The Best Samsung Smart Switch Alternative

If you would not prefer to use the Smart Switch software by Samsung to transfer data to your new Samsung phone, the following post offers some good Samsung Smart Switch alternatives for you to try out. Read on to learn more.

By Faye Clarke | Posted on: Mar. 07, 2019, Last Updated: Oct. 14, 2019

In order to make it easy for users to transfer data from other devices to a Samsung device, Samsung has developed a software called Smart Switch. It allows users to easily move content from one smartphone to a Samsung phone with a few easy clicks. The software is pretty easy to use, however, there are some pros and cons of using it to transfer your data.

On the pros side, the software is capable of transferring data from a number of commonly used smartphones to your Samsung device. It even allows wireless transfers so you do not need to find your cables to plug-in your phone to your computer.

On the cons side, the software is only work well with Samusung phones. If you have phones in other brand, you will not be able to use the software to transfer your data.

Samsung Smart Switch Alternative – AnyTrans for Android

Although Samsung Smart Switch is a cool little software to help you move data to your new Samsung phones, it has some disadvantages as shown above that may prevent some users from using it.

Fortunately, there is a really great alternative to the Samsung Smart Switch. It is called AnyTrans for Android and it eliminates the cons of the former software and provides all the features you would ever need to transfer your data.

The following is what AnyTrans for Android is capable of doing for you:

If you would like to know how you can use AnyTrans for Android – one of the best Smart Switch alternatives – to transfer your data, the following sections should help you out.

Case 1. How to Transfer Data from Android to Samsung

This section should teach you how you can transfer data from any Android (not just Samsung) device to a Samsung phone (including new Samsung S10). The steps are fairly easy to follow and you should be done in no time. Let’s get started.

Step 1: Head over to the AnyTrans for Android website and download and install the app on your computer.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2: Connect both your Android device and your Samsung device to your computer. Click on your Android device and scroll down to access the categories screen.

Choose your old device in the app

Choose your old device in the app

Step 3: On the following screen, choose the type of content you wish to transfer to your Samsung device. You may click on any of the options shown on your screen. Let’s choose Music as an example.

Select a category to transfer data from

Select a category to transfer data from

Step 4: Select the music tracks you wish to transfer to your Samsung device and click on the To Device button at the top menu bar.

Select content and initiate the transfer process

Select content and initiate the transfer process

Your chosen content will be transferred over to your Samsung phone.

Case 2. How to Transfer Data from iOS to Samsung

If you would like to move data from an iOS device such as an iPhone or an iPad, you can use AnyTrans for Android to do so. The following are the steps on how you can do it.

Step 1: Launch the AnyTrans for Android app on your computer and connect both your iOS device and your Samsung device to your computer.

Step 2: Select the content type you want to transfer and click on the right arrow icon.

Select the iOS content category to transfer and continue

Select the iOS content category to transfer and continue

Step 3: Then AnyTrans for Android will start transferring data from your iOS device over to your Samsung device.

iOS data being transferred to Samsung

iOS data being transferred to Samsung

Step 4: When all the files have been moved to your Samsung device, you will see the following message on your screen.

iOS data successfully transferred to Samsung

iOS data successfully transferred to Samsung

All of your chosen content from your iDevice is now available on your Samsung device.

Case 3. How to Transfer Data from iTunes to Samsung

Many users keep their media collection in the iTunes app and if you are one of those users and you wish to have this content on your Samsung device as well, the following is how you transfer iTunes music tracks to a Samsung device.

Step 1: Connect your Samsung device to your computer and launch the AnyTrans for Android app.

Step 2: Click on iTunes icon at the top to transfer iTunes content to your device.

Access iTunes library using the Samsung Smart Switch alternative app

Access iTunes library using the Samsung Smart Switch alternative app

Step 3: On the following screen, checkmark the content you want to transfer to your device and click on the To Android device button at the top.

Transfer data from iTunes to Samsung

Transfer data from iTunes to Samsung

Step 4: Once the transfer is completed, you will see the following message on your screen.

iTunes data transferred to Samsung

iTunes data transferred to Samsung

That’s all about it. Your iTunes content should now be available on your Samsung device.

The Bottom Line

If you don’t find the Samsung Smart Switch to be much useful for your data transfer needs, the above guide provides you with one of the best Smart Switch alternatives for you to transfer all of your data to your Samsung device. Now our product has also support the latest Samsung S10. We hope it helps you with moving your content from one device to another.

Faye Clarke

Member of iMobie_Inc, an enthusiastic fan of Apple and Jazz music, always ready to offer advice and solutions to any iOS & Android related issues.