Owning a Smartphone comes with a lot of benefits. Benefits come with a lot of responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is that you have to secure the data on your device and safeguard the integrity of the data. One of the most common ways to safeguard and even share data is to transfer data from Samsung to Samsung. But sometimes transferring data between devices is easier said than done. If you are having trouble moving data from Samsung to Samsung (including Samsung Galaxy Note7), this article will act as a guide, giving you 4 different and efficient ways to do this. Let's begin with the easiest, less stressful and best way to transfer data.
If you are looking for a quick and easy way to transfer files from Samsung to Samsung, dr.fone - Phone Transfer (iOS&Android) is your best bet. The main reason why you may want to use dr.fone - Phone Transfer (iOS&Android) is because the software is designed with data transfer in mind. All of its features are designed to make the process easy, seamless and safe, none of the data on your device will be altered in any way.
It can be used to transfer all types of data between devices including music, photos, videos, contacts, calendar, call logs, messages and many more.
Step 1. Download and install the dr.fone on your computer. To start with, please choose “Phone Transfer” option.
Next, keep your devices connected with the PC. To change how the source or destination device is placed, just tap on “Flip” on the screen. Please note the data is transferred from source device to the destination one.Step 2. Before transferring the data, please select the data from the window that you want to transfer such as contacts, text messages, calendar, call logs, photos and so on. After this is done, please go on to tap on “Start Transfer”.
Step 3. Then the dr.fone will start the process to transfer your Samsung device data to the other device. Please make sure the devices stay connected during the data transfer process.
When the data transfer is finished, a pop-up window will appear informing whether all of the data has been transferred completely and successfully.
Smart Switch makes it very easy for you to move from one phone to another. It can be used to move from one Android or even iOS device to a Samsung Galaxy device or from Samsung to Samsung. The software mostly works by paring the devices. To transfer from Samsung to Samsung, all you have to do is download the Smart Switch app on your device and then tap “Next to continue. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1. Begin by downloading the app on the Samsung device.
Step 2. Now, run the app on both devices and then place them beside one another. At this point, you should also select whether you want to set this device as the sending or the receiving device.
Step 3. Click "next" to continue and then tap "Android device" on your old device, which in this case could also be the source device, from which you want to transfer data.
Step 4. In the next window, select "Samsung device" as the receiving device and then click "Start" to continue.
Step 5. Now, just wait for the devices to connect. If the connection is taking too long, you may need to connect the devices manually.
Step 6. Once the devices have communicated with one another, you will then be able to select the types of data you would like to transfer and then simply click "Send". Depending on the types of data you have chosen, the process may take some time. Just be patient and then tap "Finish" when the process is complete.
Step 7. The receiving device will also begin to analyze the received data. Once this is complete, you should see a message on the receiving device indicating the process is complete and you are now ready to use the device.
You can also choose to use the Samsung Smart Switch desktop client, although you will need to connect the devices via USB cables. We just felt the app was easier.
You can also choose to use NFC or Near Field communication to transfer data between Samsung devices. NFC is a feature that allows users to pay for goods, share data and automate certain tasks very easily. It is important to note that both devices need to be NFC enabled in order to use this method. If they are, just follow these very simple steps to transfer data from one device to another.
Step 1. The first step is to turn on NFC on both devices. To do this go to Settings > More Settings> NFC and then toggle the switch on.
Step 2. Once NFC is turned on for both devices, touch the back of the devices together. You should feel the devices vibrate or hear a sound confirming that the devices are now connected. You will also need to set up a Wi-Fi direct connection to allow for data migration on either one of the devices. Ensure that the device remain touching as you are setting up this Wi-Fi connection.
Step 3. The next step is to select the type of data you want to transfer. Keep in mind that you can use this method to transfer contacts, calendar, S Notes, Pictures, Music, Videos and Documents. But it is also worth noting that in an attempt to prevent piracy, you can only transfer Music and Videos that are DRM free.
Step 4. Once you have selected all the content you want transferred, simply click "Transfer" on the device and then click “OK” to confirm the device you want to send content to. Now simply wait while the content is being transferred to the other Samsung device. If you have a lot of files especially a large quantity of videos and music files, the process could take a while.
But what counts is that it is highly effective if both devices are NFC enabled.
Regardless of the Samsung model you want to transfer data to, one of the most effective ways is to use Wi-Fi. To do this however, you would need to find a good data transfer app to help. For the sake of this tutorial. We are using TapPouch Wi-Fi File Transfer app.
Step 1. Head on over to the Play Store and then download and install TapPouch Wi-Fi File Transfer for both the devices. It is important that you ensure both devices are connected to Wi-Fi. The app works on devices running Android 2.2 and above.
Step 2. Now, just launch the app on both devices. By default, the app will open in Share Mode. To share files, all you have to do is select the files, media or even apps that you would like to share and then tap on the "Share" button to get started.
On the receiving device, tap on the Get Files/Folders button as soon as the transfer on the source device begins.
Step 3. The source device will then generate a unique 6-digit PIN that will be sued to authenticate the data transfer on the source device.
Step 4. Enter this code in the destination device and once authentication is complete, the device will begin receiving the selected files from the source device. All of the transferred files will be saved in the destination device’s SD card.
This app also comes with a good file manager that makes it easy for you to perform simple operations on files. It can also be used to transfer the contents of an entire folder.