Data backup is something many people don’t think about until they need it. While you should keep your phone backed up all the time, (it’s easy with Samsung Cloud or Google Drive, just go to settings, “Accounts and Backup”), transferring data from your old phone to your new Note 10 or Note 10+ couldn’t be easier.
All Samsung devices come with a free app called Samsung Smart Switch, and it lets you copy data from your old phone over a USB cable or wirelessly over Wi-Fi. You don’t even have to understand what any of that means or how to actually do it, it just works. If you choose to do it over USB, you need to use the free USB adapter that comes with the phone.
After opening the app on your old device, you need to first choose what you want to do, send data or receive data. On the new phone, choose “Receive Data”.
Second, choose the method you wish to use, cable or Wireless. I chose Wireless.
Third, tell the app what your old phone is. The choices are Android (which includes Galaxy devices), iPhone or iPad, or Windows Phone / Blackberry.
Now, open Smart Switch on the old device. You may have to install it from the appropriate Appstore.
Once the app is open on the old phone, tell it to send data. Your new Note 10 or Note 10+ will detect it and automatically ask you what you want to transfer. It can transfer almost everything including apps, contacts, photos, text messages, call logs, you name it. The more data to transfer, the longer it takes, but you don’t have to do anything else. It couldn’t be easier, as the Samsung app holds your hand along the way guiding you through each step.
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