it can use to Backup and restore the data that you want to transfer between two devices. You can migrate almost all the data from your smart device to another smart device using the Smart Switch app.

Samsung Smart Switch can migrate data from both Android devices and iOS devices. However, you can only migrate data to Samsung Galaxy devices. So if you want to use Smart Switch PC, your newly bought device (the device that you intend to transfer data to) must be a Samsung Galaxy device. Smart Switch APK is only compatible to download Android smart devices. But if you have an iOS device, you too can send data to Samsung Galaxy devices through Smart Switch APK by using iCloud or USB OTG. So you do not need to download the Smart Switch app on iOS devices to send data to Galaxy devices.

More Specifically About Smart Switch

This excellent mobile application allows you to migrate data from one smart device to another Samsung Galaxy device. Whether you intend to send data from an Android or iOS device, you can use the Smart Switch app for that. It allows you to transfer any data on your smart device such as contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, calendar, apps, even the device settings. You have three simple ways to transfer data with Smart Switch. You can either transfer data directly from your old phone wirelessly and via USB cable and transfer data from using a Windows® or Mac PC to a new Samsung Galaxy device.

Compatibility of Samsung Smart Switch

  • Samsung Galaxy S II devices with Android 4.0 are better for wireless transfer, and these devices with Android 4.3 are better for OTG cable transfers.
  • The Smart Switch APK is already preloaded on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+S7/S7 edge devices. You can access it by going to Settings > Backup and Reset > Open Smart Switch.
  • Samsung Galaxy GS10, GS10+, GS10e, GS9, GS9+, GS8, GS8+, GS7, GS7 Edge, GS6, GS6 Edge/Edge+, GS5, GS4, Galaxy Note9, Galaxy Note8, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy Note4, Galaxy Note3 devices are the only US Galaxy devices that you can use for OTG cable transfer.

Other Compatible Android Devices

The following devices that run on Android Version 4.3 and later can use Smart Switch APK as a data migration tool.

  • Xiaomi: Hongmi 1S, Hongmi Note, Mi4
  • Google: Pixel, Pixel 2
  • Coolpad: DazenF2
  • HTC: J, ThunderBolt, One M9, One/X/X+/S/SV/V/M8, Proto, Butterfly, Desire X/XC/500(506e), INFOBAR A02, EVO 4G LTE, Desire 526/612
  • Fujitsu: Disney Mobile on Docomo, REGZA Phone, ARROWS NX/A/KISS/ef/Me/V/X LTE, ANTEPRIMA
  • Lenovo: A789, S720, A798T
  • Kyocera: DIGNO M/S, BASIO, Brigadier, Disney Mobile, URBANO L02/03, Honey Bee
  • LG: Lucid 4G, G Flex, isai, isai VL, PRADA phone, Nexus 4/5, V10, Lancet, Optimus 4X HD/LTE/G/G Pro/G2/G3/G4/ LIFE/it/Vu/Vu2/L5 II/L5 II Dual/L7 II Dual/L9, G Vista, Flex2
  • Sony: Xperia Z/Z Ultra/Z1/Z2/Z3/Z3 Compact/A/A2/ZL2/UL/V/VL/SX/GX/E/E Dual/Go/NX/AX/TL, acro H.D./acro S
  • Huawei: Honor 6/6+/7, P7, P8, P8 Lite, Ascend Y300, T8951, C8813, Ascend/G510/G520/D2, Stream 201HW, A199(china), Mate7, Maimang4, Mate8
  • Vivo: X3T, Y15S/T, Y11, X5/ X5L/X5 Pro, X6/X6 Plus
  • OPPO: R811, R815T/W, Find 7/Find 7A, R7/R7 Plus/R7s
  • RIM: BlackBerry Priv
  • Panasonic: ELUGA P/X/Power, LUMIX Phone
  • Motorola: DROID RAZR MINI(M)/Razr H.D./Razr Maxx, ATRIX III, Moto G, Moto X, Droid Turbo2/Maxx2/Mini
  • PANTECH: Vega IRON2, Vega Secret
  • NEC: MEDIAS X/W/ES/U/LTE, Disney Mobile on Docomo
  • SHARP: PANTONE 5, Smartphone for Junior, AQUOS ZETA/Crystal, Disney Mobile on Docomo, NERV, AQUOS Phone EX/Xx/xx mini/SERIE/ZETA/st/sv/si/SL/CL

Transferable Data Types with Samsung Smart Switch

  • Content From Android
    • Personal: Messages, Call logs, Contacts, Memo, Clock, S Planner, Internet
    • Apps/Multimedia: Documents, Videos (DRM free content only), Images, Music (DRM free content only), Applications, Story Album
    • etc: Preferences, Lock screen, Wallpaper, Email, Radio
  • Content From iOS via iCloud
    • Personal: Messages, Notes, Contacts, Call history, Bookmarks, Schedule
    • Apps/Multimedia: Recommended apps, Documents, Videos (DRM free content only), Voice Memos, Photos
    • etc: Alarms, Wi-Fi
  • Content From iOS via USB Adapter
    • Personal: Messages, Notes, Contacts, Bookmarks, Schedule, Call history
    • Apps/Multimedia: Voice Memos, Videos (DRM free content only), Recommended apps, Music (DRM free content only), Photos, Documents
    • etc: Alarms, Wi-Fi

Objects That Cannot Be Backed up by Smart Switch

  • S Planner: Your Appointments synced with an external account, such as calendar stickers, and Google are excluded.
  • Contacts: Your work email accounts, SNS (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), Google accounts, Contacts saved on the SIM card are excluded.
  • Email: Premium accounts (Push email) and Social Hub accounts are excluded.
  • Multimedia/apps: Data saved in your private storage cannot be backed up.
  • Wallpaper: Your Live wallpapers are also excluded.

