Many of the new owners of the much-expected Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are actually old-time Android users. Perhaps you too are switching from an older Galaxy model to the latest flagship and you know how to handle most of the basic tasks. If you’re having questions right now, it’s mostly because you’re not sure what has changed and what was left. And you’re clearly in need of transferring the files from the old device to the new one.
Putting together your need for transferring files with the uncertainty of what’s changed, you will inevitably ask yourself: is the old Samsung Kies software still an option?
No, it’s not.
Instead of Samsung Kies, you have the Samsung Smart Switch. And instead of transferring just photos, music and videos with it, you can transfer a lot of other data from other apps – text messages, calendar details, notes, contacts, app preferences, and so on. Without having to use a USB cable. And doing it even from an iPhone, not just an older Galaxy model!
So… The Actual File Transfer On Samsung Galaxy S9 Or Galaxy S9 Plus – How Should It Work?
Now you know it. What was possible on the previous versions of Samsung Galaxy smartphones in terms of file transfers is still possible on the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. The difference is mostly about the name and you already know the name: Smart Switch instead of Kies.
The most important question, at this stage, is how to start making use of this Smart Switch software. And to help you get to the bottom of it as soon as possible, we’re going to refer you to the official Samsung website in an instant. That’s where you can get the installation kit from and that’s where you should be heading right now.
Just pay attention, as you access the website and try to download the app, that there should be two different versions. Make sure you’re selecting the one that suits your needs, from the following options:
- Smart Switch for Windows;
- Smart Switch for MAC.
Once you have transferred the 34MB downloadable file to your device, setting it up will be pretty much a walk in the park. The installation will proceed automatically, the moment you hit the Download & Open button, and, as an iCloud user, you should expect to have all your previous settings and data securely backed up. The Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus can take even your previous call history, some already in place alarm settings, browser bookmarks, and even Wi-Fi settings.
Considering how smooth it should all work, we expect that you have everything in place by now. But by all means, should any other question arise on the topic of how to transfer files on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, we are ready to give you some assistance. Just let us know!