Whether you’re passionate about technology or not exactly a savvy user, there may be many instances when you might need to transfer information from your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus to another Samsung device. And even if you’ve done it before from other Samsung smartphones, things are a bit different with these two models. In case you didn’t know, the manufacturer has given up to the previous Kies software, replacing it with, that’s right, the Smart Switch software.
The functioning principle is similar to the previous option and you will still be able to transfer images and music, videos or messages, notes, contacts, calendar events and a lot of other information. In this article, we’re going to show you how you can use the new Samsung Smart Switch and make file transfers piece of cake.
Step 1 – Get the Smart Switch software
You obviously cannot use the file transfer software until you download and install it on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus device. The file is only 37MB in size, and the official website will give you access to two different versions, depending on whether your device is running on:
Setting up the new device will automatically require you to download the Smart Switch app, at some point.
Step 2 – Install the Smart Switch app
As you get to the pop-up link telling you to download the app, you will have to follow the instructions. Tap the option labeled as “DOWNLOAD AND OPEN” and wait for the installation to start. From here, it’s an automatic process.
Step 3 – Transfer information
The iCloud is a great tool for moving files to your new device. Like previously mentioned, from text messages and contacts to photos and videos, even Wi-Fi and alarm settings or browser bookmarks, there’s a lot you can literally take with you when moving to another smartphone.
Smart Switch, however, has the amazing advantage that it lets you transfer files from everywhere, iPhones included, without having to connect devices with USB cables or other complicated things. This software is much smarter, in the sense that it will automatically connect to your iCloud account and let you download everything you need from there.
It even takes care to remember you that you will have to close your iMessage account, so you will be able to receive messages when switching from an Apple device to an Android. So, while you are moving files, look for the option labeled as “Change your iMessage settings” and you should easily bypass the common problem of Galaxy S8 not receiving text messages – how to fix it.