Supported file formats of Smart Switch

  • Videos: mp4, m4v, mpg, 3gp, avi, mpeg, asf, pyv, divx, svi, wmv, swf, k3g, mkv, mov, rm, skm, rmvb, flv
  • Music: m4a, flac, amr, wma, 3ga, midi, qcp, imy, ogg, pya, wav, mp3, smp, aac, mid, dcf
  • Images: jpg, png, bmp, tif, gif, tiff, wbmp, jpeg
  • Documents: xls, hwp, csv, ppt, pdf, pptx, txt, xml, doc, xlsx, docx

Requirements for the Samsung smart switch

Primary Requirements For Both Smart Switch Windows® And Smart Switch Mac

  • A Samsung Galaxy device that is running on Android OS version 4.3 or later as the new device.
  • A Samsung Galaxy device that is running on Android OS version 4.3 or later / an iPhone® running on iOS version 4.2.1 or higher as the old device.
  • USB cable.

The Windows® computer must fulfil the following requirements:

  • OS: Windows® XP operating system (Service Pack 2) or later
  • CPU: Pentium 4; 2.4 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 1GB Random access memory or higher
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 (600) Screen resolution needed, 32 bit or higher
  • Required Software: Windows® Media Player version 11 or later installed on your computer.

The Mac computer must fulfil the following requirements:

  • OS: Mac OS X® 10.6 or later version
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or higher CPU
  • RAM: 1GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 800 Screen resolution needed
  • Required Software: Android file transfer application installed on your computer

Requirements to Use Smart Switch Mobile Application on Mobile Devices

  • A Samsung Galaxy device that is running on Android OS version 4.3 or later as the new device.
  • A Samsung Galaxy device that is running on Android OS version 4.3 or later or an iPhone® running on iOS version 4.2.1 or later as the old device.
  • For Android to Samsung Galaxy device transfers, you need a stable Wi-Fi Connection.
  • For iOS to Samsung Galaxy device transfers, you need a USB OTG cable or iCloud®.

How to download Smart Switch PC on your computer

  • Click on the download link of Smart Switch Download for Windows or Mac computer from website.
  • Now double click on the downloaded .exe (on Windows) or .dmg (on Mac) file to launch it.
  • If you get an error saying that the application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect, download and install the Microsoft Visual C++ package on the PC.
  • To accept the terms of the license agreement, click on two checkboxes. And click Next.
  • Once the installation is over, click Finish. Smart Switch PC will then launch by default.

How to Set Up Samsung Smart Switch for the First Time

  • Launch the installed Smart Switch Download application on your computer. You can launch it after the installation or from the desktop icon on the computer.
  • Use the USB cable and connect your smartphone to the computer. The program will recognize the device instantly after it is connected. You may have to allow USB file transfers on your phone.
  • Unlock the screen of your smartphone and swipe from the top to get the notification shade.
  • Now, tap the notification for other USB options.
  • Then tap on the Transfer files option.
  • Your smartphone should be connected to the Smart Switch PC application on your PC now.

How to Backup the Phone Data with Smart Switch

  • Launch the Smart Switch PC app on your computer.
  • Now, click on Backup.
  • You must allow access permission on your phone now.
  • Pickup the phone and tap Allow. If you are using a micro SD card on your phone, you will have the option to Backup that data as well.
  • Once you are done making the Backup, you will get a breakdown of all the data that is backed up successfully.
  • Finally, Click OK to finish.

How to Restore the Backup on a Samsung Galaxy Device
with Smart Switch PC

  • Launch the Smart Switch app on your computer and connect the Samsung Galaxy device to the computer via a USB cable.
  • Click on Restore.
  • You must click on “Select a different backup if you want to restore from an earlier backup, otherwise, click “Restore Now”.
  • Now you will have to allow access permission on your smartphone.
  • Tap Allow on your phone to continue the restoring process.
  • Once you are done restoring the Backup, you will get a breakdown of the data that is successfully restored.
  • Finally, click OK to finish the restoring process.

How to Transfer Data from an Android/ Galaxy device to a another Galaxy device with Smart Switch APK

  • Smart Switch APK is available to download on the Google Play Store. So visit the Google Play Store from both mobile devices and install the Smart Switch app on both your devices.
  • Open the Samsung Smart Switch app on both devices. Then select as “Sending Device” on your old device and “Receiving Device” on your new device.
  • Now, you must press the “Connect” button on both devices to connect the devices. Once the connecting is done, you will get a list of items that you can transfer.
  • Select the items that you want to transfer and hit on the “Transfer” option to transfer the data through Wi-Fi direct.

How to Transfer Data from an iOS device to a Samsung Galaxy device
with Smart Switch APK

  • If you are using iCloud to transfer data, Backup transferring data to your iCloud. If you are using a USB OTG cable to transfer data, connect the two devices with the USB OTG.
  • Install Smart Switch APK on your Samsung Galaxy device. Visit the Google Play Store to install the app.
  • If you are using iCloud to transfer data, open the Smart Switch app from the Galaxy device, and select “iOS Device” and enter the iCloud credentials in the app. If you are using USB OTG to transfer data, select Smart Switch option the pop-up menu, and then select the “Trust” option from your iPhone’s pop-up menu.
  • Select the content that you intend to transfer and tap on the “Import” button from the Galaxy device.
  • Data will be transferred successfully then. Once the data is transferred, you can install similar apps on your Galaxy device from the app recommendations you get.

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For Windows

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Samsung Smart Switch for Windows, MAC and Android. Over one hundred million humans downloaded this excellent mobile application with the Latest updates from here. (Last updated 2020-01-06)